RJCFK Holdings Inc.
A Disabled Veteran Owned Business
Bureau of Labor and Statistics- Veterans
•Number of veterans in the U.S. as of 2014: approximately 21.2 million
•Percentage of U.S. population that have served in the U.S. Military ~1%
•Percentage of US Congress members that have served in the U.S. Military ~20%
•In August 2014, about 3.4 million veterans, or 16 percent of the total, had a service-connected disability.
•Men age 25 to 34, Gulf War-era II veterans have a higher unemployment rate (7.5 percent) than do nonveterans (6.3 percent).
•Women age 35-to 44 veterans have a higher unemployment rate of 9.0 percent, higher than the rate of 4.8 percent for their non-veteran counterparts.p>
•In 2014, the unemployment rates for male and female Gulf War-era I veterans were 4.0 percent and 5.2 percent, respectively, lower than the rates for their Gulf War-era II veteran counterparts (6.9 percent and 8.5 percent, respectively). .
•Between 529,000 and 840,000 veterans are homeless at some time during the year.
•The number of homeless Vietnam-era veterans, male and female, is greater than the number of soldiers who died during the war.
The real problem lies in the systemic challenges that cause higher rates of unemployment for our veterans.
•Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America surveyed their membership. In that snapshot of over 4,000 new vets, 16% said that they were unemployed. Of their members that are unemployed, 33.8% have been unemployed for longer than a year. More than 17% have been unemployed for more than two years. These data seem to indicate that the unemployment problem is about more than a period of transition to rest and spend time with family.
•Today’s business leaders don’t understand the value that veterans bring to the table.
•This is one of the first generations of business leaders that largely didn’t serve in the military, which poses real cultural barriers to understanding military skills and experience. In a June 2012 report, the Center for a New American Security noted that one of the main barriers to hiring veterans, from the perspective of businesses, is that they struggle to understand how military skills translate to increasing the bottom line
•A common misperception of veterans is that they should be pitied or that they are broken. This could not be further from the truth.
•The truth about most veterans is that they have valuable skills and experience that can significantly contribute to society.
•Veterans have valuable skills including ,
- Authentic leadership
- Mission Driven
- Understand the concept and mission of teams
- Highly ethical
- Great Integrity
- Consider working a privilege
Show Your Appreciation for Disabled Veterans
We are a business that has been established to provide disabled veterans with opportunities to work and thrive in the online business world.
We value the skills and experiences veterans have to offer. We honor and thank them by providing jobs so that they and their families can live the American Dream they served to defend.
We are not a charity. We focus on providing a hand up, not a handout.
We do not receive any public funding. We receive a small referral fee for every item you purchase at our store. This referral fee is paid by the merchant and does not add a single penny to your purchase.
More than 80% of our profits go directly to disabled veterans
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