Tell Google your MOS, Google will tell you about new jobs

Elizabeth Howe
August 28, 2018 - 2:46 pm

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This week, Google launched new tools designed to help veterans find the right job for the skills they developed as part of military life. They also launched a great video to explain how it works:

Simply input a military occupational specialty code and Google will find jobs with a similar skill set. Additionally, Google Maps will now display which businesses are operated by military veterans with descriptions of their backgrounds. Besides these tools, Google also provided a $2.5 million grant to the United Service Organizations (USO) meant to help the nonprofit offer IT support training to military veterans and spouses.

These initiatives are all part of the company’s “Grow with Google” career services program. This program aims to address the unemployment and underemployment rate of military veterans. While the unemployment rate of veterans was near a record low of 3 percent in July 2018, a ZipRecruiter survey from November 2017 showed that one in three veterans are “underemployed.”

“The transition is complex, and we hope Grow with Google’s new tools and resources can play a part in making that easier,” Lisa Gevelber, Google’s vice president of Grow with Google told Fox Business. “At Google, we believe technology has the power to improve lives. With today’s announcement, we look forward to working with America’s transitioning service members to help them succeed in civilian life.”