Transition Benefits: Veterans Job Bank Links Employers With Separating Sailors

Story Number: NNS111115-08Release Date: 11/15/2011 3:35:00 PM
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From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Sailors transitioning from the Navy seeking to begin a second career can access an online job bank geared to connect veterans with employers who desire the skills veterans bring to the work force.

The Veterans Job Bank provides a central resource that allows veterans to access jobs available specifically for them, according to the site.
The job bank is available at and is part of the National Resource Directory website. The website enables veterans to search a variety of job boards, corporate employment sites, and social media platforms with one click.

Sailors and veterans can search for jobs based on location and keyword, or by rating or officer designator to find jobs more closely aligned with their skills and abilities.

The site also provides a way for employers to target veterans by enabling employers to "tag" job postings for specifically for former service members.

Currently, the Veterans Job Bank contains more than 500,000 open job listings, a number that is expected to continue to grow as more employers and companies tag job postings on their own websites and add them to the job bank.

The Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs departments created the National Resource Directory located at to link wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families and caregivers to nationwide resources that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

The directory also contains information on a broad range of topics, including benefits and compensation, education and training, employment, caregiver support, health, housing, and transportation and travel.

A video on how to use the Veterans Job Bank from the White House's Joining Forces blog can be found at

Sailors may also access the site and learn about additional transition assistance from Navy Personnel Command's Transition Information Web Page available at

For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit

Sailors and Marines man-the-rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while entering Pearl Harbor for a port visit.
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August 31, 2011
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