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1 JAN is a service of the U.S. Department of Labors Office of Disability Employment Policy. 1 Veterans Issues Speakers: Anne Hirsh, M.S., JAN Co-Director Lisa Stern, Veterans Workforce Consultant Bob Foley, Wounded Warrior Program Manager

2 Employment features of the National Resource Directory

3 A website for wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, caregivers and those who support them A collaboration between the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs An access point to nearly 14,000 government and non- government services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration What is the National Resource Directory?

4 Federal, state and local government agencies Veterans service organizations Non-profit and community-based organizations Academic institutions and professional associations Suggest a Resource Participation Policy Sources of Information

5 Subject Categories on the NRD Benefits & Compensation Education & Training Employment Family & Caregiver Support Health Homeless Assistance Housing Transportation & Travel Volunteer Opportunities Other Services & Resources

6 Employment Section of the NRD Transitioning from the Military to a Civilian Career Specialized Support and Information for Wounded Warriors Employer Resources Employment FAQs ently_asked_questions/employment ently_asked_questions/employment

7 Career Exploration Tools Transition Assistance Working for the Federal Government Self-Employment & Business Ownership Apprenticeship, Licensing, Credentialing & Certification Resources Specifically for Military Spouses Military to Civilian Skills Translators Job Listings & Placement Assistance Industry Specific Career Training Mentoring & Internships Employment Laws & Veterans' Preference Information on Unemployment Benefits Transitioning from the Military to a Civilian Career

8 Specialized Support & Information for Employers Specialized Support for Wounded Warriors Employment Support Programs & Related Services Workplace Accommodations for Acquired Injuries Employer Resources Resources for Finding Veteran Job Candidates Employment Laws & Regulations Employer Associations Supporting Veterans in the Workplace Information for Federal Employers & Federal Contractors

9 Resources for Finding Veteran Job Candidates Americas Heroes at Work Step-by-Step Toolkit for Employers A toolkit designed assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.

10 Six Steps Step 1: Design a Strategy Step 2: Create a Welcoming and Educated Workplace Step 3: Actively Recruit Veterans, Wounded Warriors and Military Spouses Step 4: Hire Qualified Veterans and Learn how to Accommodate Wounded Warriors Step 5: Promote an Inclusive Workplace to Retain Veteran Employees Step 6: Keep Helpful Tools and Resources at your Fingertips

11 Copyright. Unpublished Work. Raytheon Company. Customer Success Is Our Mission is a registered trademark of Raytheon Company. Veteran Hiring at Raytheon. Bob Foley Wounded Warrior Program Manager; 8 November, 2011

12 Raytheons Case for Hiring Veterans: Experienced in using our technology, products, and services. Familiarity with our customers and their missions. To recognize our veterans for their contributions to our company. We share a bond in the desire to help protect our country. They bring technical and leadership skills, enhanced through military experience, that can be applied to our positions. Many have security clearances through DOD or other agencies. 2/10/201412

13 RTN Armed Services Support 2/10/2014 Well provide NoDoubt solutions that work flawlessly Well support your families while youre deployed Well support you if you were wounded or injured during combat Well support you as you enter the next phase of your life Well support you as you gain new skills to compete for 21st Century IT jobs Well support you as you transition to the civilian workforce

14 RTNs Veteran & WW Hiring Strategy: How we attract, network, and recruit both veterans and wounded warriors... 2/10/201414

15 2/10/2014 Operation Phoenix Mission To attract, recruit and retain Military Veteran Talent Vision Build a strong and cooperative partnership with the military community to attain win-win situations Develop a talent pipeline with military departments and support agencies to establish and maintain a steady stream of highly qualified and diverse military candidates to fill the myriad number of open positions at Raytheon Continue to aggressively assist Veterans, Wounded Warriors and spouses obtain meaningful and productive employment with Raytheon Develop a Community of Practice to support and mentor Raytheon military veterans Objective Deploy a fully standardized Operation Phoenix recruiting plan across the enterprise in 2011

16 Operation Phoenix Branded approach on attracting, recruiting and retaining veterans and their spouses and caregivers to Raytheon. Working to leverage the enterprise for attracting military talent through our Talent Acquisition (TA) efforts: –RTN-TA attends over 50 veteran-related career fairs, hiring expos, and outreach events each year across the country. –TA is seeking to capture our outreach efforts & to be more systematic in order to yield positive, measureable recruiting-results. –RTNs outreach, recruiting, support, and involvement with military related associations, advocates, and other government agencies are growing rapidly Department of Labor Toolkit for Employers: ( 2/10/201416

