San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2009
The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary (http://www.recruitmilitary.com) will present a free employment, entrepreneurship, and education event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in San Diego on Thursday, September 3. This event, the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers. The event 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.
The Opportunity Expo will be the 47th of 68 such events scheduled for 2009. 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, franchisors, educational institutions, veterans service agencies, and veterans associations. Already in the line-up are AFLAC, Ashford University, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, the California Department of Veterans Affairs, the City of Los Angeles, Coleman University, Cuyamaca College, the Dallas Police Department, Delta Connection Academy, DeVry University, Education Corporation of America--Virginia College, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Home Depot, Home Helpers, Interfaith Community Services, ITT Technical Institute, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Press-A-Print, SC Field Technical Services, Inc., Schlumberger, Schwan's Home Services, Inc., Seniors Helping Seniors, Southern California Edison Company, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service (VR&E) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Wackenhut Corporation, and Waste Management.
RecruitMilitary will produce the Opportunity Expo 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 1,275 organizations attended 147 RecruitMilitary events in 2007 and 2008. Those Expos generated television coverage by ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX affiliates as well as local independent channels; articles in major metropolitan and local newspapers as well as The Wall Street Journal; and extensive radio coverage, including remote live broadcasts from events.
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 California is Dennis Fercho, a Navy veteran, of Camarillo. 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, franchisors, and educational institutions with job seekers who have military backgrounds. All of the company's owners, account executives, and search consultants are either veterans or active or former reservists. The founder and president of RecruitMilitary is Drew Myers, formerly a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Myers founded the company in 1998.
RecruitMilitary has produced Opportunity Expos since 2006. The company also offers subscriptions to its database of more than 380,000 registered candidates who have military backgrounds at http://www.recruitmilitary.com, retained hiring services, and advertising space in online and print media. RecruitMilitary distributes more than 36,000 copies of each issue of Search & Employ, a bimonthly print magazine, to over 220 military bases throughout the world, National Guard and reserve units, and job seekers who attend RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos. Employers, franchisors, and educational institutions advertise in the magazine.