CHICAGO, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Studios’ Milicruit, the recognized leader in virtual career fairs for veterans and military spouses, sets an aggressive goal of 10,000 hires in 2012 of veterans and military spouses.
Commenting on Milicruit’s growth and success, Kevin O’Brien, Vice President Business Development said, “2011 was a watershed year for Milicruit and our employer partners, and we believe the virtual approach to career fairs is really starting to catch on as evidenced by the large number who attended our events last year. With over 4,400 veterans finding employment through the Milicruit virtual career fairs, and over 240 industry leading employers participating, I think it is safe to say that the concept of virtual career fairs has convincingly been proven.”
Milicruit and its employer partners aim to build on last year’s success by pushing the bar in 2012 to 10,000 hires. This will be achieved by hosting more events throughout the year all of which can be found at www.veteranscareerfair.com. The first event is scheduled for January 24th and will focus on California, Oregon, and Washington
“In the past year, Citi has substantially increased our hiring of veterans, who are often equipped with a unique and highly desirable set of skills that make them a natural fit to fill many positions across our company,” said Christopher Page, Manager of the Citi Veterans Initiative. “Milicruit’s virtual recruitment platform is a highly effective way of reaching this pool of potential candidates, and we look forward to working with Milicruit to expand our hiring of veterans, reservists, and military spouses in 2012.”
The Milicruit service is available 24/7/365 and is free to all service members, veterans, and military spouses, and allows the job seeker to have one to one interaction with actual recruiters and hiring managers. Milicruit brings the career fair to the employer and job seeker through their fully interactive, 3D virtual recruitment center. Each employer has a fully customized booth that includes: company logo, video greeting, website, career page, and social networking links, and live and off hour chat capabilities. In addition to the assets in each employer’s booth, there is a detailed report provided to each employer at the conclusion of the events that includes all contact information of the veterans who visited their booth for follow up marketing and tracking through the hiring process.
“We would like to take this time to thank the many supporters who took a chance and supported our approach to military career fairs in 2011. Without the support and encouragement of our employer partners, and organizations such as Military Officers Association of America, Joining Forces, Department of Veterans Affairs, www.h2h.jobs, and of course the 100,000 veterans and military spouses who utilized the service last year, we would have never been able to help as many veterans as we did find employment,” stated O’Brien.
By Tim Spagnola
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