RecruitMilitary to Present Free Opportunity Expo for Veterans and Spouses in Cincinnati on March 25
Cincinnati, OH (PR Log) Feb 19, 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 Cincinnati on Thursday, March 25. This event, the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo, will take place at Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds, and will be sponsored by the Xavier University Veterans Affairs Office.
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 Expo will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
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 the Argosy University/Denver, Brown Mackie College, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, CSX Transportation, Direct Employers Association, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Gateway Community College, Insight Communications Company, Mass Mutual Financial Group, National College, Northern Kentucky University, Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, the Ohio Army National Guard, Standard Textile, The Art Institutes, United States Capitol Police, University of Phoenix, Veterans Administration—Cincinnati, and Xavier University.
The Xavier University Veterans Affairs Office was created in November 2009 to attract and support the growing number of veterans returning to college. That number is growing rapidly as a result of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which became effective on Aug. 1, 2009. The bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after Sept. 11, 2001, or individuals honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. The office is led by David Kezsei, a retired Major in the Marine Corps.
RecruitMilitary (www2.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 an additional event in Cincinnati on August 26. Other locations will include Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, 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 Jose, Tacoma, 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 440,000 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.