Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) August 2, 2007
The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will present a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in Jacksonville on Thursday, August 9. This event, the RecruitMilitary Career Fair, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The career fair 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. More than 30 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.
RecruitMilitary will produce the event in cooperation with The American Legion; HireVetsFirst, a unit of the United States Department of Labor; and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN). The event will be the 25th of 45 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs scheduled for 2007. During 19 such events produced from January through June, an average of 30-plus organizations interviewed an average of over 425 job seekers.
The line-up for Jacksonville already includes Chickasaw Nation Industries, TECO Transportation Corporation, Ameri-Force Inc., F.A. Bartlett Tree Experts, American Eurocopter, LLC, The Wackenhut Corporation, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc., Woodmen of the World, Able Body Labor/ Ready Vets, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc., Schneider National, Lowe's, First Command Financial Planning, Norwegian Cruise Lines, CitiStreetOnline, Walgreens, Bisk Education, Inc./University Alliance, Goodrich ATS, Small Business Administration, L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, ARINC, Tampa Armature Works, The Pantry, New York Life, Sears Holdings, Communications International and Seaward Services, Inc.
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 Paul A. Morin, an Army veteran, of Chicopee, Massachusetts. 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. The President and founder is Deb Kloeppel, a military spouse.
RecruitMilitary, based in Cincinnati, connects employers with job seekers who have military backgrounds. All of the company's owners, officers, account executives, and recruiters are either veterans or active or former reservists. In addition to participation in career fairs, RecruitMilitary offers subscriptions to its database of self-registered job seekers who have military backgrounds, currently numbering more than 163,000, at its Web site, http://www.recruitmilitary.com; advertising in online and print media; and contingency and retained hiring services. The company mails more than 53,000 copies of a quarterly, print newsletter called Incoming! to over 230 military bases throughout the world for distribution to transitioning personnel; employers advertise their job openings in Incoming! The President of RecruitMilitary is Drew Myers, formerly a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. The company was founded in 1998.
RecruitMilitary produced 13 career fairs in 2006. More than 225 organizations and over 8,000 job seekers attended those events. The career fairs generated television coverage by CNBC, ABC, NBC, and CNN; radio coverage by ESPN and numerous regional stations; and articles in several newspapers.
drew @ recruitmilitary.com
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