Detroit, MI (PRWEB) June 7, 2007
The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will present a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds on Thursday, June 14, in Dearborn, Michigan (Greater Detroit). This event, the RecruitMilitary Career Fair, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn, in conjunction with the 89th Annual State Convention of The American Legion, Department of Michigan. The career fair will be open to veterans who already have civilian work experience, men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, and military spouses. Veteran-friendly employers and organizations will conduct one-on-one interviews with the job seekers--organizations that will include corporate employers, law-enforcement agencies and other government employers, educational institutions, veterans service agencies, and veterans associations.
The Detroit event will be the 16th of 45 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs scheduled for 2007. During 10 such events produced from January through April, an average of 30-plus organizations interviewed an average of over 500 job seekers.
RecruitMilitary will produce the Detroit Career Fair in cooperation with The American Legion; HireVetsFirst, a unit of the United States Department of Labor; and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN). 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. The National Commander of the American Legion is Paul A. Morin, an Army veteran, of Chicopee, Massachusetts. The Commander of the Department of Michigan is Roger H. Webster of Newaygo, a veteran of the United States Air Force. Congress chartered The American Legion in 1919. 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 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.
"All of us at RecruitMilitary are delighted that we can link our career fair to the annual gathering of Michigan Legionnaires," said Drew Myers, President of RecruitMilitary and a former Captain in the United States 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."
RecruitMilitary, based in Cincinnati, connects employers with job seekers who have military backgrounds. 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 military backgrounds, currently numbering more than 156,000, 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 over 230 military bases throughout the world for distribution to transitioning personnel; employers advertise their job openings in Incoming! RecruitMilitary 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.