Virtual Jacksonville Veterans Jobs Fair Set For Thursday

Nov 17, 2020

At least 29 employers have signed up to take part in a virtual Jacksonville job air for transitioning military personnel, veterans, National Guard members, Reserve members and military spouses this Thursday, Nov. 19.

DAV and RecruitMilitary are hosting the virtual hiring event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. online.

Organizers say employers are hiring people with military skill sets for industries including manufacturing, supply chain logistics, IT, emergency services and transportation.  

“We’ve seen a ripple effect over the past few years of organizations across the country prioritizing diversity and veteran hiring because they see the value of bringing this type of talent to shape the future of their organization,” said Tim Best, RecruitMilitary CEO and former U.S. Army special forces attack helicopter pilot, in an email to WJCT News.

Unemployment among veterans dropped to 5.9% in October from 6.8% the previous two months, according to RecruitMilitary.

“Military-trained job candidates are an unmatched asset to any employer seeking diversity and hiring solutions with the most highly skilled and qualified workers in the country,” said Best.

Register for the virtual job fair. Here's the list of employers that are recruiting at the event, and an FAQ for job seekers.

RecruitMilitary has hosted 57 virtual veteran career fairs since the pandemic began. The organization said it has provided 2,300 employers with access to more than 54,000 military-trained candidates.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.