Pittsburgh Veteran Job Fair
This event took place on October 24, 2013 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Pittsburgh, PA.
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- The Home Depot
- Baker Hughes
- Bayer Corp.
- Volt Workforce Solutions
- DeVry University
- Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.
- University of Pittsburgh
- The Coca-Cola Company
- Republic Services
- Pro Grass LLC.
- Veterans' Taxi
- FedEx Ground
- United Lender Services Corp.
- Pennsylvania Transformer Technology
- EQT Corporation
- Solar Turbines Incorporated
- Mylan, Inc.
- Medical Sales College
- State Farm
- Direct Energy
- Duquesne University
- General Nutrition Center
- Maalt Transport
- Chatham University
- Kelly Services
- Kaplan College
- Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
- Danos & Curole
- Rosedale Technical Institute
- Prudential Financial
- FirstEnergy - Power Systems Institute
- Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
- ATI Allegheny Ludlum
- Citizens Bank
- 1st MCD Prior Service Recruiting
- The Art Institutes
- Georgia College of Construction
- Heavy Construction Academy
“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...”