In honor of our veterans, we once again highlighted the Veterans Virtual Career Fair this morning on Fox and Friends. Many of our heroes are disabled or unable to travel due to budget restrictions, and a virtual career fair solves that problem. The details are listed below plus some of the 45 companies that will be participating tomorrow.
ABOUT THE CAREER FAIR:
*The 45 employers will have 61,000 jobs for veterans
*The event is open to all active duty, guard/reservists, veterans, and military spouses
*It’s being hosted by Veteran Recruiting Services in support of the First Lady and Dr. Biden’s Joining Forces Initiative
*CAPITAL ONE – U.S.-based bank holding company specializing in credit cards, home loans, auto loans, banking and savings products
*Has more than 2,000 available jobs
*Top Jobs: Customer Service, IT, Business and Data analysts, Process/Project Managers, Operations
*Is a primary sponsor of US Chambers Hiring Our Heroes Program and a GI Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers and a Top 25 Military Spouse Employer
*Find out more information at www.capitalonecareers.com/
*WAL-MART - American multinational retailer that runs chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores.
*Looking to hire 100,000 veterans over the next 5 years
*Top Jobs: Store Associates, Distribution, Home Office Jobs
*Announced that beginning Memorial Day the company will offer a job to any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months off active duty through its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment
*Has committed $20 million over next 5 years to provide job training and transition support education for veterans
*Find more information atwww.careers.walmart.com
*STAPLES – Office-supply chain store.
*Has 13,000 open positions
*Top Jobs: Store Supervisors, Outside Sales, Supply Chain, Distribution, Logistics, Hourly Retail
*Also has corporate positions open in Boston, Denver, Chicago
*Is participating in the VetFriendly 50,000 Jobs Challenge www.vetfriendly.com
*Find more information at www.careers.staples.com
*THE MISSION CONTINUES – National nonprofit organization that helps post-9/11 veterans successfully transition to post-military careers through volunteerism.
*Is offering 6 month Fellowships
*CEO Eric Greitens is Time 100 Honoree
*Was voted one of 50 best nonprofits to work for by Nonprofit Times
*Find more information at www.missioncontinues.org/fellowships
*COVANTA ENERGY - Internationally recognized owner and operator of large-scale Energy-from-waste and renewable energy projects.
*Has more than 100 jobs open
*Top Jobs: Electrical, instrumentation and controls technicians, Maintenance mechanics and maintenance supervisors, Shift supervisors, Utility & Auxiliary operators
*14% of their employees are veterans
*Find more information at www.covantaenergy.com/careers
Cheryl Casone joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in September 2007 as an anchor. She also serves as a financial contributor on FOX News Channel (FNC), and provides weekly job reports.