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DirectEmployers Association and NASWA Announce Partnership with U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to Assist Nation’s Veterans in Finding Employment

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Through this partnership, the National Labor Exchange will now provide the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program innovative way to utilize job listings through the National Labor Exchange.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – April 2, 2014 – To assist veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses in obtaining meaningful civilian employment, DirectEmployers Association and its longtime partner, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), announce an alliance with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s (USCCF) Hiring Our Heroes program. The objective of this alliance will be to utilize and leverage the strengths and expertise of each organization, while working toward the common goal of getting our nation’s heroes back to work.

DEAM14 | Formal Partnership Announcement

At DirectEmployers 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NASWA and DirectEmployers formally announce partnership and commitment to helping veterans and transitioning service members get back to work.

“Our nation’s military is comprised of some of the most talented individuals, and as a veteran myself, I understand the challenges these men and women face as they enter the civilian workforce. Through this collaboration, we aim to help these talented individuals during this transitional period by connecting them with employers who are military-friendly and ready to hire,” commented Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association.

The partnership will seek to use the National Labor Exchange (NLx)–an existing partnership between DirectEmployers and NASWA. With over one million jobs available daily from 340,000 nationwide employers, the NLx job source will allow Hiring Our Heroes the ability to better leverage the open data of more than one million job listings currently available in the NLx. Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses will benefit from Hiring Our Heroes’ ability to more effectively design news search and job application functions in its online job search tool, Fast Track.

“We are excited about this partnership as it brings together and expands significant resources of three major organizations, working in collaboration, to assist our nation’s veterans return to work,” stated Mark Henry, President, NASWA.

Not only will this agreement allow veterans easy access to a variety of jobs, it makes it less challenging for employers to get their jobs in front of veterans, in addition to the Hiring Our Heroes website. Employers who currently use the Hiring Our Heroes website can now list jobs by directly posting into their state job bank, which links into the NLx, or have their jobs electronically acquired from their corporate career website by the NLx–all at no cost.

“Through this innovative partnership, we will be able to better guide our military men and women toward the more than one million available jobs in the National Labor Exchange,” said Eric Eversole, Executive Director of Hiring Our Heroes and Vice President at the U.S. Chamber. “This is public and private sector collaboration at its best and will help veterans and service members make more informed decisions about career opportunities, and to do so earlier in the transition process.”

Furthermore, each of these three organizations will work to leverage their resources and knowledge base with employers and state workforce agencies to help veterans obtain employment opportunities that allow them to utilize their unique qualifications and skillset. The formal announcement of this alliance was made at the DirectEmployers Annual Meeting and Conference on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, located in Arlington, Virginia.

About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The mission of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment. USCCF presents a broad range of programs that promote a greater understanding of economic and public affairs issues.

Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes, a program of USCCF, was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the Chamber’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, HOH’s goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities.

HOH operates Fast Track, an online job search tool that identifies pathways to careers in the fastest growing job markets in America and the top industries driving that growth.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers is an employer-driven association focusing on talent acquisition and inclusion that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job delivery.

About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies
The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is an organization of state administrators of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics and labor market information and other programs and services provided through the publicly-funded state workforce system.

Media Contact: Nancy Holland, Vice President of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association, (317) 874-9022, nancy@directemployers.org

DirectEmployers Association to Host Veterans Career Fair and Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Area

Friday, March 21st, 2014

In light of the changing regulatory environment for federal contractors, DirectEmployers will be hosting it’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Conference in the Washington, D.C. metro area, with the goal of providing it’s over 350 attendees with educational information and networking opportunities.

INDIANAPOLIS, March 21, 2014 –– From March 25-27, DirectEmployers Association and representatives from its over 650 member companies will travel to Washington, D.C. to conduct its second Veterans Connect Career Fair, followed by its annual meeting and conference. Held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, attendees will begin the event by networking and recruiting veterans and transitioning service members. The following two days will allow the talent acquisition and compliance practitioners to continue their education by gaining a deeper understanding of the new regulations enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), as well as tactical tips and advice on new technology and best practices that aid in recruitment efforts.

