DirectEmployers Association Pays Homage to Veterans Every Day Through Year-Round Initiatives

  DirectEmployers Association Pays Homage to Veterans Every Day Through
  Year-Round Initiatives

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- November 11, 2013

DirectEmployers Association and its member companies, some of the country’s
largest employers found in the Fortune 500, are collaborating in a joint
effort to embrace veteran hiring via an online job search tool, Veterans.jobs.
This job portal contains over 1 million job listings and provides
servicemembers with a military crosswalk tool that matches their military
occupation to civilian job opportunities that best reflect that skill set.

“They have a great website, Veterans.jobs, that all veterans can go to and
start to really uncover and research what some of the job opportunities are
that are available to them. It’s one of the easiest interfaces I’ve seen. All
you have to do is go in and enter your MOS/MOC and jobs will pop up that you
might be interested in. It’s a great resource and DirectEmployers has really
broken the mold on this,” commented Carey Lohrenz, the U.S. Navy’s first
female F14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 21.2 million
veterans in the American workforce. DirectEmployers and its member companies
recognize the value veterans bring to their companies, and employers such as
Kellogg, Phillips 66 and Express Scripts have used the .JOBS platform and
military crosswalk translation tool to express their commitment to hiring our
nation’s heroes.

“As an Association we strive to pay tribute to all those who served our
country with pride and distinction and we do that in the form of making the
connection between our member companies and veterans,” stated Bill Warren,
Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association.

DirectEmployers Association is continuously working to inspire its member
companies to enhance their veteran outreach through a variety of in-person and
online events throughout the year. Last month, DirectEmployers’ members,
partners and guests attended a two and half day veteran-focused conference,
which included an in-person Veterans Connect Career fair for local veterans
and transitioning servicemembers. On November 7, DirectEmployers also
participated in “Veterans Helping Veterans”, an event hosted by
SmartRecruiters designed to provide free career advice to unemployed and
underemployed veterans.

About DirectEmployers Association

DirectEmployers Association is a leading nonprofit HR consortium of global
employers formed to assist in the sharing of ideas, incorporating of best
practices, and research and development of technology where labor practices
are concerned. Through this consortium, business standards are shaped and
technology is used with respect to the diversity that is reflected in the
various cultures embodied in a global workforce. Our recognized expertise in
compliance, recruitment and cost effective technology enables our members to
reach the largest, most diverse pool of quality job seekers worldwide.

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Contact:

DirectEmployers Association
Nancy Holland, Vice President of Marketing, 317-874-9022
nancy@directemployers.org
 
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