VA for Vets (http://vaforvets.va.gov), a service of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), facilitates the reintegration, retention, and hiring of veteran employees at the department. VA for Vets offers career-search tools for veterans seeking employment at the VA, career development services for its existing veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military servicemembers.
At the Expo in Las Vegas, hiring managers from the VA will be on-site to interview and hire veterans for a large variety of positions available at the new Las Vegas Hospital & Community Living Center. This new facility will serve, on average, 60,000 fellow veterans.
RecruitMilitary expects more than 30 employers, franchisors, educational institutions, and government agencies to reserve exhibitor booths at the Expo. Already signed up, besides VA for Vets, are Apple Inc., The Home Depot, Amazon, Caesars Entertainment, Military Sealift Command, the National Veterans Employment Program (NVEP) of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, DeVry University, Grand Canyon University, Enterprise Holdings, Northrop Grumman, Airstreams Renewables, TMX Finance, Cox Communications, Ameriprise Financial, First Command Financial Planning, JCM American Corporation, Country Financial, Frias Transportation Management, IADT, Nevada State Corporate Network, the National Nuclear Safety Administration, Homeland Security Solutions, Inc., Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, the Nevada Army National Guard, The Art Institutes, Troy University, and Northern California College of Construction.
RecruitMilitary (http://www.recruitmilitary.com) will produce the Expo in cooperation with The American Legion (http://www.legion.org), an association of veterans who served during times of war. The Legion has 2.4 million members in nearly 14,000 posts throughout the world. Congress chartered the association in 1919.
RecruitMilitary has scheduled more than 60 additional events for 2012. Those events will take place in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas (on November 29), Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, Minneapolis, Mobile, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond, Saint Louis, San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma, Shreveport, Tampa, Virginia Beach, and Washington.
RecruitMilitary has produced Opportunity Expos since 2006. The company also offers subscriptions to its database of more than 475,000 registered candidates who have military backgrounds at 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. In November 2011, RecruitMilitary received the First Annual Lee Anderson Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber recognized RecruitMilitary as a specific business that has “gone above and beyond to honor the sacrifices our military families make in their service to our nation.”
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