The event will kick off with a Veterans Connect Career Fair on March 25, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. With the goal of helping veterans and transitioning service members find meaningful civilian employment, this event is free to attend and will allow employers and veteran job seekers to connect and discuss their unique qualifications and skillsets. The following military-friendly employers will be participating in this event:

On March 26-27, 2014, following the Veterans Connect Career Fair, the Association will host member companies for its 2014 Annual Meeting and Conference (DEAM14), filled with engaging speakers, educational sessions and inspiring networking events. The conference will also feature keynote speakers such as employment law attorney John C. Fox of Fox, Wang and Morgan; and disability advocate John Robinson. Topics covered at this event will range from OFCCP compliance related to VEVRAA and Section 503, recruitment, sourcing and emerging technology relevant to today’s talent acquisition and compliance professionals. The DEAM14 agenda will feature presentations from several organizations including: Sodexo, Berhshire Associates, UnitedHealth Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific, EMC Corporation, Intel Corporation, Virginia Employment Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Pacific Northwest Laboratories, KPMG, Phillips 66, Pinnacle Affirmative Action Services, OfficeMax, Vanderbilt University, Charles Schwab, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, National Organization on Disability, and Vantiv.

“As much of our membership is comprised of federal contractors, we aim to have our annual meeting focus heavily on the changing regulatory environment, as well as best practices and advice on how to best tackle any challenges that our members face when refiguring their hiring efforts to comply with the OFCCP’s revisions to VEVRAA and Section 503 regulations,” stated Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association.

Media, press and walkups are welcome to register as well as gather more information on the Veterans Connect Career Fair, visit http://vetconnect.directemployers.org. To learn more about DirectEmployers 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference, please visit http://deam14.directemployers.org.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers is an employer-driven association focusing on talent acquisition and inclusion that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job delivery. For more information, visit http://www.directemployers.org.

Media Contact: Nancy Holland, Vice President of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association, (317) 874-9022, nancy@directemployers.org

A New Way to Recruit College and Graduate Students with Disabilities

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

The following press release was authored by the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) and was originally posted on March 20, 2014.

Private-sector employers can now use WRP.jobs, a no-cost online job board, to find pre-screened college students and recent graduates with disabilities looking for internships and permanent positions.

Employers can post single jobs or elect to connect all appropriate college-level job vacancies to WRP.jobs. Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) candidates looking for entry-level, career-track positions or professional internship opportunities can view and apply for positions. Candidates represent all majors and include graduate and law students, as well as veterans. WRP.jobs directs applicants to employers’ career pages and applicant tracking systems.

The WRP is a government-wide program co-sponsored by the Department of Defense and the Department of Labor to increase employment of people with disabilities in the federal workforce by providing a pipeline of qualified and highly motivated candidates. Each year, trained WRP recruiters from federal agencies interview college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are looking for internships and permanent positions. Qualified candidates are added to the WRP database, which has been shared with WRP.jobs.

The WRP.jobs portal for non-federal employers is a pilot project developed through an innovative partnership between EARN and DirectEmployers Association.

To access WRP.jobs, employers can visit www.AskEARN.org and click “Request WRP Candidates” to register.

For more information or to post jobs, visit http://askearn.org/#refdesk/Recruitment/WRP.

Global Disability Inclusion, LLC Named DirectEmployers Association’s Newest Strategic Partner

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The following press release was authored by Global Disability Inclusion and was originally posted on February 11, 2014.

Unique firm to help improve disability employment efforts for association’s 650 member companies by providing valuable resources and expertise

SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL. (February 6, 2014) – Recognizing the importance of empowering people with disabilities by developing and uncovering new employment opportunities, DirectEmployers Association today announced Global Disability Inclusion, LLC as its newest strategic partner. The unique firm, led by two of the nation’s premiere disability employment experts, will provide guidance and expertise on disability employment and inclusion programs to the association’s over 650 member companies.

Known for its OFCCP compliance solution and its ability to provide the technology necessary to amplify job visibility, DirectEmployers also works to facilitate partnerships that help meet EEO/AA goals, while providing proper information and reporting needed for job delivery requirements. The Association also assists employers with strategic recruiting, processes, and diversity initiatives represented in a global workforce.

“One of the key goals of DirectEmployers is to provide valuable resources and expertise to our membership base and we’re extremely pleased to announce Global Disability Inclusion, LLC as our newest disability partner,” said Shannon Offord, Manager Strategic Partnerships, DirectEmployers Association. “They bring a level of expertise and experience in working with corporations that very few firms can offer. We feel this partnership will provide an additional resource to our members who are looking to expand their disability employment programs.”

