RecruitMilitary Schedules Free Opportunity Expo for Veterans in San Diego on March 11
San Diego, CA (PR Log) February 8, 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 San Diego on Thursday, March 11. This event, the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers. Sponsoring the event will be Virginia College and the Golf Academy of America.
The Opportunity Expo 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 Expo will be the 16th of 73 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, educational institutions, veterans service agencies, and veterans associations. Already in the line-up are Aegis, Inc., Argosy University—Denver, Arizona Pubic Service Company, California Department of Veterans Affairs, Coleman University, Education Corporation of America, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., the Golf Academy of America, Interfaith Community Services, ITT Technical Institute, Military Sealift Command, Northrop Grumman, Schlumberger, Southern California Edison Company, The Art Institutes, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), UEI College, the United States Secret Service, Virginia College, Walgreens, and Xe Company,
RecruitMilitary (www.recruitmilitary.com) will produce the Opportunity Expo 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). 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. 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.
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. Purple Heart Services is a division of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation. The Military Order of the Purple Heart is a veteran service agency founded in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the Purple Heart decoration.
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 73 Veteran Opportunity Expos for 2010, including additional events in San Diego on June 24, September 23, and December 9. Other locations will include 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, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, St. Louis, San Jose, Tacoma, and Washington.