CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Studios Milicruit, the recognized leader for virtual career fairs for veterans, today announced that it is partnering with Wounded Warrior Project to produce the Veterans Virtual Career Fair. Wounded Warrior Project is dedicated to honor and empower wounded servicemen and women and assist these individuals with their transition back into the civilian workforce.
"The vision of Wounded Warrior Project is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in this nation's history, and services like the Milicruit virtual career fair allows our warriors to meet and interact with employers who recognize the value of hiring veterans, but without the need to travel to a physical location," says Dave Ward, Director Warriors to Work, Wounded Warrior Project.
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.
Unlike a traditional career fair that requires a job seeker to travel to and from an actual location, the Milicruit service brings the career fair to the employer and job seeker as if in person. In the Milicruit event, a veteran can; build a profile, upload their picture, resume, visit employer booths, view/apply for jobs, chat with recruiters, and perhaps even score a follow up video interview.
"Transitioning back into the civilian workforce can be a challenge for any veteran, but for the wounded veteran, it can be extremely challenging. We designed Milicruit to alleviate the cost and burden of having to travel to career fairs to meet with employers, and we kept the veteran with a disability in the forefront of all that we did in developing the platform," said Kevin O'Brien, Vice President, Business Development, UBM Studios Milicruit. "We are honored to be working with Wounded Warrior Project and to offer our virtual career fair to the warriors they serve."
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.
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 Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
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.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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