|VETERANS & MILITARY-FRIENDLY EMPLOYERS CONNECT AT MILITARY.COM
New Alliance Supports America's 24 Million Veterans; It's Ready, Aim...Hire!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 11, 2002) - Military Advantage (www.Military.com) and The Destiny Group have joined forces to connect America’s largest veteran talent pool to employment in corporate America. The alliance consolidates the military talent pool, and brings Destiny's best-of-breed career services to Military.com’s 2+ million members. For employers, the new Military.com Career Center offers unprecedented efficiency in sourcing veteran talent and accessing over 150,000 job seekers with military experience.
Free Career Services for Those Who Served
The Military.com Career Center (www.Military.com/Careers) offers a free veteran job board, resume database, job fairs, lists of military-friendly employers, headhunter services, a patent-pending military-to-civilian skills translator and a Military Mentor Network, the first online career networking tool for veterans.
As an advocate for veterans, Military.com offers free resources to support a smooth transition from military ranks into the civilian job market and assist veterans in making the most of military experience throughout their careers.
21st Century Veterans -- Tech-Savvy, Well-Trained and Diverse
What is a "veteran"? For many Americans, the word "veteran" conjures images of a WWII-era service-member; yet, this nation produces over 225,000 new veterans annually and there are over 24 million veterans in total.
Military.com and The Destiny Group are on a mission to educate companies across all industries about the technical skills, maturity and diversity of the 21st Century Veteran. These are young, tech-savvy, well-trained men and women who can accomplish the most difficult, demanding tasks companies require. Many have been entrusted with our nation’s secrets (earning a security clearance), and fully 40% are diversity candidates. The work ethic, skills and leadership gained from military training span virtually every field, from health care to information technology to engineering and management. These people are ‘veterans’ in both senses of the word: prior service members and experienced in their field.
Patriotic companies, government contractors and employers in the growing defense sector have long tapped the veteran talent pool for technical skills, security clearances, diversity, maturity and "can do" attitudes. Increasingly, veterans are sought after by employers in health care, retail and service industries.
Full Service for Military-Friendly Employers
Military.com offers military-friendly employers access to over 150,000 profiled job seekers with military experience, and a suite of recruiting services: a job board, job fairs, retained search services and 9 distinct searchable resume databases (including enlisted/NCO technicians, junior military officers and disabled veterans).
Military-friendly companies such as Procter & Gamble, AT&T, The Home Depot, Capital One and Olive Garden Restaurants are already tapping the Military.com / Destiny Group alliance. Small and regional businesses that value military experience are also benefiting from this efficient new resource.
"Our military has the best people -- and the best training -- of any nation on earth. Deploying that tremendous human capital into the civilian workforce has been surprisingly inefficient; addressing this issue not only serves veterans well but also provides a competitive advantage to hiring companies and our economy overall," said Bill Gaul, President of The Destiny Group.
"This was a year of important milestones for Military.com: surpassing 2 million members, generating positive cash flow and now partnering with the leader in veteran recruiting in order to better serve our members and military-friendly employers. Easy access to outstanding career opportunities as a veteran should be one of the benefits of serving," said says Christopher Michel, CEO of Military Advantage.
About Military.com - 2+ Million Members
Military.com, with over 2 million members, is the largest online military destination. Military.com offers free resources connecting the 30 million Americans with military affinity to the lifelong benefits of service. Military.com helps members make the most of military experience, cut the red tape in using benefits such as VA Loans or the GI Bill, enjoy military discounts and stay connected for life to friends and mentors.
Military.com is the online presence of Military Advantage, a company committed to providing the military community every advantage earned in service to America. Military Advantage develops efficient marketing and communications programs for government agencies and companies serving the $2 trillion military market. A cash-flow positive company, Military Advantage is owned in part by The Mayfield Fund, U.S. Venture Partners, Primedia Ventures, and A&E Television Networks. Visit the company at www.Military.com.
About The Destiny Group
The Destiny Group has twice been selected as one of the "50 BEST" employment websites, and the only one of the Top 50 with a military focus. Led by noted author and military recruiting "veteran" Bill Gaul, The Destiny Group is on the GSA schedule and has been endorsed by leading universities, as well as several key veteran associations. The Destiny Group is privately held. Visit The Destiny Group at www.destinygroup.com.
Military.com is 10 million members strong. As the largest military membership organization, Military.com empowers members to make the most of all of the benefits they've earned, advance their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected with their buddies, unit, and service.