By 2016, more than 1 million U.S. military personnel are expected to transition to civilian life, including approximately 300,000 by August 2013.
Veterans’ roles, skills, and military training don’t easily map to civilian job descriptions. Yet, veterans possess skills, experience, and qualifications that are invaluable to today’s workforce, including teamwork and leadership skills, the proven ability to learn quickly, a strong work ethic, dedication, and the ability to work under pressure.
In addition to the task of finding a new career, veterans face possible physical and mental health issues and the challenges of settling back into civilian life.
Interested veterans can Contact the Cisco Veterans Program
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Cisco is a founding member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of 116 corporations committed to hiring a collective 100,000 veterans by 2015. We are also encouraging our 15,000+ channel partners to hire veterans through this coalition.
Cisco employee veterans volunteer at seven Cisco U.S. sites through Veterans Enablement and Troop Support (VETS) Employee Resource Organizations (EROs), providing a variety of support to both deployed and retired military personnel and their families.
Veterans Corporate Technology Day is an annual event held at several Cisco campuses each November to help veterans identify career opportunities in ICT and connect with potential mentors in the industry.
The cloud-based job resource pipelines developed by Futures, Inc. with support from Cisco use a sophisticated algorithm to match military job skill codes to civilian job openings. Other pipeline features include a résumé builder as well as SMS and email notifications for potential job matches.
Cisco WebEx technology is enabling virtual interviews between job seekers and potential employers.
Cisco’s VETS ERO volunteers have installed wireless access at the Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Forest Glen, Maryland; and San Antonio, Texas Fisher Houses, facilities that provides free lodging for families of military personnel and veterans being treated at their respective military hospitals.
As of September 2013, more than 77,000 veterans have found jobs through the 100,000 Jobs Mission.
Cisco Networking Academy courses offered at 18 locations on U.S. Army, Marine, and Navy bases have provided a pathway to entry-level ICT certifications and jobs for more than 41,000 active and transitioning military personnel.
Nearly 90,000 veterans using the Futures pipeline at h2h.jobs have been hired for civilian jobs.
Futures Inc.’s matching technology combined with Cisco WebEx is being used for Army, Marine, and Air Force hiring events, resulting in interview-to-hire ratios of more than 50 percent.
Networking Academy Resources
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Cisco Newsroom: Cisco and Partners Helping Put U.S. Veterans Back to Work
Cisco Newsroom: 2012 Veterans Corprorate Technology Day Photo Slidewhow
Cisco CSR Blog: Cisco Among Top 100 Companies Recruiting Veterans for 2012
Cisco CSR Blog: Military Veterans Need Support from U.S. Companies
WTVD-TV News: Jobs for Soldiers (Cisco WebEx enables virtual interviews)
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