This event, a Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo, is 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 45 employers, franchisors, educational institutions, and government agencies to reserve exhibitor booths at the Expo. Already signed up are USAA; Lockheed Martin; Northrop Grumman Corp.; The Home Depot; DeVry University; U.S. Security Associates, Inc.; Troops to Teachers; Bank of America; Keiser University; FedEx; Enterprise Holdings; SCC Soft Computer; Center for Technology Training; Trident University International;
The U.S. Chamber (http://www.uschamber.com) is the world’s largest business federation, representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. The Chamber’s mission is “to advance human progress through an economic, political, and social system based on individual freedom, incentive, initiative, opportunity, and responsibility.”
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 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.
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), Dallas (November 13, 2014), Denver (September 11, 2014), Houston (December 4, 2014), Jacksonville (November 6, 2014), Kansas City (September 25, 2014), Las Vegas (December 11, 2014), Los Angeles (October 23, 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), and Seattle (November 20, 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 65,000 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-
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/
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)