The US Chamber of Commerce presented an award to recognize “specific businesses that have gone above and beyond to honor the sacrifices our military families make in their service to our nation.”
RecruitMilitary CEO Drew Myers attended the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ceremonies in Washington D.C on Thursday last week, receiving the award for the category of Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment at the Awards Dinner Gala.
Myers, formerly a captain in the United States Marine Corps, said the award was a great honor for RecruitMilitary, but most importantly, it brought much needed attention to the issue of veteran employment.
Since 1998 RecruitMilitary has helped over 13,000 different companies across the country using a wide range of services to connect with and hire veterans.
The award is the First Annual Lee Anderson Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award. It was presented at the first annual Hiring Our Heroes Awards Dinner Gala, held on November 10 at Chamber headquarters in Washington.
RecruitMilitary has been collaborating with the U.S. Chamber by producing 13 hiring events, called Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expos, with a schedule running from September through December 2011. The U.S. Chamber scheduled 100 Hiring Our Heroes events from March 2011 through March 2012.
The company makes employment connections via a nationwide schedule of Veteran Opportunity Expos, which are job fairs enhanced to include franchisors and educational institutions as well as employers; a job board with a database of over 450,000 job seekers who have military backgrounds plus more than 400,000 job postings; Military Sourcing Services, a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) mechanism; and Search & Employ, a bimonthly print magazine for job seekers with military backgrounds.
RecruitMilitary sends more than 36,000 copies of the magazine to transition counselors at over 200 military bases throughout the world, National Guard and reserve units, and men and women who attend RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expos.