Key Leaders from the Senate, Department of Commerce, Military and Private Sector come Together to Discuss Best Practices to

  Key Leaders from the Senate, Department of Commerce, Military and Private
  Sector come Together to Discuss Best Practices to Prepare, Support and
  Connect Veterans to Job Opportunities

    National Veteran Employment Summit Hosted by Monster and

Business Wire

MAYNARD, Mass. and WASHINGTON -- December 14, 2012

Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW), the worldwide leader in connecting people to
job opportunities, and, the nation’s largest military and veteran
membership organization, on Wednesday hosted an invitation-only event for
human resource leaders who heard from, and engaged with, Veterans, senior
Military and government officials and respected non-profit and private sector
leaders about the most effective practices to prepare, support and connect
Veterans to those employers that want to hire them.

Photo Credit: Monster Worldwide (from left) Monster CEO Sal Iannuzzi, U.S.
Senator Joe Manchin, and ...

Photo Credit: Monster Worldwide (from left) Monster CEO Sal Iannuzzi, U.S.
Senator Joe Manchin, and Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank at
Monster and's National Veteran Employment Summit in Washington,
DC (Photo: Business Wire)

During the event, acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank announced that
Monster is officially coming on board to support Joining Forces, a
comprehensive national initiative led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr.
Jill Biden. Joining Forces provides U.S. service members and their families
with the opportunities and support they have earned, which means Monster will
contribute to the initiative’s goal of hiring or training an additional
250,000 veterans and military spouses in the coming years.

“We were honored to bring together all the key stakeholders to participate in
Wednesday’s Veterans Employment Summit here in Washington,” said Sal Iannuzzi,
chairman, president and CEO for Monster. “Throughout the day, these leaders
addressed what programs and best practices their organizations are doing to
prepare and support veterans. Teaming with the Joining Forces initiative
furthers Monster’s commitment to help connect Veterans, who offer a unique set
of skills and leadership experience, to those employers looking for a diverse
talent pool to join their workforce.”

“I was so proud to stand with CEO Sal Iannuzzi and acting Commerce Secretary
Rebecca Blank this morning to welcome Monster to the growing number of
national businesses that are signing up to be part of the ‘I Hire Veterans’
project,” U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said. “As I've always said, if you want to
help a vet, hire a vet. When consumers see businesses display our logo, they
know that those businesses are truly walking the walk. Monster has
demonstrated such an impressive commitment to ending veterans’ unemployment.
With their leadership, Monster is going to be an important partner in getting
our veterans back to work."

Participants represented over 150 employers, across a spectrum of industries
and sizes with varying degrees of veteran recruitment programs in place. In
addition to perspectives shared from government officials on the importance of
veteran hiring, attendees heard from recently transitioned veterans on the
challenges of their personal transitions. Some key themes centered on
communication and the importance of connecting the employer and seeker. New,
transitioning service members may also have educational skill gap issues that
should be better identified during the transition process so the employment
component can be more readily addressed. Across the board, the message was,
once the exiting service member connects with the right employment
opportunity, the candidate provides excellent value for the employer and a
strong background in teamwork and a can do attitude.

A comprehensive report recapping the discussions from the National Veteran
Employment Summit, including an outline featuring the next steps in veteran
employment for government and industry, is scheduled to be released in early

Monster and are committed to helping employers hire these
dedicated men and women who served our country and to helping our nation's
veterans find civilian positions that utilize their experiences and skills. To
access Monster's comprehensive Nov. 2012 Veterans Talent Index report, and to
learn more about hiring veterans, visit the Veterans Employment Center.

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ten million members, including active duty personnel, reservists, guard
members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those
considering military careers. enables the 30 million Americans
with military affinity to access information about their benefits, advance
their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected for life. develops efficient affinity marketing and communications programs
for government agencies and companies serving this market. is a
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