Warrior Gateway Announces the G.I. Network: A Nation of Support. One Network

VETERANS TO BENEFIT FROM PARTNERSHIP AND INNOVATION BETWEEN NON-PROFITS, GOVERNMENT

Washington, DC – Today, Warrior Gateway announces the G.I. Network: A Nation of Support. One Network, the largest free network available designed to connect hundreds of thousands government programs and vetted non-profits, with the millions of veterans in the US.

Available in January 2012, the G.I. Network will connect veterans and their families with more than 220,000 government and non-profit organizations as well as with each other.  The G.I. Network has been piloted over the last year with several Warrior Gateway non-profit and government partners to provide a collection of free tools and services to help veterans and military families find and connect with education, employment, health and wellness programs.

“Warrior Gateway has a history of providing innovative technology solutions designed to help veterans and their families,” said Devin B. Holmes, CEO of Warrior Gateway.  “Veterans tell us that there are too many disconnected resource websites.  The G.I. Network is the game changer that solves this problem.  It provides a solution to network all those resource websites and help people connect in a meaningful way.  Developed in response to the Joining Forces initiative, the G.I. Network helps each of us connect with veterans and their families in our communities.”

The G.I. Network will launch in January 2012. For more information about participating and to be notified of the public launch, please visit: www.GINetwork.org.

About G.I. Network: A Nation of Support. One Network.: Publicly launching January 2012, the G.I. Network connects hundreds of thousands non-profits and government programs as well as millions of veterans under one network.  A program of Warrior Gateway, the G.I. Network harnesses state-of-the art technology to create the largest free network for today’s veterans to connect in their local community.

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A career fair from the comfort of home

Career fairs are a good way to connect with representatives from companies who are hiring, or at the very least to get an idea of what kinds of jobs are out there. A service called Milicruit will allow you to learn and network right from your living room.

Milicruit is a ‘virtual career fair,’ bringing together the resources offered by a traditional career fair and bringing them all online. Using Milicruit, job seekers can:

  • participate in group chats in a ‘networking lounge’
  • have one-on-one chats with employers
  • visit virtual ‘booths’ for up t 75 employers
  • and download content from employers into a ‘virtual briefcase’

Starting April 29, Milicruit and Hire Heroes USA will hold a virtual career fair, which will host employers like Verizon, Amazon.com, Target, CDW, and GE. To register, click here.

This seems like a unique idea that has the potential to improve the ability of employers and job seekers to connect. Obviously employers want to find good candidates and job seekers want to find good employers, so in many ways they’re both looking for the same thing–each other. But, the sheer volume of both employers and candidates in the job market makes connecting the right people difficult–something that technology can help. What do you think–can virtual career fairs work to successfully connect the veteran community with employers?

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