Wednesday, September 17, 2008

IRS Targeting Veterans for Employment Positions

The Internal Revenue Service has made an effort to fill positions inside the IRS with military veterans from our armed forces. This push to target veterans is mainly due to their training and capability to handle highly skilled positions inside the IRS. On September 4, 2008 the IRS announced that they have met their goal in hiring 1,000 military veterans in this fiscal year and will continue to focus hiring efforts within this valuable group of men and women. The fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2008 has seen 1,052 hirings of such veterans.

“The men and women who served America in the military are highly capable and trained individuals ready to supply valuable skills needed by the IRS, or any employer for that matter. I am pleased the IRS has met its goal. But we are not going to stop there. We will continue to recruit from this talented pool of people who already have demonstrated their leadership, work ethic and dedication,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. This comment coming from an article posted by the IRS on their website.

This is a trend that will continue as the IRS begins a web-based advertising campaign called America's Heroes and a recruitment push to hire an increased number of veterans beginning this fall.

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