Thousand of employers across the country want to hire military veteran talent but they don’t have visibility into where those veterans are and how to best apply their skills to their talent needs. At the same time, transitioning military service members and veteran job seekers are looking for visibility into where the jobs are so that they can apply and better position themselves for those jobs. To address this, Monster.com®, the worldwide leader in connecting people to job opportunities and the flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), unveiled the first-ever Veterans Talent Index (VTI), an innovative new tool to help connect veterans and employers more effectively, using bi-annual data to provide a regular snapshot of the veteran hiring landscape. This new Index from Monster comes at a critical time when there’s an influx of veterans entering the civilian workforce, providing a sizeable opportunity for employers.
In addition to the Veterans Talent Index, Monster and Military.com (owned by Monster) share an ongoing commitment to veteran hiring needs, and already work with thousands of companies that recognize veterans’ unique talents and want to hire them. Through our online Military Skills Translator (developed by Military.com), for example, Monster helps veterans decode their military abilities into civilian equivalents and connect them to these employers.