Top Chicago Employers Seek to Hire Military Veterans and Spouses


100,000 Jobs Mission Hosts Hiring Event with 40 Top Employers on July 12 at UIC

CHICAGO — June 27, 2012 — The 100,000 Jobs Mission is hosting a major hiring event for U.S. military veterans, transitioning servicemembers and military spouses on July 12 from 9 AM to 2 PM at the University of Illinois at Chicago's UIC Forum. 40 top employers are participating and seek to fill jobs in the Chicago area — and nationwide — ranging from entry-level to managerial positions.

Registration prior to the event is highly encouraged Opens third party site disclosure in a new window.

The hiring event model used by the 100,000 Jobs Mission is designed for job seekers to register and upload their resumes prior to the event so that participating companies can review them and schedule interviews for that day. In some cases, candidates may be offered a job on the spot. Many of the recruiting teams are comprised of veterans who can help translate military skill sets into open jobs.

Companies seeking to hire veterans on July 12 span a number of industries and include:

7 Eleven JPMorgan Chase
Abbott Kraft Foods Inc.
ACADEMI Lockheed Martin
AON ManTech International
AT&T McDonald's
Avis Budge McTigue Financial Group
CA Technologies Modis
Caterpillar Nielsen
CBS Northern Trust
CDW Northwest Mutual Financial
Century 21 Pitney Bowes
Cisco Schneider National
CITI Sears
Cushman & Wakefield Securitas Security Services USA
Enterprise Holdings Target
Frontier Communications UnitedHealth Group
HCSC (Blue Cross Blue Shield) University of Chicago Medical Center
Humana Verizon
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center —
Dept. Veteran Affairs

The event is being held in collaboration with Joining Forces, Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs, Illinois Department of Employment Security, University of Illinois at Chicago, The American Legion, Illinois Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Student Veterans of America, U.S. Department of Labor — VETS, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Event: 100,000 Jobs Mission Hiring Event

Date/Time: Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 9 AM to 2 PM Central Time

University of Illinois at Chicago's UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL

Registration: Job seekers are encouraged to register online prior to the event Opens third party site disclosure in a new window. Participants should also bring multiple copies of their resume and be prepared to be interviewed.

Attire: Business attire is suggested.

About the 100,000 Jobs Mission: Launched in 2011, the 100,000 Jobs Mission is a coalition of 53 companies committed to hiring at least 100,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020. The coalition's companies have collectively hired 12,179 veterans in its first 12 months. For more information on the 100,000 Jobs Mission, visit Opens third party site disclosure in a new window.

Media Contacts:

Christine Holevas

Shannon O'Reilly