In a matter of weeks, the employment landscape is set to shift dramatically as federal contractors prepare to implement new regulations set in place by the U. S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The new changes will require federal contractors and sub-contractors to set and track goals, hire, retain, train and promote individuals with disabilities. With approximately 200,000 companies classified as federal contractors, experts say the new regulations could significantly impact nearly 600,000 people in the disability community that the USDOL estimates could enter the workforce.

“This Final Rule reflects a growing trend we’re tracking among companies both here and abroad — how to better leverage people with disabilities as customers and employees,” said Deb Russell, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Global Disability Inclusion, LLC. “To be compliant and competitive, you need strong resources and expertise. DirectEmployers is one of the nation’s premier associations serving federal contractors in the U.S. and we’re excited to bring new tools and insight to help their members become disability confident.”

Global Disability Inclusion will present “Beyond Compliance: Employing People with Disabilities,” at DirectEmployers 2014 Annual Conference national conference on March 26, 2014 in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://deam14.directemployers.org/.

About Global Disability Inclusion, LLC
Global Disability Inclusion, LLC is a disability owned business founded on the principle of bringing the most experienced consultants together to provide one resource to address all disability employment and inclusion needs both domestically and abroad. The firm’s team of consultants has extensive experience in designing, developing and implementing disability employment and inclusion programs for hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies across multiple industries. Learn more about Global Disability Inclusion, LLC at www.GlobalDisabilityInclusion.com, connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GlobalDisabilityInclusion or follow @GlobalDisabilit on Twitter.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers is an employer-driven association focusing on talent acquisition and inclusion that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job delivery. For more information, visit http://www.directemployers.org.

Media Contact: Meg O’Connell, Managing Partner, Global Disability Inclusion, meg@globaldisabilityinclusion.com, (704) 840-6174

Great Place to Work® Announces Strategic Alliance with DirectEmployers

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The following press release was authored by Great Rated!™ and was originally posted on January 27, 2014.

Great Place to Work® Great Rated! Reviews build Members’ Employment Brands

SAN FRANCISCO, January 28, 2014 – Great Place to Work®, a global research and consulting firm, is pleased to announce a strategic alliance for DirectEmployers Association and its Great Rated!™ Reviews website.

“Great Rated! Reviews are written by Great Place to Work®’s workplace culture experts and are based on employee surveys combined with company-provided information about their HR programs and practices. Reviews include the Inside Story, How to Get Hired, What Employees Say, and include links to the company’s open jobs” said Kim Peters, who leads Great Place to Work’s Great Rated!.

Great Rated! Reviews for DirectEmployers’ members include a Customized Jobs Tab populated by DirectEmployers XML job posting, which can be tracked using DirectEmployers standard tools. “We are pleased to support our members’ employment branding initiatives through our strategic alliance with Great Place to Work, and are delighted to announce that DirectEmployers’ members receive the Customized Jobs Tab at no charge,” said Bill Warren, Executive Director of DirectEmployers.

Current Great Rated! Reviews including DirectEmployers’ Customized Jobs Tab:

For more information: http://greatplacetowork.com/get-great-rated.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global consulting and management training firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of high-trust organizational cultures. Our proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey is taken by over 10 million employees in 40 countries annually. Leading companies worldwide apply our Model® to increase the levels of trust across their organizations and drive business results. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list both published by FORTUNE Magazine.

About Great Rated!
The Great Place to Work® Model forms the basis of Great Rated!’s methodology, and is relied on internationally as the premiere assessment of employer culture. Great Rated!™ tells the story of workplace culture to job seekers from the viewpoint of a company’s own employees. Great Rated!™ reviews go well beyond a list of benefits or a handful of employee comments, to provide a comprehensive picture of what makes a company great. The site offers both ratings and reviews so that job seekers can easily compare the strengths and benefits across multiple organizations. Great Rated!™ works with a number of strategic partners including DirectEmployers, FORTUNE Magazine, Simply Hired and Digital First Media.

Media Contact: Kim Peters, Great Rated!, (415) 844-2574, kpeters@greatplacetowork.com

DirectEmployers and Employment Law Expert John C. Fox to Host Listening Session with Director Patricia Shiu and Other Key OFCCP Figures

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

DirectEmployers is offering assistance to the federal contractor community by way of a listening session that features OFCCP compliance experts, John C. Fox of Fox, Wang & Morgan, P.C. and the OFCCP’s Patricia Shiu Director; Debra Carr, Director, Division of Policy, Planning and Program Development; and Naomi Levin, Branch Chief for Policy Development and Procedures, Division of Policy, Planning and Program Development.

