White House Introduces One-Stop Jobs Tool for Veterans

The White House last week launched a one-stop career portal to connect veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses with employers.

The new online resource is the first interagency tool to link public and private job opportunities, detailed career and training resources, and the ability to build a resume and translate applicants’ military skills into civilian equivalents.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden unveiled the online Veterans Employment Center at Fort Campbell, Ky., during a third anniversary celebration of their “Joining Forces” initiative.

“Starting today, every single service member, every veteran, and every military family will have access to a new online tool that will revolutionize how you find jobs in both the public and private sectors,” Obama said, reported American Forces Press Service.

Employers can view resumes after logging into the site with an active LinkedIn or Google profile and can view veteran, service member and spouse resumes.

“Our service members transitioning to civilian life, as well as their spouses, deserve the resources they need to be successful,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a White House news release.

Along with Joining Forces, the website was designed by DOD, the Office of Personnel Management, and the departments of Veterans Affairs, Labor and Education.

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