San Diego, California (PRWEB) December 8, 2007
The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will present a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in the San Diego Region on Thursday, December 13. Two deserving veterans will receive tickets to the final Chargers' home game against the Denver Broncos 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. at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. 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.
RecruitMilitary will produce the San Diego 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 44th 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 Sacramento, 2 in San Diego, 2 in Long Beach, 2 in Orange County and 2 in the Inland Empire.
Already in the line-up for the December 13 event are Alliant Tech Systems, American Military University, ARS - ServiceMaster Clean/Furniture Medic, AZ Department of Public Safety, Bally Total Fitness, California Department of Corrections. & Rehab., City of Los Angeles, Colonial Supplemental Insurance, Coverall Cleaning Concepts, CPS - Border Patrol and TSA, DeVry University, ECiii, El Centro Regional Medical Center, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, Hanson Building Materials, Health Net Federal Services, Interfaith Community Services, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept., Los Angeles Port Police Dept., Makino, Inc., MediaCross, Northrop Grumman Technical, Nouveau Riche University, Optima Network Services Inc., PDS Technical Services, Pestmaster Franchise Network, Riverside Transit Agency, San Bernardino Police Dept, San Diego Sheriff's Department, San Francisco Police Dept, Schneider National, Spinitar, The Wackenhut Corporation, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Walgreens, Woodmen of the World, and Wyoming Department Workforce Sevices.
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 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 Southern California:
National Account Executive
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