CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique virtual Veterans Career Fair will take place Monday, September 12, 2011. Sponsored by Milicruit in cooperation with the Joining Forces initiative, this online event is free of charge to all active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses.
Job-seeking veterans simply log on from their computers to meet with at least 70 Fortune 1000 employers and government agencies from across the country. The online job fair is open 24/7, so participants can visit employer booths, view and apply for jobs, download information and live chat with employer recruiters anytime, and from anywhere in the world.
Organizers of the online career fair are available for interviews to discuss this cutting edge approach to recruitment and hiring, and how it can help mitigate the unemployment crisis facing our nation's veteran population. In addition, the virtual job fair environment on www.veteranscareerfair.com makes excellent B-roll footage.
When & Where:
September 12, 2011
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT
Online at www.veteranscareerfair.com
(Note: Following the virtual career fair, employer booths will remain open 24/7 online)
More than 33,000 veterans from around the world are registered to participate in the online job fair. At least 70 Fortune 1000 employers are poised to answer questions, accept resumes and help connect veterans to promising employment opportunities. Participating employers represent in excess of 21,000 available jobs nationwide. Supporting organizations include the Joining Forces, Military Officers Association of America, Hire Heroes USA, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Why Is This Newsworthy?
President Obama and other government leaders are focusing intently on improving the veterans hiring landscape. The unemployment rate for post 9/11 veterans is 12.4 percent (as of August 2011), and that figure is projected to worsen once 10,000 service members return from Afghanistan and 46,000 come home from Iraq by year's end.
Milicruit's www.veteranscareerfair.com enables veteran job candidates and hiring managers to meet and interact in an online, three-dimensional setting, without the shortcomings of traditional brick and mortar job fairs, which are local, limited and often little more than a resume exchange. Milicruit has revolutionized this recruiting environment by moving it online, allowing veteran job seekers to interact one-on-one with employers, all from the comfort and convenience of their computer.
To learn more, or to arrange interviews with Veterans Career Fair organizers, please contact:
Greta Menard: 202-423-7101; firstname.lastname@example.org