Web Site Features Jobs for Disabled Veterans
By Sharon Foster
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jul. 15, 2009 With more than 3,000 job openings, the creators of a new Web portal are hoping to attract disabled veterans seeking employment.
“Our current project is to spread the word that we are here,” said Diana Corso, executive director of disABLEDperson Inc., a nonprofit group aiming to reduce the unemployment rate of disabled veterans.
“We launched a couple of months ago,” she said. “We have jobs on the site, but not that many resumes. We are hoping to attract many more applicants. These positions are from employers across the U.S.”
DisABLEDperson.Inc. hosts the nationally based online job board called Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans. The site is free for disabled veterans to post their resumes and employers to post their jobs.
“We are trying to make it as easy as possible for [disabled veterans] and employers to come together,” Corso said. “All positions are paid openings, some carrying benefits.”
To post a resume, job seekers must first fill out an online registration. The resume will post on http://www.JOFDAV.com for three months. After three months, job seekers are given the option to repost their resume, to modify it or to leave it inactive.
Corso encourages job seekers not just to wait for employers to find them, but to browse through job openings that companies already have posted.
Current job openings on the Web site include accounting, administration and clerical, business development, information technology, research, restaurant and food service, science, collections, public relations and security. Other than job titles, postings specify geographic location, job category, career level, salary level and job description.
“This Web site has attracted employers that are proactively seeking to hire disabled American veterans,” Corso said. “My desire is to find a way to get the word out about these openings to generate more disabled job seekers to fill the slots.”