More than 40,000 attendees to receive employment and Veterans benefits assistance.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 6, 2005 -- MilitaryStars, the nation’s premiere
military career expo company, announced today that it will host the job fair at
the Supermarket of Veterans’ Benefits (SVB), a State of Illinois Department of
Veterans’ Affairs initiative designed to assist the 1.1 million military
veterans throughout the state.
“We’re proud of our involvement in this event because it allows us to continue helping military veterans find employment,” said Hal Fischer, CEO of MilitaryStars. “The job fair at Chicago Navy Pier on July 9th will introduce more companies to the exceptional qualities that military candidates can bring to their organizations. We look forward to seeing many national, state and local companies come out and support our veterans by sponsoring a booth at the job fair.”
At the SVB, veterans and their families will find free information and resources for education, small business, legal and debt assistance, health screenings and a host of other services, including employment assistance through the SVB Job Fair Event. The event is 100 percent sponsor-funded through the Illinois Veterans Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.
“We’re excited to have MilitaryStars on the project,” said Illinois Veterans Affairs Director Roy Dolgos. “This is an event to benefit all veterans,” he said, adding, “We’re looking for this event to continue. This is not a one-day shot for veterans, and we’re looking to continue the relationships with our sponsors after the event is over.”
With more than 600,000 veterans in the Chicago metropolitan area, the SVB will yield more than 40,000 attendees at the Navy Pier, all learning about veterans’ benefits and employment opportunities. “I’m excited because we had to double the number we expected to somewhere between 40,000 to 50,000 attending the event,” said Sterling Moody, president of Supreme Consulting Group, an agency that produced similar events in the past, and promises to continue their efforts in the future.
The job fair, however, wouldn’t be possible without the expertise of MilitaryStars. A veteran-owned company with more than 30 years of military and recruiting experience, MilitaryStars hosts national hiring events in select cities throughout the country that help connect military veterans with civilian employment opportunities.
“When we started MilitaryStars, we began with the goal of finding employment for veterans. Today, I’m happy to say that we’ve furthered our vision through our commitment to the SVB and all military veterans who have so bravely served this country,” said Fischer, an Air Force veteran himself.
For more information about the SVB Job Fair, please visit www.svbjobfair.com.
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Source : http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/6/prweb247591.htm