The Incentive To Hiring Veterans


By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Last week state lawmakers passed a hiring incentive for Idaho companies. Called the Hire One Act, companies generating new jobs receive a benefit for each new hire.
Under this incentive, companies receive $1,000 bonus if they give a new position to a veteran.

Wright Physical Therapy has formed a strong relationship with the Armed Forces. The business has a uniform displayed in the building, plus signatures of veterans they've worked with in the past.

Hiring a veteran is something the company would consider.

Sonya Haines, Wright's Physical Therapy says, "any sort of leadership you go through in your life including those in the military, it could benefit a medical facility."

If Wright hired a veteran with medical expertise, their background could help the interaction with a veteran patient.

Haines adds, "it's something that all of them have in common and it's something they are sensitive to, but open and be very helpful to have someone who has that knowledge and leadership throughout them."

The reasons why veterans make attractive job candidates can be attributed to their leadership and disciplinary skills achieved during their years of service.

"With the background that they've done in the past, we know that their security level and being able to show up to the job on time and the due–diligence they are trained to do is very important for the everyday workforce," says LeRoy Harcourt, CFO, ToreUp.

While the incentive is nice for a small business like ToreUp, a veteran's attention to detail and respect for procedures would prevail. Especially seeing that ToreUp provides security for customers with their shredding techniques.

Harcourt adds, "the background check and how well we perform our job to take care of our customers, that's huge for the economy here."

From the combat field to the workforce, Idaho is putting veterans to work.

According to, some reasons to hire veterans include teamwork and integrity.

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