U.S Employers Look to Add Top Talent by Recruiting Veterans in the 9/11 Virtual Career Fair

Revolutionary New Approach to Connecting Employers with the Nation's Finest

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Veteran Recruiting Services, the recognized leader of virtual career fairs for the military community, and many of the country's most military friendly employers will host the 9/11 Virtual Career Fair for servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses. The virtual career fair will take place on September 11th from 1-4 PM EST at http://www.veteranrecruiting.com

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The VRS virtual career fairs have resulted in more than 31,000 veterans being hired since September 2011, and with more than 50 leading employers participating on 9/11, the number of hires is sure to rise.

VRS will host the 9/11 virtual career fair in support of the Joining Forces initiative which was launched in 2011 by the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden. Since the launch of Joining Forces, more than 250,000 veterans and military spouses have been hired by employers who have stepped up to support.

"Comcast and NBCUniversal are proud to be leaders in attracting, employing, and supporting our active duty military service members, reservists and veterans. Together, we share the values of leadership, service, teamwork and ethics, and we are proud to partner with those who have served our nation. VRS Virtual job fairs have been an effective way for our recruiters across the country to "chat" about our outstanding career opportunities at locations nationwide and identify veterans for follow-on interviews. We were particularly excited to have used the VRS platform last month to engage transitioning military currently deployed in Kuwait and Afghanistan, and as a result currently have several soldiers in consideration for open opportunities." Attributable to: Will Baas, Executive Director, Talent Acquisition Comcast Campus and Military Initiatives, Comcast Cable

Comcast is just one of the employers who will participate in the 9/11 virtual career fair, and a partial list of other companies include; Abbott, Aetna, Airgas, Amazon, Capital One, Citi, Comerica Bank, Convergys, Con-way Truckload, DaVita, Department of Energy, Emeritus Senior Living, Exelon, Graybar, Hackensack University Medical Center, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Kellogg's, Lowe's, Loyola Marymount University, Pacific Life Insurance Company, Penske, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Philips, Progressive, Regions Financial Corporation, Sears Holdings Corporation, State Farm, Stripes, The Mission Continues, Travelers, TSA, USAA, Union Pacific Railroad, Waste Management, Wells Fargo, Western & Southern Life, West Corporation, and Xerox.

"We are thrilled to host the 9/11 Virtual Career Fair for the third consecutive year, and could not be more honored to serve such a worthy community. The employers who recognize and value the skills and talents that veterans and military spouses to the workforce benefit greatly from participating, given they are connecting live with top quality candidates from all over the country" Stated Kevin O'Brien, managing partner Veteran Recruiting Services.

Unlike a traditional job fair, the VRS virtual career fair is open 24/7/365 and it allows the job seeker to research employers, view/apply for jobs, and chat in real time with recruiters from each company in their virtual booth. Employer's benefit from being able to recruit nationwide in one day, and avoid the hassle and cost typically associated with other career fairs.

In addition to the 9/11 virtual career fair, VRS hosts other virtual career fairs for the military community each month. There is a calendar of upcoming virtual career fairs on the VRS website at www.veteranrecruiting.com/calendar

The 9/11 Virtual Career Fair is open to all; active duty, guard/reservists, veterans, and military spouses and registration is open at http://www.veteranrecruiting.com

About Veteran Recruiting Services

Veteran Recruiting Services, a division of Astound Virtual is the leading provider in virtual career fairs for the military community. VRS delivers fully interactive virtual career fairs that promote real time interaction between active duty, guard/reservists, veterans, and military spouses, and those employers who wish to hire them. Through our virtual events, we are able to give equal access to employment opportunities to all in the military community who seek employment after serving the Nation.

Media Contact: Nicole O'Brien, Veteran Recruiting Services, 215-525-5757, nobrien@veteranrecruiting.com

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