Employers Finding It Difficult To Translate Military Skills To Their Opportunities Now Have A Simple, Automated Solution

INDIANAPOLIS, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today DirectEmployers Association is launching their latest online program to help veterans find jobs. This new effort is a .jobs Military Crosswalk platform customized for hiring companies worldwide.

For years companies have become frustrated when trying to hire transitioning military into their corporate ranks due to a high-level of difficulty in translating military skills to their open positions. DirectEmployers now provides companies with a corporate branded solution to help them address this issue.

Simple, automated solution

Powered by the .jobs Universe, this innovative platform allows service men and women preparing to transition into civilian life to use their current Military Occupation Code (MOC) or Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) to easily find civilian jobs on corporate career sites. This technology provides the cornerstone all companies need to start effectively communicating their available employment opportunities to military men and women who are transitioning into civilian life.

Earlier this year, DirectEmployers launched www.Veterans.jobs, an extensive online program to assist transitioning military personnel in all branches of our armed forces in quickly and efficiently finding employment.

Carrie Corbin, AT&T, Associate Director – Talent Attraction, said, “AT&T has aggressively recruited veterans for decades, in part because the technical skills and leadership experience gained in the military transfer very well to our company and culture.”

After seeing the implementation of Veterans.jobs I asked if the technology could be adapted to fit our specific company needs. DirectEmployers Association immediately began working with AT&T to pilot the .jobs Military Crosswalk within our career site to help make it even easier for transitioning military to find real and verified jobs at AT&T.”

Camber Corporation, Providence Health & Services, and ConocoPhillips join AT&T in piloting this new technology. These pilot sites are available online at:


This is a great program for the entire human resource community as well as the nation’s transitioning military and their families. Providence Health & Services is adopting this technology to help us tap into this skilled source of candidates,” stated Rhonda Stickley, Providence Health & Services, Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition & six-year U.S. Army veteran.

DirectEmployers’ new military .jobs initiative expands the potential of an already established and robust partnership with the public sector, the National Labor Exchange (NLX). Offered in partnership with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), the NLX is a free, job-search engine feeding job openings into 50 publicly funded state job banks. This has substantially increased offerings to all jobs eekers, and especially veterans. Since March 2007, the NLX has provided over 9 million, unduplicated, current jobs to state workforce agency staff dedicated to serving veterans. The NLX uses no federal funds for operations, research, or development. Rather, this unique public-private partnership leverages private, non-profit-owned technology with existing state workforce agency resources to enhance offerings to veterans.

“With President Obama’s announcement to start bringing troops home and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting a June 13.3% jobless rate for veterans who served any time since September 2001 (Gulf War-era II veterans) this is a very valuable and timely tool available to all corporations,” stated Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, 600 plus member employer association. As provided in its corporate bylaws, the business and affairs of the Association are managed by a board of directors consisting of member company representatives. Daily operations are managed by an executive director and operations staff at the direction of the president and board of directors. Its mission is to provide employers an employment network that is cost-effective, improves labor market efficiency and reaches an ethnically diverse national workforce.

About National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is a private, non-profit organization, representing 52 state and territorial workforce agencies in general and the publicly-funded veterans’ employment programs in particular. The mission of NASWA is to serve as an advocate for state workforce programs and policies, a liaison to federal workforce system partners, and a forum for the exchange of information among states.

Assists military personnel in transitioning from active duty to employment opportunities in the civilian workforce. Using the Military Crosswalk, Veterans can enter their military occupation plus the .jobs suffix to find relevant civilian jobs. Examples: www.42F.jobs; www.25B.jobs; www.2891.jobs

SOURCE DirectEmployers Association


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