Google just launched a new job search engine, the National Resource Directory, to help military veterans find jobs more easily.
Google worked closely with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to create this custom search engine that features 500K+ job openings from employers around the country who are committed to hiring military veterans.
Other private sector companies, like Twitter, Simply Hired and LinkedIn, are also committed to helping veterans find jobs. Earlier today, President Barack Obama spoke about the importance of getting military veterans back to work, and announced the resource for veterans, the Veterans Job Bank tool.
"This custom search engine uses the power and scale of Google search to constantly crawl the web, looking for JobPosting markup from Schema.org on sites like simplyhired.com to identify veteran-committed job openings," Google Search Product Manager Christina Chen writes on the Google blog. "An employer can easily add a job posting to NRD simply by adding that markup to their own web page. As pages are updated or removed from the web, they’re automatically updated and removed from the system, keeping the available job postings on NRD fresh and up to date."
Simply Hired identified 500K+ jobs to add to the Job Bank, LinkedIn will begin implementing a new tagging method to help identify veteran listings on the service, and Twitter now has a special landing page veterans.tweetmyjobs.com to encourage veterans to follow that job channel.
Tweetmyjobs lets veterans tweet their resume and find channels to follow on Twitter. Additionally, the handle @VetResumes will tweet veterans' resumes to help employers better identify potential candidates.
To learn more about the Obama administration's initiative to get veterans back to work and other private sector companies involved, click here.