|[November 09, 2012]
Monster and Military.com Lead Initiatives to Match Employers with Transitioning Service Members and Veterans this Veterans Day
MAYNARD, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW), the worldwide leader in connecting people
to job opportunities, and Military.com, the nation's largest military
and veteran membership organization, showcase their series of
initiatives to honor veterans in the workforce and to connect
transitioning service members with meaningful employment opportunities.
The Military Skills Translator, Veteran Virtual Career Fairs, the
upcoming release of the Veterans Talent Index and the December Veterans
Employment summit are efforts indicative of the organization's
commitment to serving the full spectrum of veteran employment needs.
Monster already provides employers with tools that help them attract
veteran talent on a regular basis, including veteran friendly job
postings, veteran power resume search tools and access to the Military
Career Ad Network.
"Veterans often have a hard time translating their own skills and
shifting their mindset out of military culture and into civilian culture
when talking to a hiring manager," said retired Rear Admiral "T"
McCreary, Vice President at Monster Worldwide and president of Military
Advantage. "Conversely, industries and companies that do not take the
extra time to learn about a veteran's skills are missing a highly
trained worker who could easily fill part of the job gap that is being
attributed to the lack of a skilled workforce."
Military Skills Translator
The job search process for veterans continues to be unfamiliar and lacks
familiar structure for these men and women. Similarly for employers,
locating veteran talent and aligning military experience to role
requirements, has been a great challenge. Monster and Military.com's
'Military Skills Translator' converts military specialties into civilian
occupations and identifies similar occupations for the user to consider.
The product also features career paths other veterans with similar
backgrounds have taken and provides networking between veterans and
transitioning personnel for mentorship on education opportunities,
transition challenges and career advice based on job specialty.
Veterans Virtual Career Fairs
Monster and Military.com are committed to veteran mployment issues on
an ongoing basis. The company will continue to host virtual career fairs
to give veterans yet another tool to help get them back to work. The
next Veterans Virtual Career Fair will run November 13-15th
and is designed as an easy one-stop-shop to connect veteran seekers with
the 30+ employers participating in the career fair who are looking for
veterans who have strong team-oriented and leadership qualities.
Veterans Talent Index
Monster.com will release the third Veterans
Talent Index (VTI) on November 15, in conjunction with Monster's
participation at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "Hiring Our Heroes"
event. The VTI, first introduced in November 2011, offers a snapshot of
the current veteran hiring landscape in order to help connect veterans
and employers more effectively. As this is our third VTI report, we can
now focus on trends and emerging issues, which will enable us to provide
insights and recommendations to help close the veterans' employment gap.
National Veterans Employment Summit
On December 12, Monster will host a National Veterans Employment Summit
in Washington, D.C., where leaders from both the public and private
sectors will meet to share best practices and discuss the next
challenges to be faced in the veterans' employment arena.
For more information on veterans employment issues and how Monster and
Military.com are actively working to get vets back to work, please visit
Military.com. Please also visit MonsterThinking
to participate in ongoing discussions on both blogs where thought
leaders will share best practices and insight into employment issues and
recruiting and networking tactics and approaches.
Military.com is the nation's largest online military destination serving
over ten million members, including active duty personnel, reservists,
guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and
those considering military careers. Military.com enables the 30 million
Americans with military affinity to access their benefits, advance their
careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected for life.
Military.com develops efficient affinity marketing and communications
programs for government agencies and companies serving this market.
Military.com is a business unit of Monster Worldwide, Inc. More
information is available at www.military.com.
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster®, is the
worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities.
From the web, to mobile, to social, Monster helps companies find people
with customized solutions using the world's most advanced technology to
match the right person to the right job. With a local presence in 55
countries, Monster connects employers with quality job seekers at all
levels, provides personalized career advice to consumers globally and
delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. To learn more
about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit http://www.monster.com.
More company information is available at http://about-monster.com.
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