Washington Opportunity Expo
This event took place on February 23, 2012 at Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.
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- Microsoft Corporation
- The Home Depot
- Capital One
- Department of Energy
- Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
- First Command Financial Planning
- Military Sealift Command
- Veterans Administration, National Vets Employment Program
- DeVry University
- Grand Canyon University
- AMVETS National Service Foundation
- U.S. Department of State - Facility Manager Program
- The United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Department of Homeland Security
- Kelly Services
- District of Columbia Army National Guard
- U.S. Department of State – Job Opportunities
- Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.
- Watkins Meegan, LLC
- Koons Automotive Group
- Sullivan Cove Consultants, LLC
- Farmers Insurance
- Coleman Cadillac, Inc.
- Homeland Security Solutions
- GameStop, Inc.
- Public Broadcasting Service
- Service Disabled Veterans Business Association
- Nationwide Insurance
- Thompson Creek
- Sheehy Ford & Mazda of Marlow Heights
- Decisive Communications
- Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.
- Vocus, Inc.
- The Washington Group of Mass Mutual
- PostNet International Franchise Corporation
- CB Richard Ellis
- American K9 Detection Services, LLC
- Bechtel Systems & Infrastructure, Inc.
- Kaiser Permanente
- NJVC, LLC
- Pepco Holdings, Inc.
- University of Maryland University College
- Aviation Institute of Maintenance
- The Art Institutes
- Lincoln College of Technology
- Union Institute & University
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Strayer University
- George Washington University
- Drexel University
- Excelsior College
“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. ”
“Job fair helps military connect with veteran-friendly employers ”
“Washington, D.C. - The Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair is Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Nationals Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ”
“WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- President Barack Obama announced a drawdown of 30,000 troops in Afghanistan but that number pales in comparison to the number of military veterans who are entering the workforce every year: 200,000. That is why special military-only hiring events like the one Thursday at FedEx Field are badly needed. Brittany Morehouse has more in the video. ...”
“by Jeff Clabaugh About two dozen exhibitors representing government agencies, education and private sector contractors will be on hand for a cyber-technology jobs fair Friday as part of the Air Force Association’s CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exhibition at National Harbor. The career fair, being held at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, is being produced RecruitM...”
“Reported by Mike Conneen WASHINGTON - With the unemployment rate above 9 percent, everyone is having trouble finding work. Even veterans, who normally find an abundance of job opportunities in the nation's capital, say it's a lot more competitive these days. Retired Pennsylvania Army National Guard Sergeant Christine Moyle says she knows "a lot of vets unemployed right now. " That was...”
“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...”