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May 2014 - First Lady Michelle Obama and Orion Alumnus Aaron Wanless Celebrate the Third Anniversary of Joining Forces

April 23, 2014, marked the third anniversary of Joining Forces, a national initiative to give service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned through employment, education, and wellness. To celebrate the occasion, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden visited the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, KY, at the Veterans Jobs Summit …read more

August 2013 - Orion International Brings Hiring Event to Sailors at Naval Station Mayport

Recently, Orion International gathered Honeywell, Siemens, The Hershey Company, and WWE on Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL to deliver an on-station hiring event. Serving the sailors of the USS Gettysburg, USS Vicksburg, USS Philippine Sea, and Naval Station Mayport, the event focused on interviewing service members and their spouses for positions in IT, operations, sales, and …read more

May 2013 - Orion Participates in 2-Year Joining Forces Anniversary

April 30, 2013, marked the two-year anniversary of Joining Forces, a national initiative to involve all sectors of society to provide improved opportunities to Veterans and their families in the areas of Employment, Education, and Wellness. In April 2011, President Obama issued a challenge to the private sector to hire or train 100,000 Veterans by 2014. …read more

November 2012 - Department of Commerce - The Commerce Blog - Acting Secretary Blank Supports Joining Forces Veterans Hiring Initiative

Acting 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 2012 - Military.com - Joining Forces for Vet Jobs: Orion International

Orion International has been operating as a military career placement firm since 1991, and has played a prominent role in the Joining Forces campaign, which recently hit a milestone of finding 125,000 new jobs for veterans within the past year. We asked Orion President and Marine Corps veteran Mike Starich about Orion's role in the program, as well as his insights on what the future holds for veteran job seekers. …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

May 16, 2012 - THE WHITE HOUSE blog - Brad Cooper - Hiring America's Veterans in North Carolina

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

April 27, 2012 - Fayetteville Observer - fayobserver.com - Job fair opens a door for veterans

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

March 9, 2012 - YNN News - twcnews.com - Hiring event helps transition soldiers to civilian life

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

March 2012 - Fort Hood Sentinel - ACAP gives Soldiers tools to succeed

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

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