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Veterans Job Bank

By November 11, 2011

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In order to help veteran job seekers and companies who want to hire veterans, the federal government has launched the Veterans Job Bank.

In addition to job search capabilities, the tool allows veterans to enter their military occupation specialty or code (MOS/MOC) to return related civilian skills and related job listings.

The leading job sites have partnered with the administration to simplify the job search process for veterans. Gautam Godhwani, co-founder and CEO, SimplyHired.com, explains, "In response to this problem, SimplyHired.com has been committed to helping veterans find a job that they love while taking advantage of their unique skill sets through our Veteran-Friendly Companies job search filter. We are thrilled to join forces with NRD.gov and Google to take this responsibility one step further by helping veterans to access veteran-committed jobs in an intuitive and efficient manner."

Simply Hired has adopted the job posting schema and has tagged over 500,000 jobs from veteran-committed employers discoverable on the Veterans Job Bank. In addition, Simply Hired will educate veteran-committed companies on getting their jobs posted and visible to veterans nationally.

The other sites participating include:

  • BranchOut is allowing companies to state a preference for hiring veterans when they post jobs on BranchOut.
  • Google helped design the job posting schema and is supporting the Veterans Job Bank through its custom search engine.
  • Indeed is committed to adopting the job posting schema. Additionally, Indeed has included military history on resumes to help support employer identification of veteran candidates.
  • LinkedIn  has developed a tagging method to help facilitate the identification of veteran hiring commitments posted on their web site.  LinkedIn is also developing applications to support veteran employment and developing a microsite to help veterans find jobs.
  • Monster and Military.com are developing an easy to use tagging method to help facilitate the identification of veteran hiring commitments posted on their web site.
  • Taleo is providing a Quick Start guide to its customers to facilitate tagging of veteran commitment positions. Posted jobs appear on the customer's websites, Taleo's candidate market place, and other social networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • Twitter is assisting veterans by making job listings easier to find through TweetMyJobs, which is developing a check box that allows employers posting jobs to indicate if the job is specifically targeted to veterans - TweetMyJobs for Veterans.

Veterans Job Bank Job Search

Veterans can search for jobs on the Veterans Job Bank by keywords, MOS/MOC and/or location.

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