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Veteran Who Needs a Job? Here's a Place Where They Come Looking for YOU

We love our veterans. Employers love their skills. Top recruiter calls it a win-win.

You're used to working long hours if it's critical to a project. You relish a tough-as-nails boss who pulls no punches. You're ready to go the extra mile to help your team succeed. Sounds like a boss' dream! And the organization RecruitMilitary says, these are the kinds of skills and attitude that people who've served in the military (and their spouses) bring to the table when it comes to finding a job.

That's RecruitMilitary 's goal: connect companies who need skilled workers with a great work ethic to transitioning military, veterans, Reserve and National Guard members and their spouses who are looking for jobs.

200,000+ men and women transition of the military every year.

One of the ways the company does this is through the nearly 175 in-person and virtual job fairs they offer around the country each year ( click here for a complete list ). We got a chance to catch up with company Senior VP Chris Stevens, an Air Force vet, during a job fair in Pittsburgh. He told us why employers are so anxious to hire ex-military:

Job fairs are just one of the services the company offers at no cost to military members and their spouses. They also have a searchable on-line job data bank of more than 250,000 open positions, and a place where job seekers can post their resumes. They even publish a magazine. They've recently started a program called Team Transition to support people leaving the military as they re-enter the civilian work force. RecruitMilitary also has resources on their website for prospective employers who'd like to hire vets.

Employers value the leadership skills and discipline of ex-military.

In addition to providing career opportunities for transitioning military and veterans, RecruitMilitary is also focusing efforts on the more than 600,000 military spouses in the United States who are unemployed or underemployed (the unemployment rate among military spouses is a staggering 25%!) 8,000 of the jobs in their job bank are remote work options, perfect for someone who often moves to follow a military spouse through career transfers.

We at Sparkt would like to say thank you for your service to all of our active duty and retired vets -- and good luck in your job search!

(Images & job fair video: RecruitMilitary website , RecruitMilitary Facebook page )

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