Milicruit Veterans Virtual Career Fair's Success Showcases the Vital Need of Virtual Career Fairs Targeted to Military Veterans

95 Percent of Veterans Found Virtual Career Fair Useful

Mar 15, 2011, 16:00 ET from UBM Studios

CHICAGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 10, 2011, over 60 employers supported the Veterans Virtual Career Fair, produced by Milicruit. Companies like Deutsche Bank, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Travelers, and Pepsi Beverages Company participated in the virtual career fair offering job opportunities to more than 18,000 military veterans and spouses. The virtual career fair represents over 13,000 jobs available.  The Veterans Virtual Career Fair was powered by UBM Studios.  On average, attendees visited 17 booths with an average dwell time of 103 minutes.

According to a Milicruit survey, virtual career fairs win with military job seekers. These results validate that virtual career fairs are an efficient, cost effective and eco-friendly way for recruiters to recruit and job seekers to secure employment. Ninety-five percent of attendees found the virtual career fair useful; 97 percent found it easy to use; 86 percent are satisfied with the participating employers; 96 percent would participate again; and 92 percent would recommend the virtual career fair to others.

"Hundreds of thousands of veterans return every year from deployments and look to re-enter the civilian job market and veterans bring with them a strong work ethic, exceptional training and proven leadership skills. The number of job seekers that attended and the length of time that they participated in the event showcase the large number of veterans that are out of work and the vital importance of virtual career fairs targeted to military veterans," said Kevin O'Brien, Vice President, Business Development, Milicruit.

The Veterans Virtual Career Fair, which is free of charge to job seekers, is open to all active duty personnel, veterans and military spouses. Veterans and their spouses can register for the virtual career fair by building a profile, while employers can fully interact with the veteran job seekers. The virtual career fair offers booths, job postings, company videos/presentations, live chat with company representatives, video interviewing as well as resume and interview assistance. To view a video tour on how the service works click here.

Milicruit partnered with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) to deliver the Veterans Virtual Career Fair.  In addition, the Veterans Career Fair is supported by Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled American Veterans, Department of Labor - VETS, Veterans Affairs - Vet Success, USO, IAVA, Hire Heroes USA, Walter Reed Medical Center and the Student Veterans of America.

For additional information on the Veterans Virtual Career Fair, visit http://www.veteranscareerfair.com.

UBM produces virtual career fairs in education, chemical, technology and military in Asia, Europe and North America.  

For additional information on UBM Studios or to purchase a virtual career fair, contact Kevin O'Brien, at (215) 525-5757 X101 or kobrien@milicruit.com.

To follow Milicruit on Twitter, visit Milicruit, to follow on Facebook visit Milicruit and to follow on LinkedIn, visit Milicruit Virtual Career Fairs.

About MOAA

MOAA is the nation's largest veteran's organization that represents active duty and retired military officers and their families. The Colonel Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award is named after U.S. Marine Corps Colonel Marix who founded MOAA in 1929 and served as its first President.

About Milicruit

Milicruit is the recognized leader of virtual career fairs for military veterans, powered by UBM Studios.  In a 3D virtual setting, Milicruit brings employers who are committed to helping veterans find suitable employment after serving the country together with military veterans and their spouses seeking suitable employment.  Given the large number of veterans looking to reenter the civilian job market, Milicruit allows employers and job seekers to meet and interact in an online setting.  For additional information on Milicruit, visit www.milicruit.com.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

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UBM Studios Milicruit

 

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