Milicruit Hosts Midwest Virtual Career Fair for Veterans and Military Spouses

Dec 1, 2011

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Studios' Milicruit, the recognized leader in virtual recruitment environments for veterans and military spouses, announces the date for the Midwest virtual career fair for service members, veterans and military spouses. The event will take place on December 13th from 1-3PM CST.

"Having brought over 100,000 veterans and military spouses together with more than 240 industry leading employers and government agencies in 2011, we can think of no better way to end the year than with an event focused in our own backyard. With over 8,000 veterans already registered to attend, the Midwest regional event is sure to be one of our best to date," said Kevin O'Brien, VP of Business Development, UBM Studios Milicruit.

The Midwest career fair will showcase dozens of employers who have specific needs in: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Service members, veterans and military spouses interested in participating can register at   

"The Milicruit virtual career fair platform has proven to be an outstanding way for Philips to meet with veterans and their spouses nationwide. Philips has long been a supporter of hiring our nation's finest and their families and we look forward to highlighting the various positions we currently have available throughout the Midwest during the virtual career fair," said Joel Burgei, Military Recruiting Manager, Philips.

Milicruit, in just over a year, has quickly become the largest career fair focused on the military community. Unlike traditional career fairs, the Milicruit environment is open year round allowing veterans to visit employer booths, view/apply for jobs, and chat with recruiters who are online during the regional or national career fairs hosted throughout the year.

"We are extremely proud to report that we have helped over 4,400 veterans and military spouses find employment in 2011, but we recognize there is much more we can do. We look forward to the challenge as we head into 2012 with our great partners in the public and private sectors," said O'Brien.

About UBM Studios' Milicruit

Milicruit is the recognized leader in virtual recruiting environments for military veterans.  Powered by UBM Studios, Milicruit brings employers who are committed to helping returning veterans find suitable employment together with job-seeking military veterans and their spouses.  Given the large number of veterans looking to reenter the civilian job market, Milicruit allows employers and job seekers to meet and interact in a convenient online setting.  For additional information on Milicruit or to purchase virtual career fair services, visit


UBM LLC is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.


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For further information: CONTACT: Erica Krutsch, UBM Studios Milicruit, +1-773-687-4315,