Jamison, PA (Vocus) June 2, 2010
Milicruit, The leader in virtual career fairs for veterans is pleased to announce the date of the next virtual career fair being held for our brave men and women who have served our country, and the spouses of those currently serving. The Milicruit career fair will be held on July 15th starting at 11AM est through July 16th at 5PM est. The event will also be available on demand for an entire month after the 2 day live event.
"Given the tremendous success of the first event we held in April, we wanted to start right away on creating the next event to help our veterans find suitable employment as they transition back to civilian life. We are thrilled to be working with the Wounded Warrior Project team given the outstanding work they do for those veterans who have been injured or disabled while serving and protecting our country" Stated Kevin O'Brien CEO, Milicruit
With over 8,000 veterans and 28 employers representing over 25,000 jobs, the April Milicruit career fair was a huge success, and the July event is shaping up to be bigger and better with a wider range of employers. Milicruit will be adding an education center for the July event that will feature 10 veteran friendly universities, and a government job section.
With the unemployment rate at 14.7% amongst veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan as of April 2010, veterans are finding it more difficult to find work, and given all they have sacrificed, Milicruit and many other veteran outreach organizations want to address this growing problem head on.
President Obama signed an executive order on November 9, 2009, "The veteran’s employment initiative". The Initiative underscores to federal agencies the importance of recruiting and training veterans, aims to increase the employment of veterans within the Executive Branch, and helps recently hired veterans adjust to service in a civilian capacity. This is a policy that would be well served being adopted in the private sector as well.
“The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members. The Milicruit virtual career fair is a great way to help those brave men and women who have been injured serving and protecting our country given they can attend from the comfort of home” says Ferdinand Alsina, Warriors to Work Program Manager.”
Employers who are interested in exhibiting in the July event should contact Milicruit. The event is limited to 75 exhibitor booths on a first come first serve basis, and all exhibitors will need to be approved by Milicruit and Wounded Warrior Project.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service members, to help severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, apolitical organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. To get involved and learn more, visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org .
Milicruit delivers the only fully interactive, 3 dimensional virtual career fair aimed at bringing employers and veterans together online. The Milicruit environment allows those veterans who may have difficulty traveling to and from physical locations, an opportunity to engage employers who have an interest in hiring veterans. To learn more, visit http://www.milicruit.com.