• Veterans are entrepreneurial.
  • Veterans assume high levels of trust
  • Veterans are adept at skills transfer across contexts/tasks.
  • Veterans have [and leverage] advanced technical training.
  • Veterans are comfortable/adept in discontinuous environments.
  • Veterans exhibit high-levels of resiliency.
  • Veterans exhibit advanced team-building skills.
  • Veterans exhibit strong organizational commitment.
  • Veterans have [and leverage] cross-cultural experiences.
  • Veterans have experience/skill in diverse work-settings.

Tax Incentives the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from eligible target groups with significant barriers to employment. Each year, employers claim over $1 billion in tax credits under the WOTC program. The WOTC creates self-sufficient workers and provides an economic benefit to employers concurrently

  • WOTC reduces our cost of doing business, requires little paperwork, and applying for WOTC is simple.
  • WOTC can reduce Indiana Fun World federal income tax liability by as much as $9,600 per employee hired.
  • There is no limit on the number of individuals Indiana Fun World of Fun can hire to qualify to claim the tax credit.
  • Indiana Fun World can earn a tax credit between $1,200 and $9,600 per employee, depending on the target group of the new employee and the number of hours worked in the first year.
  • For Indiana Fun World to receive the tax credit, employees must work at least 120 hours the first year of employment

While tax breaks are a great hiring incentive, it is important to collect data to record how Indiana Fun World has benefited from hiring veterans to encourage continued sustainable employment and retention.

Indiana Fun World believes that transitioning service members, veterans, and wounded warriors are worth the investment.

The skills and devotion that veterans will bring to Indiana Fun World workplace are a massive benefit to our company and here is some more benefits to hiring veterans 

Specific Provisions Veteran:

  1. A person honorably discharged from a tour of active duty, other than active duty for training only, with the armed forces of the United States; or
  2. Any person who has served honorably in the National Guard or reserve forces of the United States for a period of at least six (6) years, whether the person has retired or been discharged or not.

Indiana Fun World veteran’s status shall be considered on questions of hiring, promotion and retention of employees.

A veteran who voluntarily submits official proof of his or her status as a veteran, disabled veteran, or a surviving spouse of a deceased veteran who remains unmarried at the time when the preference is being sought shall be entitled to employment preference in a position over other applicants after meeting substantially equal qualifications.

If an examination, evaluation, or similar instrument is given to establish a list of qualified candidates to be interviewed for a position at Indiana Fun World subject to the Uniform Classification and Compensation Act, and an applicant entitled to a veterans preference attains a passing grade, the applicant shall have five (5) points added to his or her final earned rating if the examination, evaluation, or similar instrument is subject to numerical scoring.
If the examination, evaluation, or similar instrument is not subject to numerical scoring, Indiana Fun World shall demonstrate how veterans’ preference was applied in developing a list of qualified candidates to be interviewed and selecting the successful candidate.

Disabled veterans, veterans over the age of fifty-five (55) and who are disabled, and entitled to a pension or compensation, or the spouse of a disabled veteran shall have ten (10) points added to his/her final rating score.

If a veteran is not selected for a position and a numerical score was used, at the veteran’s request the selection authority shall provide the veteran with his or her base score, adjusted score, and the successful candidate’s score.

If a scoring method other than numerical was used, at the veteran’s request, Indiana Fun World shall provide all documentation to the veteran to demonstrate how the veterans’ preference was used to develop the interview list and how the successful candidate was selected.

Indiana Fun World is not required to provide the veteran with testing materials or any other information concerning the successful candidate or other applicants that is not authorized for release under the Freedom of Information Act.

Indiana Fun World will accept the following documents as proof of military service, provided they are dated on or after the day of separation from active service, and include dates of service. They may be in original form, photo static, or certified copies.

  • Certificates indicating Honorable Discharge or General Discharge under honorable conditions.
  • Certificate of transfer to Fleet Naval or Marine Corps Reserve.
  • Certificate of transfer to Enlisted Reserve Corps.
  • Orders of Transfer to Retired List.
  • Report of Separation from Service Department, provided honorable separation is shown.
  • Certificate of Satisfactory Service or release from Active Duty.
  • Official Statement from Service Department that honorable separation was effected.

NOTE: The spouse of a veteran who was killed or disabled and unable to work as a result of military service is entitled to military credits for five years.

A Veterans Administration document certifying the date of death or date after which the person was unable to work shall constitute sufficient proof of eligibility.

In recent years post-9/11 veterans regularly experienced higher rates of unemployment than their non-military peers

The top two reasons veterans leave a job are for better work or better money.

This may contribute to the idea that the first job post-separation serves more as a placeholder, with transition taking place over the first two to three jobs.

Indiana Fun World will enhance our military recruitment programs by increasing our outreach activities to showcase career opportunities to veterans.

Indiana Fun World will insure that our career opportunities at any given time are automatically advertised, Hire our Heroes and many more. Indiana Fun World recruiters’ access databases to identify veteran resumes, Indiana Fun World will attend veteran on more than 10 career sites that reach military veterans including the VA’s eBenefits career site, Military.com, Hirepurposecareer fairs and network on a national and grassroots level with veteran service organizations to promote specific career opportunities.

Special Provision


After the longest two wars in our nation’s history, over 2.9 million service members have returned to civilian life and an estimated 1 million more will do so over the next five years. Employers have an opportunity to capture this talent for their organization and help veterans transition by: 

  • Gaining a better understanding of the veteran experience and the business case for hiring vets.
  • Leveraging the resources available to help employers hire veterans.
  • Helping veterans to “sell themselves”; something which can be unnatural to the veteran population.
  • Building organizational understanding of veteran capabilities.

Veterans Preference

Veteran Value Proposition

For Indiana Fun World

  • Alignment of beliefs and values.
  • Proven leadership and teamwork.
  • Focused on achieving results… the right way.
  • Deep technical and operational skill sets

For Veterans

  • A career with a globally respected company.
  • Dedicated support network.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • World class training programs

Every step of the way.

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Failure to hire a veteran

Benefits to Hiring Veterans

If requested by the veteran applicant, a hiring official for Indiana Fun World shall submit in writing to the veteran the reason the veteran was

  • Not included on a list of qualified candidates to be interviewed 
  • Not selected for the position.

The written reason shall become a part of the employment application records of Indiana Fun World or any of its attractions and be retained for 5 years.

Helping our veterans