Newark, NJ (PRWEB) September 3, 2008
Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) will sponsor a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in Newark on Thursday, September 25. This event, the RecruitMilitary Career Fair, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Prudential Center, home of the New Jersey Devils. PSEG and RecruitMilitary, LLC, the producer of the event, urge 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 77th of 104 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs scheduled for 2008. 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 Computer Sciences Corporation, DeVry University, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Excel Storage Products, ITT Electronic Systems, Lowe's, the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, the New York City Department of Corrections, New York Life, PSEG, the Veterans Benefits Administration, Wackenhut Corporation, and Walgreens. Also cooperating with RecruitMilitary will be The American Legion; HireVetsFirst, a unit of the United States Department of Labor; and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN).
PSEG is a publicly traded diversified energy company headquartered in New Jersey and one of the ten largest energy companies in the United States. Its principal subsidiaries are Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), PSEG Power, and PSEG Energy Holdings.
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 Commander of the Department of New Jersey is Richard Zalinkanskas of Union. 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. The President of RecruitMilitary is Drew Myers, formerly a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. The company was founded in 1998. In August 2008, RecruitMilitary acquired Landmark Destiny Group (LDG), a military-to-civilian recruiting firm based in Norfolk.
In addition to participation in career fairs, RecruitMilitary offers subscriptions to two databases of self-registered job seekers who have military backgrounds. The database at http://www.recruitmilitary.com currently numbers more than 230,000, and the database at http://www.destinygroup.com numbers over 300,000.
RecruitMilitary also offers retained hiring services as well as advertising space in online and print media. The company obtained Search & Employ, a bimonthly print magazine, in the LDG acquisition. In October, RecruitMilitary will mail more than 32,000 copies of the magazine to over 230 military bases throughout the world for distribution to transitioning personnel. Employers, educational institutions, and franchisors advertise in Search & Employ.