As servicemembers prepare for their transition from serving their country to civilian life, financial planning may be on their mind. After all, going from the structure of military life to a routine that is much more casual can be jarring for some individuals and, as a result, slow down their job search.
Fortunately, many employers, such as the American Red Cross, are ready to help servicemembers better transition from the military to the workforce. The Red Cross recently joined forces with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of Human Resources and Administration and the Veteran Employment Services Office to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to help more veterans join the humanitarian organization.
Through the VA for Vets initiative, veterans will receive high-tech career readiness services that will connect qualified individuals with employment opportunities within the Red Cross.
"For all the initiatives we have supported in the past five years, we are most passionate about the VA for Vets initiative," said Melissa Hurst, chief human resources officer for the Red Cross. "It gives the Red Cross the opportunity to contribute directly to the mission of veteran employment."