A Veteran Opportunity Expo, a hiring event for veterans and other men and women with military backgrounds, will be held at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The company producing the event, 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. AdvancePierre Foods is the event sponsor.
This Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo, is part of a nationwide initiative to increase the hiring of veterans and military spouses by producing special career fair hiring events. The U.S. Chamber launched the Hiring Our Heroes initiative in March 2011.
RecruitMilitary and the Chamber expect more than 55 employers, franchisors, educational institutions, and government agencies to reserve exhibitor booths at the Expo. Already signed up are AdvancePierre Foods; Convergys Corporation; The Home Depot; DeVry University; Lockheed Martin; Norfolk Southern Corporation; The Kroger Co.; Jurgensen Companies; Cincinnati Christian University; PAC Worldwide Corp.; CinCom; Fistey Franchising. Franchise Consulting; University of Phoenix; McCluskey Chevrolet, Inc.; VA Medical Center; Con-way Truckload; American Modern Insurance Group; Citibank; Valor Claims Group; Security National Automotive; Acceptance; Club Chef LLC.; The Westin Cincinnati; Robert Half International; Gus Perdikakis Associates, Inc.; General Revenue Corporation; Meridian Bioscience, Inc.; Standard Textile Co., Inc.; Kao Brands Company; Luxottica Retail; LCS; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Veteran Franchise Centers; Cincinnati Bell Telephone Co.; PNC; Penske Truck Leasing; Air Force Reserve; First Command Financial Planning; Aptalis; Pharmatech Inc.; Xavier University; eAuth.com; Prudential Financial; Roto-Rooter; WyoTech; Heavy Construction Academy; The Art Institutes; Georgia College of Construction; Legion Logistics; Fasten-Pro Roofing LLC.; ProTouch Restoration; and Trident University International.
The U.S .Chamber is the world’s largest business federation, representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. The Chamber’s mission is to “to advance human progress through an economic, political, and social system based on individual freedom, incentive, initiative, opportunity, and responsibility.”
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.