3,300 Veterans and Military Spouses Hired in Two Months Through Milicruit's 10,000 Jobs Challenge

Game Changing Approach to Traditional Career Fairs Makes it Faster and Easier to Connect Employers with Veterans

May 14, 2012, 13:50 ET from UBM Studios

CHICAGO, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Milicruit, the recognized leader in virtual career fairs for veterans, and military spouses, today announced that more than 3,300 veterans and military spouses have been hired by the industry leading employers who have signed on for the 10,000 Jobs for Veterans and Military Spouses Challenge www.10000jobs.com in just two months.

As part of the challenge, Milicruit has agreed to host monthly national virtual career fairs that are open to active duty, guard/reservists, veterans, and military spouses. In addition to the virtual career fairs, Milicruit through a partnership with DirectEmployers Association has also launched Milicruit Crosswalk, which allows veterans to search for jobs with all the employers in Milicruit virtual career fairs in one location.

"When we started the challenge, we knew we wanted to be able to show actual results of those hired and therefore we required employers to report back each month on exactly how many veterans and spouses they have hired. We expected good results because we knew our employer partners recognized and valued the skills and talent veterans and military spouses bring to the workforce, but over 3,300 in just two months far exceeds our expectations, and is a testament to the employers who are actually doing the hiring," stated Kevin O'Brien, vice president of business development, Milicruit.

Employers from a wide range of industries have signed on to take the 10,000 Jobs Challenge including; American Red Cross, Aetna, Arise, Camping World and Good Sam, CBRE, CHS Medical, Citi, Convergys, DaVita, DISH Network, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, General Motors, Graybar, IHG, IM Flash, Level 3 Communications, Lowe's, Penske Truck Leasing, Pepsi Beverages Company, Pfizer, Philips, Progressive, Sears, State Street Corporation, The SI Organization, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Union Pacific, Waste Management, and Xerox Business Services.

Milicruit will host a nationwide virtual career fair on May 23, 2012 that will feature more than 40 employers representing in excess of 24,000 jobs available. Service members and military spouses are encouraged to register today to reserve their space in these ground-breaking events at www.veteranscareerfair.com

Unlike a traditional career fair, the virtual career fairs allows employers to meet and interact with talent from all over the country/world in one day, and without the cost, burden or environmental impact typically associated with traveling to and from physical venues.

About Milicruit
Milicruit is the recognized leader in virtual recruiting environments for military veterans.  Powered by UBM Studios, Milicruit brings employers who are committed to helping returning veterans find suitable employment together with job-seeking military veterans and their spouses. Given the large number of veterans looking to reenter the civilian job market, Milicruit allows employers and job seekers to meet and interact in a convenient online setting. For additional information on Milicruit or to purchase virtual career fair services, visit www.veteranscareerfair.com.

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Erica Krutsch
UBM Studios