CHICAGO, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Studios Milicruit, the recognized leader for virtual career fairs for veterans, today announced that it is partnering with Hire Heroes USA to produce the Veterans Virtual Career Fair. Hire Heroes USA's mission is to offer transition assistance, job search assistance, and job placement services to those who have honorably served in the US military and their spouses to reduce veteran unemployment.
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 Veterans Virtual Career Fair will open on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern and will be available on demand for one week.
"Hire Heroes USA's mission to assist those who have honorably served in the US military and their spouses to reduce veteran unemployment is right in line with our event. We are delighted to work with Hire Heroes USA to bring the Veterans Virtual Career Fair to veterans and military spouses," said Kevin O'Brien, Vice President, Business Development, UBM Studios Milicruit.
The virtual career fair provides job seekers the ability to meet with employers as if in person. They are able to walk the exhibit floor; visit employer booths; view/apply for jobs; chat with recruiters; build a network of peers; and perhaps even secure a follow up video interview, all from the comfort and convenience of home. The virtual career fair is free for all veterans and military spouses to attend.
"Hire Heroes USA fully supports Milicruit's virtual job fairs, and is proud to be an ongoing participant. The virtual job fair experience provides our veterans with invaluable instant exposure to numerous hiring organizations, all in one convenient, virtual arena. Having the unique ability to connect with hiring managers nationwide, all without leaving home is extremely efficient, and will be sure to boost their career search. This experience is especially beneficial for our wounded veterans, and provides them with an opportunity for broad exposure to numerous organizations that they otherwise would not have," said Michelle Saunders, Director, Veteran Relations & Legislative Affairs, Hire Heroes USA.
The Veterans Career Fair is also 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, Walter Reed Medical Center, and the Student Veterans of America.
The virtual career fair is free of charge to job seekers. Veterans interested in attending the event can register at www.veteranscareerfair.com 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 service works click here.
About Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA's (HHUSA) mission is to offer transition assistance, job search assistance, and job placement services to those who have honorably served in the US military – and to their spouses – in order to reduce veteran unemployment. HHUSA prioritizes veterans statistically most likely to be unemployed: veterans of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM, and veterans that are wounded or disabled. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, HHUSA's services are provided at no cost to the veteran.
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 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.
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