Forestry- Re lated Employment: An Opportunity for Veterans and Reservists
Logging, log trucking, and other forest industry-related employers are concerned about availability of skilled personnel entering their workforce. The community of Veterans and Reservists holds many likely prospects for entry-level employment, both because of these men and women’s skill sets and their broader character and experience profiles.
We would like to introduce the community of Veterans to forestry employment and what it may offer to transitioning Veterans’ career goals. We would also like to draw forestry and logging employers’ attention to the potential of Veterans to fill out their teams.
The Veteran-Ready Workplace: a Q&A
Resources for Job Seekers
What general resources are available?
The Department of Veterans Affairs has resources to help transitioning veterans assess their skills and acquaint them with job-seeking resources.
Potential employment contacts?
state-by-state listing of contacts for Veterans seeking logging or forest products trucking employment or advice on training opportunities.
Resources for Logging and Forestry Employers
The Department of Labor’s concise summary of considerations and preparations it advises for Employers planning to reach out to Veterans
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes” resource, with local event links
Institute for Veterans and Military Families (Syracuse University) guidance to employers
(24 pages) Revisiting the Business Case for Hiring a Veteran
(172 pages) Supporting the Employment of Veterans and Military Families
Employers interested in forming a structured campaign to bring Veterans into their workforces may consider joining NAVSO, the National Association of Veteran-Serving Organization
Employer Roadmap (brief items on a selection of topics)