As Military Personnel Return, Search for Civilian Employment, MilitaryStars Offers Corporate America Opportunity to Hire Military Veteran Candidates Within Federal Compliance Mandates

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MilitaryStars set to provide military-friendly employers with job seekers in mid-Atlantic region; Company announces online candidate database is compliant with new OFCCP regulations.

From a database filled with over 11,000 military job seekers throughout the Mid-Atlantic states, MilitaryStars, the nation’s largest military career expo company, is set to provide over 40 military-friendly employers the distinct opportunity to hire highly trained prior military candidates into countless positions in corporate America. Equally, with new Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations in effect, MilitaryStars announced today that it is entirely compliant with the mandates.

“The job seekers who come to our events and who are registered in our database are ready to go to work for civilian companies. They’re trained, skilled and they need quality civilian jobs,” said MilitaryStars President Todd Hecht.

Or, as one military candidate recently put it: “It's quite difficult to find a job. It's even harder when most of your experience is military related . . . I feel like many civilian companies view military experience as sub-par or even irrelevant. How does one get around this?”

‘Getting around’ that issue will be the pre-registered military job seekers at the event, who will show the employers already set to attend – currently numbering 22 and growing daily – that military experience translates almost identically into the civilian employment market. The career expo, slated for June 27th at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD, will highlight the qualities and skill sets of hundreds of military veterans.

Companies, ranging from Penske Truck Leasing to Merrill Lynch and Merck & Co., from Lockheed Martin and KBR-Overseas to Southwest Airlines, Alban Caterpillar and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, have all registered to attend the target-rich recruiting event.

“Our military-friendly employers at our events span all types of industries and markets, and our candidates have skill sets and backgrounds that can satisfy even the most difficult positions to fill – corporations, defense contractors, retail businesses and logistics companies all have success in hiring military veterans, and our one-cost-unlimited-hires policy ensures that companies can acquire all the talent they need in one place,” said Hecht.

What’s more, that talent acquisition will come with new regulations from the OFCCP and new safeguards for acquiring online talent from the MilitaryStars candidate event database.

“The OFCCP mandates state that all companies bidding on federal contracts are required to collect specific applicant data online so that employers can hire in accordance with equal employment procedures,” said Hecht. “MilitaryStars is fully compliant with the new procedures, and has been for some time. Any employers working with the government can continue to look to MilitaryStars to acquire their workforces.”

About MilitaryStars: The nation’s largest military career expo company, veteran-owned MilitaryStars furthers its mission to assist transitioning military and veterans in finding civilian jobs via regional career expos throughout the United States. Please visit the newly revamped, where candidates and employers alike will find post-military employment resources and services, or call (800) 775-1415 for further assistance and information.

Media Contact:

Ethan Grefe, Corporate Communications

800.775.1415 x186

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: on behalf of the company listed above.

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