HireHonor: Making a Difference in Veteran Hiring in America

A blog from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship's Executive Forum
Nov 28, 2011 3:45 PM ET

Executive Forum Blog

By Lew Karabatsos, Vice President, Corporate Philanthropy and Workplace Communications, Monster Worldwide

During the month of November, the U.S. traditionally celebrates Veterans Day, focusing attention on those who have served our country through military service. It is a time to reflect not only on their contributions but also on their post-service needs, which have evolved over the years. One key challenge today, for example, is how to successfully seek employment after service.   Veterans represent an elite and diverse talent pool available for hire. Most veterans possess transferable skills, professional discipline and positive attributes identifiable in today’s evolving workforce. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, by hiring veterans, employers can leverage the U.S. military’s $140 billion per year spent on education and training and tap into the 200,000 service members who transition to the civilian workforce each year.   The current job market in this post-recessionary economy is a challenge for everyone. But for veterans, that challenge is compounded by the complex issues of transitioning from military to civilian life.   Monster has had a history of support for the military and their families, especially through its Military.com website. Established in 2000, Military.com is the largest military membership organization with more than 10 million registered members, connecting the military community to all the benefits of service. Most recently, the company, in partnership with government and industry, launched the HireHonor™ program as part of its commitment to helping our nation’s veterans find civilian positions that utilize their experiences and skills.   Click here to read more about how Monster is helping our nation’s veterans find civilian positions that utilize their experiences and skills.   BCCC19130