Veteran Career Fair Will Bring 60+ Employers Seeking Military Talent to Chicago on October 9
RecruitMilitary will produce a Veteran Opportunity Expo, a hiring event for veterans and other men and women with military backgrounds, at Macy’s on State Street in Chicago on Thursday, October 9, 2014.
Activity at a RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo
LOVELAND, Ohio - Sept. 3, 2014 - PRLog -- 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 Macy’s on State Street in Chicago on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is sponsoring 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 60 employers, franchisors, educational institutions, and government agencies to reserve exhibitor booths at the Expo. Already signed up are USAA; The Home Depot; DeVry University; WESCO; Norfolk Southern Corporation; Argonne National Laboratory; Bank of America; Hu-Friedy; US Bank; Saia LTL Freight; DAV; EDP Renewables; TCF National Bank; BIR Training Center; National Association of the Remodeling Industry; Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc.; Apple, Inc..; JP Morgan Chase; Seventy Seven Energy; National - Louis University; Hoopis Financial Group; Trident University International; Argosy University; Drug Enforcement Administration's Chicago Field Division; Camping World/Good Sam; Con-way Truckload; Ecolab, Inc.; ArcelorMittal USA; The University of Chicago Medical Center; Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board; TransUnion LLC; Jewel-Osco; Quest Diagnostics; Veteran Franchise Centers; PhotoFax, Inc; TJX Companies; Praxair, Inc.; Veolia ES Industrial Services; Federal Signal Corporation; Ameriprise Financial; Exelon Corp.; MV Transportation; Amtrak National Passenger Corp.; Core Link Surgical; Zurich North America; TCF Financial Corporation; PSSI - Packers Sanitation Services, Inc.; MB Financial Bank; eAuth.com; Prudential Financial; Jernberg Industries; Oklahoma College of Construction; New Horizons Computer Learning Centers; Heavy Construction Academy; The Art Institutes; and Roto-Rooter.
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), Charlotte (November 13, 2014), Chicago (October 9, 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), 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), San Antonio (September 11, 2014), San Diego (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 679,000 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-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.”