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Veterans Day Nationwide Virtual Career Fair

10/31/2013 03:18 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

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Each year, approximately 250,000 men and women leave the military, and join the ranks of more than 22 million other veterans who have served. Many of those who leave active duty will want or need to find meaningful and rewarding employment, and sadly, many struggle to do just that.

On Veterans Day, Veteran Recruiting and dozens of leading, military friendly employers will host the third annual Veterans Day Virtual Career Fair. Since 2011, more than 37,000 veterans and spouses have been hired by the employers who participate.

The virtual career fair allows employers, veterans, and military spouses to meet and interact, in real time, and from anywhere in the world with a computer.

More than 50 of America's leading companies, and over 28,000 veterans and military spouses are registered to attend. A partial list of companies include: 21ST Century Fox, Aetna, Airgas, Amazon, BNSF Railway, Citi, Comcast-NBCUniversal, Convergys, DaVita, Equifax, Exelon Corporation, Graybar, Hackensack University Medical Center, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Kellogg, Lowe's, Loyola Marymount University, McDonalds, PayPal, Penske, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Philips, Progressive, Sears Holdings, The Mission Continues, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Travelers, U.S Security Associates, Union Pacific Railroad, USAA, Waste Management, Western & Southern Life, and Xerox.

"As an old Marine Corps veteran myself, I've been extremely impressed by how the current generation of volunteers have stepped up and performed for our country since 9-11. Now that they are coming home, it's time for American businesses to step up and do our part for them. Military veterans and their families know the value of teamwork and dedication. The service members have also been trained on some of the best new technologies in the world. This makes them ideal employees for companies everywhere. Virtual job fairs are a great way to meet a lot of these fine men and women in a short period of time, even when they are still located on the other side of the world. Xerox is on track to hire about 2000 veterans this year and virtual job fairs have been an indispensable tool in helping us get that done." Said Craig Deaton, AVP Operations, Xerox Business Services

Unlike a traditional career fair that takes place in one city, and requires the employer and job seeker to travel, the virtual career fair allows the employer to recruit nationwide, in one day, and from the comfort and convenience of their home or office. There is no suit required, resumes to print, gas to buy, or need to take off work to attend on the veteran and military spouse side.

"The virtual career fair helps companies like Progressive broaden their reach in the Military Recruiting space. Attending a local job fair or community event only works for that local market. The virtual event doesn't have geographical barriers. It includes everyone from active duty personnel still serving overseas to the local veteran looking for an opportunity. The virtual events has assisted Progressive in filling our positions across the U.S. without ever leaving our office" Stated Connie Dingman, Manager High Volume Recruiting, Progressive

Active duty, guard/reservists, and military spouses are encourage dto register today to reserve their space at www.veteranrecruiting.com

In addition to having access to more than 50 companies, and over 60,000 jobs, they will also be entered to win prizes such as; $50 Visa cards, wireless speakers, and IPad

Let's help as many veterans and military spouses as we can who are in search of employment. They have served us, and now it is our turn to show them that we have their back.