Serving the Military

New partnership helps military personnel with transition from serving

America to corporate America



Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from JobOptions.com

    CLEVELAND, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- To assist former military personnel
 with finding a job, The Destiny Group ( www.destinygroup.com ), a San Diego-
 based career site that helps military people with the transition into the
 workforce, has formed a partnership with JobOptions.com
 ( www.JobOptions.com ), a Cleveland-based e-cruitment solutions provider.
 JobOptions.com will potentially power several career channels within The
 Destiny Group, including www.davjobs.com , www.Vets4Hire.com,
 www.militaryspouses.com , www.mil2civ.com , and www.vetsofcolor.com .
     Roughly 200,000 individuals leave the military each year.  Among those men
 and women, approximately 60 percent have a difficult time finding employment,
 according to The Destiny Group.  After dedicating their life to serving their
 country, many former military personnel find themselves embarked in their
 biggest challenge: finding a job.
     "You'd be surprised at the number of companies that are reluctant to hire
 people who served in the military," said Bill Gaul, president and CEO of The
 Destiny Group.  "Companies are under the assumption that these people won't
 understand their equipment, are too structured or have limited skills that are
 not transferable.  Military people make the best employees -- they are loyal,
 dedicated, have extensive training and most of them care more about the job
 than the paycheck."
     JobOptions.com will provide these sites with complete career content,
 including the ability to search employment in 56 professional fields,
 resume/interview tips, work/life balance advice, self-assessment tests and the
 opportunity to network with companies in cyberspace.
     The Destiny Group's Web site is exclusively endorsed by all the U.S.
 Service Academy Alumni Associations.  They reach an estimated 11 million
 transitioning and former military personnel, including military spouses,
 officers and academy graduates.  Each site provides specialized resources and
 offerings catered to each unique group in the military community.
     "Until now, there has not been a logical place to recruit people leaving
 the services because they finish serving their country at different times,"
 said Michael Forrest, president of JobOptions.com.  "Now with a few clicks,
 companies can effectively recruit from this very talented, but often
 overlooked pool."
     "JobOptions is very unique," said Gaul.  "They have different villages
 that add culture and flavor to their site within their community - technology,
 diversity and healthcare for example.  Now there is a military village,
 completing the neighborhood."
     Both JobOptions.com and The Destiny Group were named two of the top 50
 career sites on the Internet by CareerXroads, a directory of online job sites.
 
     About Destiny
     The Destiny Group, founded in 1997, is a multi-faceted recruitment network
 based in San Diego, California.  The Destiny Group has developed Patent
 Pending technology that creates a "complete picture" of the applicant by
 allowing him or her to post a resume online, accompanied by a portfolio of
 performance evaluations.  Combined with relocation benefits provided by the
 government, a company may save significant amounts of money in hiring costs.
 
     About JobOptions.com
     Founded in 1991, JobOptions.com has been the fastest-growing recruitment
 network on the Web.  JobOptions.com, headquartered in Cleveland, OH, is a
 subsidiary of Spherion Corporation (NYSE:   SFN), a $3.7 billion human capital
 management company ( www.spherion.com ).
 
 

SOURCE JobOptions.com
    CLEVELAND, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- To assist former military personnel
 with finding a job, The Destiny Group ( www.destinygroup.com ), a San Diego-
 based career site that helps military people with the transition into the
 workforce, has formed a partnership with JobOptions.com
 ( www.JobOptions.com ), a Cleveland-based e-cruitment solutions provider.
 JobOptions.com will potentially power several career channels within The
 Destiny Group, including www.davjobs.com , www.Vets4Hire.com,
 www.militaryspouses.com , www.mil2civ.com , and www.vetsofcolor.com .
     Roughly 200,000 individuals leave the military each year.  Among those men
 and women, approximately 60 percent have a difficult time finding employment,
 according to The Destiny Group.  After dedicating their life to serving their
 country, many former military personnel find themselves embarked in their
 biggest challenge: finding a job.
     "You'd be surprised at the number of companies that are reluctant to hire
 people who served in the military," said Bill Gaul, president and CEO of The
 Destiny Group.  "Companies are under the assumption that these people won't
 understand their equipment, are too structured or have limited skills that are
 not transferable.  Military people make the best employees -- they are loyal,
 dedicated, have extensive training and most of them care more about the job
 than the paycheck."
     JobOptions.com will provide these sites with complete career content,
 including the ability to search employment in 56 professional fields,
 resume/interview tips, work/life balance advice, self-assessment tests and the
 opportunity to network with companies in cyberspace.
     The Destiny Group's Web site is exclusively endorsed by all the U.S.
 Service Academy Alumni Associations.  They reach an estimated 11 million
 transitioning and former military personnel, including military spouses,
 officers and academy graduates.  Each site provides specialized resources and
 offerings catered to each unique group in the military community.
     "Until now, there has not been a logical place to recruit people leaving
 the services because they finish serving their country at different times,"
 said Michael Forrest, president of JobOptions.com.  "Now with a few clicks,
 companies can effectively recruit from this very talented, but often
 overlooked pool."
     "JobOptions is very unique," said Gaul.  "They have different villages
 that add culture and flavor to their site within their community - technology,
 diversity and healthcare for example.  Now there is a military village,
 completing the neighborhood."
     Both JobOptions.com and The Destiny Group were named two of the top 50
 career sites on the Internet by CareerXroads, a directory of online job sites.
 
     About Destiny
     The Destiny Group, founded in 1997, is a multi-faceted recruitment network
 based in San Diego, California.  The Destiny Group has developed Patent
 Pending technology that creates a "complete picture" of the applicant by
 allowing him or her to post a resume online, accompanied by a portfolio of
 performance evaluations.  Combined with relocation benefits provided by the
 government, a company may save significant amounts of money in hiring costs.
 
     About JobOptions.com
     Founded in 1991, JobOptions.com has been the fastest-growing recruitment
 network on the Web.  JobOptions.com, headquartered in Cleveland, OH, is a
 subsidiary of Spherion Corporation (NYSE:   SFN), a $3.7 billion human capital
 management company ( www.spherion.com ).
 
 SOURCE  JobOptions.com