PDN Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fairs

PDN Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fairs

Veterans and their spouses continue to be important candidates for American employers. VetJobs along with Professional Diversity Network offers a series of Career Fairs where veterans meet face-to-face with recruiting managers from leading employers. These Career Fairs have been schedule in Minneapolis, Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, San Jose, San Antonio, Dallas, and New Orleans. For dates and locations visit: https://www.prodivnet.com/events

For Minneapolis Feb 22nd

Subject: Employers looking to meet with veterans on Feb. 22
If you are currently working and curious about new opportunities you are invited to the Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair on Feb. 22 11am – 2pm at US Bank Stadium. Veterans and spouses are encouraged to attend this free event and explore opportunities from leading local and national employers. Jobs in sales, IT, health, education, non-profit, retail, food service, engineering, government, management and much more.  For additional information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minneapolis-professional-technology-diversity-career-fair-tickets-39195603104

For Baltimore March 6

Subject: Employers looking to meet with veterans on March 6
If you are currently working and curious about new opportunities you are invited to the Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair on March 6 from 11am – 2pm at The Sheraton Baltimore North. Veterans and spouses are encouraged to attend this free event and explore opportunities from leading local and national employers. Jobs in sales, IT, health, education, non-profit, retail, food service, engineering, government, management and much more.  For additional information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baltimore-professional-technology-diversity-career-fair-tickets-39200142682


GRAD SCHOOL VIRTUAL FAIR – (For Veterans, Active Duty Service members, & Dependents) March 13, 2018 11 am – 3 pm ET

Meet 45+ Graduate Schools in a FREE Online Event – Attend the Fair from Anywhere!

Find out how you can get ALL or Part of your Graduate Degree Paid for by Yellow Ribbon Grad Schools

REGISTER NOW: https://www.careereco.com/events/veteransgrad?ref=cev

LIST OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: https://www.careereco.com/details/veteransgrad?ref=cev

(Includes nationally-ranked graduate and professional schools)

Prior Attendee Testimonial: https://player.vimeo.com/video/136133883

Interact live with 45+ Graduate Schools participating in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program.

The Virtual Fair will allow Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, & Dependents to connect with graduate schools to discuss their programs, admissions criteria, and military educational benefits.

– Unique opportunity to connect real-time with Admissions Teams & Faculty without the hassle or expense of travel.

– Meet School Representatives online via chat rooms at your convenience – Grad Schools’ chat hours will be hosted between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm ET.

– Register in advance of the virtual fair with the option to upload your resume for grad schools to review during the event.

Only a computer and internet connection are required to login. This is an easy way to find out how to get ALL or part of your degree paid for at some of the top schools in the nation.

Register at https://www.CareerEco.com/Register/VeteransGrad?ref=cev

Give it a try and get answers to your most pressing questions about Grad School!

Plus, all event day participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $300 Amazon Gift Card!

For more information: 770.980.0088 | vet@careereco.com


Meet Ted Daywalt of VetJobs in Roswell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ted Daywalt.

VetJobs is the leading Internet niche job board for reaching the 10.2 million military veterans currently in the work force, the 200 thousand active duty military personnel who transition each year and the members of the National Guard and Reserve who return to the United States each year from extended deployments, and their family members.

In 1999, a friend of VetJobs’ founder, contacted Ted and told him that when he retired from the military he was contacted by a recruitment firm to help him with his resume and to find him a job. He paid the firm a non-refundable $5000. 6 months later, he had a resume that did not properly explain what he did during his service and no job. At that time, the military did not have the extensive search capability of the internet as it has today. Ted strongly felt that there had to be a better way to help his fellow veterans in finding gainful and career appropriate employment.

VetJobs was established in 1999 following extensive research on job and resume sites catering to the military market. The research indicated there was a gap in sites which truly assisted employers in identifying the transitioning military and veteran candidates. Those that did exist emphasized transitioning military and missed veterans already in the workforce, members of the National Guard & Reserve and the family members of veterans. VetJobs recognizes the impact that military service has on all of the family members of the military and was the first military internet job board to allow family members full access to VetJobs.

