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UPS Creates Comprehensive Digital Tools to Help Veterans Find Jobs

ATLANTA, Nov. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

  • Free and available to all U.S. veterans and transitioning service members
  • Expert content can help veterans with every aspect of finding civilian work
  • Includes information on and links to dozens of government and private veteran hiring programs, services and networking opportunities

UPS announced today that it has launched an expansive free website and mobile app to help U.S. veterans and transitioning service members find civilian careers.

The UPS Veteran Career Gateway, at UPSjobs.com/military, and the UPS Military Transition App, available on iOS and Android devices, give job seekers with military experience a powerful set of tools and a vast library of information for the entire job search process, whether or not veterans are looking for work at UPS.

The free resources include an interactive map of available UPS positions, a unique Military Skills Translator—a job-matching tool that guides users on which UPS openings may fit veterans based on their military occupation—and a direct link to the application process.

For veterans and current reservists who are looking for a civilian job elsewhere, both the website and app offer articles and videos with expert advice on networking; maximizing contact with recruiters; making the most of job fairs; tapping the power of social media; using discharge papers to improve resumes; writing cover letters; interviewing; and more.

The app also features links to additional job boards and fairs, as well as training and educational programs, a checklist of recommended goals to track progress, and tips on adjusting to the social, financial and emotional demands of post-transition life. The app can be downloaded for free through the iTunes and Google Play stores.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 573,000 unemployed veterans in the U.S. With this comprehensive suite of digital tools, UPS builds on its century-long commitment to supporting America’s heroes.

“On this Veterans Day, as we honor all service members past and present, I’m proud to say that UPS is not just military friendly, we’re military ready,” said Myron Gray, president, U.S. operations. “Veterans can be found at every level of our organization, and our values and careers are tailor-made for service members. As part of President Obama’s Joining Forces initiative, we have pledged to hire another 50,000 veterans by the end of 2018, and have already hired more than 40,000. By creating these easy-to-use tools, which are designed to speak to veterans in their own language, we also want to help thousands more find the careers they deserve, wherever that may be.”

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at Longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

Dan McMackin dmcmackin@ups.com

Source: UPS