Guard Support has launched the new Hire Guard program in an effort to link returning Guard members to employment opportunities. The following companies are actively seeking qualified Massachusetts National Guard members to apply for their open positions. We are seeking employers to become "Hire Guard" partners and make a commitment to recruit and hire returning Mass. Guardsmen for job opportunities. for details at 617-848-8868.
On October 1, 2010 our first Hire Guard partner, Machado Consulting, hired a previously unemployed service-disabled Mass. Guard veteran to fill their IT Help-Desk position. The Guard veteran learned of the open position through our Hire Guard program. (See the recent Telegram & Gazette article: Unemployed veterans finding help through Guard Support’s Hire Guard program.)
Employers considering hiring Guard members are encouraged read Top Ten Reasons to Hire Members of the National Guard and Reserve (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) and Translating Talent from Military to Civilian Jobs (Society for Human Resource Management).
Mass. Guard members seeking employment are encouraged to:
- Download a list of 11 Job Search Pointers to Make Veterans Better Candidates. “The most important thing for veterans to do is to understand how they will create and bring value to their new employers.” Posted with permission from Chad Storlie, Author, Combat Leader to Corporate Leader: 20 Lessons to Advance Your Civilian Career
- Contact your local Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center and make an appointment with a Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER). LVERs help Veterans with resume building, counseling, mock interviews, translation of military skills into civilian attributes/skills, and provide employment opportunities and information to their clients. Disabled Veteran Outreach Program coordinators (DVOPs) provide the same service to disabled Veterans, but are specialized in the special requirements and barriers to employment that disabled Veterans have. There is at least one or the other or both, at each Career Center throughout the state. In addition to employment counseling, the Career Centers also offer training and education and the LVERs/DVOPs at each Career Center ensure that Veterans receive priority of service.
The following companies are actively seeking qualified Massachusetts National Guard members to apply for their open positions. Review the job descriptions carefully and apply only if you meet the posted job position qualifications. Please let these employers know that you heard about their interest in hiring Mass. Guard members through Guard Support.
Eze Castle Software has been a leading provider of award-winning investment technology solutions to the actively trading investment community since 1995. Our technology automates the investment process, reducing the lifecycle of a trade from multiple phone calls and endless paper tickets to a few mouse clicks. Eze is one of the largest providers of order management systems with more than 400 clients and 400 employees across Boston, Chicago, New York, Stamford, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. Check out their job listings and apply via their website. Please be sure to mention that you first heard about their openings through Guard Support.
Hubspot, a fast-growing venture capital backed Internet Marketing company based in Cambridge, MA is hiring for several positions - qualified Mass. National Guard members are encouraged to apply. HubSpot was recently named the number one Best Place to Work in Boston in the midsize category by the Boston Business Journal. Check out their job listings and apply via their website. Please be sure to mention that you first heard about their openings through Guard Support.
Odyssey Systems Consulting Group — Since 1997 Odyssey Systems has partnered with Government Agencies to implement technology solutions that ensure our national security. Specializing in the management of major public sector development initiatives in Command and Control, Communication, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Space and Missile Defense, and Force Protection, Odyssey’s commitment to customer satisfaction and workforce excellence sets us apart from the competition. With offices in Wakefield and Burlington, MA, Colorado Springs, CO; Dover, NH; Hampton, VA; Huntsville, AL; Los Angeles and San Diego, CA, and Washington, DC, Odyssey has a wide variety of job opportunities. Qualified Massachusetts National Guard members are encouraged to apply. Check out their opportunities at http://www.odysseyconsult.com/career-portal.html. Please be sure to mention that you first heard about their openings through Guard Support.
Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) at Suffolk University is a free pre-collegiate program that helps eligible U.S. military veterans develop the academic and personal skills necessary for success in a program of post-secondary education. VUB is a TRiO Program, federally funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. VUB is hiring a part-time Outreach Project Coordinator. Interested applicants can apply online. Please be sure to mention that you first heard about their openings through Guard Support.