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Companies hire vets for San Antonio jobs

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

According to a news item, one organization has reached its long term goal of hiring vets for San Antonio jobs, among other areas across the nation.

In early 2011, 11 companies — including JPMorgan Chase — launched the mission to hire at least 100,000 veterans by 2020. Since then, 120 more companies from nearly every sector of the U.S. economy have joined forces. The companies also have pledged to share best practices with other coalition members; many are on the 100,000 Jobs Mission website.

The 100,000 Jobs Mission said its coalition members hired a total of 117,439 U.S. military veterans by the end of 2013 – surpassing the coalition’s original goal seven years early.

“I congratulate JPMorgan Chase and the companies that are part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission in reaching their goal of hiring 100,000 U.S. military veterans,” said Tim McGraw, friend of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, in a video message. “I salute you for all you’re doing to help returning veterans on the home front. Here’s to the next 100,000.”

The coalition said it will double its original hiring goal to a total of 200,000 U.S. military veterans by the year 2020.

“Reaching this important milestone is great news for veterans and employers alike,” said Maureen Casey, Director of Military and Veterans Affairs at JPMorgan Chase, a founding company in the 100,000 Jobs Mission. “We have been able to make a difference in the lives of so many of our nation’s veterans, and those veterans bring tremendous skills and experience to the workplace.”

Vets get connected to San Antonio jobs

Monday, January 20th, 2014

With the creation of a new site, veterans are getting connected to San Antonio jobs.

USTechVets.org is an online community to connect the service members who are transitioning back into civilian life to employment opportunities within the technology industry.

Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and Monster Worldwide, Inc. Monster.com, U.S. Tech Vets helps civilian careers, reduce veteran unemployment and provide America’s veteran workforce access to jobs within the technology industry.

USTechVets.org, powered by Monster.com, an online employment solution, features free tools and resources for employers and for transitioning military personnel, veterans and their family members.

Tools for veterans include a military skills translator to match each veteran’s skills, training and collateral duties to civilian jobs; a searchable database of jobs in the technology sector; and educational resources to help veterans develop skills to thrive in a private sector career.

USTechVets.org member companies will receive free access to Monster’s database of more than 800,000 veteran resumes. Employers also can automatically or directly post their jobs to the site, which veterans can search.

Joining CEA and NVTC in this effort are several national technology associations including the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), CompTIA, Electronic Security Association (ESA), National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Professional Services Council (PSC), Security Industry Association (SIA), Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and Wireless Infrastructure Association (PCIA).

In addition, DAV, a national veterans advocacy and assistance organization with more than 1.2 million members, is partnering to promote U.S. Tech Vets to its constituents.

“NVTC member companies believe overall workforce development is one of the greatest long-term challenges facing our technology community,” said NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg. “Through the combined power of the organizations involved in this initiative, we hope to accelerate veterans’ transition to civilian life by providing access to thousands of employment opportunities across the technology sector and the tools and resources they need to succeed.”

“Veterans with the right mix of business, communication and technical skills can find rewarding careers in the tech industry. In the past two years, some 16,000 veterans have earned nearly 22,000 CompTIA certifications. These IT skills certifications can be a first step in transitioning from active duty to civilian life,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA. “We applaud the launch of USTechVets.org as it helps to connect employers and veterans and to expand the tech workforce.”

Companies hire for San Antonio transportation jobs

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

As the economy begins to right itself, companies are also stepping up and hiring for San Antonio transportation jobs, among other jobs in the nation.

The latest Manpower survey points out that U.S. employers report a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +13%. This represents the strongest Outlook reported in Quarter 1 since 2008 when the Outlook was +16%. At +13%, the Outlook is the same as the Quarter 4 2013 Outlook and is up from +12% during the same period last year.

For Quarter 1 2014, employers have a positive Outlook in all 13 industry sectors included in the survey: Leisure & Hospitality (+23%), Wholesale & Retail Trade (+19%), Professional & Business Services (+16%), Transportation & Utilities (+13%), Information (+13%), Nondurable Goods Manufacturing (+12%), Mining (+11%), Durable Goods Manufacturing (+10%), Financial Activities (+10%), Construction (9%), Education & Health Services (+8%), Other Services (+6%) and Government (+6%).

When the industry sector data is compared quarter-over-quarter, staff levels are expected to remain relatively stable among employers in 12 industry sectors. Only Transportation & Utilities employers anticipate a slight decrease in the hiring pace.

Employers in all four U.S. regions surveyed report positive Net Employment Outlooks. Quarter-over-quarter, plans to add workers remain consistent among employers in all regions. Compared to one year ago at this time, employers in the South project a slight increase in hiring for Quarter 1 2014, while employers in the Northeast, Midwest and West expect a relatively stable hiring environment.

Employers optimistic about transportation jobs in San Antonio

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

The latest Manpower survey reflects an optimism about transportation jobs in San Antonio in 2014.

According to the survey, U.S. employers report a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +13%.

About 17 percent anticipate an increase in staff levels in their Quarter 1 2014 hiring plans, while 7 percent expect a decrease in payrolls, resulting in a Net Employment Outlook of +10%. When seasonally adjusted, the Net Employment Outlook becomes +13%.

Seventy-three percent of employers expect no change in their hiring plans. The final 3 percent of employers are undecided about their hiring intentions.

For Quarter 1 2014, employers have a positive Outlook in all 13 industry sectors included in the survey: Leisure & Hospitality (+23%), Wholesale & Retail Trade (+19%), Professional & Business Services (+16%), Transportation & Utilities (+13%), Information (+13%), Nondurable Goods Manufacturing (+12%), Mining (+11%), Durable Goods Manufacturing (+10%), Financial Activities (+10%), Construction (9%), Education & Health Services (+8%), Other Services (+6%) and Government (+6%).

When the industry sector data is compared quarter-over-quarter, staff levels are expected to remain relatively stable among employers in 12 industry sectors. Only Transportation & Utilities employers anticipate a slight decrease in the hiring pace.

Employers in all four U.S. regions surveyed report positive Net Employment Outlooks. Quarter-over-quarter, plans to add workers remain consistent among employers in all regions. Compared to one year ago at this time, employers in the South project a slight increase in hiring for Quarter 1 2014, while employers in the Northeast, Midwest and West expect a relatively stable hiring environment.

This represents the strongest Outlook reported in Quarter 1 since 2008 when the Outlook was +16%. At +13%, the Outlook is the same as the Quarter 4 2013 Outlook and is up from +12% during the same period last year.

“Employers remain optimistic and continue to gradually improve their hiring projections despite the uneven economic recovery and other global and domestic influences,” said Jonas Prising, President, ManpowerGroup. “We’re starting to see talent strategy match the importance of business strategy as individuals with the right skills and experience become harder to find. Today, almost every major business decision focuses on knowing how to access, mobilize and optimize workforces to remain competitive.”