This event, a Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo, will be part of a nationwide initiative to increase the hiring of veterans and military spouses by producing special career fair hiring events. The U.S. Chamber launched the Hiring Our Heroes initiative in March 2011.
RecruitMilitary and the Chamber expect more than 40 employers, franchisors, educational institutions, and government agencies to reserve exhibitor booths at the Expo. Already signed up are National Oilwell Varco, Waste Management Inc., HCA HealthCare, American Income Life Insurance Company, First Command Financial Planning, the National Veterans Employment Program (NVEP) of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Schlumberger, Drive Time, Caterpillar of Oklahoma City, Koch Industries Inc., FTS International, Platt College, Vaughan Foods, GE Energy Services, Logix Communications, Lowe’s Companies Inc., Tinker Federal Credit Union, Blueknight Energy Partners LP, Walgreens, Express Personnel Services, Remote Imagery Technologies Inc., Northrop Grumman, Travel Center of America, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., MidFirst Bank, United Petroleum Transports, Oklahoma College of Construction, United Rentals Inc., Roadmasters Driving School of Tulsa,, WyoTech, and Arvest.
RecruitMilitary will produce the Expo in cooperation with The American Legion (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.
RecruitMilitary has scheduled 64 additional veteran hiring events for 2013: Atlanta (February 28, June 27, October 31 ), Baltimore (May 2, October 3), Boston (April 11, September 5), Charlotte (June 6, November 21), Chicago (April 25, October 24), Cincinnati (May 16, October 3), Columbus (July 25), Dallas (March 7, July 18, November 14), Denver (April 18, September 19), Houston (April 4, August 8, December 5), Indianapolis (June 20), Jacksonville (June 13, November 7), Kansas City (September 26), Las Vegas (December 5), Los Angeles (June 20, October 10), Louisville (March 14), Memphis (April 18), Miami (August 29), Minneapolis (August 1), Nashville (August 22), New Orleans (February 21, September 19), New York (February 21, May 23, September 26), Norfolk (May 9, November 21), Oakland (May 30), Orlando (February 7), Philadelphia (March 14, July 25, November 7), Phoenix (March 28, October 17), Pittsburgh (October 24), Portland (August 8), Raleigh (March 21), Richmond (January 31), St. Louis (July 11), San Antonio (February 14, May 30, September 12), San Diego (March 28, August 15, December 12), Seattle (June 6, November 14), Tampa (October 17), and Washington (February 28, June 27).
RecruitMilitary has produced Opportunity Expos since 2006.
The company also offers subscriptions (search licenses) to its database of more than 500,000 registered candidates at http://www.recruitmilitary.com, 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 RecruitMilitary Veteran 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 (http://www.uschamber.com)
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/
The U.S. Chamber (http://www.uschamber.com)