Veterans Are In Demand by Central Minnesota Employers

18 Oct 2021


Almost all Central Minnesota industries have been hit hard by the nationwide worker shortage.  Gail Cruikshank, Talent Director from the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, and local HR professional Meghan Murphy joined me on WJON this week.  Meghan is also a volunteer with St. Cloud Stand Down.   Cruikshank says veterans offer a blend of job skills including leadership, discipline, and pressure-based decision making.  She says "in serving our country veterans have trained to become your company's greatest assets."

Cruikshank says veterans have many transferrable skills they may not realize they have that can make them employable in positions they may not have experience in.  She says the market is still a job seekers market.  Cruikshank says veterans bring many attributes and skills to almost any job.  She's says it's just a matter of how an employer can examine the veteran's skills and how they could help their team.  Cruikshank says an employer can approach their job openings in a way where they are looking for the right personality and fit and then train them to handle the job responsibilities.

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