Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011
EVANS, Ga. -- Today, U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) announced that on Thursday, Nov. 10, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Milicruit.com will sponsor a nationwide, virtual job fair for America's veterans. This online event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Since the birth of our nation, American heroes have been serving, sacrificing, and dying so that we remain free," said Congressman Broun. "Connecting our nation's patriots to career opportunities is just one way to demonstrate our heartfelt appreciation."
To date, more than 60 military-friendly national employers from both the private and federal sectors and more than 36,000 veterans have registered to participate in the all day online event. Veterans may pre-register here. On the day of the event, veterans may log in and visit employer booths, view job openings, apply for jobs, watch employer videos and presentations, chat live with recruiters and complete on-the-spot video interviews.
They may also interact with VetSuccess counselors to learn more about VA benefits, as well as additional resources and tools for transitioning service members and family members regarding training, employment and independent living.
"As we work to help veterans find good paying jobs, it is important that we take advantage of online resources that connect our veterans with employers around the nation who want to hire these highly qualified and experienced men and women," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.