CHICAGO--()--The 100,000 Jobs Mission is hosting a major hiring event for U.S. military veterans, transitioning servicemembers and military spouses on July 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s UIC Forum. Over 40 top employers are participating and seek to fill jobs in the Chicago area – and nationwide – ranging from entry-level to managerial positions.
The hiring event model used by the 100,000 Jobs Mission is designed for job seekers to register and upload their resumes prior to the event so that participating companies can review them and schedule interviews for that day. In some cases, candidates may be offered a job on the spot. Many of the recruiting teams are comprised of veterans who can help translate military skill sets into open jobs.
Companies seeking to hire veterans on July 12 span a number of industries and include:
7 Eleven, Abbott, ACADEMI, AON, AT&T, Avis Budget, Bank of America, CA Technologies, Caterpillar, CBS 2 Chicago, CDW, Century 21 Real Estate, Cisco, CITI, Cushman & Wakefield, Delta Air Lines, EMC, Enterprise Holdings, FBI, Frontier Communications, HCSC (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Humana, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center - Dept. Veteran Affairs, JPMorgan Chase, Kraft Foods, Lockheed Martin, ManTech International, McDonalds, McTigue Financial Group, Modis, Nielsen, Northern Trust, Northwest Mutual Financial, Pitney Bowes, Schneider National, Sears, Securitas Security Services USA, TAMKO, Target, UnitedHealth Group, University of Chicago Medical Center, Verizon and Walgreens.
The event is being held in collaboration with Joining Forces, Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs , Illinois Department of Employment Security, University of Illinois at Chicago, The American Legion, Illinois Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Student Veterans of America, U.S. Department of Labor – VETS, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Event: 100,000 Jobs Mission Hiring Event
Date/Time: Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time
University of Illinois Chicago’s UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Registration: Job seekers are encouraged to register online prior to the event. Participants should also bring multiple copies of their resume and be prepared to be interviewed.
Attire: Business attire is suggested.
About the 100,000 Jobs Mission: Launched in 2011, the 100,000 Jobs Mission is a coalition of 53 companies committed to hiring at least 100,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020. The coalition’s companies have collectively hired 12,179 veterans in its first 12 months. For more information on the 100,000 Jobs Mission, visit 100000jobsmission.com.