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AVFE Brings New Approach to Improving Veteran Employment

Veterans Aligned Skills Translator (VAST) Matches Military Career Experience to Civilian Job Requirements

Jacksonville, FL, April 02, 2016 --( The Association of Veteran Friendly Employers (AVFE) has introduced a new resource for employers looking to “decode” specialized job experience and terminology used on military applicant’s resumes. The Veterans Aligned Skills Translator (VAST) is a searchable database of over 2,100 occupations across all branches of the U.S. Military, and consolidates more than 7,000 pages of career data and training, offering a one-stop resource for employers.

"Employers want to hire veterans, but most have trouble aligning military experience and skills training with civilian job requirements," said Sara Slettebo, AVFE's Executive Director. "Our centralized platform of resources and best practices was designed to be easily incorporated into an employer’s existing process, without the need for complex software or comprehensive training."

AVFE was founded with the mission to “Help Employers Hire Heroes,” a goal achieved by offering a robust set of tools and resources developed with the employer in mind. VAST identifies military occupations are best suited for a position based on an employer’s key word, level of experience, certifications, business area, and/or industry. Additionally, all members may request Custom Skills Reports for specific positions should they require more in-depth analysis of which military jobs would be a good fit for their requirements.

Use of the Veterans Aligned Skills Translator is available exclusively to AVFE member employers and organizations. Memberships also include access to AVFE’s centralized resource library that includes information on federal and state incentives, regulations and policy, as well as self-paced e-Learning courses in areas including Military 101 and Reservists & National Guardsmen in the Workplace.

The Association of Veteran Friendly Employers (AVFE), based in Jacksonville, Florida, provides employers, recruiters, and human resource personnel with tools, training and resources to enhance the identification, hiring, and retention of veterans in the workplace. While several organizations focus on assisting veterans and their transition to the civilian workplace, AVFE instead focuses on the employer side of the hiring equation by providing a centralized platform of information and best practices in support of the veteran employment lifecycle. - See more at:
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