Lake St. Louis, MO, August 06, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Corporate America Supports You (CASY) and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) have made a significant impact on employment numbers of those within military and veteran communities during the first two quarters of 2015.
More than 3,385 National Guard, Reserves, transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses, homeless female veterans, war wounded, and caregivers of war wounded have been helped through no-cost employment readiness, vocational training, and one-on-one job placement services provided by CASY and MSCCN.
CASY and MSCCN placed more than 5,000 military-affiliated hires in 2014.
A recent $1.2 million grant from Activision's Call of Duty Endowment to CASY has allowed thousands of military-affiliated hires to be placed into meaningful careers in 2015. The grant's impact is already creating positive results with a huge boost in both the first and second quarter hires. The increase is directly attributed to CASY and MSCCN team member expansion.
"We were given a Job Placement goal of 3,000 Veterans for 2015 by Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director of The Call of Duty Endowment. We met that goal by the end of June. That is a tribute to our team's hard work, dedication, and know-how," said Rear Admiral(ret) Dan Kloeppel, CEO of Corporate America Supports You.
"One of the main issues service members and veterans face is the ability to understand their full skills and qualifications, then translate them in a way that recruiters and Human Resource professionals understand," said Amy Rossi, Director of Training and Co-Founder. "In addition, there are sometimes issues with transferring training and military service experience to meet the expectations typically placed on job seekers for certain positions in corporate America."
CASY and MSCCN staff and volunteers work directly with corporate recruiters to match military service members and veterans to jobs that complement and fully use their qualifications, experience, and education. A robust training system provides additional education essential to tackling job search obstacles. Employment Specialists work directly with each applicant to adjust employment plans to meet the job seeker's career goals.
Job seekers can visit the CASY website, http://casy.us, or the MSCCN website, www.msccn.org, and create an account under the "JOB SEEKERS" tab in order to connect with a trained Employment Specialist. Within 72 hours, a team member will respond to them to review next steps, evaluate employment needs, and explain the array of programs in place to successfully navigate the employment process.