Western Region Virtual Career Fair for Veterans, March 11th
Veterans are gaining ground in the search for employment as recently shared by Cronkite News. While the transition from military to civilian work can be confusing and challenging for service members, one organization stands at the ready with the mission to help put veterans and military spouses to work – now.
RecruitMilitary and DAV will host the Western Region Virtual Career Fair for Veterans on Thursday, March 11th from 11am to 3pm PST. This virtual hiring event is open for registration to all transitioning members of the military, veterans, 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. To view a tour of the virtual event format, visit here.
Veteran unemployment holds steady with the latest DOL report stating the rate locked in at 5.5% for January 2021, slightly up from 5.3% in December. These combined figures are still lower than previous months during the pandemic, but more than double the unemployment rate of veterans at this time last year. And the unemployment rate of military spouses also heads steady, but at an alarmingly higher rate of nearly 24%.
The good news, we’re actively getting veterans and military spouses to work and 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.
I’d like to connect you with RecruitMilitary’s Event Director Allen Von Plinsky, who is also a U.S. Army veteran, to learn more about how RecruitMilitary is bringing career opportunities and resources to the Western Region military community next week.