Job seekers with military backgrounds will be out in force Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Help will be available for employment, entrepreneurship and educational opportunities.
The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will host the Opportunity Expo for men and women who are making a transition from active duty to civilian life; veterans who already have civilian work experience; members of the National Guard and reserves; military spouses; and other military family members.
RecruitMilitary expects more than 25 employers, franchisors, and educational institutions to be on hand to interview the job hunters. Those setting up tables range from Coca-Cola to the CIA, and from Health Net, Inc., to Home Depot.
Other organizations that are helping produce the Expo include the American Legion; Purple Heart Services; HireVetsFirst, a unit of the United States Department of Labor; and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN).
Organizers say RecruitMilitary has scheduled 39 additional events for the remainder of 2010, including another one in Tacoma on Nov. 11.