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DirectEmployers Association and NASWA Announce Partnership with U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to Assist Nation’s Veterans in Finding Employment
|By Business Wire
|April 2, 2014 07:01 AM EDT
To assist veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses
in obtaining meaningful civilian employment, DirectEmployers
Association and its longtime partner, the National
Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), announce an
alliance with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s (USCCF) Hiring
Our Heroes program. The objective of this alliance will be to utilize
and leverage the strengths and expertise of each organization, while
working toward the common goal of getting our nation’s heroes back to
During DirectEmployers 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference in Washington, D.C., Jennifer Giering, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Pam Gerassimides, National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA); and Candee Chambers, DirectEmployers Associations formally announce their partnership and commitment to assisting veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses obtain meaningful civilian employment. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Our nation’s military is comprised of some of the most talented
individuals, and as a veteran myself, I understand the challenges these
men and women face as they enter the civilian workforce. Through this
collaboration, we aim to help these talented individuals during this
transitional period by connecting them with employers who are
military-friendly and ready to hire,” commented Bill Warren, Executive
Director, DirectEmployers Association.
The partnership will seek to use the National
Labor Exchange (NLx)–an existing partnership between DirectEmployers
and NASWA. With over one million jobs available daily from 340,000
nationwide employers, the NLx job source will allow Hiring
Our Heroes the ability to better leverage the open data of more than
one million job listings currently available in the NLx. Veterans,
transitioning service members, and military spouses will benefit from
Hiring Our Heroes’ ability to more effectively design news search and
job application functions in its online job search tool, Fast Track.
“We are excited about this partnership as it brings together and expands
significant resources of three major organizations, working in
collaboration, to assist our nation’s veterans return to work,” stated
Mark Henry, President, NASWA.
Not only will this agreement allow veterans easy access to a variety of
jobs, it makes it less challenging for employers to get their jobs in
front of veterans, in addition to the Hiring Our Heroes website.
Employers who currently use the Hiring Our Heroes website can now list
jobs by directly posting into their state job bank, which links into the
NLx, or have their jobs electronically acquired from their corporate
career website by the NLx–all at no cost.
“Through this innovative partnership, we will be able to better guide
our military men and women toward the more than one million available
jobs in the National Labor Exchange,” said Eric Eversole, Executive
Director of Hiring Our Heroes and Vice President at the U.S. Chamber.
“This is public and private sector collaboration at its best and will
help veterans and service members make more informed decisions about
career opportunities, and to do so earlier in the transition process.”
Furthermore, each of these three organizations will work to leverage
their resources and knowledge base with employers and state workforce
agencies to help veterans obtain employment opportunities that allow
them to utilize their unique qualifications and skillset. The formal
announcement of this alliance was made at the DirectEmployers
Annual Meeting and Conference on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, located in Arlington, Virginia.
About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The mission of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), a
501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is
dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by
addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the
global business environment. USCCF presents a broad range of programs
that promote a greater understanding of economic and public affairs
Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes, a program of USCCF, was launched in March 2011 as a
nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find
meaningful employment. Working with the Chamber’s vast network of state
and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public,
private, and non-profit sectors, HOH’s goal is to create a movement
across America in hundreds of communities.
HOH operates Fast Track, an online job search tool that identifies
pathways to careers in the fastest growing job markets in America and
the top industries driving that growth.
About DirectEmployers Association
is an employer-driven association focusing on talent acquisition and
inclusion that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify
job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet
EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job delivery.
About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies
Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is an organization
of state administrators of unemployment insurance laws, employment
services, training programs, employment statistics and labor market
information and other programs and services provided through the
publicly-funded state workforce system.
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