PHILADELPHIA, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Veteran Recruiting, the recognized leader of virtual career fairs for the military community, and dozens of industry leading companies team up for the fourth annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day virtual career fair.
"We are proud to partner with such a great group of companies, and organizations who recognize and value the skills, education, and experience that Military Spouses bring to the workforce" Stated Kevin O'Brien, partner Veteran Recruiting
The group of companies who will participate include: Aetna, Amazon, Capital One, Citi, Comerica Bank, Convergys, DIRECTV, Exelon, Graybar, Hackensack University Medical Center, InterContinetnal Hotels Group, Lowe's, Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Penske, Penske Automotive Group, PepsiCo, Philips, Pfizer, Progressive, Schwan Food Company, Travelers, TSA, Tyco, USAA, Verizon, Waste Management, Wells Fargo, Western & Southern Life, and Xerox Business Services.
""Graybar is proud to participate in the Military Spouse Appreciation Day virtual career fair. As a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products, the Veteran Recruiting virtual career fairs help connect Graybar with potential job candidates for our nationwide network of locations." Said Myrna Robinson Nunnelly, Human Resource Specialist, Graybar.
The Veteran Recruiting virtual career fairs have helped more than 64,000 veterans and military spouses find employment since September 2011. Unlike a traditional career fair that requires the employer and job seeker to travel to a physical location, the virtual career fair brings them together, in real time, and from anywhere with a computer and internet connection.
"On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, it is appropriate to recognize the immeasurable contributions and sacrifices military spouses make. Military spouses truly are the heroes of the home front. USAA is honored to participate in the Military Spouse Appreciation Day virtual career fair. We've proudly committed to our goal of 30% of all new hires being veterans or military spouses." -John McGarrity, Executive Director, Talent Acquisition USAA
According to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, thirty percent of female military spouses below the age of 24 are unemployed. Female military spouses earn about thirty eight percent less than their civilian counterparts, and ninety percent of military spouses are underemployed.
Military Spouses who are seeking employment or perhaps a career change are encouraged to register today for the virtual career fair by visiting http://www.spousevirtualcareerfair.com
"When job seekers think of a career fair, they often ask; where is it, what time, and who will attend? With our virtual career fairs, the environment is open 24/7/365, and we bring the employer and career fair to them. With more than 260,000 veterans and military spouses who participated in 2013, there is an obvious need for our service, but we look forward to the day when our service is not needed for our Nation's Finest" Said O'Brien
In addition to the Military Spouse virtual career fair, Veteran recruiting hosts monthly virtual career fairs for; active duty, guard/reservists, veterans, and military spouses. A full lineup of virtual career fairs can be found at http://www.veteranrecruiting.com/calendar
About Veteran Recruiting
Veteran Recruiting (VR) a division of Astound Virtual is the leading provider of virtual career fairs for the military community. VR delivers fully interactive virtual career fairs that connect employers, active duty, veterans, and military spouses in real time. Since September 2011, more than 64,000 veterans and military spouses have been hired as a result of attending the VR virtual career fairs.
Media Contact: Nicole O'Brien, Veteran Recruiting, 215-525-5757, firstname.lastname@example.org
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