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This article was published on November 28, 2012


Google helps launch VetNet, a G+ powered hub for veterans and spouses to rebuild their civvy careers

Google helps launch VetNet, a G+ powered hub for veterans and spouses to rebuild their civvy careers
Paul Sawers
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Paul Sawers

Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

Back in November last year, Google launched a new site called Google For Veterans to provide tools and assistance for the American men and women who have fought for their country.

And now Google has lent its Google+ platform to VetNet, a partnership between the US Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and Hire Heroes USA. Though there are three founding organizations, others can offer their services through the site too.

The purpose of the hub is pretty simple – it will serve up resources around employment, be it a from-scratch job-search or helping those looking to build their own firm.

While the various strands are pulled together under a single online domain, the individual resources are organized into three Google+ tracks, each on its own page – Basic Training Track (resumes, interviewing tips etc), Career Connections Track and Entrepreneur Track.

“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,” says Andy Berndt, from Google’s Creative Lab. “Our hope is simply to connect help to those who need it.”

VetNet is live now. Meanwhile, check out the official promo video below.

VetNet