DAV, RecruitMilitary host virtual veteran job fair for Army soldiers and spouses

PHOENIX — DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and RecruitMilitary will co-host the Transitioning Army & Army Spouse Virtual Career Fair, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern. The event is free to transitioning Army soldiers and Army spouses.

“Whether you’re transitioning out of the military and looking for a new career or you’ve been out of the military and are looking for something new, it’s always a very daunting and stressful task,” said DAV National Employment Director Jeff Hall. “And while this mission is made more difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to leave the door to opportunity open. Veterans are not the type to back down from adversity. I want to also thank all of our employers who are staying in the fight and looking to hire.”

Employers who are actively seeking the unique talents of America’s veterans will be representing a range of industries, from construction to medical to administrative and logistics, with career opportunities from entry level to senior management. DAV benefits advocates are available during the event to answer questions and assist veterans who may have service-connected disabilities that could make them eligible for compensation through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Since the inception of DAV’s employment initiative in 2014, there have been nearly 200,000 attendees and 150,000 job offers originating from DAV career fairs. Last year, to support employers, dispel myths and demonstrate the business case for employing America’s nearly 4 million veterans with a service-connected disability, DAV developed The Veteran Advantage: DAV Guide to Hiring and Retaining Veterans with Disabilities. This guide offers best practices and helpful tools for employers and strives to inspire more organizations to consider the veteran talent pool.

Jeff Hall, a combat-wounded Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War, is available to discuss trends in veteran and military spouse hiring, valuable employment-related resources and job opportunities nationwide. To arrange an interview, contact Jeff at jhall@dav.org or by calling 859-442-2055.

To register for the Transitioning Army & Army Spouse Virtual Career Fair and access additional no-cost resources for veterans and their families, go to jobs.dav.org.