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Membership Hack: Jobs for Veterans

By / Jun 7, 2019 (Rawf8/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

A new partnership empowers members of AICC, the Independent Packaging Association, to hire military veterans. The program helps members find much-needed employees and prepares vets for careers in the industry.

How to hack it? Like so many other employers, members of AICC, the Independent Packaging Association, are finding it increasingly difficult to fill positions in a tight job market. To offset some of the hiring struggles in a rapidly growing industry, AICC launched a new jobs partnership that connects organizational members with military veterans using a career portal called JobPath.

“JobPath’s unique platform will ensure that there is a great fit between the veteran hired and the AICC member company doing the hiring,” said AICC Vice President Mike D’Angelo in a media release announcing the program. “We could not be prouder to be entering into this partnership.”

Why does it work? With JobPath, members can post jobs for free and access a candidate database and employee-matching system, which uses automated technology to connect employers with candidates whose skills meet job requirements.

What’s the bonus? The new partnership also serves as an opportunity to train veterans for the packaging profession. Through JobPath, AICC links job candidates to its online Packaging School, where individuals can register and attend online courses that count toward professional certifications.

Tim Ebner

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