While one roadblock veterans face in the pursuit of homeownership is securing steady employment, they display a generally positive attitude in regards to potential employers and positions.
• More than two-thirds (67%) believe that employers appreciate their or their spouse’s unique skills learned in the military, while the same percentage (67%) believe employers are eager to hire veterans.
• However, it is important to note that nearly half (45%) agree that their skill set does not match the requirements for many available positions.
• Surprisingly, only one in five (20%) considered opening their own business when they returned home from the military.
The survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Mullen and Century 21 Real Estate LLC from October 16-18, 2013 among 2,014 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, among whom 437 indicated that they or their spouse either currently is or previously was a member of the U.S. armed forces. It is from the aforementioned 437 responders that we based the survey results. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.
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