Sunday, December 10, 2023

Free virtual career fair for Peninsula, Hampton Roads military community coming up

(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)

The bad news: Unemployment continues to hold steady at record highs and veteran unemployment stays in step with this trend surging to 9% from just 3% at this time last year.

The good news: There are organizations hiring veterans “with identified military-trained skill sets.” Industries such as distribution, supply chain, logistics, e-commerce, data storage/broadband, pharmaceuticals, select retail are just a few of the areas of business that are rapidly hiring and in large volume.

That’s according to DAV & RecruitMilitary, who will host the Norfolk Virtual Career Fair for Veterans on Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Organizers said the event is “to get transitions military, veterans and military spouses back to work.

The free virtual event is open to all members of the military community, past and present, as well as military spouses and dependents, according to a news release.

RecruitMilitary’s virtual events are technologically enhanced to provide personal interaction among job candidates and employers in large group, small group and one-one-one formats.

To view a tour of the virtual event format, visit here.

Bradley-Morris/RecruitMilitary, a company built on a storied history of military trained talent and leadership, has been employing and recruiting veterans for nearly three decades, according to a news release from the company.

In response to the coronavirus, the organization implemented virtual hiring events nationwide in just a matter of days.

In April, Bradley-Morris/RecruitMilitary was appointed by the U.S. Army to provide all transition services to veterans and their families, according to the news release.

Bradley-Morris/RecruitMilitary also serves veterans and transitioning service members of all branches.

For more information and to register for this virtual hiring event, visit here.


John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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