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Virtual Career Fair

A National Embarrassment -- Veteran Unemployment

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

You may be surprised to know that many of those who have served the country find it more than difficult to find meaningful employment after serving.

Thank a Military Spouse This Year by Hiring Them

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Luckily, more attention and focus is being shed on the struggle so many military spouses are facing as it relates to employment, and employers are starting to realize that military spouses are a perfect match for their open positions.

More Than 64,000 Veterans Hired Since September 2011

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

On March 27, more than 29,000 active duty, guard/reservists, veterans, and military spouses will connect with dozens of America's best, and most v...

Online Career Fair for Veterans With Disabilities

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Since September 2011, more than 40,000 veterans have been hired through the Veteran Recruiting virtual career fairs, and more than 600 employers have participated.

VetFriendly 50,000 Jobs Challenge

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

In an effort to fill the thousands of jobs they currently have available, and to ensure they are attracting the best and brightest talent, America's...

9/11 Virtual Career Fair for Veterans

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

More than 2 million men and women have deployed overseas since the 9/11 tragedy, and the skills and talents our heroes bring to the workforce are i...

Veterans Wanted by America's Leading Employers

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

The search for employment after serving in the military can often be quite challenging, but not because employers are not looking to hire them. Many v...

Virtual Career Fair Connecting Servicemembers in Kuwait with Employers Back Home

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

The effort to help the men and women who have served the Nation find employment can be seen almost everywhere across the country. There are hundreds...

Survived the War But Face Another Battle Back Home

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

With the war in Afghanistan continuing to wind down, more and more men and women who currently don the Nation's uniform find themself wondering what life will be like after serving.

Military Spouses the All Too Often Unsung Hero

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

May is Military Appreciation Month, and this Friday, May 10th is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. As if we need a special day to thank the military and military spouses for the service and sacrifice to the Nation, but I guess for some, they actually do have to be reminded.

Upgrading the Online Job Search

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

It is not about sheer volume nor is it ever a one-size-fits-all approach. It is about facilitating the best match between employer and job seeker to avoid missed opportunities and help both parties advance their goals.

The Unemployment Rate for Military Spouses is Unacceptable

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

According to the Department of Defense, the unemployment rate for military spouses is an alarmingly high 26 percent which is more than three times the national average.

Transportation Industry Driving Down Unemployment Rate for Many Veterans

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 01.22.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

We have young service members managing millions of dollars in equipment and supplies in Afghanistan who when he/she leaves the military, often finds it difficult to land an entry-level job in a warehouse.

Why the Traditional Career Fair Is on Its Last Leg

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 12.06.2012 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

So if the employer doesn't see value, and the job seeker doesn't get much out of them, what is really being accomplished? At best they are a resume exchange and branding opportunity and nothing more.

Innovation Is Needed to Match Workers With Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

With 12.5 million people out of work and 3.5 million jobs open, we should certainly be doing everything possible to help employers and workers. Fortunately, there are plenty of innovators out there coming up with new ways to help.