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  • No Hesitation
    I have observed that federal contractors, as directed by their federal customers, have absolutely no reluctance to dump veterans the moment that it is financially beneficial to all but the veteran.
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  • My view
    While I applaud the hiring of veterans, contractors are also looking at other factors. Whether or not the vet has a degree, I am not a vet but I do have a diploma. I had been working for my former defense contractor for 10 years making $41k, they bring in a college grad making $52k with ZERO work nor Navy experience. I am the one that had to train them to do their job, go figure that one out. Good luck finding contractors that will hire vets or employees unless they have a degree, contractors want degrees so they can justify charging the program office more money.
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  • Cannot hire Vets if they are not qualified, but provide training incentives - How about insourcing instead?
    Honest Broker
    I am a veteran and we do add life experience value to a job, but you should also meet the other criteria like a degree. When I got out, I used my GI Bill along with a VA student job to get my engineering degree. I immediately went to work for a DOD contractor as a design engineer because I met all the requirements and then some. Being in combat, I knew many of the issues and developed technology to resolve them. After a few years and switching companies, the Govt coerced me into joining their engineering ranks. Thanks to Reagan and the gang on Capitol Hill, they managed to outsource most of the engineering so not sure why a veteran in a technical field would work as a Govt employee. Since POGO.ORG has evidence that contractors cost 2 to 5 times more than if using a Govt employee, why not keep the work in-house and hire that talented and trained vet into the Govt? Oh yeah, Capitol Hill and Corp America will not get their profit from taxpayer dollars. Silly me, what was I thinking?
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