The Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) today launched VetConnectPro, a first-in-the-nation employment tool that connects veterans looking for work in the New York City public and private sector to matching employment opportunities.
A model for other cities and states, the site provides veterans and their families access to a wide array of hiring features, including a proprietary military skills translator, a dashboard that provides job postings from city agencies as well as information on local, state, and federal benefits, civil service exams, and recommended online job training.
New York City is the first major municipality to build an employment tool for veterans to have access to and connect to local job opportunities. The robust military translator, operated by JobPaths, can translate and match over 7,000 military careers to job openings available on the site. The site also includes information about civil service exams, fee waivers for veterans, and special hiring programs for people with disabilities. Go to www.nyc.gov/vets for more information.