Following years of high unemployment, the hiring outlook for recent U.S. veterans may finally have turned the corner, according to the Veterans Day Job Forecast by ASA corporate partner CareerBuilder. Thirty-three percent of employers plan to actively recruit veterans over the next year, up from 27% in 2013. Furthermore, 31% have hired a veteran who returned from duty in the last 12 months, up from 28% last year.
Sixty-seven percent of all currently employed veterans are satisfied with their jobs, up from 59% last year. Twenty-four percent plan to change jobs next year, up from 20%. Both increases can be viewed as positive news, because workers, in general, are more likely to move between jobs in a healthy labor market. Some 2,440 hiring and human resource managers and 286 employed veterans were surveyed for the forecast.