More than 100 wounded veterans and family members recently networked with representatives from nearly 20 companies at a virtual job fair.
Organized by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and DirectEmployers Association, the event resulted in 150 online chats between warriors, family members, and company representatives. Several brands attended, including DuPont™, Humana, Camping World, and HSBC North America. The event was the first of its kind for WWP.
For Marine veteran Brock Harris, the convenience and efficiency of the event proved helpful as he continues his job hunt. Although he recognizes the benefits of meeting employers in person, he also experienced the advantages a virtual job fair provides.
“This was definitely worth attending,” Brock said. “I visited a couple of the companies’ career pages during the event, and there was a unique benefit to seeing what other attendees were discussing and asking the representatives. That is something different that technology brings into the job search.”
To continue enabling these connections, WWP and DirectEmployers have committed to holding similar events in the future.
“We’re proud to help America’s wounded veterans and their families connect with employers through our online platform,” said Shannon Offord, vice president of strategic partnerships & alliances at DirectEmployers. “With veteran unemployment at an all-time low, our goal is to prevent underemployment by helping veterans find jobs that match their skills, strengths, and career ambitions. Through events like these, attendees can start life-altering conversations that open the door to entering talent pipelines of these prestigious companies.”
About Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more.
About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers is a nonprofit member-owned and -managed association focused on providing its 920+ members with simple solutions for OFCCP compliance and online recruitment challenges. The Association’s proprietary technology powers a federal contractor compliance solution that assists with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) VEVRAA mandatory listing requirements and Section 503 outreach requirements, while also offering recruitment marketing and creative services that help win the best candidates with a combination of vivid recruitment videos, real-life photos, and bold branding through its wholly owned subsidiary, Recruit Rooster.
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