Chicago Veteran Job Fair
This event took place on April 3, 2014 at Macy's on State Street in Chicago, IL.
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- The Home Depot
- DeVry University
- Amtrak National Passenger Corp.
- Nestle USA, Inc.
- CSX Transportation, Inc.
- Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
- Waste Management
- Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
- RiverLine Property Solutions
- Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
- Department of Veteran Affairs
- FedEx Ground
- Core Link Surgical
- RSA Medical
- Sysco Corporation
- Signature Flight Support
- Exelon Corp.
- National - Louis University
- Skills for Chicagoland's Future
- James McHugh Construction Co.
- Hub International Midwest Ltd.
- MV Transportation
- Lincoln Technical Institute, Inc.
- Premiere Speakers Bureau
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
- Echo Global Logistics
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
- Hines Building Supply
- Ross Stores, Inc.
- TransUnion LLC.
- Bridgeview Bank & Trust
- Atlas Toyota Material Handling
- Indiana Wesleyan University
- Advocate Health Care
- Chicagoland Regional College Program
- Computer Systems Institute
- CBS Radio Chicago
- Room & Board
- TTX Company
- Canadian National Railway Company
- Hoopis Financial Group
- MB Financial Bank
- Comcar Industries
- TCF Financial Corporation
- Northwestern Mutual
- Prudential Financial
- Argosy University
- Merge Healthcare
- New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
- SMS Assist LLC.
- TravelCenters of America / Petro Stopping Centers
- Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
- Heavy Construction Academy
- The Art Institutes
- Trident University International
- Oklahoma College of Construction
“Americans may be shocked to learn that there is no veterans’ unemployment crisis. The unemployment rate in 2014 for post-9/11 veterans was 7.2 percent, the lowest level in seven years of tracking these veterans. ”
“The latest crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs has called into question again the proper role of government in the care of our veterans. Whereas healthcare is clearly in shambles, veterans’ employment is another realm in which well-meaning government involvement has been inefficient at best and ineffective or counterproductive at worst. ”
“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”
“In an era when “support our troops” bumper stickers are common and billboards and radio advertisements abound with rallying calls to give veterans a job, it is not surprising that many employers are overwhelmed and confused. Good intentions permeate most efforts to employ veterans at the national, state and local levels.”
“Among the fondest memories Peter Gudmundsson ’85 has of his three years as an active-duty U.S. Marine officer was the time in 1987 when, off the coast of Vietnam, he stood on the deck of a U.S. Navy ship looking up at the Soviet planes flying overhead. What was particularly memorable, he says, was not the plane flying overhead, but the reaction of the men in his platoon”
“Money for Lunch host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”
“Mike Rollins is featured on America Now. Recently, America Now visited a RecruitMilitary job fair held at the Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ”
“By Naomi Snyder Terry Pack was an aircraft mechanic serving in the Army in Iraq, spending two of the last six years in combat overseas. Now that he's done his service for the country, he can't even get a job doing oil changes at Sears. "It's tough,'' said the unemployed Clarksville veteran, who was honorably discharged in January. "I've been looking for any job." A congressional hea...”
“Matt Murphy, RecruitMilitary's Senior VP of Business Development and Sales is a guest on Washington Journal to talk about a recent report that shows the jobless rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is over eleven percent. He talks about connecting employers, educational institutions, and franchisors to veterans because of their character, skills and training, diversity, and securi...”