INDIANAPOLIS, January 16, 2014 – Today DirectEmployers Association, a trusted employer-driven association of talent acquisition and inclusion leaders, has the unique opportunity to work with key personnel in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to conduct a listening session at the U.S. Department of Labor, exclusively for members of the Association. Moderated by employment law expert John C. Fox, Fox, Wang & Morgan, P.C., this session will feature the OFCCP’s Patricia Shiu, Director; Debra Carr, Director, Division of Policy, Planning and Program Development; and Naomi Levin, Branch Chief for Policy Development and Procedures, Division of Policy, Planning and Program Development. The participants will work toward dispelling any misinformation that surrounds the OFCCP’s revisions to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, giving federal contractors a chance to adjust their individual compliance strategies before the implementation date of March 24, 2014.

“A large portion of our membership represents the federal contractor community,” commented Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association. “With all of the information and interpretation that surrounds the OFCCP’s revisions to VEVRAA and Section 503, this opportunity gives our members the ability to glean accurate information directly from the source, providing them with a clear direction on how to implement the new requirements into their strategies.”

Prior to this exclusive listening session, members of the Association were asked to submit questions regarding the new regulations to generate an interactive discussion among the OFCCP representatives and the company participants to create greater understanding among the federal contractor community. Select members from companies like Armstrong, BAE Systems, Bechtel, Citizens Bank, DuPont, Hilton, Marriott, KPMG, Raytheon and Sodexo were also invited to the Department of Labor to experience this event in-person, while the membership as a whole was invited to listen in virtually.

Founded in 2001, DirectEmployers has worked for over ten years to help federal contractors comply with OFCCP job listing requirements by providing the technology necessary to deliver jobs to the appropriate employment service delivery system (ESDS). In addition to job delivery and partnership facilitation to help with veteran, disability and diversity outreach, the Association also helps employers to amplify their employment brand and job visibility through the proprietary .JOBS top-level domain. For more information on membership and how you can become involved in the Association, visit http://www.DirectEmployers.org or call (866) 268-6206 and ask to speak to a Membership Development representative.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers is an employer-driven association focusing on talent acquisition and inclusion that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job delivery.

Media Contact: Nancy Holland, VP of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association, nancy@directemployers.org, (317) 874-9022

DirectEmployers and i4cp Form Strategic Partnership to Discover the Next Practices in Talent Acquisition

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

A leading association comprised of global employers and human capital research organization join forces to study how high-performance organizations will overcome one of the most critical human capital issues of 2014

January 7, 2014 (Indianapolis) — Two-thirds of organizations view talent shortages in critical areas as a highly important issue in 2014, yet only 17% believe they can effectively address it. This newly formed partnership between DirectEmployers Association, an employer-driven organization comprised of talent acquisition and inclusion professionals, and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), a research organization that discovers the people practices that drive market performance, will confront this critical human capital issue via talent acquisition strategies and practices.

“Talent shortages in critical roles stifles organizational agility and thwarts effective strategy execution,” said Kevin Martin, Chief Research and Marketing Officer at i4cp. “The ability to know your critical talent segments and brand your organization to attract that talent is paramount. The combined expertise from i4cp and DirectEmployers will provide unparalleled insight into how high-performance organizations utilize sourcing, hiring, and inclusion practices to accomplish both.”

“The partnership benefits each party involved,” adds Bill Warren, Executive Director at DirectEmployers. “With DirectEmployers’ robust background in OFCCP compliance and demonstrated ability to establish business standards and i4cp’s long history of linking human capital practices to market performance, both organizations’ members will benefit greatly from this collaboration.”

The i4cp/DirectEmployers Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Analytics study is currently in the field and open for participation. While the full research report and analysis will be released in the spring, all who take part in this survey will receive a complimentary report that outlines the aggregate data findings.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers is an employer-driven association focusing on talent acquisition and inclusion that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job delivery. For more information, visit http://www.directemployers.org.

About the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)
i4cp discovers the people practices that drive market performance. Years of research make it clear that top companies approach their workforces differently. In recognition of our status as the largest and fastest-growing network of its kind, i4cp has been named to the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 list for the last three years. We work with our network of organizations to:

  • Reveal what high-performance organizations are doing differently
  • Identify best and next practices for all levels of management
  • Provide the resources to show how workforce improvements have bottom-line impact
  • Connect practitioners with each other to solve critical issues

Through our exclusive, vendor-free network―in which peers collaborate to drive strategic research, as well as share tools and insights—i4cp provides a unique, practical view of how human capital practices drive high performance. For more information, visit http://www.i4cp.com/.

