The American Legion Selects Military.com to Help Advance Veterans’ Careers

Indianapolis, Oct. 19 – The American Legion, the world’s largest military veterans service organization – www.legion.org – announced today they have selected Military.com, the world’s largest military affinity destination on the web and network site of Monster Worldwide, to better assist veterans in their job search. Under the agreement, Military.com will serve as the exclusive online job search provider for the American Legion and will help connect Legion members transitioning from military service into civilian life with relevant job search tools.

Leveraging the expertise of its parent company, Monster Worldwide, Military.com will power the legion.monster.com Website to provide American Legion members with job postings, job search agents, resume builder and access to the Veteran Career Network. The Veteran Career Network is a community of nearly 350,000 Military.com members who offer to assist other veterans in their job search and transition to civilian life.

Approximately 200,000 people transition out of the military every year. Yet, unemployment among young veterans (20 to 24) is 15.8 percent – twice the rate of non-veterans in the same age group.

“All of our members are sure to benefit from this new service, but we expect young veterans to benefit most,” said American Legion National Commander Paul A. Morin. “As the American Legion welcomes a new generation of legion members, we look forward to helping their transition to civilian life by connecting them with the services and support that are vital at this point in their career and lifestyle change.”

“The combined power of the online community at Military.com and the offline community of the American Legion is sure to help reduce the high unemployment rate for young veterans and aid them in finding ideal positions,” said Chris Michel, president and founder of Military.com. “At Military.com our goal continues to be to make a real difference in the lives of those who have served.”

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