VetJobs is owned and operated by veterans for veterans. A seasoned management team of professionals assists companies and hiring authorities to successfully reach the military market.

In January 2000, The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States exclusively sponsored and purchased ten percent of the company. Since then, VetJobs has garnered more veteran service organization endorsements than any other site. Written endorsements include the Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of Modern Warfare, Student Veterans of America, Hope4Heroes, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, United States Army Warrant Officers Association, The Retired Enlisted Association, National Guard Association of the United States and the Reserve Officers Association.

VetJobs averages 200,000 daily jobs that are WORLDWIDE.

Has it been a smooth road?
VetJobs has a small “guerrilla” marketing and sales force. As with any start-up entrepreneur business, initial funding was necessary. Start-up capital was provided by the founder and several other people who believed in the mission of VetJobs. Once the mission of VetJobs was clearly established and implemented, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) exclusively endorsed and bought 10% of VetJobs to ensure that its mission would continue and strengthen. VetJobs needed to reach their target market, the military family, so cards and brochures were distributed to the appropriate transition offices on military bases and through the various Veteran Service Organizations such as VFW, Vietnam Vets of America, Disabled American Veterans, Student Veterans of America, National Guard and many others.

In order to reach the hiring section of businesses, VetJobs exhibits at Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) meetings and other trade show events which target the military. VetJobs attends appropriate job fairs that invite military and their family members, both physical and on-line.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with VetJobs – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
There are NO charges to any member of the military family to use VetJobs.

When once asked why a company should hire veterans, VetJobs’ president my answer was:

How many of the vice presidents in your company manage a $30,000,000 budget, lead 18 people – that is a good ratio of people to money – go through twelve months of extensive training to learn their equipment, and if they make a mistake will take the City of Jacksonville off the face of the earth? I just gave you the basic job description of a weapons officer on a frigate in Mayport, Florida, who also has several other collateral duty assignments. And by the way, that weapons officer is a female who just turned 25 years old!

Because of what VetJobs does every day, lives are changed and the military’s service to our country is validated by the efforts of VetJobs. VetJobs offers individual career counseling as needed. Sometimes this counseling becomes personal as veterans struggle with the silent wounds of wars that do not disappear when a veteran no longer wears the uniform.

One thing that separates VetJobs from other private military or government supported job boards is that VetJobs is available 24/7. Job seekers can search the website and prepare for job interviews or search other legitimate vetted job boards. A veteran who served in the Vietnam War called the office one evening at 9:30 pm. Two hours later, he had clear and definitive goals as to what he needed to do in the morning in order to receive the help that he and his family deserved. The other government agencies and military jobs boards that he had contacted had offered either no help or frustratingly slow possibilities. His wife called the office the next morning to thank VetJobs for saving her husband. He told her that he was ‘finished with life’ when he called just trying to find someone to talk with him.

VetJobs provided some of the startup funding for Student Veterans of America so that the veterans returning to college would have a support group of peers who understand the value of service to this country.

On the VetJobs website, free career assessment is available and interviewing tips on how to handle a variety of possible questions which may come up during an interview. Also provided is help with resumes including ‘translating’ what a service person did in the military into civilian language so that a prospective employer will understand the training and depth of experience of the veteran. A ‘detailer’ in the military is not a truck cleaner but an HR specialist.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Atlanta is home to the majority of the VetJobs staff. VetJobs also has sales people who work remotely in different areas of the country. There is a very large number of military (both active, reserve and retired) in the Metro Atlanta area and many military friendly companies.

Because of the frequent travel requirements of VetJobs staff, the accessibility of the Atlanta airport is an extreme plus for this company. Atlanta’s weather and location in the southeast are additional positives for any company.

People always complain about Atlanta traffic but for VetJobs it is a moot point since we are an internet company and our employees can work from home as needed. VetJobs emphasizes the quality of our employees’ lives and understands that not all sales need to be completed in a typical office. Because of the internet, our employees are able to balance home and work schedules.

Contact Info:

There are just a few hiring events remaining this year. Don’t miss your opportunity to interview with dozens of the Nation’s leading employers this November.

TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Events:

Tuesday, November 14
BWI Marriott

1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Register: https://www.techexpousa.com/jobfair.cfm?jobfairid=749

Wednesday, November 15
Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel
13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA 20171
Register: https://www.techexpousa.com/jobfair.cfm?jobfairid=750

9am – 10am Breakfast & Career Seminar
10am – 3pm Hiring Event

Admission for BOTH Events: Secret Clearance or above is REQUIRED to attend.

Please share this information with your network of security-cleared professionals that are qualified to attend.

Companies Recruiting on November 14 include:

Blue Canopy Group
Booz Allen Hamilton
Data Computer Corporation of America – DCCA
Deloitte – Virtual Exhibitor
DHPC Technologies, Inc.
Freedom Consulting Group
Information Management Group
KeyLogic Systems
Maryland Tech Connection
Minerva Engineering
The MASY Group
The Josef Group – Virtual Exhibitor
Strategic Professional Resources, Inc
And more!

Companies Recruiting on November 15 include:

Capgemini Government Solutions
Chameleon Integrated Services – Virtual Exhibitor
Deloitte – Virtual Exhibitor
Falcon Logic
General Dynamics Information Technology
Information Management Group
KeyLogic Systems
Naval Intelligence Activity
Riverside Research Institute
Technica Corporation
The Mitre Corporation
Tygart Technology
VMD Systems Integrators
And More!

Hundreds of Job Opportunities are available including Security Analyst, Systems Integrator, Network Engineer, Security Architect, Security/IT Director, Systems Administrator, Network Architect, Forensics Investigator, Auditor, Systems Engineer, Software Developer, Java Developer, Linguists, Software Engineer and many more.

For details and to view all upcoming hiring events visit https://www.TechExpoUSA.com/JobFairs.cfm

VetJobs Veteran Eagle Newsletter November 2017

Issue 18:11

VetJobs – The Leading Military Job Board

The Veteran Eagle is a newsletter for veterans, transitioning military, their family members and friends, and supporters of VetJobs. Feel free to forward the newsletter to veterans and friends, and encourage them to subscribe.


1. Message from the Top

2. Happy 18th Birthday to VetJobs!

3. Significant Dates this Month

4. Military History in Honor of Veterans Day

5. Hot Jobs!

Thank you for reading the VetJobs Veteran Eagle newsletter!


    Message from the Top


01 October 2017, CAPT Ted Daywalt, USNR-Ret, passed away at the Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL, from service related Interstitial Pulmonary Disease.

In addition to his career in the Naval Reserve, since 1999, Ted has been the president and CEO of VetJobs, the leading military job board on the Internet.

He served on active duty in the Navy for seven years. In 1978, he transferred to the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program, from which he retired as a Captain (O-6) with 28 years of service. He was a stalwart NIP member.

CAPT Ed Pope, USN-Ret, whose release from unjust imprisonment in Moscow was another of Ted’s causes, passed the following:

“Those of us who had the privilege of meeting and getting to know Ted will miss him. He was a wonderful man, strong believer in God, family and country to the very end.”

Ed included a note from the Daywalt family:

Thank you for your visits, your prayers and the many expression of love that you all have showed to Ted on this journey.

Ted’s priorities in life were: God, his family and his country, in that order, and we will honor his memory by continuing his legacy.

Belinda, Melissa, Andrew and Liz

Memorial and interment plans are incomplete at this time. Ted’s family asks that in lieu of memorial contributions that each person chose to honor Ted’s life and legacy by personally making a difference in a Veteran’s life.

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– – – – – From the VFW – – – – – – – –

None of the VFW’s critical work for veterans would be possible if not for you …

I want to make sure you received this important message from the VFW. And ask you personally to make your gift of $11.11 to the 2017 VFW Veterans Day Matching Gift Campaign.

Every bit of your donation will be matched. You just can’t pass up a chance like that, and I hope you won’t.

Together, we can give our nation’s veterans the help they need — and ensure the sacrifice of every defender is honored with the proper respect.

Thank you.

