Google installs tool to help US military veterans find jobs

Google installs tool to help US military veterans find jobs

Google, the tech firm whose name is synonymous with Internet searches, is introducing a new tool to help U.S. military veterans build careers after leaving the armed forces.

The product, built into Google’s job-search function, allows ex-military personnel to search positions using their occupational specialty code, retrieving a list of employment opportunities where their skills are in particular demand, the Mountain View, the California-based company said Monday.

“The transition process is complex,” and the firm’s new resources are designed to “play a part in making that easier,” Lisa Gevelber, vice president of the “Grow with Google” operation, said in a statement. While the unemployment rate among veterans has dropped in the past year, reaching 3 percent at the end of July, former military personnel often struggle to find positions where they can use their specialized knowledge to full advantage and then adapt to vastly different working conditions.

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