CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jobcase, the only social media site dedicated to empowering the American workforce, today announced that it will offer its Veteran members the ability to highlight their service on their profile, simplifying an employer's ability to identify them. The updated member profile will now have an option for military service that can be selected, resulting in an American flag placed in the lower right side of their profile photo.
"With Memorial Day around the corner, we wanted to honor our Veterans and show our appreciation for their service both on Memorial day, but year-round as well," said Fred Goff, CEO of Jobcase. "Not only is it the right thing to do, but many employers are anxious to hire Veterans as they understand that Veterans are trained to be part of a cohesive team and can be counted on to perform well under pressure. America is blessed with over 21 million Veterans who have bravely put service to their country first. It is not acceptable that over half a million of them remain unemployed, and many more are underemployed. Jobcasers are anxious to help address this issue."
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate for Veterans is more than five percent. By allowing employers to easily identify the profiles of Veterans, Jobcase is simplifying an employers' ability to find Veterans who are seeking employment.
Available immediately, Veterans can add an American flag icon to their Jobcase profile and follow other Veterans. The new "Follow" functionality is available for all Jobcase members, allowing them to follow another Jobcaser or a particular conversation. Jobcase will also be adding the ability to create "Groups" so that members can easily find others with common skills, job experience or goals to create smaller, more relevant communities. The "Groups" functionality will launch in June, allowing job-seeking Veterans to connect with one another and also simplify an employer's ability to work with Veterans.
Jobcase provides a social media platform that allows jobseekers to connect with one another, gain free information and resources that they need to grow in their career, and tools for job search and job management. Unlike other sites, Jobcase is free for all employers to post openings and contact jobseekers, eliminating unnecessary friction in the hiring process.
One of the Boston area's fastest growing technology companies, Jobcase is the only social media site dedicated to empowering America's workforce. Available online and through an app, Jobcase provides one place to manage all things job-related, especially access to the knowledge, connections and wisdom of 40 million other Jobcasers. Jobcase is an industry affiliated partner of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, CSAIL, and Jobcase technology powers over 100 job sites, connecting more than 40 million workers and employers. For more information on Jobcase, visit www.Jobcase.com.