WASHINGTON, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Military service members now have an online support network to call their own. Launching today, Endeavor DC-backed startup, Veteran Central, aims to become the largest centralized internet community designed to help United States Veterans transition into the civilian world and thrive in the country they have worked so tirelessly to defend.
"America's heroes are returning home from war and facing a tremendous amount of uncertainty," says Paul McDonald, Ph.D., cofounder of Veteran Central and CEO of military consulting firm AxHill Solutions. "Unemployment is high and reintegration into society is often difficult, even for the most resilient of service members. We are leveraging modern technology to make the process much easier."
Veterans can use the site to access certified Veteran resources, locate support programs, discover Veteran-friendly communities and social groups in their area, create a digital resume, interact with potential employers, find mentors and connect with fellow Veterans. Trained Veteran Central staff members and counselors are live on the site to help users every step of the way.
"When Veterans come home, it's critical for them to find mentors and a social support network to help get back into civilian life," says Jonathon Lunardi, Veteran Central cofounder and CEO. "There are hundreds of thousands of Veterans who need just the kind of tools and services our site provides in abundance. It's more than just a new internet platform – it's a broad bridge connecting service members so they can help each other no matter what they need or where they are. It's the same type of help a buddy would give on the battlefield – warriors helping warriors."
Veteran Central is also a unique employment tool, helping Veterans get an edge on others competing for jobs. The site provides users with simple tools to craft a winning digital resume that complements their service background and highlights their strengths. Private sector employers can post on the Veteran Central job board for free and can access the network to recruit the best and brightest potential employees who have already demonstrated their responsibility, loyalty and integrity.
For companies supporting Veterans, the site's public launch also makes available a full range of sponsorship opportunities. To learn about becoming a sponsor, visit http://veterancentral.com/sponsor
For more information about Veteran Central, visit http://www.veterancentral.com.
SOURCE Veteran Central