Comraderie was in the air as more than two hundred veterans converged on the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (https://www.bsomusic.org/) Thursday, October 2, 2014 to participate in the All Veterans Career Fair. The fair was hosted by the Loveland, Ohio-based RecruitMilitary, whose business for the past sixteen years has been to connect military personnel across the country with jobs in the corporate sector.
Steve Balczo began organizing the event three months ago and was extremely excited to see his labor come to fruition. He first greeted the exhibitors and helped them to locate their areas after they had registered. Then he spoke to the veterans who had lined up to enter the hall, with glimmers of hope dancing in their eyes.
Some veterans were transitioning from active duty to civilian life; some came from the National Guard and Reserve while some came with a spouse, who was a vet. It did not matter if they were associated with Navy, Army, Air Force or Marines, all were there for a common cause. Veterans came from as far away as East Orange, New Jersey in search of employment.
According to Balczo, RecruitMilitary will hold seventy-five such career fairs across the country. There was a wide range of employers from which to choose. Some of the fifty-five agencies represented at the fair included: DAV, DC Metropolitan Police Department, Veterans Affairs Administration, M&T Bank, US Post Office, USAA, Department of Veteran Affairs, Abbtech, Community College of Baltimore County, and Exelon, to name a few.
Many of the veterans left with job offers or at least, hopeful promises.
Additional information on upcoming fairs is available at the website, which is http://www.recruitmilitary.com.