Partnership with USTechVets.org connects veterans to companies in the U. S. technology sector
Las Vegas, Nev., January 9, 2015 — Today at the 2015 International CES®, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® and U. S. Tech Vets celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of USTechVets.org, an online community to connect the one million U. S. service members who are transitioning back into civilian life with employment opportunities in the technology industry. Originally launched at the 2014 International CES by CEA, the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and Monster, USTechVets.org facilitates veterans' transition to civilian careers within the technology industry and connects technology employers with qualified veteran candidates.
USTechVets.org is the lead site in the TechVets network, which began in August 2013 with NoVaTechVets.org and now includes NewEnglandTechVets.org, which launched in July 2014. The site, powered by Monster and Military.com, features free tools for transitioning military personnel, veterans and their family members, including an award-winning military skills translator to match each veteran’s skills, training and collateral duties to civilian jobs; a searchable database of jobs in the technology sector; and educational resources to help veterans develop skills to thrive in a private sector career. Employer members of participating associations can post their jobs to the site for free and get free access to Monster’s database of more than 970,000 veteran resumes.
“Our veterans bring valuable experience and a unique skill set to the job, ” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “These men and women are tenacious problem solvers, and can be an incredible competitive advantage in the marketplace for employers. We were so proud to join with other leading national technology trade associations to launch USTechVets.org, and are very excited about such strong growth in just the first year. ”
During 2014, the TechVets network provided access to veteran friendly jobs and resources to over 50,000 visitors. CEA and other participating technology association member companies have posted over 20,000 veteran friendly tech jobs to the TechVets network during 2014. In addition, TechVets employers conducted over 21,000 searches of the TechVets veteran resume database, which boasts over 970,000 veteran resumes, to find and hire veterans.
“Enabling employers and job seekers to ‘find better’ is the core of what we do at Monster, and we are uniquely successful in doing this for the Veteran talent community, ” said Steve Cooker, executive vice president at Monster Worldwide. “All TechVets network sites include Monster’s Power Resume Search with its award winning 6Sense® semantic search technology to match Veterans with jobs. This allows TechVets member employers to pinpoint the veteran candidate with the right skills and experience for their job, more effectively successfully than any other Veteran employment resource today. ”
“Veterans are a tremendously talented, technically-savvy talent pool. Our member companies understand that hiring, retaining and training veterans can give them a competitive edge. ” said NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg. “NVTC is delighted to continue this partnership with CEA and Monster and hope to increase participation in U. S. Tech Vets over the coming months. ”
Several national technology associations have joined CEA and NVTC in USTechVets.org, including the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), CompTIA, Electronic Security Association (ESA), National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Professional Services Council (PSC), Security Industry Association (SIA), Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and Wireless Infrastructure Association (PCIA). These associations’ member companies are eligible to post jobs and search veteran resumes through the site for free.
About CEA: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $223 billion U. S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media:
About Monster Worldwide:
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), is a global leader in successfully connecting job opportunities and people. Monster uses the world's most advanced technology to help people Find Better, matching job seekers to opportunities via digital, social and mobile solutions including monster.com®, our flagship website, and employers to the best talent using a vast array of products and services. As an Internet pioneer, more than 200 million people have registered on the Monster Worldwide network. Today, with operations in more than 40 countries, Monster provides the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities globally. For more information visit monster.com/about.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies and organizations, including businesses from all sectors of the technology industry, service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at www.nvtc.org.