DAV is partnering with U.S. technology trade associations on U.S. Tech Vets, an online community that connects veterans to employment opportunities in the industry. The initiative seeks to help veterans transition to civilian careers and provide access to jobs within the technology sector.
“The U.S. tech industry understands that hiring veterans is more than just the right thing to do – it’s a smart business investment,” said DAV National Adjutant Marc Burgess. “U.S. Tech Vets offers a platform to connect the skilled and dedicated men and women who served with meaningful employment. This is a service that will greatly benefit veterans across the country.”
Veterans can use the military skills translator to match their skills to civilian jobs, access a searchable database of jobs at member companies of the participating technology associations and tap into educational resources to help them develop skills to thrive in a private sector career.
U.S. Tech Vets is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association, the Northern Virginia Technology Council and Monster.com, in partnership with several national technology associations. Participating associations include Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, Central Station Alarm Association, CompTIA, Electronic Security Association, National Association of Broadcasters, Professional Services Council, Security Industry Association, Telecommunications Industry Association and Wireless Infrastructure Association.
U.S. Tech Vets was unveiled Jan. 8 during the renowned International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Over the coming weeks and months, member companies of these associations will be posting jobs and searching resumes to find potential veteran employees. Combining Monster’s technology and audience reach with the support of technology associations and employers, the site will create the largest collection of veteran job candidates and technology industry jobs available anywhere.
“The technology industry is one of America’s fastest growing industries and is hungry for high-quality talent,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. “Veterans bring valuable skills and experience to the job, such as leadership, team-building, motivation, work ethic and quick-thinking as well as experience working in a mission-focused environment. These qualities are highly prized in the technology sector. We understand that a workforce with these outstanding qualities can be an incredible competitive advantage in the marketplace. More, veterans have served our nation. It’s our duty to give back to them.”
DAV is excited to be a supporter of U.S. Tech Vets. Visit www.ustechvets.org today to search jobs, translate your skills, upload a resume and access all the resources the site has to offer. DAV is committed to improving employment opportunities for veterans. Stay tuned for other career initiatives by visiting http://www.dav.org/veterans/veterans-job-search/.
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