Be A Hero Hire A Hero® Releases Final Roster of Corporations Recruiting Veterans during its 2012 Veterans' Career Expo on April 23rd Hilton Gateway Hotel Newark, NJ

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"Be a Hero, Hire a Hero®" to link employers to qualified Veterans seeking not just jobs but Careers......

"Be a Hero, Hire a Hero®" to link employers to qualified Veterans seeking

not just jobs but Careers......

"Be A Hero-Hire A Hero®" an employment initiative designed by HireDS, LLC (a certified disabled owned business) to link employers to qualified Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Spouses and their family members seeking employment - today released the final roster of companies that will be recruiting Veterans and their families during its

2012 "Be a Hero, Hire a Hero®" Veterans Career Expo scheduled for April 23rd at
The Hilton Gateway Hotel, 1048 Raymond Boulevard, Newark, New Jersey.

Over fifty (50) companies, federal agencies, organizations and universities will be recruiting onsite.

The 2012 Be A Hero Hire A Hero® Veterans Career Expo is proudly being held in partnership with their corporate Hero Sponsor Verizon, Media Sponsor The New York Post and the
New Jersey Business Leadership Network to support Veterans' hiring initiatives.

This Expo represents the ongoing commitment by HireDS to link qualified Veterans, Wounded Warriors and their families - to the employers seeking to hire them. It comes on the heels of the highly successful career expo held on November 7th, 2011 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. Between 2,500 and 3,000 Veterans are expected to participate.

"Veterans and their families seeking meaningful employment opportunities are encouraged by the strong corporate commitment that will be on display at the Hilton Gateway," said Jeff Klare, HireDS CEO. "HireDS is pleased to partner with these companies, universities, government agencies and service providers to build a stronger workforce...a workforce that taps into Veterans' leadership, dedication to work, commitment and overall productive job candidates."

The final roster of employers includes:

Hero Sponsor -            Verizon

Salute Sponsor -         Colgate World of Care

Veteran Sponsors -     Abbtech,
                                 FDM Group,
                                 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
                                 Penn Mutual Life Insurance

Soldier Sponsors - Anchor, An Old Castle Co., American College, Atlanta Police Department, Barnabas Health, BR Guest Hospitality, Cablevision, Cablevision Call Center, CDL School, CDW, Connecticut State Police, Cornell University, Crestron, D. C. Police Department,

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Essential Knowledge, Food and Drug Administration, Georgian Court University, Greyhound, Helmets to Hardhats NJ, Investors Bank, ITT, Inc., Lime Energy, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Saint Mary College, MTA, National Resource Directory, New Jersey State Troopers, New York Police Department, NYCEDA,    
Parente Bearde,Phoenix University, Primerica, Prudential, Rutgers University, Schiavone Construction, Southern Air, The Port Authority NJ & NY, United Technologies Corporation,
YCS Youth Consultation Service

Other Supporters -Capacity Capital, Dress for Success NJ, ESGR NJ, Higher Ground,
Hope for the Warriors, Morris County-SHRM Workforce Readiness Team,
Newark Department of Labor, NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey, OASAM,
Services for the Underserved, State Workforce Readiness Director,
Garden State Council-SHRM, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Newark Regional Office,
Vets 2 Vet, VHA Outreach Services, Warrior Gateway

We will also be offering the following workshops during the expo:

11:00 a.m.                     Working at Cornell University...

Your gateway to a career in higher education! In this workshop will learn:

  • Who we are
  • Our award winning workplace
  • Our workplace culture
  • Careers paths at our Ithaca and NYC campuses and the general skill sets required
  • How to navigate our online application process
  • Getting connected
  • Resources available to assist you in your employment search

12:30 p.m.                     How to Apply for Federal Jobs

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.     Resume Critiquing and Interviewing Tips

Meet Human Resource professionals from Garden State Council-SHRM ready

to provide you with personalized coaching on:

  • Choosing your next career step;
  • Creating a strongly defined resume that gets attention; and
  • Gaining the preferred candidate edge in an interview.

Explore Careers with Primerica

Take fifteen minutes to learn how your skills could translate to unlimited earning potential!


For more information about the "Be a Hero, Hire a Hero" 2012 Veterans' Career Expo being held on April 23rd at The Hilton Gateway Hotel in Newark, NJ please contact:

Noritza Perito at (800) 238-5373 or nperito(at)beahero-hireahero(dot)com.

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