Reno, Nevada (PRWEB) August 24, 2007
The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will present a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds on Tuesday, August 28, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno. This event, the RecruitMilitary Career Fair, will take place in conjunction with the 89th National Convention of The American Legion, which will be held at the Convention Center from August 24 to 30. The American Legion will also cooperate with RecruitMilitary in the production of the career fair, along with HireVetsFirst -- a unit of the United States Department of Labor -- and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN). The career fair hours will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The RecruitMilitary 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. More than 20 veteran-friendly 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 event will be the 28th of 45 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs scheduled for 2007. During 19 such events produced from January through June, an average of 30-plus organizations interviewed an average of over 425 job seekers. The line-up for Reno already includes Pepsi Bottling Group, Pestmaster Franchise Network, Phelps Dodge Corporation, Hodges Transportation -- NATC, Clark County School -- Troops to Teachers, SOC-SMG International Force Protection, New York Life, Sparklett's Water Company: El Hambra brand, etc., Small Business Administration, DeVry University, Round Mountain Gold Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Asplundh Tree Expert Co., Sierra Nevada Corporation, Remote Imagery Technologies, Inc., and the Veterans Benefits Administration.
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.
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 166,000, 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! The President of RecruitMilitary is Drew Myers, formerly a Captain in the United States 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.