Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 30, 2008
The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will present a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in Portland on Thursday, July 24. This event, the RecruitMilitary Career Fair, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Rose Garden, home of the Portland Trail Blazers. RecruitMilitary urges all job seekers who have military backgrounds to attend--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.
The event will be the 59th of 104 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs scheduled for 2008. Another event will take place in Portland on November 6. RecruitMilitary will also produce career fairs in the Seattle area on August 28 and December 4.
At the July 24 event, an all-star team of 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 ACS, Inc., City of Grants Pass, DeVry University, R.R. Donnelley Northwest, Ellis College of NYIT, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Genesis Sports Nutrition, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Military Sealift Command, the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, Oldcastle Architectural Products Group, Oregon Department of Corrections, Pacific Power, Portland & Western Railroad, Schnitzer Steel Industries, the U.S. Border Patrol, the USDA Forest Service, the Veterans Benefits Administration, Walgreens, and Waste Management of Oregon.
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).
More than 500 organizations attended 45 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs in 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, CBS, 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 Oregon is Edgar L. Horne. 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 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 215,000, at its Web site, http://www.recruitmilitary.com , advertising in online and print media, and retained hiring services. The company mails more than 50,000 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.