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2014 National Veteran Employment Summit

Monster and is pleased to announce the National Veteran Employment Summit on April 30, 2014.

The Summit brings together leaders in business, government and education to share ideas and effective veteran employment and retention strategies.

The agenda will cover:

  • Employment from the veterans and spouse perspectives
  • The view from Capitol Hill
  • A frank discussion around what some employers quietly wonder about hiring veterans
  • What some organizations are doing to put commitments into action
  • Innovative regional efforts to spur veteran employment
Click here for the agenda

Summit speakers will include leaders in the public, private and non-profit sector as well as military leaders and veterans themselves, including:

  • Senator Joe Manchin, (D-W.Va.), United States Senate
  • John DiPiero, Senior Communications Partner for Veteran Engagement, USAA
  • Al Garver, Executive Director, Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States
  • Steve Gonzalez, Assistant Director, The American Legion
  • Vivian Greentree, Senior Vice President, Head of Military and Veteran Affairs at First Data Corporation
  • Evan Guzman, Head of Military and Veteran Affairs, Verizon
  • Admiral (ret.) John C. Harvey, Jr., Virginia Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security
  • Linda Nguyen, CEO, Workforce Central
  • Daniel Villao, Program Manager, Construction Labor Equity at City of Seattle

Keynote address: Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta

Our luncheon keynote speaker will be Sal Giunta, the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War. A true American hero and the author of Living with Honor, Giunta will inspire with his story of unwavering courage, dedicated teamwork, decisive leadership, as well as shed light on his own transition from military service.

This event is for leaders from organizations and human resources professionals who seek to improve or begin a veteran hiring program. Our day-long Summit is designed to be a dialog that will inform, educate and inspire all who attend.

Register now to take part in the discussion.

If you have any questions regarding the Summit, please contact us at for more information.


Monster and NVTC Join Forces to facilitate veteran hiring in Northern Virginia

Monster has joined forces with the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) to develop and launch a new career portal focused on connecting veteran job seekers with northern Virginia technology companies which is part of the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative. NVTC has launched the Veterans Employment Initiative to accelerate veterans’ transition to civilian life by providing better employment opportunities in Virginia. This Initiative will connect veterans to employment opportunities with Virginia’s technology companies.

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, 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 goal of the NVTC Veteran Employment Portal is as follows:
  • Support our Veterans in finding employment in Virginia by creating a community that expedites the transition from military to civilian employment
  • Create innovative ways for companies in our region to hire, train and retain Veterans
  • Collaborate with state and federal policymakers to remove the barriers that prevent government contractors from effectively hiring and training Veterans
  • Assist NVTC member companies in establishing or expanding their own internal Veteran programs
  • Aid Veterans in developing the skills necessary to find a job in the private sector and succeed in their private sector careers
  • Increase Veteran employment among NVTC member companies

To use the portal, companies must be NTVC members. For NVTC information, visit For more information on Monster’s veteran related products and services, contact Ted Wadsworth at 703-270-7214 or

Additional Resources

To download a copy of the National Veteran Employment Summit report in PDF format, click here.

To learn more about hiring veterans, visit the Veterans Employment Center.

To explore the Veteran Talent Index, a comprehensive analysis of transitioning military service members, veterans and their employers, visit the Veteran Talent Index page.

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