RecruitMilitary to Produce Opportunity Expo for Military Veterans, Spouses in Austin on February 3
A free employment, entrepreneurship, and education event for job seekers who have military backgrounds will take place in Austin on Wednesday, February 3.
Austin, TX (PR Log) Dec 31, 2009 — RecruitMilitary will present a free employment, entrepreneurship, and education event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in Austin on Wednesday, February 3. This event, the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Frank C. Erwin, Jr., Events Center, basketball home of the University of Texas Longhorns. The company is inviting 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 fourth of 73 such events planned for 2010. Organizations attending those events will include corporate employers, law-enforcement agencies and other government employers, franchisors, educational institutions, veterans service agencies, and veterans associations. Over 1,675 organizations attended 215 Expos from 2007 through 2009.
Already signed up to attend the event in Austin are AutoNation, the Baytown Police Department, Concordia University, the Dallas Police Department, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), IBM, the Texas Army National Guard, and The Art Institutes.
RecruitMilitary will produce the event in cooperation with The American Legion; Purple Heart Services; HireVetsFirst, a unit of the United States Department of Labor; and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN).
The American Legion (http://www.legion.org) is an association of veterans who served during times of war. Purple Heart Services (http://www.purpleheartservices.com) provides programs and services to meet the needs of the combat-wounded and their families—including Purple Heart Radio, an online school called Veterans Vocational Technical Institute (VetTech), Purple Heart Call Center, and Purple Heart Tech Support. 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 (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.
Another Expo will take place in Austin on October 7. Other cities on the 2010 schedule are Atlanta, 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, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, St. Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, 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 400,000 registered candidates who have military backgrounds at http://www.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.