The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes has created a very helpful Veteran Employment Transition Roadmap. Get the PDF here.
VetCV was recognized yesterday by the Department of Labor (DoL) as a HIRE VETS Platinum medallion award winner. The awards recognize job creators for their leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America’s veterans.
In 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) American Military Veterans Act, creating the HIRE Vets Medallion Program.
“America’s veterans are proven leaders who bring skills, dedication, and determination to our nation’s workforce,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “To earn a HIRE Vets Medallion Award, job creators must demonstrate a solid commitment to providing veterans with the opportunity to build a meaningful career. This program recognizes a standard for excellence in veterans hiring, and helps veterans identify employers who are committed to advancing veterans in the workplace.”
The Department of Labor recognized 238 companies across the nation including large, medium and small businesses. Sixteen companies from the State of Florida were recognized and only four were awarded Platinum.
VetCV is a tech company that has built a free highly secure online “personal data-vault” software platform to support our Nation’s 23.9 million active US military and Veterans as well as their 46 million family members. VetCV will grow into a place where they will have a voice and will be heard. VetCV helps Veterans and their family’s transition to civilian life in two major ways: First by personalizing and matching them to patriotic employers that understand the value of service and genuinely want to hire them “right now!” And second, connecting and navigating them to the healthcare, VA benefits, and other important resources, quickly and in real time. Users can also safely store and control their most important documents related to their careers, healthcare, military service, and family so they can get to them where and when they need them.
“Successful transition starts with making sure people can support their families, that usually means getting a great job, and keeping it, so that’s where we start too. With more than 240,000 job postings already, people can join their next team. Veterans helping Veterans is the core of what are trying to do. We have lots of plans in store, but we are off to a really good start with what we have built so far. This HIRE Vets Platinum Award means a lot to us because it validates our mission here.” said Niels Andersen, VetCV President & CEO.
After you file your claim for a mental health issue, the VA is most certainly going to schedule you for a Compensation and Pension examination – C&P exam. Here are 7 tips on how to prepare for your C&P exam.
Nowadays we do everything on our phones – from texting to job hunting. If you’re like most people, you have your favorite mobile apps right in front of you on the home page of your phone. Now you’re able to have your VetCV Vault just like any other app on your phone. And you won’t even need to search for it on Apple Store. Here’s how you to do it:
Over the years, several active-duty and military veteran students have been focusing on getting a degree either during or after their time in the military. In fact, the U.S government offers different educational benefits for military veterans and their families. The G.I Bill, for example, is a popular educational benefit in the military community. What most veterans don’t know is that it’s extremely important to look for military-friendly universities in order to experience a smoother transition.
Benefits of hiring veterans are endless. Aside from being a patriotic duty and hiring qualified candidates, employers can access several financial benefits. So, we decided to help companies… we created a list of 6 financial benefits of hiring veterans!
Going from military to civilian resume can be a difficult task. What skills do you put in your resume? How do you structure your resume? What do you say and what do you not say? Well, we made it easier for you! Here’s a quick guide to go from a military to a civilian resume.
When applying for jobs, it’s crucial to have a strong resume and a comprehensive cover letter. Let’s talk about building a resume first. Building a resume can take time… You may know your qualifications, but when it comes down to building a resume, the process is much more complicated. Luckily, VetCV can help you with that! In this blog posts, we will show you how our Military Resume Builder will structure your resume so you won’t have to worry about formatting, placing the right headings, using the right fonts, etc. Focus on your qualifications and we’ll do the rest. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use our Military Resume Builder.
The Post- 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program provided by the VA for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001. This program is extensive as it covers tuition and fees, while also providing a monthly housing allowance. Despite the program being created for Veterans, the program allows the education benefits to be passed down to family members of a Veteran as well.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a versatile education benefit given to Veterans by the U.S. Government through the VA. While the Post 9/11 GI Bill is the most common form of a GI Bill, many Veterans have many questions about how they can use it and what benefits it provides. In order to clear up any confusion, we compiled some common questions and answered them!