San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2007
Hundreds of job-seeking military veterans and military spouses from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond will get a hearty "Welcome aboard!" on Thursday, October 25, when the military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary presents a career fair aboard the USS Hornet Museum. The museum is the decommissioned World War II aircraft carrier Hornet, moored at Alameda Point at the former Alameda Naval Air Station in Alameda, California, and designated a National Historic Landmark.
The Bay Area RecruitMilitary Career Fair will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event fair will be open--and free--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 Bay Area 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 38th 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 the Bay Area event are the AZ Department of Public Safety, Bernard Hodes, Boston Scientific Corp, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Highway Patrol, CPS - Border Patrol and TSA, DeVry University, Eaton Corporation, Execushield, Inc., First Command Financial Planning, Hanson Building Materials, KableLink Communications Inc, Lowe's, Military Sealift Command/MediaCross, Modern Woodmen of America, Nouveau Riche University, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc., Pepsi Bottling Group, Phelps Dodge Corporation, Robert Half International Inc, San Francisco Police Dept, Small Business Administration, Tuff Shed Inc, US Customs and Border Protection, Walgreens, and Woodmen of the World.
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 175,000, 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 major metropolitan newspapers. The company has scheduled 104 career fairs for 2008.
drew @ recruitmilitary.com