17 Operation Phoenix: Raytheon TA-Team RMS: (1) Derek RTSC: (1) Steve IDS: (1) Claude IIS: (1) Linwood NCS: (1) Kevin SAS: (1) Jaime Corp: (1) Bob (and a supporting Raytheon team of approximately 72,000.) 2/10/201417

18 Tips to Consider: Dont imply hiring unless its likely. (Possibility versus probability.) Dont seek to source or network at DOD/VA hospitals. (Theyre for healing not hiring.) Be aware of personal responsibility & its implications: Very important to military professionals. (ie: You are the company.) HR-Build a Vet Mentor network internally to help new veteran-hires. Think about workforce development & careers for vets. Vets trust vets: Advocate for & use your vet-team both internally & externally. 2/10/201418

19 Questions ? 2/10/201419

20 NEW Employment Features National Resource Directory

21 Updated Employment FAQs Are there any special hiring authorities for Veterans seeking federal employment opportunities? How can I find out about job openings in my local community, as well as jobs in the federal government? How do I translate my military training and experience into civilian terms? If I need some assistance with my job search, who can I contact? What are some of the employment-related laws that protect me as a Veteran and what are my rights and responsibilities under each? What is Veterans Preference for Federal employment?

22 NEW: Veterans Job Bank (Beta) The Veterans Job Bank was created in coordination with private industry leaders such as Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, SimplyHired, LinkedIn, BranchOut and Monster. A highlight of the search capability is a military occupational code (MOC) translator that will take the users military job and convert it into civilian job skills, which then can be used to select specific real world skills/jobs he or she wishes to include in their search. Job Search Widget: arch_widget arch_widget

23 Example: MOS Translation - 11B 11B – Infantryman (US Army) Construction Laborers Correctional Officers and Jailers Emergency Management Specialists Fire-line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators Police Patrol Officers Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists Security Guards Training and Development Managers/Specialists Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer

24 Tagging Job Opportunities Instructions for Employer Participation uctions_for_employer_participation uctions_for_employer_participation An overview of the JobPosting schema Instructions for employers on how to tag job postings Resources/tools that simplify implementation.

25 How to Stay Connected to the NRD GovDelivery: Subscribe for updates on the NRD home page RSS feeds (all news, subjects, locations): dex dex Social Media LinkedIn Facebook Twitter @NRDgov Email:

26 Situations and Solutions Veterans Issues 26

27 Example A retired Army medic had difficulty managing stress in the workplace due to her PTSD. Her stress intolerance was intensified when she heard the emergency medical helicopter arrive and depart from the hospital where she worked as a nurse. Veterans Issues 27

28 Accommodation The nurse was reassigned to a vacant position on a unit that was far from the heli-pad so she rarely heard the helicopter. During times when the helicopter staff would practice maneuvers in her area she was allowed to work a flexible schedule. Veterans Issues 28

29 Example A veteran with PTSD was working for state government on a team project. The employer decided to move the teams office to the basement of a building. Once the move occurred, the veteran realized that the noises in the basement were triggering memories of explosions and causing flare ups of his PTSD. He asked that the team be moved to a different location. Veterans Issues 29

30 ACCOMMODATION: The employer did not want to move the entire team but was able to find an office on the first floor of the same building for the veteran. The rest of the team remained in the basement, but team meetings were held upstairs. Veterans Issues 30

31 Example A wounded service member was returning to his civilian office job in a manufacturing plant. He had a TBI, which caused seizures. He had to periodically travel through the plant and his employer was concerned about him having a seizure and getting hurt by machinery or industrial vehicles. Veterans Issues 31

32 ACCOMMODATION: The employer established a route of travel for all employees walking through the plant, away from machinery and separate from the industrial vehicle route of travel. Veterans Issues 32

33 Example Prior to entering the service, a veteran had been a heavy equipment mechanic. However, one of his arms was amputated during his military service and he could no longer repair large, heavy equipment. Veterans Issues 33

34 ACCOMMODATION: He decided to try self-employment, specializing in small equipment repair. He purchased a multi-lift and overhead hoist to hold the equipment while he worked on it. Veterans Issues 34

35 Example A heating/cooling technician had a burn injury on his waist and chest from a service connected injury. He had difficulty wearing the polyester uniform required by his employer. Veterans Issues 35

36 ACCOMMODATION: His employer had uniforms custom made for him out of cotton. Veterans Issues 36

37 Veterans Issues Contact (800)526-7234 (V) & (877)781-9403 (TTY) & 37

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