PHILADELPHIA, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Veteran Recruiting, the recognized leader of virtual career fairs for the military community will connect thousands of Veterans, and Military Spouses with employers eager to hire them in the June 4 virtual career fair
The virtual career fairs are an easy and effective means to connect transitioning servicemembers, Veterans, and Military Spouses with companies who are serious about hiring them. Unlike a traditional career fair that requires the company and job seeker to travel to the venue, the virtual career fair allows them to participate from anywhere in the world with a computer and internet connection. Since September 2011, more than 71,000 Veterans and Military Spouses have been hired as a result of attending the virtual career fairs, and Veteran Recruiting has set a goal of helping 50,000 more by the end of 2015.
"With more than 13,000 Veterans already registered to attend the June 4 virtual career fair, we are looking forward to connecting them with more than 35 leading companies who are deeply committed to recruiting, hiring, and retaining veteran talent. Veterans have the skills, training, education, and character that any company would look for in a new hire, and it is our honor to bring both sides together in our virtual career fairs" Said Kevin O'Brien, partner Veteran Recruiting
The list of companies who will participate in the virtual career fair represent the biggest and best across almost every industry including; Aetna, Alorica, Amazon, Capital One, Cargotec, Citi, Comcast NBC Universal, Comerica Bank, Convergys, DIRECTV, Eaton, Exelon, Graybar, Hackensack University Medical Center, InterContinental Hotels Group, Kellogg, Lowe's, MasterCard, Penske, Penske Automotive Group, PepsiCo, Philips, Pfizer, Progressive, Schwan Food Company, The Mission Continues, Travelers, TSA, Union Pacific Railroad, USAA, Verizon, Waste Management, WellPoint, Wells Fargo, Western & Southern Life, and Xerox.
"As a company that values and appreciates all that veterans and military spouses bring to our company, the virtual career fairs have proven to be an outstanding means to recruit nationwide. We look forward to promoting the thousands of jobs Verizon has available to those who attend" Stated Evan Guzman, Head of Military Programs & Veterans Affairs, Verizon.
The Veteran Recruitment Center not only allows companies to participate in the virtual career fairs, but it also lets them host their own virtual career fairs anytime they choose. Veterans can register anytime, build a profile, visit employer booths, view/apply for jobs, and even email recruiters directly even when they are not staffing their virtual booth.
"USAA is honored to participate in the Veteran Recruiting virtual career fairs. We've proudly committed to making 30% of all new hires veterans or military spouses, and the virtual career fair is an easy way to engage with the military community nationwide" Said John McGarrity, Executive Director, Talent Acquisition, USAA
Transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses who are seeking employment, or perhaps a more rewarding career are encouraged to register today at www.veteranrecruiting.com
Employers interested in participating in an upcoming virtual career fair can contact Veteran Recruiting from the website.
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 71,000 veterans and military spouses have been hired as a result of attending the VR virtual career fairs.
Media Contact: Nicole O'Brien, Astound Virtual, 215-525-5757, firstname.lastname@example.org
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