Google launches new tool to help vets find jobs

In an effort to help servicemembers transition into the civilian workforce, Google has announced a new tool that makes it easier to match military work experience with civilian job openings.

The language used to describe military service and civilian employment is not always the same, and it can be difficult for both the job seeker and employer to determine whether certain skillsets match a job ad.

The tool, Cloud Talent Solution, allows users to search jobs using U.S. military occupational specialty codes—MOS, AFSC, or NEC.

Once a user inputs their code on career sites and job boards powered by Cloud Talent Solution, the tool will automatically return a list of civilian jobs that best align with the skills they gained in the military.

Matthew Hudson, program manager at Google Cloud, is a veteran himself and said he is honored by the new tool.

“I’m proud that my fellow veteran Googlers and I had the chance to provide input on these tools to make sure we’re best serving those who so dutifully served our country,” he said in an Aug. 27th blog post, adding, “Google is committed to creating opportunities for everyone, and with today’s announcement, we hope our technology can help make transitioning to civilian life a little bit easier.”

Reader comments

Wed, Oct 10, 2018 KAJ

Karen what do the tool designed for vets have to do with your comments? SMH!!

Tue, Oct 9, 2018 Karen Washington, DAc

As a retired Director in the Fed Govt I hired & had to let go or fire 5pt & 10 pt preference beyerisans because of work ethics, time & attendance, excessive leave. If applying for a job in Fed Govt, they need to receive guidance on Govt policies, rules & regulations if never forked in the public sector before. I could elaborate further but I will leave it here.

Wed, Sep 5, 2018 Rose Rodriguez Bronx, NY

This is wonderful news. I am an Army Veteran that works with Veterans. It is nice to have this search engine cater to Veterans, and transitioning military personnel. Keep up the great work!

Tue, Sep 4, 2018

Article on how to go job hunting for the vets.

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