You might recall the 50-plus-company competition going on to develop a job-matching solution for the U.S. government, a competition aimed at helping veterans and separating Service members find employment.
Eightfold had made it to the top 10 in that process. Then, the top five of the Veterans’ Employment Challenge was announced. That list was winnowed down to three.
Now the list has been narrowed down to one: Eightfold.
The U.S. government announced that Eightfold has been selected as the platform the U.S. Department of Labor will use to pilot an improvement to the Transition Assistance Program Employment Workshop at military bases.
“We’ve known that our AI could do for veterans what it has been doing in the private sector,” says Eightfold’s Dan Hopkins, senior director, public sector. “It’s an incredible honor to know that the veterans judging this incredibly competitive program see the same thing.”
What’s at Stake, at Scale
The goal here is to go beyond the traditional “military skills translators” and instead find a more modern way of connecting the wealth of skills gained in the service to private- or public-sector civilian employment. Hopkins goes on to describe that “military skills translation alone falls short in really understanding