Despite higher than average unemployment rates, employment prospects for U.S. military veterans may be improving.
According to a new CareerBuilder study, 29 percent of employers say they are actively recruiting veterans to work for their organizations, up 9 percentage points from a year ago.
Twenty-two percent are planning on adding members of the National Guard to their headcount, up 8 percentage points. Sixty-five percent said they would be more likely to hire a veteran over another equally qualified candidate.
The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive© of more than 2,600 employers nationwide from August 13 to September 6, 2012.
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