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Employer Partnership Launches Powerful Job Search Tool

On Veteran’s Day, the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces is launching its new, state-of-the-art job search portal  The portal’s tools offer National Guardsmen and Reservists, their Families, Wounded Warriors, and veterans increased capabilities when seeking employment opportunities   The portal also vastly improves our Employer Partner’s access to skilled candidates

No longer does a job seeker have to re-enter basic personal information every time a search is launched  Instead, the user simply logs in and the system can continue any previous activity  A user may now set-up a personal profile so that he or she is able to save searches, search parameters and individual job announcements within their own “dashboard”  By activating the alert option, seekers will be provided with a notification whenever a desired position is posted
 
The portal offers other useful features as well  The Resume Builder allows users to create and keep their resume available within the system  Service members have an additional feature available to them: access to the Program Support Manager network for career counseling and resume assistance  The new portal’s functionality improvements make the search and application process much more efficient, saving Service members and other job seekers time

But the improvements don’t stop there  Employers will find the new portal more useful as well  They are now able to enter position vacancies directly into the system and track those jobs, applications and views through their company dashboard  Employers may also reach in to the system and locate the resumes of qualified candidates who may not have had the chance to apply themselves  So just by posting your resume you may be contacted by one of our military-friendly employer partners who need your skills

If you had used the old job search engine you should definitely check out the new portal  Although the web link, wwwEmployerPartnershiporg  is the same, you are now in the driver’s seat and this definitely is not your father’s Oldsmobile

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Editor’s note: The Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces is a no-fee program which connects Service members, their Families and veterans with employment opportunities  The program has more than 1,150 military-friendly employer partners across the nation

By Lt. Col. Matt Leonard
Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces





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Posted: 2018-04-07  01:54 PM
Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn.- The month of April is designated as the Month of the Military Child to recognize the contributions and sacrifices military children make so their family members can serve. An estimated 15,000 children in Minnesota have been affected by the deployment of a parent.

"Military children bear a lot while their family members serve," said Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard. "It is up to us to support these resilient kids and help to lessen their burden."

An event to honor military kids in Minnesota will take place April 13, 2018, at the Mall of America rotunda from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Activities will include appearances by the Teddy Bear Band and meet and greets with Nickelodeon characters.



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Posted: 2018-03-16  08:45 AM
Col. Angela Steward-Randle ST. PAUL, Minn. - Col. Angela Steward-Randle grew up in a military family - her father served in the Army on active duty - but it was a chance encounter with a friend at college that led her to want to make the military a career.

"My story is no different than many others," Steward-Randle, the Director of Human Resources, Manpower and Personnel for the Minnesota National Guard said. "I was in college and looking for financial resources to help pay for it."

Her college friend suggested they attend a summer training with the Reserve Officer Training Corps that had no obligation and could earn them some money. The friend never ended up going, but Steward-Randle did. After earning recognition as the top honor graduate and receiving an offer of a scholarship, she was hooked.



Minnesota Guardsman Receives Award for Combating Drugs in his Community

Posted: 2018-03-09  03:13 PM
Counterdrug WOODBURY, Minn. - Staff Sgt. Benjamin Kroll, an analyst with the Minnesota National Guard's Counterdrug Task Force who is assigned to work with the Hennepin County Sherriff's Office was recognized for his achievements as the Analyst of the Year during the 2018 Minnesota Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts Training Symposium in Woodbury, Minnesota, March 7, 2018.

Through a partnership with Minnesota law enforcement agencies throughout the state, the Minnesota National Guard Counterdrug Task Force (MNCDTF) supports the anti-drug initiatives to counter all primary drug threats and vulnerabilities through the effective application of available assets, said Maj. Jon Dotterer, Counterdrug Coordinator for the State of Minnesota. The goal for the program is to support federal, state, tribal, and local agencies in the detection, disruption, interdiction, and curtailment of illicit drugs.

Kroll is one of sixteen service members on the Counterdrug Task Force that provides this force-multiplying service to our communities against illicit drug-use. With the information that law enforcement provide through their patrols and daily operations, Kroll and his colleagues across the state assist by putting together a figurative picture with all of the gathered information which aids in identifying how to move forward with legal action to deter or prevent the sale or use of illegal narcotic drugs.



Women Opened Doors in Minnesota National Guard

Posted: 2018-03-08  09:05 AM
Minnesota National Guard ST. PAUL, Minn. - "The battlefront is no place for women to be," said Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Kurtzweg, 125th Field Artillery, in an article published in 1976. "There are certain jobs girls say they can do, but they just can't do ... the battlefront is no place for women to be. Other countries in the world use women in combat, but the U.S. has not come around to that way of thinking." Kathy Berg, a New Ulm reporter summarized at the time. "So women in the New Ulm unit take care of personnel files and pay records and leave the fighting to the men."

The Minnesota National Guard has "come around to that way of thinking" since those early days of gender integration. In the last 44 years women have made momentous strides toward inclusion and acceptance. Their accomplishments are testimony to their fortitude and the progressive development of the Minnesota National Guard.

When an accomplished female Soldier is credited with breaking barriers she will often pass that honor to the women that preceded her. Brig. Gen. Johanna Clyborne is such a leader. She acknowledges that she is one of the first females in the Minnesota National Guard who has held key leadership roles, however she sees it differently. "I feel responsible for all women in uniform," said Clyborne. "Women before me opened the door, now I've cleared the room. It's up to the women behind me to hold the room."



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