AliroGroup recently launched AliroVets, an employment referral platform to focus specifically on helping veterans and their families find post-military career opportunities.
"Veterans should be a hiring priority for every company because of their personal responsibility, leadership and problem-solving skills," said Robert Archibald, AliroGroup's CEO. "But how does a private sector HR manager translate the skills of a 'gunnery sergeant' into a civilian job?"
"Qualified veterans are missing out on great opportunities. 71% of veterans believe they're at a disadvantage in the job market today, and 41% of veterans feel their military experience isn't understood by hiring managers. We don't want to just help them find a job, we want to help them find the right job."
"We're solving the problem in two ways. First, we're helping veterans take full advantage of their civilian and military networks to find opportunities. Second, we're using technology to help companies find veterans and apply their skillsets meaningfully."
There are more than 21.8 million veterans of the U.S. armed forces, and at any given time 86% of veterans are currently job hunting. A majority (63%) of post-9/11 veterans feel the skills they learned in the military are underutilized - making them one of the biggest sources of untapped skills in the U.S. economy.
Retired U.S. Navy Commander and business executive Joseph Donnelly called the platform a "ground-breaking tool," saying that the "element of having a platform solely dedicated to vets is a gratifying and exciting prospect that every vet and employer should know about and be a part of."
AliroVets is a fully scalable SaaS job referral platform. Both job referrers and candidates are incentivized with 'success fees' to make veteran job referrals with participating companies. AliroVets helps companies leverage both their internal networks and proprietary external networks with access to millions of veterans. Using referrals to make job placements is a faster, higher quality and more cost-effective method than traditional job boards.
AliroVets proudly donates a portion of its revenue to support veterans whose injuries and sacrifices persist long past their deployment. A list of charities supported includes the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, Travis Manion Foundation and others.
Edited by G. Davila