Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 10, 2007
More than 52 Veteran-Friendly Employers and 500 Military Veteran Job-Seekers expected at Texas Stadium on Thursday, December 13, 2007. Two deserving veterans will receive tickets to the final Cowboys' home game against the Philadelphia Eagles as part of RecruitMilitary's efforts to bring visibility to the veteran hiring issue.
This event, the RecruitMilitary Career Fair, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Stadium Club at Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Irving, Texas. 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 Dallas/Fort Worth 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 last of 45 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs scheduled for 2007. More than 500 organizations attended 38 such events produced from January through October. At those events, an average of 30-plus organizations interviewed an average of over 350 job seekers. RecruitMilitary Career Fairs conducted in 2006 and 2007 generated television coverage by CNBC, ABC, NBC and CNN; radio coverage by ESPN and numerous regional stations; and articles in metropolitan and local newspapers. RecruitMilitary has scheduled 104 career fairs for 2008, including 3 in Austin, 3 in Dallas, 2 in Fort Worth, and 4 in Houston.
Already in the line-up for the Texas Stadium event are AFLAC, Air Ad Promotions, American Eagle Airlines, American Eurocopter, LLC, Ameriprise Financial, AutoNation - TMP, Bally Total Fitness, Bank of America, Becon Construction Company - Bechtel, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc, BrinksInc, Buckeye International, Inc., California Department of Corrections. & Rehab., Cargill, Cash America, City of Lewisville, CPS - Border Patrol and TSA, CPS TSA Transportation Security Administration, CVS Corp, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas Independent School District, DeVry University, DFW International Airport, First Command Financial Planning, Frozen Foods Express, H&E Equipment Services, Inc., Hanson Building Materials, Hi-Tech Electric, L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Lear Siegler Services, inc, Malin Integrated Handling Solutions and Design, MasTec Advanced Technologies, Modern Woodmen of America, Northcentral University, Northrop Grumman Technical, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc., Plano Police Department, Precision Well Logging, Inc., Ryder System, Inc., Schlumberger, Schneider National, Stanley Steemer International, T-Mobile, Texas Health Resources, Trinity Industries, Inc., TXU Energy, University of Phoenix Dallas/Ft. Worth Campus, Verizon Communications, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 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. The Commander of the Department of Texas is Paul Dillard of Whitesboro, 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.
RecruitMilitary, based in Cincinnati, connects employers with job seekers who have military backgrounds. All of the company's owners, officers, account executives and retained search consultants 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 182,000, at its Web site, http://www.recruitmilitary.com ; advertising in online and print media; 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.
Contact in the
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex:
Mike Rollins, National Account Executive
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