10/16/2012 12:08 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

America's Leading Employers Step Up to Recruit Veterans with Disabilities

October as proclaimed by President Obama is National Disability Employment Awareness Month To show our support, we are hosting a free virtual career fair exclusively for veterans with service related disabilities on October 31st.

Veterans with disabilities have a much tougher time finding employment, and through the virtual career fair, we will give them equal access to employers and job opportunities given they can participate from the comfort and convenience of their home. It is estimated that 26 percent of veterans of the Gulf War- era II report having a service related disability compared to 14 percent of the overall veteran population.

The good news is, employers are stepping up and in a big way to address the unemployment many of our younger veterans face. Just this week, Boeing, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Alcoa announced the Get Skills to Work program that will train at least 100,000 veterans for manufacturing jobs by 2015

The men and women who have served the Nation should not have to battle for a job after leaving the military, and employers who recognize and value the skills, training, education, and work ethic veterans bring to the workforce are quickly realizing that hiring veterans makes great business sense, in addition to being the right thing to do.

For the virtual career fair we are hosting on October 31st, we have partnered with ON24, the world leader in virtual events in addition to industry leading employers such as:
Amtrak, U.S Department of Treasury, Lowe's, Medtronic, Waste Management, Xerox Business Services, TSA, progressive, ManTech, Convergys, AT&T, Comcast, Exelon, Intuit

Veterans with service related disabilities are encourage to register for this groundbreaking event at