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Register for the Global Veterans Career Expo!

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Be a hero, Hire a Hero campaign logo with drawing of soldier salutingThere’s no better time than the present for Veterans and their family members seeking employment to register for the Global Veterans’ Career Expo that will take place in New York City on May 24. An online virtual career expo experience is also available for veterans who can’t attend the New York Expo. Registration for both is now open.

Hosted by Hire Disability Solutions in partnership with The New York Times, Veterans Across America, RecruitMilitary and the New York City Business Leadership Network, between 7,000 and 10,000 qualified Veterans, their spouses and family members are expected to attend the Expo.

During the Expo, workshops will be running on topics like mentorship programs, financial counseling, career counseling, small business startups and resume writing.

Simultaneous to the historic Veterans’ Career Expo, a virtual career expo will be operating online and for two weeks following the event, allowing access from military bases around the globe.

In addition, several prominent Veterans organizations — including Veterans Across America, RecruitMilitary and No Greater Sacrifice — will be encouraging Veterans and their families to attend the Expo or participate online via the virtual career expo option.

“With unemployment still staggering around 9 percent and even higher in certain parts of the country, it is heartening to see so many employers seeking to recruit and hire qualified Veterans and their families,” said Jeff Klare, Hire Disability Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer. “These dedicated men and women served their country with dignity and honor, and now they’re looking to bring their unique skills and talents to the private and public sectors. Whether it’s working for a Fortune 500 Company or a federal agency, or even a small business in the greater New York City-Long Island metropolitan area, Veterans and their families will undoubtedly play a vital role in fueling our economic recovery.”

Klare added, “We’re also encouraging Veterans with disabilities — or wounded warriors as we commonly refer to them — to register for the Expo.”

What’s more, companies are being offered a unique opportunity to sponsor and be an exhibitor at the Veterans’ Career Expo and the virtual online expo. Unlike other career fairs (or conferences) sponsorships include wide-reaching advertising in The New York Times. On Sunday, May 22, The New York Times will feature a special edition on Veterans & Employment that will be distributed to more than 20 million subscribers (4 million print readers; 16 million online viewers)—and sponsors can receive an advertorial placement. A 15% discount is offered to clients of Hire Disability Solutions, as well as to corporate members of the NYCBLN.

Registration is available online at http://www.beahero-hireahero.com/registration.

For more information on “Be a Hero, Hire a Hero” 2011 Veterans’ Career Expo, contact Noritza Perito at nperito@hireds.com or call 845-624-3278.