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1 Working Together to Integrate Veterans in Your Workforce Moderator: Judith Villamil, Monster Government Solution Ted Wadsworth, Senior Director of Veteran Programs, Monster Government Solutions

2 Community based solution to help solve veteran unemployment Unique veteran recruiting event Today’s Discussion

3 Objectives Reduce veteran unemployment Create a high-quality, robust and reliable and talent pipeline Drive economic development

4 Vision To be the model community for veteran employment by educating local companies on the value of hiring and retaining veterans and providing the technology and resources they need to find, attract, connect with and hire veterans

5 Strategy A business-driven, community supported effort to: Implement a holistic approach Build a coalition Leverage best technology to connect veterans and employers Provide support to member companies in their efforts to hire, train and retain qualified veteran employees Share the cost and effort

6 TechnologyOutreach Education & Support Legislative Action Veteran & Employer Tools Resources Network Strategy Employer Support Tax Incentives Gov Contracting Certification Programs Internship Programs Education - Certification - Degree Programs Support - Mentorship - Employer Support Events Public Relations Advertising Social Meeting Partnerships Business Driven Approach

7 Build a Coalition Business Northern Virginia Technology Council Government County Government Virginia Department of Veterans Services Virginia Employment Commission Workforce Investment Boards Education George Mason University No. Virginia Community College Veteran Community

8 Resources for Veterans Online community and job board Job board Military skills translator Resources Training and resources Recruiting days VETWORKING teams

9 Outreach and Partnerships Collaboration among companies, academic institutions, state government offices and local nonprofits Department of Veterans Services Virginia Employment Commission Workforce Investment Boards Supporting Organizations Outreach to local bases and installations

10 Online Community and Resources Judy Villamil Monster Government Solutions Vision

11 Front Page

12 Military Skills Translator

13 Resume Builder

14 Results That best fit your job opening Are prioritized Easy to manage Resume Search

15 Job Search

16 Needs Industry Associations’ need to grow and provide greater value to members. Employers’ need reliable, motivated and qualified talent more cost-effectively. Veterans’ need for quick and easy access to employers and meaningful jobs. Workforce Investment Boards’ need for action to support veterans and economic development. Political leaders’ need to demonstrate leadership on veteran unemployment. 16 Why this Works

17 NOVATechVets.org

18 QUESTIONS?

19 V3 Recruiting Days Abandon the “traditional” job-fair format. Turn the tables on Employers and Veterans “Speed Dating” Employers learn first-hand what Veterans can offer Veterans learn first-hand about companies they might otherwise not have considered Networking Service Providers Quality vs. Quantity Direct Hires

20 V3 Recruiting Days Collaboration between public and private entities – Virginia Employment Commission – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve – H2H.jobs – Workforce Investment Boards – Northern Virginia Technology Council – Monster.com – Participating Employers

21 V3 Recruiting Days Implementation: – Half-day event – Focus on developing personal relationships – Create a Win/Win for Employers and Job-Seekers – Easy to replicate

22 V3 Recruiting Days Success 99% - Percentage of Veterans / Employers who had a positive experience 85% - Percentage of job-seekers who left the event with a promising lead toward employment 150 – Number of Veterans served (two events) 24 – Number companies connected with Veterans 20 – Number of actual hires reported (so far)

23 QUESTIONS?


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