Invest in Companies that Support U.S. Veterans

More than 200,000 service members transition from the military back to civilian life every year, accounting for about 8% of the civilian population age 18 and older.1 While veterans bring with them a valuable skill set that may include a strong work ethic, leadership ability, resilience, and problem-solving skills, 55% of veterans still report employment as a top transition challenge.2 From taking care of their physical and mental health to career and family support, veterans often face unique challenges as they return to civilian life.3 In partnership with industry experts4, OpenInvest seeks to help investors identify which companies are actively supporting veterans through this transitionary phase, focusing on areas such as recruitment, retention, and employee programs.

Sources:

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
2. Missing Perspectives: Servicemembers’ Transition from Service to Civilian Life
3. US Department of Veteran Affairs
4. MilitaryTimes and MilitaryFriendly