PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Veteran Recruiting, the recognized leader of virtual career fairs for the military community, and dozens of America's leading companies host the 9/11 Virtual Career Fair for Veterans, and Military Spouses. The event will take place on September 11, 2014 from 1:00-4:00 PM EST at www.veteranrecruiting.com
"To date, more than 81,000 Veterans & Military Spouses have been hired by the companies that participate in our virtual career fairs, and with more than 23,000 already registered for the 9/11 event, we are looking forward to adding many more hires through the end of the year and beyond" Stated Kevin O'Brien, managing partner, Veteran Recruiting.
The list of companies who are committed to hiring veterans through the virtual career fair include; Aetna, Alorica, Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, Capital One, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Citi, CN, Comcast NBC Universal, Comerica Bank, Convergys, Covanta, Eaton, Exelon, Frontier Communications, Graybar, Hackensack University Medical Center, InterContinental Hotels Group, JP Morgan Chase, Kaiser Permanente, Kellogg, Lowe's, Oakwood, Penske, Penske Automotive Group, PepsiCo, Philips, Pfizer, Progressive, The Mission Continues, Travelers, TSA, Tyco, Union Pacific Railroad, USAA, USDA, Verizon, Visa, Wal-Mart, Waste Management, WellPoint, Wells Fargo, Western & Southern Life, and Xerox.
Unlike a traditional career fair that would require the job seeker and company to travel to an actual location, the Veteran Recruiting virtual career fair allows both sides to attend from anywhere. The virtual career fair is also accessible anytime to permit the Veteran to research the companies, view/apply for jobs, and contact each recruiter directly if they are offline.
"When I registered for the virtual career fair, I was not sure what to expect. I registered, put on my suit and tie, and participated from my recliner. After visiting a few of the company booths, I came across Verizon, and the staff could not have been more helpful. I browsed their available jobs, and applied for a sales supervisor, and I am happy to report that I am happily employed with Verizon now in that role. I would recommend the virtual career fair to any servicemember, or veteran who may be seeking employment" Said David Simpson, US Army Reserve.
Veteran Recruiting hosts the virtual career fairs each month, and a full list of dates can be found on the website. In addition to the virtual career fairs, Veteran Recruiting has also launched a job board on the website unlike any other. In addition to searching available jobs, Veterans can also link directly with the recruiters who are responsible for the advertised jobs.
"At Xerox, we recognize and appreciate the skills and the work ethic that veterans bring to our business, including leadership, teamwork, and technical knowledge," said Ann Vezina, vice president of Human Resources for Xerox Services. "The Veteran Recruiting virtual career fairs are an important recruiting tool because they allow us to expand our outreach, while helping to make the search process more efficient for our veterans."
The virtual career fair is open to all active duty, Veterans, and Military Spouses. In addition to the more than 62,000 available jobs by the companies who will participate, Veteran Recruiting is also giving away some great prizes such as Visa gift cards, wireless speakers, and IPad's.
About Veteran Recruiting
Veteran Recruiting, a division of Astound Virtual is the leading provider of virtual career fairs for the military community. Veteran Recruiting delivers a fully interactive experience that promotes real time interaction between recruiters, veterans, and military spouses. Through the virtual career fairs, we are able to give equal access employment opportunities to all in the military community seeking employment.
Media Contact: Nicole O'Brien, Astound Virtual, 215-525-5757, firstname.lastname@example.org
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