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Veterans Job Retention Survey

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Yesterday, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University launched a nationwide Veterans Job Retention Survey.

The Veterans Job Retention Survey focuses on determining the reasons why veterans leave their initial post-military jobs.

It is a well-known fact that many Iraq and Afghan veterans leave their initial post-military job, but the reasons why the veterans leave their jobs and the ways employers can do something to increase retention have not been studied yet.

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) “leverages the intellectual, programmatic, and human capital resources of higher education in support of the post-service life course of the nation’s veterans and military families.”

Nearly 2 million service members have served in the recent Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

One of the most significant areas of concern for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is the challenge of finding and keeping a job upon their return from service.

The Veterans Job Retention Survey:

  • Is intended for all active military members and veterans 18 years and older.
  • Is completely anonymous. You do not have to provide any personally identifying information, and only aggregate (group) responses will be reported.
  • Is for research purposes and therefore is completely voluntary.
  • Includes questions about your work, education, family, and social experiences.
  • Takes about 10-30 minutes to complete (it may take longer for those who have had many jobs).

To participate in the study, just log on to the Veterans Job Retention Survey website.

The survey site recommends that you complete the survey on a computer rather than a mobile device or telephone

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