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 more than 80 corporations committed to hiring a collective 100,000 veterans by 2020. 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 Groups (ERGs), 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. 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 ERG volunteers have upgraded broadband access at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, connecting 5000 U.S. Air Force personnel with loved ones back home, and installed wireless access at the Fort Belvoir, Virginia Fisher House—a facility that provides free lodging for families of patients at the nearby Fort Belvoir military hospital.
As of March 31, 2013, more than 64,000 veterans have found jobs through the 100,000 Jobs Mission.
Cisco Networking Academy courses offered at 21 locations on U.S. Army, Marine, and Navy bases have provided a pathway to entry-level ICT certifications and jobs for nearly 33,000 active and transitioning military personnel.
More than 90,000 active, transitioning, and wounded Marines and 140,000 members of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America are expected to have access to Futures job resource pipelines.
Networking Academy Resources
Job Search Resources
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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