Savannah, GA (PRWEB) January 4, 2008
The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will present a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in the Savannah Region on Thursday, January 10. This event, the RecruitMilitary Career Fair, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Sans Hotel and Suites in Hinesville, Georgia. 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 20 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. Already in the line-up are Alltel Communications, CSX, DeVry University, Embry Riddle University, Holcim (US) Inc, Internal Revenue Service, Lear Siegler Services, inc, Little Caesars Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Loomis, New York Life, Northrop Grumman Technical, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc., Phoenix International, Target Distribution Center, The Schwan's Food Company, United States Border Patrol, and Westinghouse Anniston.
RecruitMilitary will produce the 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 first of 104 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs scheduled for 2008. Seventeen of them will take place in the Southeast--2 in Savannah, 4 in Atlanta, 2 in Birmingham, 3 in Jacksonville, 2 in Miami, 2 in St. Petersburg, and 2 in Tampa.
More than 500 organizations attended 42 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs produced from January through November, 2007. At those events, an average of 30-plus organizations interviewed an average of over 325 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.
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 Georgia is Dale Barnett of Douglasville. 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.
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 184,000, 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 Georgia:
National Account Executive