Leader in Veteran Employment Helps Hundreds of Thousands Who Served Find Jobs
New York, NY – Military.com, a unit of Monster®, the leading global online careers and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST) has launched a new Veteran Transition Center to support the more than 250,000 people who will transition out of the military in the months to come as well as those who have left in recent years. The center, like all Military.com resources, is free.
Designed with the input of veterans and employers, the new Veteran Transition Center enables veterans to make the most of their military experience and benefits as well as connect efficiently with career opportunities. At the heart of the transition center is the nation’s most popular veteran job board, which today serves over 50% of all transitioning veterans looking for jobs. The center also features a Skills Translator to assist in identifying how military specialties can be parlayed into different career fields or clearly described to employers. In addition, there is a resume center, interviewing tips, a list of military-friendly employers, education and training options, success stories, popular career fields, and benefits information.
The Transition Center also provides access to the nation’s largest military and veteran networking tool, the Veteran Career Network, where over 280,000 people have enrolled to assist veterans in finding opportunities in their career field, location or organization.
The Transition Center is the latest offering from an organization that continually innovates in support of veteran employment since its founding in 1999. In April 2005, for example, Monster marked veteran resumes with a red, white and blue "V" check, making it easier for employers to identify and hire veterans, while reinforcing the Department of Labor’s “Hire Vets First” campaign. Today, Military.com is the nation’s largest military and veteran membership organization, serving over 8 million members. Military.com counts over 40% of the active, reserve, and guard as members and attracts 7 million monthly unique visitors (Source: Media Metrix April 2006). Together with Monster, Military.com helps more than 700,000 veterans and servicemembers each month find career opportunities while also making it easier for hundreds of thousands of employers to reach this talented pool. “Military.com has been an important part of the veteran job market for years,” said retired Marine Corps Major General Michael Myatt. “I know the organization and I know they understand the military because they've served in the military. And, most importantly, I've seen the results of their efforts. Military.com gets jobs for veterans."
“We are bringing together millions of veterans with hundreds of thousands of employers to supercharge veteran employment,” said Christopher Michel, Military.com’s Founder and Chairman. “While enabling veterans to identify their career options, we're reinforcing the skills, values, motivation and diversity of the veteran talent pool in communications with America's employers.”
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