Editor's note: This post was originally published on Commerce.gov . Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank Speaks at the National Veteran Employment Summit (Photo Credit: Monster Worldwide) Yesterday, I spoke at the National Veteran Employment Summit hosted by Monster and Military.com. I announced that Monster has signed up to participate in the Joining Forces effort to help hire or train 250,000 veterans and military spouses . The companies participating in Joining Forces know that hiring veterans is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also good business. America’s veterans have the leadership, the character, and the team-oriented approach that employers want and need. Under the President’s leadership, the Administration is working hard to make sure veterans find job opportunities. We’re making improvements in how the military transitions service members from the battlefield to the workplace. We're also ensuring that the post-9/11 GI Bill stays strong. And, through Joining Forces – led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden – we're ensuring that veterans and military families have the support they need to land a job when they return to civilian life. The Commerce Department is particularly proud to support the efforts of companies who are hiring men and women who have bravely served our nation.