USTechVets.org Aims to Foster Veteran Employment

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Veterans looking for a job in the technology sector can now turn to USTechVets.org, an online community designed to connect the one million service members who are transitioning back to civilian life to the tech companies that might hire them.

The website, sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association, the Northern Virginia Technology Council and Monster Worldwide (Military.com's parent company), was announced today during a press conference at the International CES, the electronics industry trade show taking place in Las Vegas, and features 10,000 job listings at launch.

"The technology industry is one of America's fastest-growing sectors and is hungry for high-quality talent," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. "Veterans bring valuable skills and experience to the job, such as leadership, team-building, motivation, a strong work ethic and quick thinking, as well as experience working in a mission-focused environment.

"These qualities are highly prized in the technology sector. We understand that a workforce with these outstanding merits can be an incredible competitive advantage in the marketplace. More, veterans have served our nation. It's our duty to give back to them."

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is partnering to promote U.S. Tech Vets to its more than 1.2 million members. Other industry trade associations joining the CEA and NVTC in TechVets.org are the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), CompTIA, Electronic Security Association (ESA), Professional Services Council (PSC), Security Industry Association (SIA), Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA).

In addition to job listings, the site features a military skills translator that helps veterans classify their military skills in terms that private-sector employers will recognize. Employers will get free access to Monster's database of more than 800,000 veteran resumes.

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