More than 60 Hiring Leaders to Gather at Minute Maid Park for Veteran Job Fair on August 7
RecruitMilitary will produce a Veteran Opportunity Expo at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Chevron and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will sponsor the event, which will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Activity at a RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo
PRLog - June 27, 2014 - LOVELAND, Ohio -- Cincinnati, OH – The military-to-civilian recruitment firm RecruitMilitary will produce a Veteran Opportunity Expo, a hiring event for veterans and other men and women with military backgrounds, at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Chevron and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will sponsor the event, which will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. RecruitMilitary is inviting veterans who already have civilian work experience, personnel who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, military spouses, and other military family members.
RecruitMilitary expects more than 65 employers, franchisors, educational institutions, and government agencies to reserve exhibitor booths at the Expo. Already signed up are Chevron Corporation; USAA; Schlumberger; GE Oil & Gas; The Home Depot; Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide; DeVry University; The Kroger Co.; Harris County Sheriff's Office; Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service; FedEx Ground; Patterson UTI Drilling; North Houston Pole Line; Precision Well Logging, Inc.; Troops to Teachers; Chesapeake Oilfield Services; Dallas Baptist University; DAV; Walgreens; NRG Energy; Strayer University; Houston Police Department; First Command Financial Planning; Veteran Franchise Centers; Con-way Truckload; Exelon Corp.; Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company; Rosen USA, Inc.; Strategic Systems Programs; LyondellBasell Industries; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Powell Industries; New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Inc.; Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Culinary Institute, Inc.; Military Sealift Command; Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol; Mustang Caterpillar; Baker Hughes; Southwest Shipyard, LP; Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County; Witt O'Brien's; Seal Tech, Inc.; Utah Valley University School of Aviation Sciences; U.S. Security Associates, Inc.; Masterworks International; Air Force Reserve; Enterprise Products; Department of Public Safety Texas Highway Patrol; Stripes LLC.; AutoNation; Oklahoma College of Construction; Veteran Franchise Centers; My Computer Career; Gilbane Building Company; Baytown Police Department; Heavy Construction Academy; Veolia ES Industrial Services; Aviation Institute of Maintenance; and The Art Institutes.
In addition, USAA’s local Wealth Management team is presenting a seminar prior to the career fair at 10:00 a.m. The seminar is titled “Practical Advice for All Stages of Retirement Planning.” All veterans are welcome to attend this session intended to provide information for veterans and spouses as they consider their future retirement.
RecruitMilitary has scheduled the following additional veteran hiring events through 2014: Atlanta (October 30, 2014), Baltimore (October 2, 2014), Boston (September 4, 2014), Charlotte (November 13, 2014), Chicago (October 9, 2014), Cincinnati (October 2, 2014), Columbus (July 24, 2014), Dallas (November 13, 2014), Denver (September 11, 2014), Houston (December 4, 2014), Indianapolis (July 10, 2014), Jacksonville (November 6, 2014), Kansas City (September 25, 2014), Las Vegas (December 11, 2014), Los Angeles (October 23, 2014), Minneapolis (August 7, 2014), Nashville (August 14, 2014), New Orleans (September 18, 2014), New York (September 18, 2014), Norfolk (November 20, 2014), Oakland (October 9, 2014), Philadelphia (November 6, 2014), Phoenix (October 16, 2014), Pittsburgh (October 16, 2014), Richmond (August 21, 2014), San Antonio (September 11, 2014), San Diego (August 14, 2014; December 4, 2014), Seattle (November 20, 2014), Tampa (August 28, 2014), and Washington, D.C. (June 26, 2014).
RecruitMilitary has produced Opportunity Expos since 2006.
The company also offers subscriptions (search licenses) to its database of more than 700,000 registered candidates at http://www.recruitmilitary.com, retained hiring services, and advertising space in online and print media. RecruitMilitary distributes more than 58,000 copies of each issue of Search & Employ®, a bimonthly print magazine, to military bases throughout the world, National Guard and reserve units, job seekers who attend RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expos, and military-to-civilian recruiters nationwide. The company was founded in 1998, and is located in Loveland, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati). The CEO and president of RecruitMilitary is Peter Gudmundsson, a former officer in the United States Marine Corps.
RecruitMilitary’s website has received two consecutive User’s Choice Awards from Weddle’s (http://www.weddles.com) for 2013 and 2014. Weddle’s is a publisher of guides and directories that focus on the employment-related area of the Internet. The awards are a result of a year-long annual survey conducted by Weddle’s to recognize “the elite of the online employment industry.” The judges are recruiters and job seekers who have used the sites.
In 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 of, and job opportunities for, people with disabilities. The Sierra Group Foundation (http://www.thesierragroup.com/foundation.htm) is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to drive up employment for people with disabilities, including veterans.”
In 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.”