MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monster.com, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), today announced that it is co-chairing the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Veterans Employment Initiative and powering its online community and job board . The announcement was made during an event today that included remarks by Gov. Bob McDonnell and Sen. Mark Warner.
“The NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative is about bringing together the technology business community with our region’s academic institutions and policymakers to create an ecosystem where veterans’ valuable skills and talents are matched to private sector needs”
Steve Cooker, Executive Vice President, Global Government Solutions for Monster Worldwide, who serves as a co-chair of the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative, spoke about why Monster is taking such an active role in the program, “This NVTC initiative aligns with our mission perfectly. At Monster, what we do is connect people with job opportunities - it’s in our DNA. Part of our deep and rich legacy working with the military and veterans comes from our subsidiary, Military.com. We also develop innovative solutions that help put veterans back to work – the military skills translator is a perfect example. Plus, we live here. We’re part of the Northern Virginia business community and we saw this NVTC initiative bringing all of those elements together right in our back yard.”
The company developed the online career site and the tools within it that veterans and employers will be using. Those innovative tools include the online community itself, and, for veterans, a Military Skills Translator, resume builder, career advice and a job search function. For employers, Monster’s unique job search technology, Power Resume Search, is made available to NVTC members along with easy job posting capabilities and free access to the veteran resume database with more than 800,000 veteran resumes.
“The NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative is about bringing together the technology business community with our region’s academic institutions and policymakers to create an ecosystem where veterans’ valuable skills and talents are matched to private sector needs,” said NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg. “We are extremely grateful to Steve Cooker and the entire Monster team for the time and resources they’ve invested in this initiative. Through the dedication and commitment of companies like Monster, our goal is to increase veteran employment in Virginia’s technology community and expedite veterans’ transition into civilian employment.”
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), is the global leader in successfully connecting job opportunities and people. Monster uses the world's most advanced technology to help people Find Better, matching job seekers to opportunities via digital, social and mobile solutions including monster.com®, our flagship website, and employers to the best talent using a vast array of products and services. As an Internet pioneer, more than 200 million people have registered on the Monster Worldwide network. Today, with operations in more than 40 countries, Monster provides the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities globally. For more information visit about-monster.com.
Military.com is the nation's largest military and veteran online news and membership organization serving active duty personnel, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those considering military careers. Military.com enables Americans with military affinity to access their benefits, advance their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected for life. Military.com is a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc. More information is available at www.military.com.
About The Northern Virginia Technology Council
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies and organizations, including businesses from all sectors of the technology industry, service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at www.nvtc.org.