CHICAGO, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help reduce the unemployment rate many of today's veterans are facing and to build on the success of its quarterly virtual career fairs, Milicruit, the recognized leader for virtual career fairs for veterans and military spouses, now offers a robust perpetual virtual environment which is available 24/7 365 days a year. Milicruit is powered by UBM Studios.
According to a March 2011 Milicruit survey, 95 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; 92 percent would recommend the virtual career fair to others, and 98 percent were in favor of leaving the environment open throughout the year.
Additionally, in conjunction with Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Milicruit will present the Military Spouse Appreciation Day Virtual Career Fair on Friday, May 6, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT. Designed specifically for the spouses of service men and women, the Military Spouse Appreciation Day Virtual Career Fair is free of charge to job seekers and open to all military spouses. The Military Spouse Appreciation Day Virtual Career Fair is sponsored by Sears Holdings Corporation.
"Military spouses represent a great talent source for Sears," commented Sherry Nolan, Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Diversity and a military spouse herself. "They are highly educated, have strength of character, and can transfer with our company as they move with the military."
Milicruit's perpetual virtual career fair has been developed with the support of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Wounded Warrior Project, Department of Labor - VETS, Veterans Affairs - Vet Success, IAVA, Hire Heroes USA, Military Channel and the Student Veterans of America.
"We listened to the needs of both job seekers and employers and have created a perpetual environment for them to interact in real time throughout the year. By having a platform that is available continuously job seekers and recruiters can meet virtually at their convenience," said Kevin O'Brien, Vice President, Milicruit.
Military spouses can register for the virtual career fair by building a profile at www.militaryspousecf.com. The virtual career fair will allow military spouses an opportunity to meet and interact with employers such as Sears who recognize the value that military spouses bring to the workforce. Spouses who participate can build a profile including their resume, walk the career fair floor, visit employer booths, view/apply for jobs, and chat with employer recruiters as if in person, but without having to leave home. The virtual career fair is an exclusive event for employers that participate in the Milicruit perpetual environment.
O'Brien added, "Military spouses play a vital role in the nation's defense. With grace and strength, they keep military families on track while their husband/wife serves and protects the nation. In recognition of these men and women, we've created the Milicruit Military Spouse Appreciation Day Virtual Career Fair to assist military spouses in search of suitable employment."
For additional information on the Milicruit Military Spouse Appreciation Day Virtual Career Fair, visit www.militaryspousecf.com.
To view a video tour on how the service works click here.
For additional information on UBM Studios or to purchase a virtual career fair, contact Kevin O'Brien, at (215) 525-5776 x101 or [email protected].
UBM produces virtual career fairs in education, chemical, technology and military in Asia, Europe and North America.
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.
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