Jobs, Business, and Education Event for Veterans Coming to Chicago on September 30
Chicago, IL (PR Log) August 30, 2010 – The Chicago Campus of DeVry University will be the site of a free Opportunity Expo for military veterans and military spouses on Thursday, September 30. The producer of the event, Cincinnati-based RecruitMilitary, LLC, is inviting men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserves, and their spouses. The job seekers will interview with corporate employers, law-enforcement agencies and other government employers, franchisors, and educational institutions. The campus is located at 3300 North Campbell Avenue on the city’s northwest side, west of Western Avenue and south of Addison Street. The Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
RecruitMilitary expects more than 35 organizations to attend. Already scheduled are A&R Security Services, Abraham Low Self-Help Security Systems, American Academy of Pediatrics, Amtrak, Argosy University, the Army National Guard, Capella University, CDW, CSX Transportation, DeVry University, Everest College/Chicago, Grand Canyon University, the Illinois Army National Guard, Lincoln College of Technology, McMaster-Carr Supply Company, Nalco Energy Services—Downstream, the National Veterans Employment Program (NVEP) of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, New York Life, Northwood University, TCF Financial Corporation, The Art Institutes, T-Mobile, United States Army Recruiting Battalion, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security, Verizon Wireless, Wackenhut Corporation, Waste Management, and Woodward MPC.
RecruitMilitary (www2.recruitmilitary.com) will produce the Expo in cooperation with The American Legion (http://www.legion.org), 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 organization in 1919.
RecruitMilitary has scheduled 18 more Opportunity Expos for 2010 and 60 Expos for 2011. Those events will take place in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago (May 19 and October 13, 2011), Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, 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, officers, and account executives 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 460,000 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.