Putting the Mobile in Mobile Office
My daughter Jenna, her friend from Carson City, Lulu, Jenna’s dog, “Kate,” and I are wrapping up our annual camping trip this week in Lake Tahoe.
Yes, we saw our first bear last night while walking the dog just outside the campsite. Fun times!
And since priorities here tend to be far less political – though my “TRUMP: Make America Great Again” flag has gained me a bunch of fast, new friends – below are two decidedly non-political items you might find of interest.
Good News from Google for Military Veterans
(From Google) – An estimated 250K service members transition out of the military every year. They have important and valuable skills; but it can be challenging for them to translate those skills into civilian language when looking for jobs.
There are also over 690K military spouses who struggle with job security due to frequent moves. That’s why, today, Google announced new tools and resources for service members, veterans, and military spouses to help them learn new skills, find civilian jobs and help their business succeed.
First, we are making searching for jobs on Google easier for veterans and military service members. They can now enter their Military Occupation Specialty Code (MOS, AFSC, NEC) and jobs for veterans directly into Google Search to see relevant civilian jobs available near them.
We’ll also make this capability available to any employer or job board to use on their own property through our API, Cloud Talent Solution.
We also want to make sure that the almost 9% of all U.S. businesses that are veteran led, are able to leverage the power of the web. We are offering a designation on Google Maps and Search mobile listings for veterans to identify their businesses as veteran owned or led, making it easier for all of us to proactively support these businesses.
Finally, through Google.org, we are granting $2.5M to the United Service Organizations (USO). The USO is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits assisting military service members and their families.
This grant will provide scholarships for 1,000 transitioning service members and military spouses to complete the Google IT Support Professional Certificate which provides a pathway to careers in the growing field of IT support. They will also receive additional instructional and wraparound support while they complete the program.
These efforts are part of our Grow with Google initiative to help create economic opportunities for more Americans. We are grateful to service members and their families for their sacrifices, and we hope that these tools will assist them as they transition to civilian lives.
- Fox Business: Google aims to put military veterans back to work with new tools
- Daily Caller: Google Announces New Tools To Help Veterans Transition Into Civilian Jobs
The Joy of Rescuing a Rescue Dog
Small business marketer extraordinaire Mike Capuzzi has a 17-year-old daughter (same age as my Jenna) has written a new book on rescue dogs titled, “Dog Joy.”
Mike sent out the following email this morning…
“Caroline loves dogs and since we rescued our first dog last year, she decided to create a book that features stories from others who have adopted a dog in need with the intention of raising awareness and money for dog adoption.
“100% of the profits of Dog Joy are going to support local dog rescue organizations. Only book publishing costs are being covered, otherwise ALL THE MONEY raised by her book is going to support dog rescue organizations.
“The stories in Dog Joy will make you smile, tingle and cry and if you love dogs (or know somebody who does) you will want to get copies of this book.”
I bought 10 copies myself this morning. If interested or want more information, go to: www.DogJoyBook.com
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“After just 18 months, Trump has ‘flipped’ two circuits — the Sixth and Seventh — from liberal to conservative. Two more — the Eighth and the 11th — are on the verge of tipping.” – New York Times, 8/28/18