This web portal will link resources from multiple different state agencies and private organizations that serve veterans and will include dynamic content that is comprehensive, intuitive, and appealing to veterans and Georgia employers alike.
A military crosswalk will also be hosted on this website that will allow veterans to translate their military occupational classifications into civilian occupations that best align with their skill set and training. On this crosswalk, a veteran can upload their resume and an employer can upload current positions for qualified veterans to search from.
Hire a Georgia Veteran Campaign
The pledge is meant to connect Georgia’s returning veterans to open positions posted by Georgia employers who have signed the “Pledge to Support Georgia’s Veterans.”
Employers who sign the pledge commit to give “enhanced hiring opportunities to veterans” Participating Georgia companies will receive a “Hire a Georgia Veteran” logo for use in their marketing materials.
Troops to Trucks
The purpose of this program is to expedite entry of veterans into civilian employment in the transportation industry. There are more than 12,778 openings for commercial truck drivers projected in Georgia in the next four years.
The initial pilot program efforts will focus on making it easier for military personnel at Fort Benning to obtain a Georgia Commercial Driver’s license (CDL) by working with the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) to expedite the licensing process for service members who already have a military 348 license (Military Issued Tactical Vehicle License). Priority of service will be given to military personnel through after-hours access to select DDS sites for issuance of their CDL license.
The DDS site in Midland, Georgia will start opening for active duty military, veterans and Guard and Reserve members starting on Monday, November 12, 2012.Next steps involve DDS working with Fort Benning to certify them to do their own CDL training on the installation. The initial pilot program will take place at Fort Benning with plans to develop a statewide model for other installations.