Press for The White House's "Joining Forces" Hiring Events
November 2012 - Department of Commerce - The Commerce Blog - Acting Secretary Blank Supports Joining Forces Veterans Hiring InitiativeActing U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank today participated in a Joining Forces Veterans Hiring Event that recognized Veterans Day and the contributions of our men and women in uniform. The event, sponsored by Honeywell and their military recruitment partner Orion International, aimed to identify and match veteran job candidates with open positions at Honeywell and recognized Honeywell's efforts to provide veterans with more career opportunities. Honeywell's Chairman and CEO Dave Cote and Joining Forces Executive Director Todd Veazie also attended. …read more
August 22, 2012 - THE WHITE HOUSE blog - Brad Cooper - First Lady Announces 125,000 Veterans and Military Spouses Hired Through Joining Forces
Earlier today, I joined with First Lady Michelle Obama at Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Florida as she announced that 2,000 companies had hired or trained an amazing 125,000 veterans and military spouses in the past year through Joining Forces.
This effort, combined with policies and legislation put in place by the President have resulted in a 20 percent decrease in veteran unemployment compared to this time last year. …read more
In late April, private sector companies joined forces at Ft Bragg, North Carolina, for one simple mission: to hire transitioning service members.
More than 165 service members located at bases throughout North Carolina attended the very personalized, 2-day career transition event -- led by Orion International -- that included in-depth interview preparation and coaching, resume and presentation guides, presentations on career opportunities given by the employers who attended, and then at least 2-3 individual one-on-one interviews per service members with actual hiring managers from the employer organizations.
More than 100 service members who interviewed at the event are already moving forward to final interview/job offer stage with an employer. …read more
April 27, 2012 - NBC17 News - Event in Fayetteville helps veterans prep and land jobs
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Service members are gearing up for interviews and possibly job offers Friday in Fayetteville.
Orion International, a military recruiting company based in Cary, is holding a two-day hiring conference at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville.
About 150 service men and women were prepping for interviews on Thursday. Friday they'll meet with 15 different companies including Intel, Bridgestone and PNC Bank looking to hire veterans.
The hiring conference is in conjunction with First Lady Michelle Obama's Joining Forces Initiative that's aimed at challenging businesses to hire 100,000 unemployed veterans. …read more
Heatherann Bozeman just sold her house. She's preparing to move to Florida.
And now, as a civilian making the transitionfrom a 20-year Army career, she's looking for a job.
She was one of 150 people who attended a Joining Forces hiring event Thursday, brought to Fayetteville by Orion International, a Raleigh-based national military recruiting firm.
The Joining Forces initiative was spurred by the White House to challenge companies to train or hire 100,000 unemployed veterans and their spouses by 2013. …read more
April 25, 2012 - Fayetteville Observer - fayobserver.com - Hiring conference set for Thursday, Friday at Fort Bragg
Orion International, billed as the nation's largest military recruiter, is conducting a hiring conference Thursday and Friday in Fayetteville.
About 15 companies will be looking to fill a total of 75 to 100 jobs with service members transitioning to the private sector, according to Tim Isacco, the chief operating officer of the Raleigh-based Orion.
The military hiring conference is in conjunction with first lady Michelle Obama's Joining Forces initiative. The first lady, along with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, have challenged businesses to train or hire 100,000 unemployed veterans and their spouses. …read more
March 19, 2012 - THE WHITE HOUSE blog - Brad Cooper - Thirty Five Soldiers Offered Jobs in One Day at Texas Job Fair
Earlier this month, I joined with a company called Orion International and 12 private sector companies in Ft Hood, Texas, one of America's largest military bases, for one reason: to hire American Soldiers transitioning out of the world's greatest Army.
These companies included: Allied Wire, HESS, Kansas City Southern Railway, Schlumberger, NOV, US Bank, USES, Dollar General, Honeywell, Siemens, Marathon and McCormick.
The event was full of excitement, education - and "win-win" opportunities for both the companies involved, as well as transitioning soldiers, some of whom were just weeks away from leaving the Army after having served our nation during a time of war.
With America hiring once again, events such as these are being seen more and more around the country - and for good reason: employers recognize the value of hiring veterans. …read more
As the Army looks to reduce the number of troops over the next several years, more soldiers will be taking off their combat boots to walk in the shoes of those in the civilian workforce. On Thursday, veterans looking for a job outside the military got a little help.
The two-day hiring event at Fort Hood is part of a larger White House initiative launched last year called Joining Forces.
"There are a lot of great opportunities, but it's extremely competitive even being a veteran," SPC. Alexander Davis said. "I feel like this definitely gives me an edge over the competition." …read more
March 7, 2012 - Killeen Daily Herald - Survey ranks top jobs for America's vets
Management consultant and information technology program manager top the list of best jobs for veterans, according to a new study by Payscale.com.
Website staff came up with a list of the 16 most common and well-paid occupations that veterans have taken on since transitioning out of the military.
Katie Bardaro, lead economist, said information to create the list was culled from user-generated information in the website's existing databases, which compile employee compensation profiles through user surveys.
"We ask questions about the job you have now," she said. "And we ask what is the job you were doing five years ago."
Bardaro said it shouldn't be a surprise that management consultant tops the list. …read more
The Army Career and Alumni Program that made its start in 1990 to help transition Soldiers out of the military is now easier.
December 29, the Headquarters Department of the Army made ACAP a commander's responsibility with leader focus, ensuring that Soldiers have an easier transition to civilian life.
"There is no doubt that throughout the Army, from the highest levels of leadership through the ranks, we are seeing a change of how the Army is getting Soldiers ready to transition," Jason Forrester, special assistant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, said at an Fort Hood Joining Forces Military Hiring Event at Fort Hood Friday. …read more