50-plus employers, agencies at Milicruit virtual career fair

Press Release: UBM Studios Milicruit Partners with Over 50 Industry Leading Employers and Government Agencies to Produce the Veterans Day Virtual Career Fair

More Than 25,000 Veterans Expected to Attend the Virtual Career Fair, Thousands of Employment Opportunities Available

CHICAGO– UBM Studios Milicruit, the recognized leader for virtual career fairs for veterans, today announced that its Veterans Day Virtual Career Fair (www.veteranscareerfair.com), will include more than 50 industry leading employers and government agencies as well as veterans, military personnel and spouses together in a fully interactive online environment.  The virtual career fair which is free for veterans to attend will open on November 4, 2010 at 11:00 AM EST and will be available on demand for one week.

Milicruit is partnering with Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) to deliver the virtual career fair.  In addition, the event is being held in cooperation with the VA-Vet Success and the Department of Labor- VETS

“Helping veterans find meaningful work is a top priority for the nation, and MOAA is doing all it can to help. We currently do a great job for officers, senior NCOs, and other enlisted personnel who attend our MOAA/Corporate Gray career fairs and transition briefings at military installations around the country. The MOAA Virtual Career Fair will enhance our efforts to support all veterans and spouses in transition, and will showcase dozens of industry leading employers,” said Vice Adm., Norb Ryan Jr. USN-Ret.

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A partial list of organizations that will participate at the Veteran’s Day Virtual Career Fair include:
•       GE
•       Verizon
•       P&G
•       Amazon
•       Waste Management
•       IBM
•       Citrix
•       Medtronic
•       Comerica
•       Bank of America
•       USDA
•       FBI
•       DOE
•       First Investors
•       Ideal Innovations Inc.
•       ACS-Xerox
•       Verizon Wireless
•       Walgreens
•       Wellpoint
•       Memorial Sloane Kettering
•       Military to Medicine
•       Amazon
•       Bank of America
•       IBM
•       Sears
•       Graybar
•       Advanced Technology Services Inc
•       Compass Group/ Chartwell
•       AT&T
•       Hyatt
•       Hertz
•       ADP
•       Abbott Laboratories

These employers together represent more than 5,000 jobs from manufacturing to retail to telecommunications.  All of these organizations have committed to help with the alarmingly high unemployment rate veterans face after leaving active duty. The Milicruit platform proves a valuable service for all veterans who are looking for employment, but for the veteran with a disability, it proves extremely beneficial given they can attend from anywhere with a high speed internet connection.

The virtual career fair is just like a live career fair, except that it takes place virtually. Milicruit brings the career fair to the employers and the veterans.  Veterans visit employer booths, view and apply for jobs, upload resumes, chat with recruiters, network with peers and video interview, all from the comfort and convenience of home.  Because the career fair is virtual, it is cost effective, time efficient and environmentally friendly.  And since no travel is required – the virtual fair offers opportunities for individuals all over the country and provides employers with a wider talent pool.  It also proves extremely beneficial to the veteran or spouse with a disability given they can attend from home and only need a high speed internet connection. Milicruit expects more than 25,000 veterans will attend the event.

“I am a strong believer that it is not only our moral obligation to help veterans that have sacrificed on our behalf, but it is also great for an organizations bottom line to look to veterans first for employment given all they bring to the table.  What better way to say thank you to veterans this Veterans Day than to provide them with an opportunity to find suitable employment,” said Kevin O’Brien, Vice President, Business Development, UBM Studios.

Employers interested in participating in the Veterans Day Virtual Career Fair contact Kevin O’Brien at [email protected] or (215) 525-5776 X101.  Veterans interested in attending the virtual career fair can sign up before November 4, 2010 at www.veteranscareerfair.com.

About MOAA

MOAA is the nation’s largest veteran’s organization that represents active duty and retired military officers and their families. The Colonel Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award is named after U.S. Marine Corps Colonel Marix who founded MOAA in 1929 and served as its first President.

About UBM Studios’ Milicruit

UBM Studios’ Milicruit.com is a job fair for veterans/military personnel to come together in an interactive 3D virtual setting.  Each year 350,000 veterans leave active duty and many of them enter the civilian job market, Milicruit.com aids them in their search by providing a virtual career fair that brings veterans and employers together.  Veterans have the opportunity to register for virtual career fairs by building a profile and employers are able to fully interact with the individuals.  The career fairs offer virtual booths; job postings; company videos; company presentations; live chat with company representatives; video interviewing; and resume and interview assistance.  The traditional recruiting environment of veterans is costly, time-consuming and often times ineffective. Given the large number of veterans currently looking to reenter civilian life and the large number of employers seeking to hire veterans, milicruit.com allows both parties to meet and interact in an online setting.  For additional information on Milicruit, visit www.milicruit.com.