Wednesday, November 28, 2012

KEWL: Google introduces hiring and entrepreneurship courseware for veterans and military spouses

Well, this is a worthy cause made all the more timely because of the devastating cuts to defense spending orchestrated by President Obama.

...we’ve put the powers of Google+ behind a single hub called VetNet. Today, VetNet launches as a partnership with three founding organizations: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and Hire Heroes USA. In the long run, other organizations will be able to offer their services to the veteran community, all in the same easy-to-use place.

Through VetNet, these founding partners offer a full spectrum of employment resources for members of the community. Whether starting a job search from scratch, looking for mentors in a specific industry or starting a business, transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses will be able to connect with career services, job opportunities and each other.

All of the content and resources are organized into three tracks by objective, each hosted on its own Google+ page.

Pass it on to any active-duty and vets you know.

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1 comment:

Doom said...

That does look interesting. I wonder if an old broken Cold-War vet might get in on some of that. I'll have to check, but I am not sure anything could help at this point. The entrepreneurial course looks good, but I wouldn't want to push one of the kids out of it. Thanks for the heads up.