ADDING VALUE TO YOUR WORKFORCE
The ROI of Military Hires
Today’s armed forces are a highly trained, motivated workforce. They bring leadership and management
skills to the table — soft skills that are hardest to grow. Employers can teach business and industry skills,
but service members arrive with the talent and proficiencies needed to take any organization to the next
Active duty or retired, most veterans and servicemembers embody certain core values unique tomilitary
service: attributes like discipline, battle-tested leadership, a solid work ethic, trainability, adaptability and
the ability to thrive under pressure.
Employers and hiring managers can access this desirable workforce through Operation Palmetto
Employment (OPE), South Carolina’s military hiring initiative. At no cost, OPE supports business owners
and hiring managers by providing pre-screened military applicants based on your qualifications. There
aremany opportunities to participate inmilitary-specific job fairs and hiring events statewide. Companies
that pledge to hire and retain South Carolina’s transitioning service members can also receive special
recognition and training by applying to become a certified Palmetto Military Employer (PME).
To learn more about how OPE can help increase your human capital,