Military Spouse Appreciation Day Virtual Career Fair

Industry leading employers looking to add military spouse talent to their workforce

PHILADELPHIA, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Veteran Recruiting Services, the recognized leader of virtual career fairs for the military community is pleased to host the Military Spouse Appreciation Day Virtual Career Fair in support of the White House Joining Forces Initiative on May 10th

Thirty of America's leading employers will participate including: 24 Hour Fitness, Aetna, Airgas, Citi, Comerica Bank, Convergys, DaVita, DialAmerica, DISH, Exelon, Graybar, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Lowe's, Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Nordstrom, Penske, Pfizer, Progressive, Sears Holdings Corporation, The Mission Continues, Travelers, TSA, USAA, Union Pacific Railroad, Verizon, Volt, Walgreens, Waste Management, Wells Fargo, and Xerox

Kevin O'Brien, managing partner, Veteran Recruiting Services said: "Military Spouses are the glue that holds the family unit together while their loved one is deployed, or serving away from home, and they often play the role of mother, father, and breadwinner. It is our honor to host the Military Spouse Appreciation Day Virtual Career Fair for the third year in a row. VRS would like to extend our congratulations to the First Lady and Dr. Biden on the early success of Joining Forces and the employers who made the 290,000 hires a reality"

Military Spouses from all over the world with have an opportunity to meet and interact live with recruiters in the virtual career fair, and from the comfort and convenience of their home or office. Each employer will have a virtual booth that will provide everything the spouse will need to consider when looking at their next career choice.

On Tuesday, April 30th, the team at Veteran Recruiting Services had the opportunity to meet with the First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Biden at the White House during the Joining Forces event where it was announced that more than 290,000 veterans and military spouses have been hired since the launch two years ago, and there is a commitment to hire or train at least 435,000 more over the next five years. VRS also announced their VetFriendly Challenge which aims to help at least 50,000 veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment by 2018, and more than 30 employers have already stepped up to support the Challenge.

"Today is simply just a mile marker, and we're not going to stop until every single veteran or military spouse that is searching for a job has found one," "We will stand with you now and for decades to come." Commented the First Lady Michelle Obama during the Joining Forces event on April 30th at the White House

Lori Anne Davis, Military Spouse and Recruiting Director for Convergys shares the sentiments of our First Lady; "My Convergys Career started 16 years ago when I accepted a position as an Administrative Assistant.  After stops in Sales, Client Services, Quality and Operations, I am now thrilled to be at home as a Director of Recruiting where I can apply my skills to identifying other valuable talent.  We are so proud to be an employer offering Military Spouses the opportunity to take advantage of portable positions, and we look forward to connecting with military spouses nationwide in the Military Spouse Appreciation Day virtual career fair.  We appreciate the flexibility, determination and business savvy Military Spouses add to our environment every day."

In addition to the Military Spouse virtual career fair, VRS hosts other military focused fairs each month, and all active duty, guard/reservists, veterans, and military spouses are encouraged to register at www.veteranrecruiting.com Employers who are interested in signing on for the VetFriendly Challenge can do so for free at www.vetfriendly.com

About Veteran Recruiting Services

Veteran Recruiting Services, the recognized leader in virtual career fairs for the military community, delivers a robust suite of virtual recruitment solutions that includes; virtual career fairs, live video interviews, and military skills translators. Through the VRS virtual career fairs, more than 21,000 veterans and military spouses have been hired since 2011.

Media Contact: Nicole O'Brien Veteran Recruiting Services, 215-525-5776, nobrien@veteranrecruiting.com

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