CHICAGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 11 the US will celebrate Veteran's Day to honor military veterans. In conjunction with the upcoming holiday, UBM Studios Milicruit is partnering with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) to host the Veterans Day Virtual Career Fair (www.veteranscareerfair.com) on November 4 beginning at 11 AM Eastern.
UBM Studios Milicruit is also working with the Xerox Let's Say Thanks program to give event attendees and employers an opportunity to send a note to US troops stationed overseas. ACS, A Xerox Company, is one of the employers participating at the UBM Studios Milicruit virtual career fair.
"We are very pleased to be working closely with Xerox to enable event attendees and employers to show their appreciation to US troops stationed overseas with a note," said Kevin O'Brien, Vice President, Business Development, UBM Studios. "UBM Studios and our parent company, United Business Media, are strong supporters of community. We are very pleased to support troops that are sacrificing on our behalf and we hope that the notes from our attendees and sponsors will remind them how much we appreciate their service."
Xerox prints the cards on its paper and equipment and mails them in care packages to deployed troops through military support organization Give2TheTroops®, a non-profit organization formed to support the physical, moral, and spiritual health of America's armed forces in combat zones around the world through the letters and packages prepared and shipped by volunteers.
"Social responsibility is ingrained in the Xerox culture," said Kevin Warren, president, United States Solutions Group, Xerox. "For five years our Let's Say Thanks program has honored our troops and sent support from home. The attendees at the Veteran's Day Virtual Career Fair are aware of the sacrifices our men and women make by serving our country."
Milicruit's Veterans Day Virtual Career Fair brings the career fair to more than 50 industry leading employers and government agencies as well as veterans, military personnel and spouses. The virtual career fair will allow veterans to visit employer booths, view and apply for jobs, upload resumes, chat with recruiters, network with peers and video interview, all from the comfort and convenience of home. Because the career fair is virtual it is cost effective, time efficient and environmentally friendly. The virtual fair is especially convenient for veterans with disabilities since there is no travel involved.
Veterans interested in attending the virtual career fair can sign up before November 4, 2010 at www.veteranscareerfair.com.
MOAA is the nation's largest veteran's organization that represents active duty and retired military officers and their families. The Colonel Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award is named after U.S. Marine Corps Colonel Marix who founded MOAA in 1929 and served as its first President.
About UBM Studios Milicruit
UBM Studios Milicruit.com 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.com 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 monetisation 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 organised 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
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