Medal of Honor Recipient Jacobs on the Benefit of Hiring Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient Jacobs on hiring veterans: ‘We’ve got to convince employers that this isn’t charity. These are the best people you can find anywhere’

Retired Army Col. Jack Jacobs is used to being lauded by strangers wherever he goes. It’s one of the well-deserved perks that comes with being a Medal of Honor recipient.

“Thank you for your service,” is a phrase he hears every day.

And while he appreciates the sentiment and is gracious to all who approach him, he wishes there was more outreach to the thousands of veterans in the state who are not as well known.

Veterans, Jacobs feels, who have so much to offer. Especially to the workforce.

Instead of thanking veterans for their service, Jacobs wishes employers would truly realize how much they have to contribute.

Read more here: http://www.roi-nj.com/2019/08/26/opinion/medal-of-honor-winner-jacobs-on-hiring-veterans-weve-got-to-convince-employers-that-this-isnt-charity-these-are-the-best-people-you-can-find-anywhere/

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