The military-to-civilian recruitment firm RecruitMilitary will produce a Veteran Opportunity Expo, a hiring event for veterans and other men and women with military backgrounds, at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals, on Thursday, October 3, 2013. AdvancePierre Foods will sponsor the event, which will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. RecruitMilitary is inviting veterans who already have civilian work experience, personnel who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, military spouses, and other military family members.
RecruitMilitary expects more than 60 employers, franchisors, educational institutions, and government agencies to reserve exhibitor booths at the Expo. Already signed up are AdvancePierre Foods, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Mercy Health, Prudential Financial, General Electric, Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company, The Kroger Company, DeVry University, The Home Depot Supply and Logistics, Humana Military, C.R. England Inc., First Financial Bank, Standard Textile, Vantiv, Superior Auto Inc., Cincinnati Christian University, Security National Automotive Acceptance, The Westin Cincinnati, Walgreens, L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems, Travel Solutions 24, PAC Worldwide, Legion Logistics, WyoTech, Roto-Rooter, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, Elite Welding Academy and Craft Support, LCS, State Farm, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Roadmaster Driver’s School, Michelman Inc., American Income Life Insurance Company, Reynolds and Reynolds, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, The Home Depot, Habitat for Humanity, Union Institute and University, University of Cincinnati, Mission Essential Personnel, First Command Financial Planning, Georgia College of Construction, Heavy Construction Academy, and John R. Jurgensen.
RecruitMilitary will produce the Expo in cooperation with The American Legion, an association of veterans who served during times of war. The Legion has 2.4 million members in nearly 14,000 posts throughout the world.
RecruitMilitary has produced Opportunity Expos since 2006.
The company also offers subscriptions (search licenses) to its database of more than 550,000 registered candidates, retained hiring services, and advertising space in online and print media. RecruitMilitary distributes more than 45,000 copies of each issue of Search & Employ®, a bimonthly print magazine, to military bases throughout the world, National Guard and reserve units, job seekers who attend RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expos, and military-to-civilian recruiters nationwide. The company was founded in 1998 by Drew Myers, a former captain in the United States Marine Corps, and is located in Loveland, Ohio.
In 2011, RecruitMilitary received the First Annual Lee Anderson Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber recognized RecruitMilitary as a specific business that has “gone above and beyond to honor the sacrifices our military families make in their service to our nation.”
In 2012, RecruitMilitary received the first annual One More Way Award from The Sierra Group Foundation. The foundation established the award to recognize people or companies whose support results in awareness of, and job opportunities for, people with disabilities. The Sierra Group Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to drive up employment for people with disabilities, including veterans.”
In 2013, RecruitMilitary’s website won a User’s Choice Award from Weddle’s, a publisher of guides and directories that focus on the employment-related area of the Internet. The awards are a result of a year-long annual survey conducted by Weddle’s to recognize “the elite of the online employment industry.” The judges are recruiters and job seekers who have used the sites.