Media Contact: Nancy Holland, VP of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association, nancy@directemployers.org, (317) 874-9022

Two Industry Recognized OFCCP Compliance Experts DirectEmployers and Employment Law Attorney John C. Fox Announce Alliance

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

To help members of the Association tackle OFCCP compliance challenges, DirectEmployers partners with employment law expert John C. Fox, Esq., of Fox, Wang & Morgan P.C., to provide tactical and strategic legal guidance.

INDIANAPOLIS, November 20, 2013 /Business Wire/ — As the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) strengthens its regulations, DirectEmployers Association–the nation’s leading provider of OFCCP compliance solutions for veteran and disability outreach–aligns itself with compliance and employment law expert, John C. Fox, Esq., of Fox, Wang & Morgan P.C. This alliance will provide interpretation and clarify the many misunderstandings related to the new OFCCP regulations for VEVRAA and Section 503.

With over 35 years of experience as one of the nation’s premier employment law experts, Fox brings innate knowledge of wage-hour and employment discrimination class actions, discrimination law, OFCCP law and procedure, employment contract disputes and wrongful termination to the Association. After obtaining his Juris Doctor from the prestigious George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., he began his legal career where he has since spent more than 300 days in trial, trying cases in both state and federal courts throughout the United States. He is also known for being active in the human resources industry, often giving lectures at conferences and industry-specific events, as well as being a published author on a variety of employment law subjects.

“DirectEmployers is known for our unparalleled compliance solution, as well as our partnerships. However, the recent changes to VEVRAA and Section 503 prompted us to enrich our service offering even further. The legal advisement of John C. Fox, coupled with our National Labor Exchange compliance service and our partnership with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, will enhance our already robust service offering and further solidify our position as a top-tier OFCCP compliance solution,” stated Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association.

As the Association’s acting OFCCP compliance consultant, Fox will participate in a variety of activities that will benefit the membership as a whole, including:

  • Contribute and provide legal input to the DirectEmployers Recruitment Regulatory Compliance Committee (RRCC)–a committee comprised of HR professionals that work to educate and inform members about compliance and related laws
  • Author OFCCP compliance-focused blog posts to help members better interpret regulatory requirements
  • Offer a series of compliance-focused webinars on a range of topics
  • Facilitate a virtual and in-person listening session on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. EST, featuring Patricia Shiu, Director of the OFCCP, and Debra Carr, Director–Division of Policy, Planning and Program Development, OFCCP

For more information regarding registration for the January 16, 2014 listening session, visit http://www.directemployers.org/insights/virtual-events. Members can find further information in the member-online community, Pipeline. Non-members can gain more information by signing up for the DirectEmployers e-follower newsletter.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers Association is a leading nonprofit HR consortium of global employers formed to assist in the sharing of ideas, incorporating of best practices, and research and development of technology where labor practices are concerned. Through this consortium, business standards are shaped and technology is used with respect to the diversity that is reflected in the various cultures embodied in a global workforce. Our recognized expertise in compliance, recruitment and cost effective technology enables our members to reach the largest, most diverse pool of quality job seekers worldwide.

Media Contact: Nancy Holland, VP of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association, nancy@directemployers.org, (317) 874-9022

DirectEmployers Association Pays Homage to Veterans Every Day Through Year-Round Initiatives

Monday, November 11th, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, November 11, 2013 /Business Wire/ — DirectEmployers Association and its member companies, some of the country’s largest employers found in the Fortune 500, are collaborating in a joint effort to embrace veteran hiring via an online job search tool, Veterans.jobs. This job portal contains over 1 million job listings and provides servicemembers with a military crosswalk tool that matches their military occupation to civilian job opportunities that best reflect that skill set.

“They have a great website, Veterans.jobs, that all veterans can go to and start to really uncover and research what some of the job opportunities are that are available to them. It’s one of the easiest interfaces I’ve seen. All you have to do is go in and enter your MOS/MOC and jobs will pop up that you might be interested in. It’s a great resource and DirectEmployers has really broken the mold on this,” commented Carey Lohrenz, the U.S. Navy’s first female F14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 21.2 million veterans in the American workforce. DirectEmployers and its member companies recognize the value veterans bring to their companies, and employers such as Kellogg, Phillips 66 and Express Scripts have used the .JOBS platform and military crosswalk translation tool to express their commitment to hiring our nation’s heroes.

