Google Designs Job-Hunting Tool For Veterans
Google honored Veteran’s Day in the U.S. by launching a new website designed to assist military veterans in the transition back into civilian life and offer some valuable job-search assistance.
"There are almost 22 million military veterans in the United States today and millions more around the world," MSN quoted Google’s Chief Legal Officer David Drummond post on Google+.
The new site - Google for Veterans and Families – puts together a variety of useful, pre-existing online tools such as Google Calendar, Gmail, and other resources.
It also features veteran-specific Google Plus and YouTube services.
Google, in a partnership with the National Resource Directory, created a job-search tool customized for returning soldiers called Veterans Job Bank, Yahoo News reported.
Currently, it contains about half a million job openings around the U.S.
The search engine seeks out veteran-committed job openings in various employment databases.
It also offers employers some instruction about how to make their vacancies appear in veteran-specific searches.
Google’s future plans for the site, which also includes an automatic Resume Builder tool based on Google Docs, is to add a Tour Builder tool that will allow veterans to create a visual history of their service with photos, video, and links.
More information about Google’s new services for military veterans is available at the official Google blog.