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Monster Study Reveals Veteran Friendly Employers Key to Attracting Veteran Talent

Monster released the sixth edition of the Veterans Talent Index (VTI) providing insight into what veterans look for from employers, what types of retention programs are being used, and what concerns employers have when hiring veterans.

The Veteran Talent Index is a snapshot of the current veteran hiring landscape. Launched three years ago, the Index provides ongoing and quantifiable metrics of employment conditions for transitioning service members and the employers hiring them. Twice a year, veterans and employers are surveyed, and this report marks the sixth survey of Gulf War Era II veterans, which include veterans who have served since 9/11 .

The sixth edition also includes a summary of the Veteran Employment Summit. The event brought together human resources professionals, hiring managers and veteran service organizations looking to enhance, or begin a veteran or military-spouse hiring program. The Summit differed from other veteran employment programs in that it went beyond reinforcing the notion that veteran hiring is important, and put the right people in the room together to focus more on proven recruitment and retention strategies.

For more information, read the complete report from Monster’s comprehensive May 2014 Veterans Talent Index, and to learn more about hiring veterans, visit the Veterans Employment Center.


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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