The US Chamber of Commerce has embarked on an ambitious project to help veterans get jobs. Veteran unemployment, while falling, is still above the national average. The US Chamber is holding 400 job fairs in the coming months.
March 27, 2012 – Eau Claire, WI
March 28, 2012 – New York City, NY
March 28, 2012 – Fort Mitchell, KY
March 28, 2012 – Military.Com Virtual Career Fair
March 28, 2012 – Fort Hood, TX Military Spouse Event
March 28, 2012 – Chicago, IL
March 29, 2012 – Elizabethtown, KY
March 29, 2012 – Louisville, KY
March 29, 2012 – Philadelphia, PA
March 30, 2012 – Morgantown, WV
You can get more information at the links.
Additionally, the Chamber website has an interactive map which shows you the locations of all their upcoming job fairs so you can quickly decide which you will be able to attend. Make sure to hit the links because some may require registration.
Can’t get to any of these? Military.com has a “virtual career fair” (see March 28 above). They are working in conjunction with the US Chamber. Also included below are links to tips on your search and how to translate your milskills into civilian-speak
Military.com and Monster are throwing a Virtual Career fair March 27th - 29th. It's free to join and you'll be able to communicate and engage with exhibitors and attendees in a collaborative virtual environment. Fast Track Your Military Experience to a Civilian Career. Register for the event now.
View a full calendar of Military Career Expos.
Visit the Military.com Veteran Career Center to search for jobs and get tips on your career and job search.
Translate your military skills, experience and training to find career opportunities that best align with your capabilities.
I know looking for a job as you near your transition from the military to the civilian world can be stressful. A big hat tip to these great organizations for taking the issue on and providing our members of the military headed back to civilian life with a means of finding employment.