Attracting, developing and retaining talent is of increasing concern to our industry. Military veterans represent a strong talent pool of highly motivated employees who possess many valuable skills and experience required by our industry, especially when it comes to various technician and operator level positions.
SEMI has made it a priority to help connect the constituencies through the SEMI WorksTM portal and certifications, information shared with members on how to attract Veterans, and communications to both communities. Companies are encouraged to register for military career fairs, such as the event hosted at Fort Hood June 15, 2021. Keep up to date on activities at Fort Hood Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Jobs vacancies promoted through the site are viewed world-wide through all SFL-TAP locations. These are excellent opportunities for companies looking to recruit U.S. military veterans.
An example of success is TEL US. The company was presented with the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award in recognition of its commitment to hiring and retaining military veterans. Interesting in having your company recognized? Registration season for the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Program is now open. We encourage you to apply for the Department of Labor’s 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award. This is the only federal-level veteran’s employment award that recognizes employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans. In addition, employers are highlighted to transitioning service members and to all veterans at HIREVets.gov/Awardees.
Building recognition that military veterans represent a strong talent pool of highly motivated, employees who possess many valuable skills and experience required by our industry, especially when it comes to various technician level positions. Army TAP can help you connect with Soldiers looking for careers in your industry.
Directing Veterans to our member companies to learn more about specific opportunities in their region or field.
Connecting Vets & Jobs
Operating a “Vet Connect” outreach program in which returning service members and veterans will be encouraged to go to SEMI’s website to learn about our industry and the careers that it offers.
Encouraging members to establish veteran-friendly landing pages on their website that will more effectively connect them to this valuable and needed talent pool.