Of the roughly 250,000 servicemembers who transition out of the military each year, one in three veterans end up taking jobs well below their skill level. This discouraging statistic is what prompted a group of veterans who work for Google to design solutions for Google’s platform. These solutions make it easier for transitioning servicemembers to translate their military skills into civilian jobs.
On August 27, Google rolled out their “Jobs for Veterans” initiative. It allows anyone to type the phrase “Jobs for veterans” into a Google search bar. A search box asking for a servicemember’s Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) code, rating or Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) then appears.