Wednesday, November 9, 2011

President Obama Announces New Employment Resources for Veterans

On Monday, President Obama announced three new programs that will go into effect immediately and are aimed at helping unemployed veterans find civilian careers. The first is the Veterans Job Bank, run by the National Resource Directory. This job bank contains more than 500,000 job openings specially tagged for veterans by employers. Secondly, Obama announced the launch of an online tool called My Next Move that will allow veterans to match civilian careers with their military experience, as well as view specifics about that career path, including salaries, training, outlook, etc. The last resource is the Veteran Gold Card issued by the Department of Labor. The Gold Card can be downloaded here and gives veterans access to six months of personalized case management, assessments, and counseling at One-Stop Career Centers located across the country. More information and links for all three resources can be found on the White House’s Joining Forces Resources page.

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