Virtual job fairs for veterans, spouses to offer thousands of career opportunities | Article

By Joseph Lacdan, Army News ServiceAugust 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — Although pandemic conditions have restricted the attendance of hiring events, Soldiers transitioning from the Army and spouses will soon have the opportunity to attend several upcoming job fairs online.The Army’s Soldier for Life program has reached into the virtual realm to assist Soldiers and their spouses as they adjust from Army to civilian life and search for employment.Private companies and SFL will offer free online career fairs beginning with the National Virtual Career Fair Tuesday from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. EDT.The SFL and partner companies designed the fairs to connect Soldiers and spouses with jobs that match their skill sets and experiences, giving participants the chance to interact with potential employers. Jobs range from entry level to senior leadership positions and the fairs will give participants access to thousands of career opportunities across the country.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies

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Job fair goes virtual to help veterans, military spouses find jobs during pandemic

More than 3800 military veterans and spouses took part in a virtual job fair on Tuesday. 



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DAV & RecruitMilitary hosted the event with 114 companies looking to fill positions.

RecruitMilitary says the veteran unemployment rate for May was 9.1 percent. While it’s getting better, that’s why a virtual job fair is so important. 

Since the start of the pandemic, it has hosted 36 virtual career job fairs.

“Thank god we have we have this type of platform to where it eases some of the frustrations for the whole family unit whether the military member or the military spouse,” says Senior Vice President Chris Stevens, senior vice president at RecruitMilitary and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

RecruitMilitary will continue to host these through the beginning of next year. 

It even hosts some webinars to get veterans and their families comfortable with the technical part so

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