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White House Details Employment Resources for Veterans

November 22, 2011 by  
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“The Obama Administration has released a list of resources to help veterans translate their military skills for the civilian workforce, built new online tools to aid their search for jobs,and partnered with the Chamber of Commerce and the private sector to make it easier to connect our veterans with companies that want to hire them:”

  • Hiring Our Heroes Job Fairs
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is committed to Hiring Our Heroes, and are sponsoring 100 hiring fairs for veterans and military spouses in local communities across the country between March 2011-March 2012. They have also created strategic partnerships to deal with specific populations of veterans and their unique challenges in three other areas to include: a Wounded Warrior Transition Assistance Program, a Post 9-11 Student Veteran Internship and Employment Program, and a Women Veterans and Military Spouses Employment Program.
  • Milicruit
    Milicruit’s virtual recruitment center allows service members, veterans, and military spouses the opportunity to meet and interact with military friendly employers in real time, and for anywhere they are located with an internet connection. Visit employers in their virtual booths, view/apply for jobs, and chat with recruiters all from the comfort and convenience of home. Register today and you will have immediate access to the virtual environment. You can also check the calendar of upcoming national or regional virtual career fairs at www.veteranscareerfair.com.
  • The Military Spouse Employment Partnership
    A comprehensive web-enabled recruitment and career partnership solution connecting military spouses to employers seeking a 21st century workforce with the skills and attributes possessed by military spouses. MSEP provides a digital recruiting platform for vetted FORTUNE 500 PLUS employers who have committed to identifying and promoting career employment opportunities for military spouses, posting job openings on the MSEP web portal, and to offering transferrable, portable careers to relocating military spouse employees.
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    One Response to “White House Details Employment Resources for Veterans”
    1. Please add the VA for Vets program to your list. http://www.vaforvets.va.gov.

      This is a new career support program designed to hire more veterans into the Department of Veterans Affairs. Secretary Shinseki has set a goal that 40% of VA’s employees should be veterans. I am a recruiter, and we are trying to get the word out to our veterans. For those vets who qualify, we can expedite the federal hiring process by using special hiring authorities.

      The website is a good place to start. It also has a military skills translator, self-assessment tools, links to current job openings, and access to live coaches that can assist with resume writing and interview skills.

      Thanks, and I love your blog. I am an Army veteran, and I admire what you are doing.

      Michelle

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