Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 8, 2007
The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary and the Military Officers Association of America, an independent veterans organization, will present a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds on Wednesday, November 14, at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This event, the MOAA/RecruitMilitary Career Fair, will be open and free to all veterans of all ranks and rates, men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, and military spouses. At the event, more than 40 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. The career fair hours will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The MOAA/RecruitMilitary Career Fair will be held in conjunction with the MOAA annual meeting, which will take place on November 14 through 17 at the InterContinental Tampa Hotel.
Other members of the career fair team will include 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 41st of 45 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs scheduled for 2007. During 33 such events produced from January through September, an average of 30-plus organizations interviewed an average of over 400 job seekers. RecruitMilitary has scheduled 104 career fairs for 2008.
Already in the line-up for Tampa are AFLAC - Tampa Florida area, Alliance Tech Systems, American Eurocopter, American Rental Association, ARINC, Bisk Education, Inc./University Alliance, Central Intelligence Agency, Coca-Cola Enterprises - Shaker Advertising, Communications International, Cox Target Media / Valpak, CTL Transportation, DeVry University, FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Feld Entertainment, Hanson Building Materials, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, HS Pharmaceuticals, Institute for No Fear Transitions, KableLink Communications Inc, L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, L-3 GSI, Lear Siegler Services, inc, Modern Woodmen of America, MPRI, New York Life, New York Life, Northrop Grumman Technical, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc., Omni Financial Group, Open Source Center - Central Intelligence Agency, Plastipak Packaging Inc., PMSI, Regent University, St. Petersburg Police, Terremark Worldwide, The Entrepreneur's Source, The Geo Group Inc., Tybrin Corp, United States Border Patrol, USC Consulting Group, Verizon Communications, Walgreens, Westinghouse Electric Co, Westshore Financial, and Woodmen of the World.
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 career fairs, RecruitMilitary offers subscriptions to its database of more than 178,000 job seekers who have military backgrounds, advertising in online and print media, and contingency and retained hiring services. The company mails more than 54,000 copies of a quarterly, print newsletter called Incoming! to over 230 military bases for distribution to transitioning personnel. The company was founded in 1998.
The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is an independent, nonprofit organization with about 360,000 members. Membership is open to active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former commissioned officers and warrant officers of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. MOAA plays an active role in military personnel matters, including proposed legislation affecting the career force, the retired community, and veterans of the uniformed services. MOAA was founded in 1929, and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
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 Martin F. Conatser, an Army veteran, of Champaign, Illinois. 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.
Drew Myers, President