Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 14, 2007
The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will present a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds on Thursday, September 27, in Arlington Heights, Illinois (Greater Chicago). This event, the RecruitMilitary Career Fair, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Arlington Park Racetrack. 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 30 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 Chicago 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 33rd of 45 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs scheduled for 2007. During 29 such events produced from January through August, an average of 30-plus organizations interviewed an average of over 400 job seekers.
Already in the line-up for Chicago are AT&T, the American Academy of Pediatrics, BEST, Inc., Brinks Home Security, Cargill, CSX, DeVry University, Harris Bank, the Illinois Army National Guard, Indeck Power Equipment Company, KOMET of America, the Lincoln Electric Company, Military Sealift Command, the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, Modern Woodmen of America, New York Life, Oldcastle Architectural Products Group, Schneider National, the Tacoma Police Department, Toys R Us, Tuff Shed, the United States Border Patrol, VeraSun, the Veterans Benefits Administration, and Wal-Mart.
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 Martin F. Conatser, an Army veteran, of Champaign, Illinois. 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 173,000, 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.