Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 30, 2007
Hundreds and hundreds of job-seeking military veterans and military spouses from the Philly/Jersey Region and beyond will get a hearty "Welcome aboard!" on Thursday, May 24, when the military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary presents a career fair on the covered rear deck of the legendary battleship New Jersey. The RecruitMilitary Philly/Jersey Career Fair will be the 12th of 45 such events scheduled nationwide for 2007. During January and February events in Atlanta, San Diego, Charlotte, and Dallas, an average of 30-plus corporate employers, law-enforcement and other government employers, and educational institutions conducted one-on-one interviews with an average of more than 600 job seekers.
The line-up for the Philly/Jersey Career Fair already includes AMTRAK, Asplundh Tree Expert Company, Lowe's, Schneider National, Raytheon, Hanson Building Materials America, Washington Group International, the Fairfax County (Virginia) Sheriff's Office, Strayer University, Oldcastle Architectural Products Group, Highway Transport, DeVry University, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Bally Total Fitness, Boeing Company, Clean Harbors, Bartlett Tree Experts, Geico, Highway Transport, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Lockheed Martin, Maryland Transportation Authority, UniversityAlliance, US Airway, VetSuccess.gov, Visual Management Systems and many, many more.
The event will be open to veterans, men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserve forces, and military spouses. Event hours will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission will be free, and there is no need to pre-register.
The New Jersey is the most highly decorated battleship in the history of the United States Navy. The vessel now serves as an educational museum docked on the Delaware River at the Camden, New Jersey, Waterfront, opposite Penn's Landing in Philadelphia.
RecruitMilitary will produce the Philly/Jersey Career Fair in cooperation with HireVetsFirst, a unit of the United States Department of Labor; The American Legion; Philadelphia Newspapers; and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN). HireVetsFirst was created by Congress in 2002 to develop awareness among employers of the outstanding attributes of men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life. The American Legion is an association of veterans who served during times of war. The Legion has 2.7 million members in nearly 15,000 posts throughout the world. Legion headquarters is in Indianapolis. The National Commander of the American Legion is Paul A. Morin, an Army veteran, of Chicopee, Massachusetts. Congress chartered the organization in 1919. Philadelphia Newspapers includes The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and philly.com. The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network was founded in 2004 to provide career opportunities and job portability for military spouses. The organization is made up of military spouses, caregivers to war wounded, and retired military personnel. The President and founder is Deb Kloeppel, a military spouse.
RecruitMilitary, based in Cincinnati, connects employers with job seekers who have a military background. All of the company's owners, officers, account executives, and recruiters are either veterans or active or former reservists. In addition to participation in career fairs, RecruitMilitary offers subscriptions to its database of self-registered job seekers who have a military background, currently numbering more than 151,000, at its Web site, http://www.recruitmilitary.com as well as advertising in online and print media; and contingency and retained hiring services. The company mails more than 53,000 copies of a quarterly, print newsletter called Incoming! to 230 military bases throughout the world for distribution to transitioning personnel. The President of RecruitMilitary is Drew Myers, formerly a Captain in the Marine Corps. The company was founded in 1998.
RecruitMilitary produced 13 career fairs in 2006. More than 225 organizations and over 8,000 job seekers attended those events. The career fairs generated television coverage by CNBC, ABC, NBC, and CNN; radio coverage by ESPN and numerous regional stations; and articles in several newspapers.
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