Keith Harman, VFW Commander-in-Chief

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VFW Insurance and Member Benefit Programs-
For information about our various insurance and member benefits programs offered through VFW National Headquarters, please call 1-800-821-2606

If you are interested in joining the VFW, please visit http://vfw.org/Join/

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This month’s Veteran Eagle is sponsored by:

Professional Diversity Network featuring Veterans CONNECT Virtual Career Fair November 6 -10, 2017  www.VeteransCONNECT.net.

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  1. Happy 18th Birthday to VetJobs!

As of 11:00 AM on November 11, 2017, Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsored VetJobs will have been serving the employment needs of transitioning military, National Guard and Reserve, veterans, wounded warriors, disabled veterans and their family members for eighteen years!

During that time, millions have used the site as a resource for guidance on how to conduct a job search, interviewing, career advice, referral to other appropriate career sites, to find military related job fairs, and most of all, to successfully apply to hundreds of thousands of jobs with military friendly employers who want to hire veterans and their family members. VetJobs is now averaging over 200,000+ real jobs per day. VetJobs continues to be a very successful resource in assisting veterans and their family members to find meaningful employment.

VetJobs is proud to be sponsored and partially owned by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. As a further mark of the success of VetJobs, the site has been endorsed by other leading veteran service organizations (VSOs) (see https://vetjobs.com/vso.htm  and https://vetjobs.com/alliances.htm

VetJobs materials are used by state and federal DOL, DOD TAP, ACAP and VA offices as well as military and school counselors. Some of the major reasons VetJobs has become a critical tool to those assisting veterans seeking employment is the VetJobs Employment Assistance section (https://vetjobs.com/employment-assistance/), the Veteran Advisor behavioral/technical career assessment test (http://www.virtualhrcenter.com/vetjobs/careeradvisor/) and the Career Fairs (https://vetjobs.com/upcoming-career-fairs/) page. VetJobs offers job information not found anywhere else on the Internet, particularly the lists of vetted job boards in the Employment Assistance section.

Over the last eighteen years VetJobs has come to be recognized by the industry evaluators as THE leading military related job board on the Internet. VetJobs’ many awards are listed on the site. In addition to the Veteran Eagle, VetJobs publishes a newsletter for employers, recruitment ad agencies.

It has been an exciting eighteen years. But the bottom line for the staff at VetJobs and our VSO partners is that millions of veterans and their family members have successfully used the site when seeking help and guidance on their job search and have found jobs. Thousands have called in and received personal job counseling. Our mission is to help our brothers, sisters and their family members. And over the last eighteen years VetJobs has successfully met that mission, and will continue to do so!

It is you, the users of VetJobs, who have made VetJobs what it is today. Because of your service and commitment to our country, VetJobs and our VSO and alliance partners are committed to serving your needs in finding quality employment.

Please be sure to go to Weddles.com to cast your vote for VetJobs as the leading military related job board in the online employment services industry!


VetJobs Welcomes Veterans

Veterans will find a wealth of information and resources in this section, published to aid in the re-direction of their career path following military duty. Concurrent with posting new jobs in our database, we will be adding and updating articles to facilitate your transition from military service to the civilian work force.

NOTE: If you have a resume in the VetJobs database, be sure to update your experience and refresh your resume at a minimum of every two weeks! VetJobs has many new customers using the resume database. As a rule, employers do not look at resumes over 30 days old.

Two important links for veterans and job candidates:

Search Jobs https://vjw2.vetjobs.com/jobQuery.jsp

Post Resumes https://vjw2.vetjobs.com/vetMenu.jsp

We encourage you to subscribe to our monthly newsletters as an excellent digital feed of pertinent information to military or civilians.


Veteran Service Organizations


Browse the list to find the perfect fit for you.

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Here is a link that will provide terrific Veterans Day promotions! Please be sure to reach out to each location and ensure that the desired promotion is still active.


Thank you for serving. VetJobs will continue to serve you and your family members!

  1. Dates To Remember:

This month we celebrate the following holidays/events:

11/5 – Daylight savings time ends – move clocks backwards one hour.

