Tech Startup RippleSend (rrripple.com) Helps Veterans Get Hired

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Next Generation Digital Portfolio, http://www.rrripple.com, a Member of the “Apps for Heroes” Initiative, Helps Veterans Showcase Their Skills and Achievements When Applying for Jobs

RippleSend, Inc. announced its support today of military families and veterans at the Apps for Heroes event. Veterans using rrripple’s e-Portfolios can build comprehensive profiles of all their skills and achievements, including every aspect of their military service.

An event celebrating the effort of rrripple’s development effort was held Wednesday, January 18th and attended by Dr. Jill Biden and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra. The event was held at the San Francisco office of Code for America.

In August 2011, President Obama issued a challenge to the private sector to hire or train 100,000 unemployed veterans or their spouses by the end of 2013. Shortly after, RippleSend joined a consortium of technology companies (including Linkedin, SimplyHired, Monster, Craigslist, and BranchOut) committed to helping Veterans secure jobs through their technologies.

“My rrripple e-Portfolio does an amazing job of bringing my skills and achievements to life,” said Army veteran Ann Weeby, “This includes actual samples of the real work I’ve done managing construction projects in Iraq, and the building of playgrounds in the U.S. Using rrripple, potential employers don’t wonder what I really achieved – it’s all there for them to see.”

Regarding Ann’s portfolio, Dr. Jill Biden said: “Ann is sure to get hired with this beautiful portrayal of her work.”

By organizing and publishing all types of proof of their accomplishments–including MOS/MOC evidence of military experience, work product, authenticated academic transcripts, certificates, test scores, photos, videos, and more–rrripple allows veterans to stand out and optimize their chances of getting hired.

“It is an honor and a privilege to assist our military service men and women returning from active duty,” said RippleSend, CEO Heather Hiles, “Our next generation e-Portfolios give recruiters and hiring managers a unique three-dimensional view of an applicant’s real talents and proficiencies. By creating a rrripple e-Portfolio, veterans have a digital identity that helps celebrate their service to our country and can help them land the job of their dreams.”

About Joining Forces
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden created Joining Forces to bring Americans together to recognize, honor and take action to support veterans and military families as they serve our country and throughout their lives. The initiative aims to educate, challenge, and spark action from all sectors of society to ensure veterans and military families have the support they have earned. The initiative focuses on key priority areas -- employment, education, and wellness while raising awareness about the service, sacrifice, and needs of America's veterans and military families. For more information, visit http://www.joiningforces.gov.

Apps for Heroes, developed in response to the Joining Forces initiative spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Biden, provides new online technologies for veterans to gain better access to jobs. More than 850,000 post-9/11 veterans were unemployed as of October 2011, and President Obama challenged American employers to hire or train 100,000 unemployed veterans and their spouses by 2013. More than one million service members are projected to leave the military through 2016.

About rrripple
The rrripple e-Portfolio provides users with next generation life-long learning and profile tools. With rrripple users can store, curate and showcase all of their personal, academic and professional accomplishments. Using rrripple, users can create a holistic profile of their knowledge--including transcripts, test scores, assignments, work product and other evidence of their achievements, to help them differentiate themselves when applying for the job of their dreams. For more information, visit http://www.rrripple.com

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