December 15, 2014

American Legion Launches Career Platform for Veteran Employment

career platform for vetsThe American Legion, a sponsorship organization of U.S. war veterans, has launched a new web platform to help military veterans translate military skills to job skills, find employment, start businesses, and make successful transitions.

Among the key features of The American Legion’s Veteran Employment Center are:

  • A Veteran Job Search tool, powered by, which helps veterans find current job listings near them. By entering a zip code, veterans can find job listings that fit their skill sets within a chosen distance from their location.
  • A series of 10 custom-produced videos to help veterans start and succeed in business. The series, “Veteran Video Guide: Starting and Growing a Business,” is sponsored by ADP and provides guidance from successful veteran entrepreneurs, including members of the American Legion’s Business Task Force.
  • A listing of American Legion-sponsored or produced veteran career fairs nationwide, with links to registration sites.
  • Links to important forms, sites, and agency platforms that help veterans in their career search, including (the federal government’s job-listing site), Department of Labor online tools to understand and calculate Veterans Preference points, and a VA Military Skills Translator.

Additional information in the site includes resume-writing advice from field experts, a portal to’s benefits platform, and headlines about the American Legion’s advocacy on behalf of veterans seeking civilian careers.

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Joshua Bjerke, from Savannah, Georgia, focuses on articles involving the labor force, economy, and HR topics including new technology and workplace news. Joshua has a B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in International Studies and is currently pursuing his M.A. in International Security.