Career Fair for Military Veterans and Military Spouses Coming to Washington on February 26
Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 4, 2009 — The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary, in cooperation with The American Legion, will present a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in Washington on Thursday, February 26. This event, the RecruitMilitary Career Fair, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. RecruitMilitary and The American Legion urge all job seekers who have military backgrounds to attend-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.
The event will be the fifth of more than 65 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs scheduled for 2009. An all-star team 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, educational institutions, franchisors, veterans service agencies, and veterans associations. Already in the line-up are the Army National Guard, Blackwater Worldwide, Centura College, CSX Transportation, Duke Energy Corporation, EchoStar Satellite, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Lockheed Martin Corporation, MarketUS, Inc., the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, MillerCoors, Pride International, Triple Canopy, Inc., the United States Postal Service, U.S. Border Patrol, the University of Maryland, the Veterans Benefits Administration, and Walgreens.
Also cooperating in the event will be HireVetsFirst—a unit of the United States Department of Labor—and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN).
More than 1,275 organizations attended 147 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs in 2007 and 2008. Those events generated television coverage by ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX affiliates as well as local independent channels; articles in major metropolitan and local newspapers as well as The Wall Street Journal; and extensive radio coverage, including remote live broadcasts from events.
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 Dave Rehbein, an Army veteran, of Ames, Iowa. 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.
RecruitMilitary, based in Cincinnati, connects employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with job seekers who have military backgrounds. All of the company’s owners, account executives, and retained 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. In August 2008, RecruitMilitary acquired Landmark Destiny Group (LDG), a military-to-civilian recruiting firm based in Norfolk, Virginia.
RecruitMilitary has produced career fairs since 2006. The company also offers subscriptions to its database of more than 260,000 registered candidates who have military backgrounds at www.recruitmilitary.com, retained hiring services, and advertising space in online and print media. The company obtained Search & Employ, a bimonthly print magazine, in the LDG acquisition. RecruitMilitary distributes more than 36,000 copies of each issue to over 230 military bases throughout the world, National Guard and reserve units, and job seekers who attend RecruitMilitary Career Fairs. Employers, franchisors, and educational institutions advertise in Search & Employ.