Friday, November 21, 2014
Legion Launches New Career Platform
INDIANAPOLIS — The American Legion and its allies in veteran employment and entrepreneurship have launched a new web platform to help those who served in uniform translate military skills to job skills, find employment, start businesses and make successful transitions.
Among the key features of The American Legion’s Veteran Employment Center are:
- A Veteran Job Search tool, powered by Military.com, which helps veterans find current job listings near them. By entering a ZIP Code, veterans can easily find job listings that fit their skill sets within a chosen distance from home.
- A series of 10 custom-produced videos to help veterans start and succeed in business. The series, “Veteran Video Guide: Starting and Growing a Business,” is sponsored by ADP and provides guidance from successful veteran entrepreneurs, including members of the Legion’s Business Task Force.
- A listing of American Legion-sponsored or produced veteran career fairs nationwide, with links to registration sites.
- Links to important forms, sites and agency platforms that help veterans in the career search, including USAJobs.gov, the federal government’s job-listing site, Department of Labor online tools to understand and calculate Veterans Preference points, and a VA Military Skills Translator.
Additional information in the site includes resume-writing advice from top experts, a portal to Military.com’s benefits platform and headlines about The American Legion’s advocacy on behalf of veterans seeking civilian careers. The platform – www.legion.org/careers – is one among a growing family of new American Legion web programs, and those soon to appear, dedicated to helping veterans find the support, services and opportunities they seek.