Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 24, 2008
The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will present a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in Chicago on Thursday, October 16. This event, the RecruitMilitary Career Fair, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Forum. 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 85th of 102 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, franchisors, veterans service agencies, and veterans associations. Already in the line-up are AFLAC, American College of Technology, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), DeVry University, Freeport-McMorAn Copper and Gold, GE Energy Services, Hurley Chicago Company, the Illinois Army Reserve, Illinois Institute of Art, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), MatchPoint Franchise Consulting Network, Military Sealift Command, the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, New York Life, Priority Solutions, Prudential Financial, Snap-On Tools Company, Target Distribution Center, The Dwyer Group, The Entrepreneur's Source, US Cellular Corporation, and the Veterans Benefits Administration.
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 Dave Rehbein, an Army veteran, of Ames, Iowa. The Commander of the Department of Illinois is William C. Hudson. 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, national 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, Virginia.
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. Job seekers who attend RecruitMilitary Career Fairs will also receive Search & Employ. Employers, educational institutions, and franchisors advertise in Search & Employ.