The American Legion Unites with RecruitMilitary To Promote Veteran Career Fairs Nationwide

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The American Legion has joined forces with the military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary, LLC, to promote and help deliver more than 40 high-impact veteran career fairs throughout the United States in 2007. RecruitMilitary Career Fairs are free of charge to all veterans, personnel who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, and military spouses.

Discipline, teamwork, goal achievement, and confidence are among the many qualities the military experience instills. Our job is to connect those qualities with employers who appreciate them. That's exactly what this partnership does.

The American Legion has joined forces with the military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary, LLC, to promote and help deliver more than 40 high-impact veteran career fairs throughout the United States in 2007. RecruitMilitary Career Fairs are free of charge to all veterans, personnel who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, and military spouses.

The American Legion, the world's largest veterans organization with 2.7 million members, will help RecruitMilitary by reaching out to veteran-friendly employers - from Corporate America to government agencies - who actively seek out and hire veteran job candidates. The American Legion also will promote the fairs to job seekers among its own membership and the veteran community at large. The American Legion emblem will appear in RecruitMilitary Career Fair advertising and marketing documents, both print and electronic, and on the covers of the Program Guides given to all job seekers who attend the events. The American Legion also will have booth space at the events.

"Employers throughout the country realize they are getting a superior employee or manager when they hire a veteran," American Legion National Commander Paul A. Morin said. "Discipline, teamwork, goal achievement, and confidence are among the many qualities the military experience instills. Our job is to connect those qualities with employers who appreciate them. That's exactly what this partnership does."

So far in 2007, RecruitMilitary has presented seven career fairs. There are more than 38 military career fairs remaining in 2007. At those earlier events, an average of more than 30 corporate employers, law-enforcement agencies and other government employers, and educational institutions have interviewed hundreds of job seekers. Three career fairs are set for this month--at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston on April 5, the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa on April 12, and the East Club Lounge at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on April 26. RecruitMilitary, based in Cincinnati, is veteran-owned, veteran-operated, and veteran-advised. All of the company's owners, officers, account executives, and recruiters are veterans or active or former reservists. The company was founded in 1998.

"All of us at RecruitMilitary are delighted that The American Legion has joined our Career Fair team," said Drew Myers, President of RecruitMilitary and formerly a Captain in the Marine Corps. "The Legion has done so many great things for America down through the years--sponsoring a wide variety of youth activities, including American Legion Baseball, Boys State and Boys Nation, and the High School Oratorical Contest--and advocating tirelessly in the halls of government on behalf of the nation's veterans. It's just great to be associated with The American Legion."

The RecruitMilitary Career Fair team also includes the President's National Hire Veterans Committee (HireVets First), and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN). The President's National Hire Veterans Committee was created by Congress in 2002 as part of the Department of Labor to develop awareness among employers of the outstanding attributes of men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life. 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, herself a military spouse.

RecruitMilitary also offers subscriptions to its database of self-registered job seekers who have military backgrounds, currently numbering more than 146,000, at its Web site, http://www.recruitmilitary.com ; 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. Employers use Incoming! to advertise jobs to those personnel.

RecruitMilitary Career Fairs 2007 schedule

January 11 - Atlanta
January 24 - San Diego
February 8 - Charlotte
February 22 - Dallas
March 8 - Baltimore
March 14 - Jacksonville
March 29 - Nashville
April 5 - Houston
April 12 - Tampa
April 26 - Cincinnati
May 9 - Atlanta
May 15 - Raleigh
May 24 - Philadelphia
May 31 - New Orleans
June 7 - San Diego
June 14 - Detroit
June 21 - Seattle
June 22 - Chicago
June 28 - San Francisco
July 12 - Boston
July 12 - Dallas
July 19 - Baltimore
July 19 - St. Louis
July 26 - Charlotte
August 9 - Denver
August 9 - Jacksonville
August 23 - Nashville
August 28 - Reno
August 30 - Houston
September 6 - Cincinnati
September 13 - Las Vegas
September 18 - Raleigh
September 27 - Chicago
October 4 - Phoenix
October 11 - Philadelphia
October 16 - Seattle
October 18 - Indianapolis
October 25 - San Francisco
November 1 - Baltimore
November 8 - Atlanta
November 15 - Tampa
November 29 - Charlotte
December 6 - Jacksonville
December 13 - Dallas
December 13 - San Diego

Contact:
Drew Myers, President
RecruitMilitary, LLC
Phone 513-683-5020
drew(at)recruitmilitary.com

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