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President Obama believes that no veteran should have to fight for a job at home after they fight for our nation overseas. On November 21st, the President signed The Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, a law that combines provisions of the veterans’ tax credits from the President’s American Jobs Act , Chairman Murray’s Hiring Heroes Act and Chairman Miller’s Veterans’ Opportunity to Work Act into a comprehensive package that will aggressively attack the unacceptably high rate of veteran’s unemployment. The Obama Administration has also created resources to help veterans translate their military skills for the civilian workforce, built new online tools to aid their search for jobs, and partnered with the Chamber of Commerce and the private sector to make it easier to connect our veterans with companies that want to hire them:

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Employers looking to hire veterans

The Veterans Job Bank connects unemployed veterans to job openings with companies that want to hire them. The Obama Administration partnered with leading job search companies to create a new, easy to use online service that enables employers to “tag” job postings for veterans. It launched with more than 500,000 job listings, a number that will continue growing as more companies tag the job postings on their own websites and add them to the Veterans Job Bank.

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Employers looking to hire veterans

Veterans Recruiting Services connects employers and veterans through virtual career fairs. VRS offers services to assist veterans and their spouses as they transition to the civilian workforce, and helps employers find the right highly qualified, educated and well-trained veterans for their businesses.

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Veterans

My Next Move for Veterans is an easy-to-use online tool created by the Department of Labor that allows veterans to enter information about their experience and skills in the field, and match it with civilian careers that put that experience to use. The site also includes information about salaries, apprenticeships, and other related education and training programs.

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Veterans

The Veteran Gold Card provides post-9/11 veterans with extra support as they transition out of the military. Once a veteran has downloaded the Veteran Gold Card, he or she can access six months of personalized case management, assessments and counseling at the roughly 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers located across the country.
Hero 2 Hired (H2H)
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Veterans

Hero 2 Hired (H2H) is a comprehensive employment program provided by the Department of Defense that offers everything a Reserve Component job seeker needs to find their next opportunity, including job listings, career exploration tools, education and training resources, virtual career fairs, a mobile app for IOS, Android and Windows Phones, an innovative Facebook application and a variety of networking opportunities. H2H also provides vast recruiting opportunities for military-friendly employers, including unlimited free postings; ability to send digital invitations to gauge the interest of potential veteran candidates; automatic notifications for applications; H2H messages and connect requests; and search capabilities on H2H's database to match the qualifications required for positions. h2h.jobs/
U.S. Chamber of Congress Hiring Our Heroes
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Veterans

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is committed to Hiring Our Heroes, and are sponsoring 100 hiring fairs for veterans and military spouses in local communities across the country between March 2011-March 2012. They have also created strategic partnerships to deal with specific populations of veterans and their unique challenges in three other areas to include: a Wounded Warrior Transition Assistance Program, a Post 9-11 Student Veteran Internship and Employment Program, and a Women Veterans and Military Spouses Employment Program.
The Military Spouses Employment Program
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Veterans

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership http://www.msepjobs.com/ (MSEP) is a comprehensive web-enabled recruitment and career partnership solution connecting military spouses to employers seeking a 21st century workforce with the skills and attributes possessed by military spouses. MSEP provides a digital recruiting platform for vetted FORTUNE 500 PLUS employers who have committed to identifying and promoting career employment opportunities for military spouses, posting job openings on the MSEP web portal, and to offering transferrable, portable careers to relocating military spouse employees.
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Veterans

VetSuccess.gov provides comprehensive transition and employment resources for veterans, service members, and their families. VetSuccess.gov serves as a virtual employment resource center where veterans can browse job listings, post resumes and apply for positions online. VetSuccess.gov also provides links to over 8 million jobs on the VetCentral site.

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