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ConnectVETS is a national leader in providing online job search education and career transition resources for transitioning Service Members and Veterans to facilitate Military Talent Acquisition. ConnectVETS is also proud to be part of the Illinois Joining Forces Initiative.

 

ConnectVETS was founded to support the men and women who have served our country and has been a Chicago-based organization supporting the men and women who have served our country, by connecting Veterans with private sector employment opportunities since 2007. We are neither affiliated with nor biased toward any political organization or strategy.

 

ConnectVETS is excited to announce the launch of its online, on-demand educational curriculum:

 

"Veterans Employment Transitioning for Success" (VETS) Program titled "New Mission"

 

Why is ConnectVETS needed now more than ever? The facts speak for themselves:

 

  • Nationwide, the jobless rate among veterans ages 20 to 24 continues to be significantly higher than non-vets of the same age (1)
  • More than 80% of veterans feel unprepared for the private sector when they leave the military (2)
  • 91% of those in the military's job transition program with <10 years of service do not have a job lined up when discharged (1)
  • More than 60% of U.S. employers say they have favorable impressions of military service but don't understand the qualifications this service instills (2)

 

References

 

(1) Source: USA Today
(2) Source: Military.com

 

Are unemployment and underemployment appropriate ways to thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice? We think not. Yet this is exactly what these men and women face when they leave the military.

 

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