By Debbie Gregory
There’s a new online resource for Veterans and transitioning service members that could potentially eliminate the Veteran unemployment rate!
Recently, at an employment summit held at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced the launch of the eBenefits Veterans Employment Center. This online tool was designed to connect U.S. military Veterans and spouses to employment and employers who recognize the value of these individuals as a member of their team.
The online resource allows users to search through thousands of job postings for positions throughout the country. Users can search for employment in private and public sectors using job titles, locations, and even by their military work experience. The eBenefits tool allows users to use a Military Skills Translator that shows them a list of skills that they may have gained skills in through their military experience. The translator will even connect Veterans directly to job postings that match their military skills. The site also offers its users a résumé builder that optimizes their noticeability to hiring managers. Users of the online Veterans Employment Center can use the site to connect to other valuable Veteran resources and services, including training and vocational resources, education and counseling, and information about disability and assistive technology.
A total of five federal agencies partnered to make the eBenefits Veterans Employment Center a reality. The VA, the DOD, the Department of Labor, the Office of Personnel management and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) all came together to improve employment prospects for Veterans and their spouses.
The Veterans Employment Center is the latest in a series of efforts designed to battle the unacceptable levels of unemployment for military Veterans and military spouses.
To access the Veterans Employment Center, go to www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs .Veterans should also be sure to browse job postings, benefits information and links to employment resources at MilitaryConnection.com
Military Connection proudly serves those who serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Guard & Reserve, Veterans and their Families. We are the go to site for Veteran Employment and information on Veteran education. Militaryconnection.com provides Veterans with and Directory of Employers, a Job Board, information on the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and a blog that offers Veterans boundless information. Be sure to visit Militaryconnection.com, the go to site.
Military Connection: eBenefits Veterans Employment Center: By Debbie Gregory