Google Launches Social Network For Military Veterans
VetNet is a new online community aimed at former soldiers navigate their entry back into civilian life.
VetNet is a new online community for military veterans aimed at helping them navigate their entry back into civilian life. Together with the Hiring Our Heroes program, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, and Hire Heroes USA, Google has put the powers of Google + behind this single hub to give veterans access to tools and jobs.
Organizations will be able to offer their services to the veteran community in one easy-to-use place. The site will offer employment resources for members of the community and host panels for vets to connect with career services, job opportunities, and each other. The content is organized into three tracks (basic training, career connections, and entrepreneur), each hosted on its own Google+ page. Andy Berndt from Google’s Creative Lab writes:
We’re proud to join forces with the Chamber, IVMF and Hire Heroes USA—to help them do what they do so well, and to simplify the process of finding and using resources for the veterans community. Our hope is simply to connect help to those who need it.
You can watch the introductory video for VetNet below: