Pittsburgh All Veterans Job Fair
This event took place on October 15, 2014 at The CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
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- Lockheed Martin
- Bayer Corp.
- The Home Depot
- General Electric
- Nine Energy Service
- Prudential Financial
- FedEx Ground
- Chatham University
- Hunter Truck Sales
- Rosedale Technical Institute
- Sysco Corporation
- Kelly Services
- Continuum Managed Services
- Universal Well Services
- Reinhart Foodservice LLC.
- Highmark Health
- Pennsylvania Army National Guard
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Giant Eagle
- Mylan, Inc.
- University of Pittsburgh
- OneSky Flight LLC.
- Sunbelt Rentals
- EQT Corporation
- The H.J. Heinz Company
- ATI Allegheny Ludlum
- Westinghouse Electric Company
- Trident University International
- Clockwork Home Services
- Slippery Rock University
- First Energy - Power Systems Institute
- City of Pittsburgh
- Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp.
- Gregg Staffing Services
- Pro Grass LLC.
- Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.
- Quest Diagnostics
- Star Transportation Group
- Baker Hughes
- Scientific Drilling International, Inc.
- First Command Financial Planning
- Farmers Insurance
- Heavy Construction Academy
- The Art Institutes
- Georgia College of Construction
“PITTSBURGH —Making the transition from military service to civilian life is not easy. And unemployment for veterans can be a stressor for the men and women who have served their country so courageously. Now, companies like RecruitMilitary are working to connect employers and educational institutions with job seekers with military backgrounds.”
“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...”
“Mary Robb Jackson Reporting: A day-long job expo is drawing nearly 400 veterans to Heinz Field. They are all ages and from all eras. They are here for many reasons, according to John Lundberg of RecruitMilitary. "I think we have a lot of people here that may already be employed. Maybe they're just looking for something a little bit better. Maybe there'll a little nervous about where they'...”
“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...”