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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.”