The following press release was authored by UBM Studios and originally posted on September 19, 2011.

Milicruit Partners with DirectEmployers Association to Further
Advancements in Veterans Recruitment and Hiring

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Studios’ Milicruit, the recognized leader in virtual recruitment environments for veterans, and military spouses, today announced a strategic partnership with DirectEmployers Association, the nonprofit human resources consortium. The alliance will introduce DirectEmployers Association’s network of leading global employers to Milicruit’s virtual recruitment environment for veterans and their spouses.

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Since its launch in 2010, Milicruit has been connecting military veterans and employers through its unique, next generation approach to veterans recruitment and hiring. The Milicruit virtual recruitment center enables veteran job candidates and hiring managers to meet and interact in an online, three-dimensional setting, thereby solving the shortcomings of traditional brick and mortar job fairs.

“We look forward to raising awareness of Milicruit’s valuable products and services to our membership,” said Bill Warren, Executive Director at DirectEmployers Association. “Our organization aims to improve labor market efficiency through the sharing of best practices and emerging technologies, and advancements in virtual recruitment tools integrate perfectly with those efforts. Milicruit’s innovative solutions can help our members meet their veterans hiring goals in an efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner.”

Typical career fairs are one-time, in-person events that often are little more than a branding opportunity, and at best a resume exchange. For the employers who exhibit, they can be costly, time-consuming and ineffective. And for job seekers who attend, they are crowded, impersonal and difficult to navigate. Powered by global business-to-business event leader, UBM Studios, Milicruit has revolutionized this recruiting environment by moving it online. Veteran job seekers can interact one-on-one with employer recruiters in a virtual setting (, all from the comfort and convenience of their computer. The online environment is open 24/7, so participants can visit employer booths, view and apply for jobs, download information and chat live with employer recruiters anytime, and from anywhere in the world.

“Milicruit is rapidly changing the way that veterans and employers engage, and we are delighted to be partnering with DirectEmployers Association to bring its members the proven benefits of digital recruiting,” said Kevin O’Brien, vice president of business development at UBM Studios. “Our virtual events have connected more than 200 Fortune 1000 companies with upwards of 60,000 job seeking veterans, so Milicruit’s offerings are a natural complement to DirectEmployers Association’s noteworthy veterans hiring initiatives.”

Like Milicruit, DirectEmployers Association has demonstrated a commitment to employing America’s veterans. It spearheads a variety of efforts to get veterans back to work, including VetCentral and .jobs Military Crosswalk, an online platform to help veterans find jobs. Its partnership with Milicruit is designed to augment these efforts and support its members in their veterans hiring goals.

About UBM Studios

UBM Studios is a global leader in interactive digital environments transforming the way audiences connect, educate and engage. UBM Studios offers a complete global marketing service from content and audience to creative and analytics creating world-class user engagement. For additional information on UBM Studios, visit

About Milicruit

Milicruit is the recognized leader in virtual recruiting environments for military veterans. Powered by UBM Studios, Milicruit brings employers who are committed to helping returning veterans find suitable employment together with job-seeking military veterans and their spouses. Given the large number of veterans looking to reenter the civilian job market, Milicruit allows employers and job seekers to meet and interact in a convenient online setting. For additional information on Milicruit or to purchase virtual career fair services, visit or contact Kevin O’Brien, at (215) 525-5776 x101 or

About DirectEmployers Association

DirectEmployers Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, 600 plus member employer association. As provided in its corporate bylaws, a board of directors consisting of member company representatives manages the business and affairs of the Association. Daily operations are managed by an executive director and operations staff at the direction of the president and board of directors. Its mission is to provide employers an employment network that is cost-effective, improves labor market efficiency and reaches an ethnically diverse national workforce. For more news and information, please visit


UBM LLC is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

Greta Menard
Concepts, Inc. for Milicruit

Nancy Holland
DirectEmployers Association


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