Simply Hired Supports Job Search for Veterans on NRD.gov
Largest Job Search Engine Helps Veterans to Connect with More Than 500,000 Jobs as Part of President Obama’s Veterans Job Bank Initiative
Mountain View, Calif. – November 7, 2011 – SimplyHired.com®, the world’s largest job search engine, today announced that it will support the job search function of the National Resource Directory’s employment site, NRD.gov, by giving veterans access to more than 500,000 job listings from employers who have human resources policies in place that are favorable to former military personnel. SimplyHired.com will populate the Veterans Job Bank with jobs currently available from its Veteran-Friendly Companies job search filter (www.simplyhired.com/veteran). This tool allows veteran job seekers to view job listings from DirectEmployers Association member companies who take affirmative action to employ veterans in conformance with federal laws and regulations.
In August, President Obama issued a challenge to the private sector to hire or train 100,000 unemployed veterans or their spouses by the end of 2013. As part of the Joining Forces Initiative, the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden will lead this effort, urging employers to commit to the Veterans Job Bank initiative by pledging to hire or train veterans. SimplyHired.com will populate NRD.gov with the jobs available in its database that have been labeled as veteran-committed; and, as more employers undertake to become part of the Veterans Job Bank, Google will index these new job listings to help increase the available jobs for veterans on NRD.gov.
“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2010, the unemployment rate for veterans between 18 and 24 years old was 20.9 percent,” said Gautam Godhwani, co-founder and CEO, SimplyHired.com. “In response to this problem, SimplyHired.com has been committed to helping veterans find a job that they love while taking advantage of their unique skill sets through our Veteran-Friendly Companies job search filter. We are thrilled to join forces with NRD.gov and Google to take this responsibility one step further by helping veterans to access veteran-committed jobs in an intuitive and efficient manner.”
Veterans have an unemployment rate higher than the general population because many U.S. companies, and sometimes veterans themselves, do not know how to translate military experience into civilian job skills. In providing military veterans with access to employers who are committed to hiring veterans, SimplyHired.com is making the transition from service to employment as seamless as possible by bridging the gap between civilian employers and military experience.
Continued Mr. Godhwani: “A commitment by employers concerning veteran hiring is a key component of the Veterans Job Bank initiative. But, by offering an improved and more effective job search experience, SimplyHired.com is accelerating the initiative and helping veterans gain access to these jobs so they can find employment faster.”
The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. For more information about the Veterans Job Bank initiative, please visit NRD.gov.
With over eight million job listings, Simply Hired (www.SimplyHired.com) is the world’s largest job search engine -- 25 times the size of the biggest job board. Servicing 15 million monthly users across 24 countries, SimplyHired.com powers jobs on more than 25,000 network partner sites, including LinkedIn, CNNMoney, Washington Post and Bloomberg Businessweek. Reaching passive as well as active candidates, the SimplyHired.com network delivers millions of targeted job applicants and boasts one of the lowest cost-per-hire rates in the industry. The company is based in Mountain View, California and is funded by Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures.