SILVER SPRING, Md. and CHICAGO, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Military Channel, the only television network dedicated to honoring the armed forces, and UBM Studios Milicruit, the recognized leader for virtual career fairs for veterans, today announced they have joined forces to assist military veterans find employment through the Veterans Virtual Career Fair, which represents over 8,000 jobs available to veterans. The virtual career fair opens on Thursday, March 10 at 11:00 AM (ET) and will be available on demand for one week.
The Veterans Virtual Career Fair is open to all active duty personnel, veterans and military spouses and will showcase dozens of industry leading employers and government agencies who are committed to helping veterans find suitable employment after serving the country. The virtual career fair is free of charge to job seekers. Veterans interested in attending the event can register at www.veteranscareerfair.com
"Our virtual career fair brings military veterans together with leading edge employers that recognize the value of hiring veterans. Offering the career fair virtually enables military veterans to network with a large group of recruiters and hiring managers in one virtual location without having to leave home. We are committed to helping veterans empower themselves to find suitable employment as they transition into the civilian workforce," said Kevin O'Brien, Vice President, Business Development, UBM Studios Milicruit. "We appreciate the assistance Military Channel has provided to promote our event and we look forward to a continued relationship as we bring additional virtual career fairs to the military veteran community."
Military Channel will promote Milicruit's virtual career on-air and online at Military.Discovery.com as part of the launch of three new content sections. Milicruit will be promoted in the Soldiers & Training section of the website, intended to highlight elite training, the life of a soldier, and veterans appreciation and support, joining along with new sections surrounding War & History as well as Weapons & Technology.
Employers interested in participating and veterans interested in attending the virtual career fair can register at www.veteranscareerfair.com To view a video tour on how the Milicruit service works click here.
The virtual career fair provides job seekers all from the comfort and convenience of home:
- the ability to walk the exhibit floor
- visit employer booths
- view/apply for jobs
- chat with recruiter
- build a network of peers
- secure follow up interviews
A number of leading industry businesses will recruit from the virtual career fair including: Deutsche Bank, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, National Guard, Pepsi Beverage Company, Merck, Microsoft, Citi, E&J Gallo Winery, ComericA Bank, Olympus, Secret Service, Department of Treasury, Waste Management, Chesapeake Energy, Graybar, Travelers, T-Mobile, FEMA, Booz Allen Hamilton, Walgreens, Cardinal Health and Humana
The Veterans Career Fair is supported by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), 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.
About UBM Studios Milicruit
UBM Studios Milicruit is a job fair for veterans/military personnel to come together in an interactive 3D virtual setting. Each year 350,000 veterans leave active duty and many of them enter the civilian job market, Milicruit aids them in their search by providing a virtual career fair that brings veterans and employers together. Veterans have the opportunity to register for virtual career fairs by building a profile and employers are able to fully interact with the individuals. The career fairs offer virtual booths; job postings; company videos; company presentations; live chat with company representatives; video interviewing; and resume and interview assistance. The traditional recruiting environment of veterans is costly, time-consuming and often times ineffective. Given the large number of veterans currently looking to reenter civilian life and the large number of employers seeking to hire veterans, milicruit.com allows both parties 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
About Military Channel
The Military Channel brings viewers compelling, real-world stories of heroism, military strategy, and significant turning points in history. Currently available in more than 57 million homes, the network takes viewers "behind the lines" to hear the personal stories of servicemen and women and offers in-depth explorations of military training, aviation technology and cutting-edge weaponry. As the only cable network devoted to military subjects, it also provides unique access to this world, allowing viewers to understand the full spectrum of experiences intrinsic to the armed forces, as well as the long-held traditions of the military. For more information, please visit military.discovery.com.
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