Monday, November 21, 2011

CompTIA Creates Corporate Career Registry for Veterans

CompTIA is looking for a few good companies to enlist in an effort to put U.S. military veterans to work in the tech industry after they've served. The IT industry group launched a new corporate registry of companies committed to hiring soldiers, sailors and Marines in civilian jobs once they leave the military.

A part of CompTIA's Troops to Tech Careers program, the registry will give veterans and their spouses the inside scoop on jobs at companies that sign up. Started up in August, Troops to Tech was created to smooth over the sometimes difficult transition between the battlefield and the boardroom that many veterans feel acutely. At the moment there are currently an estimated one million veterans out of work and between 2011 and 2016 more than one million more service members are expected to return from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to seek employment outside the military.


The military has a high percentage of African American veterans. Perhaps that is reason enough for BDPA to support this effort. What say u?

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