RecruitMilitary expects more than 50 employers, franchisors, educational institutions, and government agencies to reserve exhibitor booths at the event. Already signed up are Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., Accenture, Georgia College of Construction, Quicken Loans, Discover Financial Services, MasTec Advanced Technologies, the United States Department of the Interior, Capital One, Chesapeake Energy Drilling Division, Schlumberger, Marine for Life, Pepco Holdings Inc., SOC LLC, Smartronix Inc., the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Grand Canyon University, Wireless Communications Inc., the Florida Highway Patrol, Matco Tools, PNC, Farmers Insurance, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), First Command Financial Planning, Phillips and Pierce, American Income Life Insurance Company, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, DynCorp International, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Semper Fi Glass Cleaning, M.C. Dean Inc., Heavy Construction Academy, Crete Carrier Corporation, New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, and Strayer University.
“This is an especially great year to hire veterans – new tax credits for doing so apply throughout the year,” said Larry Slagel, Senior Vice President of Sales at RecruitMilitary and a former captain in the United States Marine Corps. “The credits are available via the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (www.doleta.gov/
The Vow to Hire Heroes Act also established a new target group of unemployed veterans. This group is similar to a group defined in the Recovery Act of 2009, which has expired. One major difference is that, under the Recovery Act, a veteran had to have left the service within 5 years of the hiring date to qualify. The Vow to Hire Heroes Act imposes no such limit.
“That is outstanding news for employers,” said Slagel. “Employers can now get credit for hiring highly skilled veterans who have many years of civilian work experience. Veterans like that are heavily represented at our hiring events and in our database of job candidates at http://www.recruitmilitary.com. We have more than 500,000 men and women with military backgrounds in the database, and we add roughly 300 per day.”
RecruitMilitary has produced veteran hiring events since 2006. The company also offers subscriptions (search licenses) to its database of registered candidates, retained hiring services, and advertising space in online and print media. RecruitMilitary distributes more than 38,000 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 its hiring events.
RecruitMilitary has already extended its schedule of hiring events through June 2013: Atlanta (October 25, 2012; February 28, 2013; June 27, 2013), Baltimore (October 4, 2012; May 2, 2013), Boston (April 11, 2013), Charlotte (November 15, 2012; June 6, 2013), Chicago (October 11, 2012; April 25, 2013), Cincinnati (May 16, 2013), Dallas (November 15, 2012; March 7, 2013), Denver (April 18, 2013), Houston (December 6, 2012; April 4, 2013), Jacksonville (November 1, 2012; June 13, 2013), Kansas City (October 11, 2012), Las Vegas (November 29, 2012), Los Angeles (October 4, 2012; June 20, 2013), Louisville (March 14, 2013), Nashville (January 24, 2013), New Orleans (February 21, 2013), New York (May 23, 2013), Norfolk (May 9, 2013), Oakland (November 29, 2012; May 30, 2013), Oklahoma City (January 31, 2013), Philadelphia (March 14, 2013), Phoenix (October 18, 2012; March 28, 2013), Pittsburgh (October 18, 2012), Raleigh (March 21, 2013), San Antonio (February 14, 2013), San Diego (December 13, 2012; March 28, 2013), Seattle (November 8, 2012; June 6, 2013), Shreveport (September 27, 2012), Tampa (October 4, 2012; January 17, 2013), Virginia Beach (November 8, 2012), and Washington (February 28, 2013; June 27, 2013).
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.”
In February 2012, RecruitMilitary received the first annual One More Way Award from The Sierra Group Foundation. The foundation established the award to recognize people or companies whose support results in awareness and job opportunities for people with disabilities. The Sierra Group Foundation (www.thesierragroup.com/