CHICAGO, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Milicruit, the recognized leader in virtual career fairs for veterans and military spouses, today announced that the next virtual career fair for veterans and military spouses will take place on July 31st from 1:00 to 4:00 PM EDT at www.veteranscareerfair.com. The July career fair is sponsored by Hero 2 Hired (H2H). With more than 31,000 veterans and military spouses and forty three employers already committed to participating, it is sure to be one of the best Milicruit events to date.
The group of participating employers and groups to date include; Aetna, American Corporate Partners, American Red Cross, AOC Solutions, Arise Virtual Solutions Inc., Camping World and Good Sam, CBRE, CHSi Middle East, Citi, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Convergys, DaVita, Dell, Dish Network, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Fulcrum IT, General Motors, George Washington University Hospital, Graybar, IHG, IM Flash Technologies, Joining Forces, Lowe's, Level 3 Communications Inc., MOAA, NCO Financial, Office of Personnel Management(OPM), Penske Truck Leasing, Pfizer, Philips, Progressive, Robert Half International, Sears, State Street Corporation, The SI Organization, TSA, Union Pacific, Waste Management, and Xerox Business Services.
"With the unemployment rate for younger veterans still at 9.5%, we recognize both the private and public sectors need to do all they can to help those who have served and sacrificed for the country to at least have the opportunity to find gainful employment when they return. The virtual career fairs are an extremely effective and efficient way for the employers and veterans to meet in real time, from anywhere with a computer and internet access," said Kevin O'Brien, VP, Business Development, Milicruit.
In March of this year, Milicruit and their employer partners launched the 10,000 Jobs for Veterans and Military Spouses Challenge. The goal was to find jobs for at least 10,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013, and in just 4 months, the employers have already hired more than 5,800 veterans and military spouses.
"This is exactly the type of effort we hoped to see when the First Lady and Dr. Biden launched Joining Forces last year – the private sector stepping up in creative ways to connect veterans and military spouses with job opportunities throughout the country. We very much appreciate the good work by Milicruit in hosting the fair and are thankful to the companies who are participating," said Captain Brad Cooper, Executive Director of the White House Joining Forces initiative.
The Milicruit virtual recruitment center is accessible to active duty, guard/reservists, veterans and military spouses. The website to register is www.veteranscareerfair.com. In addition to the monthly virtual career fairs, job seekers can search for all available positions in the jobs center by location, job title, keyword and military occupation specialty or code.
Employers who are interested in hiring more veterans to their workforce, can request additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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