It’s free. It’s fast. It works — to get you working.
If you’re a military veteran looking for a well-compensated job – or serviceman or woman soon to transition to civilian life — sign up today for ServiceToOpportunity.org. This free service connects skilled veterans with hiring managers in energy and manufacturing companies in the 10-county Pittsburgh region.
How it works: regional employers like Chevron, Alcoa, Rampart Hydro Services, General Electric, Crown Castle, U.S. Steel and many more have opted in to Service To Opportunity because they have open jobs they want to fill with qualified military veterans.
Veterans sign up and create a profile — it only takes about five minutes — to be matched with civilian careers that match up with their military skills, experience and interests. Click through the job link to alert an HR manager at the relevant company of your interest, and you will hear back from an actual human being at that company! You can also explore realistic job previews — with videos — in 17 job categories that are in high demand.
Among the companies looking to hire today is Forms + Surfaces, which designs and manufactures architectural products used in public spaces around the world. Forms + Surfaces is seeking a CNC operator for its manufacturing location in Etna. (This man or woman operates a CNC — computer numerical control — machine or lathe, which perform such functions as precision drilling and tapping, cutting and shaping steel and aluminum, or milling flat metal into intricate designs. Pittsburgh actually has lots of jobs like this and too few people — veterans and otherwise — to fill them.) Connect with that Forms + Surfaces job here.
Questions? Drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 412-281-4783, extension 3129. I’m a veteran myself, and helping other servicemen and women connect with family-sustaining careers in the Pittsburgh region is my passion.
Service To Opportunity has been recognized by the White House and the U.S. departments of defense, energy, veterans affairs and labor as an innovative and promising approach to veteran hiring in the Pittsburgh region that could become a model for other places around the country. It is funded by Chevron Corp. through its Appalachia Partnership Initiative and the Colcom Foundation and operated by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development (which also operates ImaginePittsburgh.com).
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Not a veteran? That’s OK; it’s going to take all of us to fill the more than 20,000 positions open now across the southwestern Pennsylvania — a figure that’s projected to grow as Baby Boomers retire. Check out our powerful job search aggregator at ImaginePittsburgh.com, and find jobs in IT, business, healthcare, energy, manufacturing and more — many of which do not require a four-year college degree.