Last month, the United States Department of Labor shared news of the Obama administration’s launch of a new employment instrument for military service members and veterans, which helps join them (and their spouses) with employers in an effort to help them transition into the civilian workforce. This employment instrument is part of a program initiated by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden called Joining Forces, which seeks to involve all parts of society to support our military service members and their families, giving them the opportunity and backing they have earned.
This new tool, called the Veterans Employment Center, delivers an ample number of private and public career openings as well as a resume building tool, comprehensive career and training resources, and a translator for military skills. Companies will also have the ability to use this tool as it will include a large database of resumes for employers that are looking to take advantage of the skills and aptitudes of service members, veterans, and their partners—all in one place!
Not only will employers will be able to search and find people with certain skills relevant to civilian careers in their organizations, but the tool also lets them keep track of veteran hiring goals. Recruiting professionals with an active LinkedIn or Google profile will be able to see the resumes. To encourage and support the use of the Veterans Employment Center, a video tutorial is available to help folks learn how to use the features available.