Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 8, 2007
Hundreds and hundreds of job-seeking military veterans and military spouses from the Philly/Jersey Region and beyond will get a hearty "Welcome aboard!" on Thursday, October 11, when the military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary presents a career fair on the covered rear deck of the legendary battleship New Jersey. That vessel is the most highly decorated battleship in U.S. naval history, and it now serves as an educational museum docked on the Delaware River off the Camden, New Jersey, Waterfront opposite Philadelphia.
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 35 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 New Jersey was the scene of a highly successful RecruitMilitary Career last May 24, when 37 organizations interviewed well over 400 job seekers.
RecruitMilitary will produce the October 11 event in cooperation with The American Legion; HireVetsFirst, a unit of the United States Department of Labor; and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN). This event will be the 35th of 45 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs scheduled for 2007. During 29 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs produced from January through August, an average of 30-plus organizations interviewed an average of over 400 job seekers.
The line-up for October 11 already includes A. Duie Pyle, Inc., Ace Holding Company, Agusta Aerospace Corporation, Alliance Tech Systems, Ameriprise Financial, Asplundh Tree Expert Co., BAE Systems (CNIR), Bally Total Fitness, CPS TSA Transportation Security Administration, CSX, DeVry University, Drug Enforcement Agency, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, GE Energy, GEICO Direct, Hanson Building Materials, Kenexa - Beckman Coulter Inc., Lowe's, Miami Dade County Public Schools, Milton Hershey School, Montgomery County Police Department, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc., PA State Police, Pestmaster Franchise Network, Philip Morris USA, Ryder System, Inc., Seniors Helping Seniors, SGS, Six Flags Great Adventure, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, US Border Patrol, Valero Refining Co-Louisiana, Walgreens, and Wells Fargo Auto Finance.
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.
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 174,000, 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.
Director, National Sales
chris.conroy @ recruitmilitary.com