New Web Portal to Connect Employers With Veterans

April 28th, 2014   •   no comments   

New tool connects vets and employers

Major General James C. McConville (at podium), commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) asked VETS Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training Keith Kelly (foreground) to stand and be welcomed home by troops at a jobs summit at Fort Campbell, Ky. Click for a larger photo.

A Veterans Employment Center web portal that will help simplify job searches for veterans and transitioning military service members was launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden on April 23 at a Fort Campbell, Ky., jobs summit. More than 1,000 veterans and family members and more than 100 employers attended the summit, organized by the departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense and Labor and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “Our service members haven’t always had the time or information they needed to prepare their resumes, to plot their career goals, to meet with employers and get the jobs they deserve. And that’s simply not acceptable,” Michelle Obama said. The Employment Center is the first inter-agency tool to bring together a wealth of public and private job opportunities, a resume-builder, military skills translator and detailed career and training resources in one place. More than 1 million service members are projected to leave the military in coming years, Secretary Perez noted, adding that “improving veterans’ employment is an all-hands-on-deck enterprise.” The summit marked the third anniversary of Joining Forces, the nationwide initiative that the First Lady and Dr. Biden started to boost employment, education and health care for active-duty service members, military families and veterans. Keith Kelly, assistant secretary of labor for veterans’ employment and training, attended the summit and met with veterans and their families. Kelly, a Vietnam veteran who served with the 101st Airborne Division, was asked to stand up by Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st, and received a “welcome home” ovation from the troops.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>