Web Portal Helps Vets Land Jobs


WASHINGTON -- Just in time for Veterans Day, a new, state-of-the-art Web portal is being rolled out to help veterans -- as well as reserve-component members, their families and wounded warriors -- land jobs with civilian employers who value their military experience.

The user-friendly tools will enhance the popular Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces program by making it easier for both job-hunters and employers seeking their skills, Army Lt. Col. Matt Leonard, the program's public affairs officer, told American Forces Press Service.

"Veterans bring a maturity. They bring leadership. They bring a life experience," he said. "They bring a dedication they may not have had when they were 17, 18 or 19 years old, when they were coming out of high school or in the first couple years of college.

"But they clearly have it now," Mullen said. "And they can make a big difference for an awful lot of institutions."

Employer partners in the program share his sentiments.

"Veterans are well-trained, they are very well-disciplined, in most cases very mature, [and] they come back with a good work ethic, so it's a win-win for everybody," said Bill Warren, executive director of the Direct Employers Association.

"Hiring a military member, a reservist [or] Guard member brings discipline, good judgment, good communication skills, dependability and just an all-around great candidate for any number of jobs," agreed Michael Hinz, vice president for recruiting at Schneider National.

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