Chicago — June 21
Milicruit, a virtual career fair for the military community, said that more than 5,000 veterans and military spouses have been hired in the past three months by the employers who have signed on for the 10,000 Jobs Challenge.
In March, Milicruit, in partnership with MOAA, DirectEmployers Association of America and dozens of leading employers formed the 10,000 Jobs for Veterans and Military Spouses Challenge www.10000jobs.com.
The challenge hoped to find at least 10,000 jobs for the veteran community by the end of 2013. In its first three months, the employers have reported hiring more than 5,000 veterans and military spouses.
The employers who have already signed up for the 10K Challenge are: Aetna, American Red Cross, AOC Solutions, Arise Virtual Solutions Inc., Camping World and Good Sam, CBRE, CHSI Medical, Citi, Convergys, DaVita, DISH Network, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, General Motors, Graybar, IHG, IM Flash Technologies, Level 3 Communications, Lowe’s, Northwestern Mutual Life, Penske Truck Leasing, Pepsi Beverages Co., Pfizer, Philips, Progressive, Sears, State Street Corp., The SI Organization, TSA, Union Pacific, Waste Management and Xerox Business Services.
Each month, the employers meet with active duty, guard, reservists, veterans and military spouses in the Milicruit virtual career fairs. This is an opportunity for the employers to recruit for open positions nationwide and without the cost, burden or environmental impact typically associated with attending traditional career fairs.
The next virtual career fair is scheduled for June 26 from 1-4 PM EDT, and all veterans and military spouses who might have an interest in participating can register at www.veteranscareerfair.com.