Yes, and they have a number of different positions. As a result, their recruiters interact with veterans in a variety of ways.
- Some recruiters have job openings that they need to fill immediately.
- Other recruiters are looking for hard-working individuals to apply for jobs that are almost always open. That kind of recruiter might ask for a paper resume and/or give you a business card and ask you to call.
- Some recruiters have positions that are not available right now, but will be opening up soon. These employers want to identify candidates and get them in the pipeline now so they can fill those positions as soon as possible when they receive hiring approval.
A federal regulation called the OFCCP Internet Applicant Rule tells certain government contractors how to gather and retain job applications via the Internet. Because of the Rule, many contractors require that applicants use their online systems and not submit paper resumes.
- OFCCP is the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency of the United States Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration.
- The OFCCP enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination by federal contractors.
- Some employers that are not bound by the Rule do not accept paper resumes simply because they have put their entire application process on the Internet. One great advantage to applicants is that large employers can easily route the online resumes of desirable applicants to the appropriate divisions, offices, plants, etc.
An employer's primary industry or company name does not necessarily indicate what openings the company is trying to fill.
- A drugstore chain may be recruiting for positions in transportation and distribution.
- A brewery may be recruiting for jobs in information technology.