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Red Cross Helps Veterans Seeking New Employment

Red Cross Helps Veterans Seeking New Employment

One of the biggest leaps of faith you can take during your career is ending one job and starting the search for another. This is especially true for members of the military who have trained for years to support the mission of national defense and now seek to convert their job skills into the civilian sector.

The American Red Cross has long recognized the unique skillsets, leadership capabilities and mission focus that veterans bring to the civilian workforce. In recent years we have partnered with organizations like Hiring our Heroes and the Military Spouse Employment Program to assist veterans, transitioning military personnel and their spouses in finding employment. Our commitment continues with the recent addition of a military occupational specialty (MOS) translator to our Red Cross Careers site.

“A career at the Red Cross allows me to continue to serve my community and my country,” said Gerald Thomas, Major, USMC, Retired and Manager, Strategic Planning and Program Management. “This position affords me the opportunity to support my friends and neighbors who live close by and the men and women in the military serving around the world.”

Just a click a way

Now, with a few clicks of a mouse, transitioning military can translate their experience into a mission-focused career at the American Red Cross. With filters such as military title or job code, users can run a nationwide or local search to find job opportunities that match their skills and abilities. Opportunities in the MOS translator link directly into our applicant tracking system, facilitating the application process with ease.

“The American Red Cross was founded around care for those who served our country,” says Javona Braxton, Senior Advisor of National Partnerships, Talent Acquisition. “It is our pledge to ensure that continued commitment by focusing on the value that military experience brings to our daily operations by employing veterans. We are a unique employer delivering our mission through a variety of business areas. Transitioning military vets are sought after by our hiring managers as they are highly skilled, disciplined, and committed to our humanitarian mission.”

In addition to accessing career services for the military, users can obtain information about other American Red Cross services for the military, veterans their families. They can even download the new Hero Care app for free.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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