An estimated 1 million men and women are expected to leave the military and transition to the civilian workforce in the next four years. Without effective employment assistance, many of these former military members could join the ranks of more than 570,000 unemployed veterans (Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2015).
Through their service, veterans have attained a unique set of skills and a strengthened character, making them highly marketable job candidates. Yet, many highly qualified and experienced veterans struggle to market themselves effectively for civilian jobs. Employers receive resumes every day from veterans, but hiring managers have trouble understanding the military lingo and identifying transferable skills. Further complicating the issue, more than 40,000 veteran service organizations (VSO) exist in the United States, competing for scarce resources, legitimacy and effectiveness within or adjacent to the veteran unemployment space.
In the current climate of intense competition, Kern Vets For Hire differentiates itself through a laser focus on a narrow mission; through consistently effective, personalized service delivery at a national level; and through the development and maintenance of enduring relationships with some of the most respected businesses and nonprofits in the country. We empower transitioning military members, veterans and their spouses by building the confidence and skills necessary to seek civilian employment through our free, individualized programs delivered through online career coaching and transition workshops.