Jobs, Business, and Education Expo for Veterans Coming to Indianapolis Area on May 20

Indianapolis, IN (PR Log) April 16, 2010 – A civilian recruitment event for our nation’s military veterans and their spouses will take place on Thursday, May 20, at the Forum Conference and Events Center in Fishers, Indiana (Greater Indianapolis). Cincinnati-based RecruitMilitary, LLC, will produce this Veteran Opportunity Expo in cooperation with HireVetsFirst, a unit of the United States Department of Labor; the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN); Purple Heart Services; and The American Legion. RecruitMilitary is also inviting personnel who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life as well as members of the reserves and National Guard. The Expo will begin at 11:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m.

RecruitMilitary expects more than 20 employers, franchisors, and educational institutions to reserve booths for the Expo. Already signed up are American InterContinental University, Argosy University/Denver, the Army National Guard, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Colloquy, Comcast, Cook Medical, CSX Transportation, DeVry University, Eaton Corporation, Indiana Wesleyan University, the Indianapolis Police Department, Limestone College, Lincoln College of Technology, Mike’s Express Car Wash, National College, Office Pride – Commercial Cleaning Services, Premiere Credit of North America, Schlumberger, Sears – Franchise Businesses, Snap-On Tools, The Dwyer Group, and Tom Woods Auto, Inc.

RecruitMilitary has also scheduled 43 additional events for 2010. Those Expos will take place in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis (on November 18), Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Diego, San Jose, and Tacoma.

Congress created HireVetsFirst 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. Members include military spouses, caregivers to war wounded, and retired military personnel.

Purple Heart Services (http://www.purpleheartservices.com) works to meet the needs of combat-wounded individuals and their families. Among its programs and services are Purple Heart Radio, an online school named Veterans Vocational Technical Institute (VetTech), the Purple Heart Call Center, and Purple Heart Tech Support. Purple Heart Services is part of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation. The Military Order of the Purple Heart was founded in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all personnel who have received the Purple Heart decoration.

The American Legion (http://www.legion.org) is an association of veterans who served during times of war. The association has 2.7 million members in nearly 15,000 posts throughout the world. Congress chartered the Legion in 1919.

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 430,000 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.

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