Google launches VetNet for military veterans in transition

The site, VetNet, offers veterans three different “tracks” from which to choose from for veterans to organize their post-military careers…and lives.

  1. The first, Basic Training, is designed to help those seeking jobs. This track offers resume samples and advice.
  2. The second track is Career Connections, which links users to corporate mentors and other veterans. It has links to job fairs, and other events in the community powered by the US Chamber of Commerce.
  3. And the third track, Entrepreneur, is designed for those seeking to start their own business. This track offers among other things links to training programs, and information about government contracting.

Google chose to join forces with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, and Hire Heroes USA. “We wanted to really move the needle in the right direction. And working with our three partners, we asked: What can we do together to help you reach more people?” said Carrie Laureno, founder of the Google Veterans Network. After clicking a button to connect with VetNet, users gain access to a weekly snapshot of “what’s happening” in the veteran-employment arena as well as to a ready group of business advisers and to an ongoing array of virtual “hangouts” that train people on basics from resume writing to making “elevator pitches” or that allow veterans to hear insights from leaders in retail, transportation, retail and entrepreneurship, Laureno said.

According to a recent NBC News article, an April 2012 study by the Center for a New American Security indicated that over 40,000 nonprofit groups now exist with the mission of meeting the needs of veterans and their families. And Google hopes to join forces with as many of these organizations as possible.

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Watch the VetNet Video


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