Veteran unemployment continues to hold steady within the Covid curve with the latest DOL report stating the rate locked in at 5.5% for January 2021, slightly up from 5.3% in December. These combined figures are still lower than previous months during the pandemic, but more than double the unemployment rate of veterans at this time last year.
The good news, veterans are getting back to work and there are organizations hiring this specific demographic with identified military-trained skill sets and they need to fill jobs NOW. Industries such as distribution, supply chain, logistics, e-commerce, data storage/broadband, pharmaceuticals, select retail are just a few of the areas of business that are rapidly hiring and in large volume.
This week, DAV & RecruitMilitary will host the National Virtual Career Fair for Veterans on Tuesday, February 16th from 11AM to 3pm (CT) online. This free virtual event is open to ALL members of the military community, past and present, as well as military spouses and dependents.
RecruitMilitary’s virtual events are technologically enhanced to provide personal interaction among job candidates and employers in large group, small group and one-one-one formats. To view a tour of the virtual event format, visit here.
Here are the details for this week’s event:
DAV RecruitMilitary National Virtual Career Fair for Veterans
WHO: DAV and RecruitMilitary will host the National Virtual Career Fair for Veterans.
WHAT: This is a free virtual hiring event for transitioning military personnel, veterans, National Guard members, Reserve members and military spouses.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 16th from 12pm to 4pm EST.
WHERE: For more information and to register for this virtual hiring event, visit here.