On November 2, IFA members participated in a webinar with Aneesh Chopra, the Chief Technology Officer of the United States, to preview the Veterans Job Bank, which President Obama unveiled during a White House press conference Nov. 7. The Veteran Job Bank is part of the National Resource Directory, a resource directory for veterans that will provides one site that veterans can use to search for job opportunities as they transition back into home life.
Beginning today, IFA members and all employers can use this new search tool designed to help connect veterans with employers looking to hire them. It already searches over 500,000 job postings and is growing. In a few easy steps, companies can make sure the job postings on their own websites are part of this Veterans Job Bank.
All of these services can also be accessed by visiting www.whitehouse.gov/vets.
To develop the site, Mr. Chopra and his team developed a schema that any career site or career page can use to tag a job so the job opportunity automatically appears in the Veterans Job Bank. This tagging schema can be implemented three different ways and is easily integrate with any web site. By using this tagging schema to post your jobs in the Veteran Job Bank, you are not only finding qualified workers, you are helping those who served and most importantly helping grow U.S. economy.
For more information about how IFA members can use the tagging schema to list their job opportunities targeted toward veterans on the Veteran Job Bank, please visit The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Posted by Matt Haller, IFA Director of Communications