PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an effort to reduce the number of veterans and military spouses who find themselves unemployed after serving the Nation, Veteran Recruiting Services will support the White House Joining Forces Initiative by offering employers a free booth in one of the virtual career fairs they host each year.
The Veteran Recruiting Services virtual recruitment center allows employers, veterans, and military spouses an opportunity to meet and engage in real time, regardless of location with just a computer and internet connection. With more than 15,000 veterans and military spouses having been hired by over 300 leading employers in the last two years, the virtual career fairs have proven to be an efficient, effective, and environmentally friendly means to connect both sides.
"It is our honor to support the First Lady and Dr. Biden's Joining Forces Initiative, and we look forward to introducing our virtual approach to connecting veterans and military spouses to military leading employers looking to hire them. If you are an employer who also supports the Joining Forces initiative, and have not participated in one of our events in the past, it is our pleasure to extend a free booth in one of our upcoming virtual career fairs" Commented Kevin O'Brien Managing Partner, Veteran Recruiting Services.
The virtual career fairs are open to all active duty, guard/reservists, veterans, and military spouses. Once registered, they can; build a profile, upload their resume, include a picture, visit the employer booths, view and apply for all jobs, and chat live with employer recruiters from the comfort and convenience of their home or anywhere with an internet connection.
"As part of Citi's company-wide effort to recruit, hire and retain transitioning servicemembers, we recognize that virtual career fairs provide a creative and convenient way to reach candidates for hire, especially military personnel or their spouses who may be overseas, in remote areas, or may have difficulty traveling," said Suni Harford, Citi's Regional Head of Markets for North America. "Consistent with our Citi Salutes initiative and Citi's active commitment to Joining Forces, we are pleased that Veteran Recruiting Services will now leverage its technology and expertise to connect even more of our nation's heroes with potential career opportunities."
In addition to hosting dedicated virtual career fair days each month, the recruitment center is open 24/7/365 to allow veterans and military spouses an opportunity to; research the employers, view/apply for jobs in the skills translator www.veteranrecruiting.jobs and connect with fellow job seekers.
We encourage all service members and their spouses to register today at www.veteranrecruiting.com where you will also see the dates of upcoming virtual career fairs. The next scheduled virtual career fair will be on January 9, 2013 from 1-4PM EST
The virtual career fairs would not be possible without the outstanding support of our employer partners, and it is they who deserve the recognition for hiring more than 15,000 veterans and military spouses in less than two years. We would especially like to thank our gold sponsors including: PepsiCo, Citi, Graybar Electric, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Lowe's.
About Veteran Recruiting Services
Veteran Recruiting Services the leading provider in virtual career fairs for the military community, 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: Kevin O'Brien, Astound LLC, 2155255776, firstname.lastname@example.org
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