A Veterans’ Job Fair will be held this Thursday from 11 til 3 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. Chris Stevens, senior vice president for Recruit Military has more information.
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- DAV and RecruitMilitary will host the Omaha Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, May 16th at CHI Health Center from 11am to 3pm for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reservists and military spouses. This free event coincides with RecruitMilitary’s new partnership with Google and its two search tools – the Remote Work and MOS Job Search Tools – for military trained talent and military spouses.
- Just last week our partner Google announced a job search tool for “remote” work capabilities that support RecruitMilitary’s job seekers, see the Google announcement here: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/connecting-employers-near-and-far-remote-job-seekers-cloud-talent-solution
- More than 600K military spouses in the United States are underemployed and underutilized in their professional careers. RecruitMilitary is working to help address the exorbitantly high unemployment rate of military spouses – nearly 25% – a rate more than six times the national average. This is the highest unemployment rate of any singular group in the U.S. Through its partnership with Google, a new job search toolis now available to assist military spouse and military trained talent to explore 8,000+ remote work options in the RecruitMilitary database of more than 250,000 jobs opportunities.
- Google and RecruitMilitary are paving the way for military veterans to find meaningful career opportunities through the newly designed job search functions in RecruitMilitary’s job board. Powered by Google’s Cloud Talent Solution, transitioning service members using RecruitMilitary’s job board will experience a refined search that’s powered by Google’s machine learning algorithms to civilian job matching. Job candidates planning to attend the Omaha Veterans Job Fair can utilize theses new search tools to easily preview the civilian job opportunities that will be available to them. For job seekers who cannot attend Thursday’s event, these new search tools are just what they need to explore civilian career opportunities that were showcased at the job fair.
- Google MOS Job Search Tool GIF (created by Google and hosted by RecruitMilitary): http://bit.ly/GoogleRMGIF
- Newly proposed federal legislation highlights the talents that service members, veterans and military spouses bring to the civilian workforce. In May 2018, President Trump enacted the Military Spouse Employment Act that calls on federal agencies and civilian employers to hire military spouses. Additionally, professional licenses are now being transferred among states to promote ease of transition for military spouses who frequently move due to their spouses’ military assignments.
- Recently, a bipartisan Bill titled Military Reserve Jobs Act was proposed to Congress that calls on federal agencies to offer a tiered preferential hiring program for National Guard and Reserve members of the military. These service members often work part-time in the military and also full-time in the civilian sector. This Bill will allow them civilian job security while maintaining a successful and lengthy career in the National Guard or Reserves.
- According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s April 2019 report, the rate of veteran unemployment holds steady at an all-time historic low – currently at 2.3%, which means military trained talent is in demand by civilian employers. This means that the employment of veterans is working for the civilian workforce for many reasons including:
- Veterans possess skills from military training that are embedded into their work ethic; non-veteran job candidates must learn these skills upon employment
- Veterans are easily adaptable and accustomed to wearing many hats – trained to adapt quickly & efficiently
- Veterans understand how to navigate the political climate in a corporate structure following years of structured employment within the military ranks
- While employment of veterans is working, RecruitMilitary also focuses on the growth and change of the professional status of employed veterans
- Our services provide veterans and their dependents with access to resources that allow them to explore enhanced career opportunities that propel them forward instead of staying stagnant in a career that may not be the best fit.