Jobs, Business, and Education Event for Veterans Coming to Nauticus in Norfolk on May 13
Norfolk, VA (PR Log) April 12, 2010 – A civilian recruitment event for our nation’s military veterans and their spouses will take place on May 13 at Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center at Nauticus in Norfolk, Virginia. Cincinnati-based RecruitMilitary, LLC, will produce this Veteran Opportunity Expo in cooperation with HireVetsFirst, a unit of the United States Department of Labor; the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN); Purple Heart Services; and The American Legion. Military personnel who are transitioning to civilian life are also invited to attend—as are members of the reserves and National Guard. The Expo will begin at 11:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m.
RecruitMilitary expects more than 25 employers, franchisors, and educational institutions to reserve booths at the Expo. Already signed up are Apex Systems, Inc., Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Bank of America, Capella University, Clarkson University, Colloquy, Computer Sciences Corporation, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., DeVry University, ITT Educational Services, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Military Sealift Command, Northrop Grumman, Office Pride, Pepco Holdings, Inc., Schlumberger, Snap-On Tools, State Farm Insurance, Strayer University, The Cleaning Authority, The Geo Group, URS Corporation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wackenhut Corporation, and Waste Management.
RecruitMilitary has also scheduled 44 additional events for 2010. Those Expos will take place in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk (on October 21), Oakland, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, St. Louis, San Diego, San Jose, and Tacoma.
Congress created HireVetsFirst 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 (http://www.msccn.org) was founded in 2004 to provide career opportunities and job portability for military spouses. Members include military spouses, caregivers to war wounded, and retired military personnel.
Purple Heart Services (http://www.purpleheartservices.com) works to meet the needs of combat-wounded individuals and their families. Among its programs and services are Purple Heart Radio, an online school named Veterans Vocational Technical Institute (VetTech), the Purple Heart Call Center, and Purple Heart Tech Support. Purple Heart Services is part of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation. The Military Order of the Purple Heart was founded in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all personnel who have received the Purple Heart decoration.
The American Legion (http://www.legion.org) is an association of veterans who served during times of war. The association has 2.7 million members in nearly 15,000 posts throughout the world. Congress chartered the Legion in 1919.