Ohio Vets Can is an online service where veterans, or active duty service members, of the National Guard and Reserves can check out a Job Board and search for military-friendly employers.
Those looking for jobs in the Allen County area can pick from a zip code radius of five to 2,000 miles and just in the five-mile radius (from May to August 24th) there were over 900 entries.
Along with HireVeterans.Com, OhioVetsCan.Com is helping our veterans bring our military and employers closer to the finish line when it comes to economic empowerment.
It is possible to look for jobs without registering but it is suggested to register because it isn’t possible to post a resume unless you do. It is completely free for job seekers and employers to register and search for or post jobs.
For employers, there is no limit to the number of jobs that can be posted.
OhioVetsCan.Com lets veterans know there are jobs posted from Indeed.Com too, back-filled actually, where military-friendly jobs are posted first, and this is done so that there are always available jobs listed. Our military-friendly employers understand that our men and women in the military have an amazing track record of proven sincerity, stamina and trustworthiness and that they also know the “importance of staying on task until the job is done right”.
AMVETS, the Department of Ohio and the Ohio National Guard, in a way to help with Ohio’s veterans and their transition back into the workforce, created ‘Ohio Vets Can’ and know that it is a tough way to go when it comes to today’s economic adversities and hope that this is a helpful way to deal with it.
It is suggested that, before job seekers and employers register, everyone understands that it is against the law, and punishable by up to six months in jail and up to $5,000 fine, to impersonate veterans or military personnel and that employers who abuse the system or take unfair advantage of our military will have their accounts permanently terminated.
It is unfortunate that this has to be stated but it isn’t unheard of.
For more information, Ohio Means Jobs has resources, workshops and links for events all across Ohio so please feel free to look over the tools available for our veterans and their families to find viable employment.
Sources: Ohio Vets Can, Wounded Warriors Project
Please visit the USO Wounded Warriors to leave a message of support to those in our military! They have links for local USO centers, programs for assisting our troops and ways we can help our returning soldiers and their families.
For help: Allen County Veteran Service Commission can be reached at 301 N. Main Street, P.O. Box 1243, Lima, Ohio 45802 or at 419-223-8522 and USO’s Wounded Warriors can be reached at United Service Organizations, P.O. Box 96322, Washington, D.C. 20090-6322 or at 1-888-484-3876.
For more information on USO Donations: please call 1-800-876-7469.
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