Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 28, 2008
The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary (http://www.recruitmilitary.com) will present a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in Denver on Thursday, August 21. This event, the RecruitMilitary Career Fair, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. 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 66th of 104 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs scheduled for 2008. On September 11, RecruitMilitary will produce a career fair in Omaha. The company will produce events in Phoenix on October 2 and December 11.
In Denver, 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 Alta Colleges/Redstone College, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Colonial Supplemental Insurance, Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado Technical University, the Denver Water Department, DeVry University, Domenico Transportation, Doss Aviation, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Ellis College of NYIT, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company, Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Kinder Morgan, King Soopers, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Medi-Dyn, the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, Prologis, Raytheon, Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Steamboat Company, the U.S. Border Patrol, the Veterans Benefits Administration, and Wackenhut Corporation.
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 Colorado is Tom Grabin. 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 222,000, 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.
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