RecruitMilitary Will Produce Veteran Opportunity Expo in Houston on August 26
Houston, TX (PR Log) July 26, 2010 – The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will present a free employment, entrepreneurship, and education event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in Houston on Thursday, August 26. This event, the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans. The event 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, military spouses, and other military family members.
The Opportunity Expo will be the 50th of 74 such events set for 2010. A large array of 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, franchisors, and educational institutions. Already in the line-up are Aflac, ARAMARK Uniform and Career, AutoNation, the Baytown Police Department, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Capella University, CenterPoint Energy, Coca-Cola, Core Laboratories, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., DeVry University, Enterprise Products, Fluid Academy – Truck Driving School, Goodman Manufacturing Company, Logix Communications, Military Sealift Command, My Computer Career, ResourceMFG, St. Thomas University, Strayer University, the Texas Army National Guard, The Art Institutes, The Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology, T-Mobile, 20/20 Companies, United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Army Recruiting, University of Phoenix, Waukesha-Pearce Industries, Inc., and Wood Group.
RecruitMilitary (www.recruitmilitary.com) will produce the Expo in cooperation with The American Legion and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN). RecruitMilitary has produced Opportunity Expos since 2006. More than 1,675 organizations attended 215 RecruitMilitary events from 2007 through 2009.
The American Legion (http://www.legion.org) 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. Congress chartered The American Legion in 1919.
The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (http://www.msccn.org) 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.
RecruitMilitary has scheduled 24 additional Expos for 2010 and 60 Expos for 2011. The events will take place in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston (on December 9, 2010; April 7, 2011; August 4, 2011; and December 8, 2011), Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond, St. Louis, San Antonio, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle/Tacoma, Tampa, and Washington.
About RecruitMilitary: This Cincinnati-based company connects employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with job seekers who have military backgrounds. All of the company’s owners, account executives, and search consultants are either veterans or active or former reservists. The founder and president of RecruitMilitary is Drew Myers, formerly a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Myers founded the company in 1998. RecruitMilitary has produced Opportunity Expos since 2006. The company also offers subscriptions to its database of more than 450,000 registered candidates who have military backgrounds at https://www2.recruitmilitary.com, retained hiring services, and advertising space in online and print media. RecruitMilitary distributes more than 36,000 copies of each issue of Search & Employ, a bimonthly print magazine, to over 220 military bases throughout the world, National Guard and reserve units, and job seekers who attend RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos.