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Helping veterans find civilian jobs
The American Legion
SEP 05, 2018
Google has launched a new search tool aimed at helping veterans more easily find civilian jobs.
“Through Grow with Google, our initiative to help create opportunities for all Americans, we hope to use our technology to help veterans understand the full range of opportunities open to them across many different fields,” Google Cloud program manager Matthew Hudson wrote in a blog post.
Hudson, a former Air Force civil engineer, noted that he was “overwhelmed” when he went to job fairs after transitioning out of the military.
“There isn’t a common language that helps recruiters match a veteran’s experience with the need for their skills and leadership in civilian jobs. As a result, 1 in 3 veterans — of the roughly 250,000 service members who transition out of the military each year — end up taking jobs well below their skill level,” Hudson wrote.
Now, however, service members can search “jobs for veterans” on Google and include their specific military job code to see relevant civilian jobs.
“We’re also making this capability available to any employer or job board to use on their own property through our Cloud Talent Solution,” Hudson wrote. Those sites include FedEx Careers, Encompass Health Careers, Siemens Careers, CareerBuilder and Getting Hired.
Google is also allowing veteran-owned businesses to identify themselves as such through Google My Business.
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