For 15 years, Monster Government Solutions has been working with leaders in government and education. Along the way, we changed the way people look for government jobs and we constantly strive to make a difference in the lives of people across the country, the way employers look for people, and how organizations connect with their target audiences. Our software solutions also vastly improve the recruitment experience by increasing speed-to-hire and accelerating the onboarding process, so new employees become more productive, faster. There are nearly 100 federal government agencies that rely on Monster's federal products and services every day, including 14 of 15 cabinet-level agencies and all five branches of the uniformed armed services. Monster Government Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Monster Worldwide, Inc., is a U.S. company with offices in McLean, Virginia.
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MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Military.com and Veterans Florida announced today that they have joined forces to provide employment tools and resources for veterans and transitioning military members who want to live in Florida.
Veterans Florida is a non-profit organization funded by the State of Florida to help promote the state as a great place to live for veterans and for those leaving the military. Military.com and its parent company Monster Worldwide Inc. (MWW), a global leader in connecting people to job opportunities, will power a Veteran Talent Portal on the Veterans Florida website that features Military.com's award winning Military Skills Translator, and Transition Center.
"Many folks leaving the military—whether it's after a few years or after an entire career—have to decide where they will end up after their service is completed," said Greg Smith, President of Military.com and a retired Navy admiral. "We are proud to work with Veterans Florida to provide everything a veteran may need to find employment and settle into their civilian life in Florida."
The Military Skills Translator leverages Military.com's deep institutional knowledge of military and veteran affairs and Monster's award-winning talent recruitment and management software to provide job seekers with an in-depth, comprehensive, multifaceted picture of how their military service skills can be applied to civilian jobs. Powered by Monster, the tool also links directly to job opportunities that match the veteran's skill set.
The Transition Center is designed to be the first place a military member goes to plan their transition. Members simply input their estimated separation date and receive checklists to help them prepare for their exit from the military. The checklists not only help to ensure the member is on track for planning for their future, but also to provide valuable information on healthcare, benefits, relocation and job opportunities with potential civilian employers. Transitioning service members looking to relocate to Florida can tap into this tool to plan their journey back to civilian life.
"Veterans Florida is a non-profit corporation created by the State of Florida to help veterans fully transition to civilian life in the Sunshine State. We connect veterans toemployers, grant funds to employers to hire and train veterans, and educate veterans on how to open their own businesses in our state," said Bobby Carbonell, Executive Director of Veterans Florida. Monster and Military.com are leaders in the veteran employment and veteran recruitment and hiring landscape. We are so fortunate to be able to feature the tools and resources they are providing through the Veteran Talent Portal on our site."
Many consider Florida to be one of the most veteran friendly states in the nation, with more than 1.5 million veterans choosing to make the state their home. Additionally, Florida is ranked the second "best state for business" and is home to numerous businesses in high-growth fields such as aerospace, manufacturing, logistics, research and development, and technology that are seeking to hire veterans and provide them with the training they need to build a long and fruitful career. The state also offers expedited licensure to veterans in several fields.
Additionally, Florida waives out-of-state tuition fees for all honorably discharged veterans through the "Congressman C.W. Bill Young Tuition Waiver Program." This means that if you are a veteran from another state and are accepted into a Florida state college or university, you will qualify for in-state tuition rates, as long as you reside in the state of Florida while pursuing your degree. The state also waives undergraduate tuition for state universities, community colleges, and career and technical schools for recipients of the Purple Heart or combat decorations superior in precedence to the Purple Heart.
Military.com is the nation's largest military and veteran online news and membership organization serving active duty personnel, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those considering military careers. A leader in veteran employment and solutions for companies looking to hire veterans, Military.com offers employment tools, transition assistance, and employer resources as well as military discounts, and information on all of the benefits earned in service. Military.com is a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc. More information is available at www.military.com.
Technology council program is aimed at finding talent
Technology jobs, some with high-pay potential, are among the most sought after in the commonwealth, and Northern Virginia is the state’s technology hub.
The Herndon-based Northern Virginia Technology Council, the largest regional tech group in the U.S., wants qualified veterans to know — please apply.
Since 2013, the council has led an innovative business-driven Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI). The program is designed to help veterans find jobs and to assist technology companies in filling vacancies with veterans who are already qualified or can be trained.
Seven hundred to 1,000 service members from military bases and installations in the D.C. area transition into civilian life every month. That tide of veterans is not going to get any smaller, says Steve Jordon, VEI’s program manager.
“Companies need talent, and this provides another recourse,” says Jordon, a former Navy captain who retired after 30 years of service.
Stephen Fuller of George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis has forecast that during the current decade (ending in 2020), 41 percent of the more than 124,000 new jobs in Northern Virginia will be created in the professional, scientific and technical-services sectors.
The technology council says that finding qualified employees for those new jobs is difficult, adding that workforce development is one of the biggest long-term challenges facing the industry.
The council and Monster.com, one of the most visited employment websites in the world, have formed an online community. It includes a vast, searchable database of jobs at council member firms.
Every council member — about 1,000 companies — can post jobs for free on NoVaTechVets.org and related sites. They also can access Monster’s database of thousands of veterans’ résumés.
NoVaTechVets.org also has “a military skills translator” that can help veterans match their skills with civilian jobs.
Other tools on the site help vets build their résumés and review opportunities for further education. All of these features are designed to help veterans make the sometimes bumpy transition to the civilian workforce a little smoother.
Jordon says that VEI and Virginia Values Veterans began about the same time, and they have close links. “We’re mutually supportive,” he says. “It’s a symbiotic relationship.”
Tech council companies that also are V3-certified have reported hiring 4,000 veterans since VEI began.
But Jordon says that number probably underestimates the number of veterans who have actually found employment, because not every company is V3-certified and reports its hires.
A series of special events established by VEI is called “recruiting days.”
Unlike traditional job fairs where applicants looking for jobs circulate between tables, recruiting days allow employers to pre-screen veterans’ résumés before speaking with them in small groups.
Jordon says an applicant can get up to 20 minutes of face time with a potential employer. “Career speed-dating,” he says.
To aid companies, monthly VEI webinars also provide tips on best practices in hiring, training and retaining veterans.
Although Jordon describes the VEI as “philanthropic and patriotic,” that’s not the bottom line.
“At the end of the day, the decision to bring a veteran on board is a business decision,” he says.
Originally posted at virginiabusiness.com
Original Article Posted on GCN on July 27, 2016
By Paul McCloskey