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 50 employers, franchisors, educational institutions, and government agencies to reserve exhibitor booths at the Expo. Already signed up are Waste Management Inc., The Kroger Company, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), The Home Depot, Pyramid Consulting, C.R. England Inc., Prudential, First Command Financial Planning, Union Institute and University, Georgia College of Construction, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Hewlett Packard, Strayer University, Reliance Trust Company, Air National Guard Recruiting, Sun Trust, Schlumberger, First Energy Services Inc., CVS, U.S. Security Associates Inc., New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Atlanta, Penske Truck Leasing, Trident University International, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Ryder System Inc., Lowe’s Companies Inc., The University of West Alabama, Pitney Bowes Inc., AutoNation, American Income Life Insurance Company, Millis Transfer Inc., The Art Institutes, Cummins Power South LLC, CSX Transportation, The GEO Group Inc., HSS Inc., Heavy Construction Academy, Limestone College, and Career Path Media Group Inc.
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 the following additional veteran hiring events for 2013: Atlanta (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 (September 19), New York (May 23, September 26), Norfolk (May 9, November 21), Oakland (May 30), Philadelphia (March 14, July 25, November 7), Phoenix (March 28, October 17), Pittsburgh (October 24), Portland (August 8), Raleigh (March 21), St. Louis (July 11), San Antonio (May 30, September 12), San Diego (March 28, August 15, December 12), Seattle (June 6, November 14), Tampa (October 17), and Washington (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). 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/
The U.S. Chamber (http://www.uschamber.com)