On March 24, the U.S. Chamber had already launched “Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heroes,” a year-long effort to help veterans and their spouses find employment by means of veteran hiring events. The U.S. Chamber has scheduled more than 100 Hiring Our Heroes events across the nation through March 2012.
Already signed up to exhibit at the Cincinnati event are ATech Training Inc., Beckfield College, Brown Mackie College, Cincinnati VA Medical Center – Mobile Unit, DeVry University, Express Scripts Inc., Farmers Insurance, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), FedEx Ground, Grand Canyon University, Intelligrated, The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Miami-Jacobs Career College, Milacron Inc., Nationwide Insurance, New Horizons Computer Learning Center, New York Life, Nextage Realty International, Northern Kentucky University, Ohio Center for Broadcasting, Prudential Insurance Company, Qualex Manufacturing, Roto-Rooter, Sallie Mae, Scherzenger, Service Express, Sonshine Commercial Cleaning, Standard Textile, Strayer University, The Kroger Company, The Longaberger Company, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Transducers Direct LLC, Union Institute and University, Verizon Wireless, and Xavier University.
RecruitMilitary will produce 12 additional Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expos in 2011—on October 6 in Pittsburgh, October 13 in Phoenix, October 20 in Atlanta and Kansas City, October 27 in Jacksonville, November 3 in Philadelphia and Seattle/Tacoma, November 10 in Dallas, November 17 in Charlotte and Norfolk, December 1 in San Diego, and December 8 in Houston.
The U.S. Chamber (http://www.uschamber.com) is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. The Chamber’s mission is "to advance human progress through an economic, political, and social system based on individual freedom, incentive, initiative, opportunity, and responsibility.”
The company also offers employers search licenses to its database of more than 425,000 registered veteran job seekers, retained hiring services, and online and print advertising space. RecruitMilitary distributes more than 36,000 copies of each issue of Search & Employ, its bimonthly print magazine, to over 220 military bases throughout the world, National Guard and reserve units, and job seekers who attend its Expos.
RecruitMilitary is based in Loveland, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), and was founded in 1998 by Drew Myers, a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps. All of the company’s owners, officers, and senior account executives have served in the armed forces.
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