What: Veterans Job Fair When: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Where: Northeastern University, Cabot Cage, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 As the leader in diversity hiring, including Veterans, America’s Job Exchange is pleased to co-sponsor the Veterans Job Fair in conjunction with The New England Center for Homeless Veterans, Northeastern University and other leading organizations on May 25th. This specialized networking event will provide transitioning Veterans looking to become members of the civilian work force an opportunity to source jobs and connect with nearly 100 employers seeking candidates with talent and leadership. We look forward to seeing you there.
Veterans and the Jobs OutlookThe U. S. Labor Department estimates that at least one in five Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans were unemployed in 2010. Veterans face unique challenges when entering the civilian work force. Many entered the military in lieu of college, subsequently lack the educational background required for some jobs. Others lack the skills required as they were honing their military experience vs. civilian work skills. Yet others face disabilities and other mental health issues that can impede the job search progress further. Compounded by this, Veterans are facing the worst job market in years, with an unemployment rate still hovering at 8.8 percent, based on the latest unemployment statistics. Even in the face of these challenges, there are many resources being made available to Veterans, both government- based and in the private sector. And many companies look to these patriotic Americans to augment their staffing with diverse and highly skilled job seekers.
Built on the pioneering technology platform of its predecessor, America’s Job Bank retired by the US Department of Labor in 1995, AJE continues its mission as a private-sector online recruitment site catering to diversity job seekers, including Veterans. It’s for this very reason that we sponsor many Veterans events, such as the upcoming Veterans Job Fair hosted at Northeastern.