Veteran unemployment has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the most recent report from the Department of Labor showed the rate at 5.3 percent in December 2020.
This figure is lower than previous months during the pandemic, but still more than double the unemployment rate of veterans at this time last year, according to a press release from RecruitMilitary.
“The good news: we are actively getting veterans back to work, and there are organizations hiring this specific demographic with identified military-trained skill sets and they need to fill jobs now,” the release stated.
Industries such as distribution, supply chain, logistics, e-commerce, data storage/broadband, pharmaceuticals and select retail are just a few of the areas of business that are rapidly hiring and in large volume.
DAV and RecruitMilitary will host the Atlanta Virtual Career Fair for Veterans on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free virtual event is open to all members of the military community, past and present, as well as military spouses and dependents.
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. View a tour of the virtual event format here .
In response to COVID-19, RecruitMilitary swiftly implemented virtual hiring events nationwide in just a matter of days. The company is positioned to bring thousands of service members, veterans and military spouses into the civilian workforce – more than ever before, according to the release.
In April, Bradley-Morris/RecruitMilitary was appointed by the U.S. Army to provide all transition services to soldiers, veterans and their families. The timing of this appointment is critical to serve the needs of transitioning soldiers and their families who are leaving the military and joining the civilian world amidst a global crisis. Bradley-Morris/RecruitMilitary also serves veterans and transitioning service members of all branches.
For more information and to register for the virtual hiring event, visit here .