Dear Colleague and/or Fellow Veteran,
It has been an exciting day today.
I am pleased to share with you some information about our newly launched Employment Center available on www.ebenefits.va.gov. The First Lady highlighted the Employment Center in her remarks today at a military and Veteran employment event in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Please click the following link to read the White House Press Release (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/23/obama-administration-launches-online-veterans-employment-center-one-stop).
The Department of Veterans Affairs worked closely with our federal partners to develop the Employment Center, which is the single federal source for Veterans looking for new career opportunities in the private and public sectors, as well as Servicemembers transitioning to the civilian workforce, military spouses and dependents looking for employment opportunities, G.I. Bill® beneficiaries transitioning from training to the job market and employers looking to connect with high quality applicants. This new site integrates multiple tools and resources for both job seekers and employers, including the Veterans Job Bank. For a step-by-step introduction to the site, watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWfhI-eSoWk)
If you or someone you know is a Veteran, Servicemember, military spouse or a dependent who is either unemployed or looking for a different career opportunity, I strongly encourage you to check out the new Employment Center. Once on the site you will be able to use the Skills Translator to translate your military skills to civilian skills or skip directly to building a resume with the Resume Builder tool. Resumes created on the site will be available for viewing by both private and public sector employers who are specifically looking to hire Veterans. Please, visit www.ebenefits.va.gov and click on the Employment Center tab on the top navigation bar to create and post your resume. This will ensure that employers looking to hire Veterans like you have access to your resume online.
If you are an employer who is interested in learning more about the valuable benefits of hiring a Veteran, military spouse or dependent, or connecting directly with these men and women, I also encourage you to check out the new Employment Center and create a free profile. The new Employment Center provides employers with the ability to make a hiring commitment, post jobs, and search a bank of posted resumes from verified Veterans, military spouses and dependents.
If you need any assistance with this process, you can find contact information on eBenefits, under Contact Us.
Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs