An “All Veterans Career Fair” is being held at University of Phoenix Stadium on Thursday, February 18 and will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event is being produced by the DAV and RecruitMilitary. JP Morgan Chase will sponsor the event.
Among those companies attending the event are DAV; JP Morgan Chase; Apple, Inc.; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Vinnell Arabia; Waste Management; GoDaddy.com; Stotz Equipment; Public Consulting Group; E.A. Renfroe & Company; NPL Construction; The Home Depot; TLK Group; PepsiCo; Grand Canyon University; Quicken Loans; Haynes Furniture Co.; CPN/Pivotal Payments; Core-Mark International; American Family Insurance; Combined Insurance; Epic Health Services; Farmers Insurance; First Command Financial Planning; HSS, Inc.; New York Community Bancorp, Inc.; TriWest Healthcare Alliance; and Ulta.
“RecruitMilitary job fairs maintain a track record of helping veterans find meaningful employment,” said President and CEO Peter Gudmundsson, a former Captain in the Marine Corps. “Just last year, 55% of veteran job seekers expected to secure an interview as a result of their participation in a RecruitMilitary job fair, and employers were expected to extend as many as 29,000 interviews and more than 9,000 job offers.”
In September of 2015, the DAV-RecruitMilitary Phoenix event connected more than 410 veteran job seekers with 67 exhibitors. Participating companies at this year’s event are expected to conduct up to 420 interviews and make up to 139 job offers.
RecruitMilitary has produced veteran job fairs since 2006 and has held 19 events in Phoenix, drawing 8,420 attendees and 711 exhibitors. The company has produced more than 814 events in 65 cities across the country. RecruitMilitary will return to Phoenix to host two additional veteran career fairs in 2016.
The DAV was founded by World War I veterans in Cincinnati in 1920 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1932. DAV is a non-profit organization with 1.2 million members.
DAV and RecruitMilitary share a common mission: to connect America’s veterans and their family members with meaningful and fulfilling employment opportunities, and to help employers attract, appreciate and retain veterans, spouses, and their survivors. Through career fairs, outreach and resources, this partnership fights to ensure veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned and are empowered to lead productive, dignified and high-quality lives that their service has made possible.
RecruitMilitary also publishes Search & Employ, a bimonthly print and digital magazine; and distributes 50,000+ print copies of each issue. The company was founded in 1998, and is located in Loveland, Ohio.