National unemployment claims have surpassed historic measures and veteran unemployment stays in step with this trend surging by 8% in just four weeks, from 3.8% in March to 11.8% in April. The good news: there are organizations hiring this specific demographic with identified military-trained skill sets and they need to fill jobs NOW. Industries such as distribution, supply chain, logistics, e-commerce, data storage/broadband, pharmaceuticals, select retail are just a few of the areas of business that are rapidly hiring and in large volume.
To facilitate employment efforts for both job seekers and employers, DAV & RecruitMilitary will host the National Virtual Career Fair for Veterans on Tuesday, May 19 from 12pm to 4pm EST online. This free virtual event is open to ALL members of the military community, past and present, as well as military spouses and dependents. RecruitMilitary’s virtual events are technologically enhanced to provide personal interaction among job candidates and employers in large group, small group and one-one-one formats.
Bradley-Morris/RecruitMilitary, a company built on a storied history of military trained talent and leadership, has been employing and recruiting veterans for nearly three decades. In response to COVID-19, the organization swiftly implemented virtual hiring events nationwide in just a matter of days. And today, the company is positioned to bring thousands of service members, veterans and military spouses into the civilian workforce more than ever before. In April, Bradley-Morris/RecruitMilitary was appointed by the U.S. Army to provide all transition services to soldiers, veterans and their families. The timing of this appointment is critical to serve the needs of transitioning soldiers and their families who are leaving the military and joining the civilian world amidst a global crisis. Bradley-Morris/RecruitMilitary also serves veterans and transitioning service members of ALL branches.
We’ll speak with RecruitMilitary’s Senior Vice President and U.S. Air Force veteran Chris Stevens on the Westchester On the Level radio broadcast tomorrow, Friday, May 15th from 10-10:30am. You will be able to listen to the broadcast “live” or “on demand” via the following hyperlink http://tobtr.com/s/11734065 with respect to the Virtual Career Fair that sustains the need for employment exploration and job security for these transitioning military service members, military spouses and veterans that will be conducted on Tuesday, May 19th, from 12Noon to 4pm EST.
DAV RecruitMilitary National Virtual Career Fair for Veterans
WHO: DAV and RecruitMilitary will host the National Virtual Career Fair for Veterans.
WHAT: This is a free virtual hiring event for transitioning military personnel, veterans, National Guard members, Reserve members and military spouses.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 19th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST.
WHERE: For more information and to register for this virtual hiring event, visit here.
In 2019, DAV RecruitMilitary hosted more than 140 veteran hiring events across the United States with 6,400+ exhibitors engaging more than 28,000 military-trained job candidates.
“At Bradley-Morris and RecruitMilitary, we care deeply about the military community we serve that includes job seekers, employers and our own team. Given the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control regarding COVID-19, to protect the safety of everyone involved, we shifted all upcoming in-person hiring events into our virtual veteran career fair platform,” says Chris Newsome, senior vice president at RecruitMilitary. “Virtual hiring events are not new to us. We’ve been offering these types of events, in addition to digitally interactive resources, for several years. We’re proud to continue serving those who need us during this time to secure employment and sustain workforce development.”