AgCareers.com is taking over the Ag Warriors program, launched in February of 2012 to assist veterans looking for jobs in the ag industry. The employment program was originally developed by the International Agri-Center.
“In an effort to better serve returning veterans and their career needs, we have partnered with AgCareers.com to continue to grow the Ag Warriors program,” said Jerry Sinift, CEO for the International Agri-Center. “The program has grown exponentially in the past year and we believe the time has come to entrust the program to experts in the career building field. AgCareers.com is a highly respected authority in the ag industry and they have our full support as they continue to serve our veterans.”
With AgCareers taking the helm, Ericka Osmundson, director of marketing communications for the largest ag-related employment service in the country, said they will now work with employers to help match their needs to the qualifications of veterans. She noted that often times veterans don’t know how to tailor their unique skills to the ag industry while the ag industry doesn’t know how to translate “military” language to their field. They will assist both sides in this process.
“AgCareers.com is honored to be chosen to continue the efforts of the International Agri-Center’s Ag Warriors program,” said Eric Spell, president of AgCareers.com. “We are excited to open the door for both employers and veterans to connect regarding employment and careers within the agribusiness and food industries through AgCareers.com. We view the program as a way to honor veterans’ service and assist them in taking the next steps to career success.”
With the ag industry short on talent, they are looking for new ways to recruit people into the industry. Osmundson said the Ag Warriors program is the perfect way to do this. During their recent Ag & Food HR Roundtable, they offered several sessions for hiring managers to learn how to write their job descriptions in ways that veterans understand and as well as how to spot a veteran with the skills they are looking for.
Veterans and employers interested in the Ag Warriors program should contact Erika Osmundson.
Learn more about Ag Warriors in my interview with Erika Osmundson. AgCareers.com Takes Over Ag Warriors Program
Visit the AgCareers.com Ag & Food HR Roundtable photo album.