Opportunity Expo for Veterans Coming to “Retired Veteran” Vessel in Long Beach on April 22
Long Beach, CA (PR Log) Mar 19, 2010 – A retired British ocean liner that was pressed into service as a troopship during World War II will be the scene of a civilian recruitment event for United States military veterans and military spouses on Thursday, April 22. RecruitMilitary, a military-to-civilian recruiting firm, will present a free employment, entrepreneurship, and education event for job seekers with military backgrounds aboard The Queen Mary—now a hotel in Long Beach, California. This event, a Veteran Opportunity Expo, will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. RecruitMilitary 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 Queen Mary (http://www.queenmary.com) made her maiden voyage in 1936. That year and again in 1938, she won the Blue Riband, an award for the fastest trans-Atlantic crossing—and she held the award until 1952. In1940, she was fitted as a troopship in Sydney, Australia. During World War II, the vessel carried troops from Australia, New Zealand, and the United States to the United Kingdom. After the war, she was refitted for passenger service. The Queen Mary was retired in 1967.
The Veteran Opportunity Expo aboard The Queen Mary will be the 25th of 73 such events scheduled for 2010. A vast array of veteran-friendly organizations will conduct one-on-one interviews with the job seekers. Those organizations will include corporate employers, law-enforcement agencies and other government employers, franchisors, educational institutions, veterans service agencies, and veterans associations. Already scheduled to attend are Argosy University/Denver, Arizona Public Service Company, California Department of Veterans Affairs, Capella University, Coca-Cola, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Defense Contract Management Agency, DeVry University, Eaton Corporation, Heald College, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Military Sealift Command, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the National Veterans Employment Program (NVEP) of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, New York Film Academy, The Art Institutes, and UEI College.
RecruitMilitary has produced Opportunity Expos since 2006. More than 1,675 organizations attended 215 RecruitMilitary events from 2007 through 2009. Those Expos generated television coverage by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and FOX affiliates as well as local independent channels; articles in major metropolitan and local newspapers; and extensive radio coverage, including remote live broadcasts from events.
RecruitMilitary (www2.recruitmilitary.com) will produce the event aboard The Queen Mary 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. The Legion has 2.7 million members in nearly 15,000 posts throughout the world. Congress chartered the association 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. Other locations will include Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Diego, San Jose, and Tacoma.
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 425,000 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.