Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 24, 2007
The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will present a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in Houston on Thursday, August 30. This event, the RecruitMilitary Career Fair, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Sam Houston Race Park. 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. More than 45 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.
RecruitMilitary will produce the Houston 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 event will be the 29th of 45 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs scheduled for 2007. During 24 such events produced from January through July, an average of 30-plus organizations interviewed an average of over 425 job seekers.
Already in the line-up for Houston are Toshiba International Corporation, TECO Transportation Corporation, United States Border Patrol, Defense Intelligence Agency, Houston Police Department, Gyrodata Inc., Precision Well Logging, Inc., GlobalSantaFe Corporation, Becon Construction Company - Bechtel, New York Life, H&E Equipment Services, Inc., Denny's, Inc., Kirby Inland Marine LP, DeVry University, Asplundh Tree Expert Co., Averitt Express, Inc., Walgreens, Schneider National, Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Worldwide Worker, Pro Staff, AutoNation - TMP, CVS Corp, H&E Equipment Services, Inc., The Reynolds and Reynolds Co., Telecheck, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc., Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, State Farm Insurance Co., Hanson Building Materials, Mustang Cat, Cargill, Modern Woodmen of America, Military Sealift Command/MediaCross, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Northcentral University, TXU Energy, Austin Police Department, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Invista, Malin Integrated Handling Solutions and Design, Bill Heard Chevrolet, and Goodrich ATS.
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 Texas is Paul Dillard, a Navy veteran. 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.
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 170,000, 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 54,000 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.