“As an Association we strive to pay tribute to all those who served our country with pride and distinction and we do that in the form of making the connection between our member companies and veterans,” stated Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association.

DirectEmployers Association is continuously working to inspire its member companies to enhance their veteran outreach through a variety of in-person and online events throughout the year. Last month, DirectEmployers’ members, partners and guests attended a two and half day veteran-focused conference, which included an in-person Veterans Connect Career fair for local veterans and transitioning servicemembers. On November 7, DirectEmployers also participated in “Veterans Helping Veterans”, an event hosted by SmartRecruiters designed to provide free career advice to unemployed and underemployed veterans.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers Association is a leading nonprofit HR consortium of global employers formed to assist in the sharing of ideas, incorporating of best practices, and research and development of technology where labor practices are concerned. Through this consortium, business standards are shaped and technology is used with respect to the diversity that is reflected in the various cultures embodied in a global workforce. Our recognized expertise in compliance, recruitment and cost effective technology enables our members to reach the largest, most diverse pool of quality job seekers worldwide.

Media Contact: Nancy Holland, VP of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association, nancy@directemployers.org, (317) 874-9022

SourceCast Introduces the First Nationwide Veterans and Vocational Rehabilitation Outreach Network

Monday, October 21st, 2013

A pioneer at reaching out to employment centers, SourceCast fosters direct communication between employers, veteran employment centers, and state vocational rehabilitation centers.

Reston, Virginia, October 21, 2013 — Committed to delivering technology to close the gap between veterans, individuals with disabilities, and employers, SourceCast launched Divercity Outreach, the first nationwide outreach network. The primary purpose of this effective and expansive network is to facilitate direct communication between employers and employment centers.

“We have been serving thousands of employment centers since 2007. During this period, SourceCast has distributed over 10 million jobs to these centers. Our intent behind Divercity Outreach is to go beyond compliance through the provision of direct communication between employers, veteran employment centers, and vocational rehabilitation centers. Providing direct communication between these three parties allows SourceCast to deliver the missing ingredient in effective hiring practices.” Ali Eshgh, CEO, SourceCast.

Recent changes to Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 necessitate a greater outreach by employers. Today, SourceCast reaches out to over 4,000 employment centers across the fifty States and U.S. territories. Divercity Outreach enables employers to reach out to every single one of these centers, directly. More importantly, upon request, Divercity Outreach can produce audit reports detailing communication between employers and local employment centers. Combined with VETcentral and VOCcentral, Divercity Outreach provides employers with a suite of products that span beyond compliance and work as effective recruitment tools.

SourceCast and its partner, DirectEmployers Association, are unveiling Divercity Outreach during the 2013 DirectEmployers Annual Meeting in San Diego, California to illustrate our commitment to constantly improving our services to the current users of VETcentral and VOCcentral.

“DirectEmployers Association’s commitment to offering complete compliance solutions is on display during this year’s Annual Meeting as it focuses solely on compliance. I am pleased that our partner, SourceCast, has made Divercity Outreach available to our member companies at no extra fee,” Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association.

SourceCast strives to offer the best-in-class compliance products. Since the introduction of its first product, VETcentral in 2007, we have met all audit requirements of our customers with stellar results. We are committed to enhancing our product line with the same level of quality.

VETcentral is included in DirectEmployers membership. The cost of VOCcentral is only $3,500 per year with a one-time set-up fee of $1,000.

Please contact SourceCast by phone: 877.255.5856 or email: info@sourcecast.net.

About SourceCast, Incorporated
SourceCast, Inc. is a leading provider of Web-based compliance solutions for Human Resources with incomparable results. Our years of association with the U.S. Department of Labor have prepared us to better serve our customers, allowing us to offer the highest-quality products with the broadest reach. As an innovative solution provider, we are committed to constantly creating new products and improving the existing ones.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers Association is a leading HR consortium of global employers formed to assist in the sharing of ideas, incorporating of best practices, and research and development of technology where labor practices are concerned. Through this consortium, business standards are shaped and technology is used with respect to the diversity that is reflected in the various cultures embodied in a global workforce. Our recognized expertise in compliance, recruitment, and cost effective technology enables our members to reach the largest, most diverse pool of quality job seekers worldwide.