11/10 – U.S. Marine Corps established.

11/11 – Veterans Day and VetJobs went live on the internet at 11:00 a.m.

11/23 – Thanksgiving Day

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November 5, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 5, 2017 than the day before. These periods are also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

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On November 10, we celebrate the Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday!
The Marine Corps has been at the forefront of our country’s defense and is at the point of the spear in every American combat engagement. If you meet a Marine this month, say Semper Fi and Happy Birthday!

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On November 11, we celebrate Veterans Day.
Originally known as Armistice Day, it was created by an Act of Congress on May 13, 1938. It set the 11th of November of each year as a legal holiday to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and be known as Armistice Day, which was set in remembrance of the end of World War I. The Armistice was signed at 11:00 AM on the 11th day of the 11th month. In 1954, after World War II had required the greatest military mobilization in the history of the United States and following the Korean War, the 83rd Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word Armistice and inserting the word Veteran. With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became known as Veterans Day, a day to honor American veterans of all wars. We will forever be in the debt of our veterans as they are the guarantors of our freedoms. Let us honor them accordingly.

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On November 24, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. The tradition of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving is steeped in myth and legend. Few people realize that the Pilgrims did not celebrate Thanksgiving, though some of their descendants later made a “Forefathers Day” that usually occurred on December 21 or 22. Several Presidents, including George Washington, made one-time Thanksgiving holidays. In 1827, Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale began lobbying Presidents for the instatement of Thanksgiving as a national holiday, but her lobbying was unsuccessful until 1863 when Abraham Lincoln finally made it a national holiday with his 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation. Now Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November. This was set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and was approved by Congress in 1941, who changed it from Abraham Lincoln’s designation as the last Thursday in November, which could occasionally end up being the fifth Thursday and hence too close to Christmas for businesses.

As you celebrate Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, please remember our troops who are serving in defense of our country in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Africa and many other overseas locations. For many of the troops overseas, their holidays will be celebrated at the tip of the spear as they fight for the freedoms we enjoy in these United States.

Also, keep in mind that the word “troops” now includes more members of the National Guard and Reserve than ever before. Today’s total military is over 50% National Guard and Reserve!

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  1. Military History in Honor of Veterans Day:

 1777 – General George Washington defeats the British led by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis, at Princeton, New Jersey (War of Independence)

1911 – Naval Lieutenant Eugene Ely became the first man ever to land an airplane on the deck of a ship, the converted cruiser USS Pennsylvania, in San Francisco Bay.

1915 – Congress established the United States Coast Guard.

1923 – American occupation forces, stationed in Germany since the close of World War I, were recalled.

1942 – U.S. and Filipino troops complete their withdrawal to a new defensive line along the base of the Bataan peninsula (World War II)

1944 – Allies Land at Anzio, Italy (World War II)

1945 – The Battle of the Bulge ended (World War II)

1951 – Chinese communist forces captured Seoul, Korea, from United Nations troops (Korean War)

1951 – Operation Thunderbolt began (Korean War)

1959 – Fidel Castro took control of Cuba.

1966 – American forces move into the Mekong Delta for the first time (Vietnam War)

1967 – Operation Cedar Falls began against the Communist-held Iron Triangle area north of Saigon (Vietnam War)

1968 – Battle of Khe Sanh began (Vietnam War)

1968 – Tet Offensive began (Vietnam War)

1968 – Battle of Hue began (Vietnam War)

1973 – Signing of the Vietnam Peace Accord (Vietnam War)

1990 – Panama Campaign Ended

1991 – Allies start Operation Desert Storm with attacks on Iraq (Persian Gulf War)

1999 – VetJobs went live on the Internet.

  1. Hot Jobs!

 The following are jobs that employers are seeking veterans to fill immediately. To apply, go to www.vetjobs.com, then to Search Jobs and search on the company name.

  • Tech Expo, Hardware Engineer, Linthicum Heights, MD
  • Alaska State Trooper, Anchorage, Alaska
  • TSA, Transportation Security Officer, openings nationwide
  • IRS, Supervisor Contact Representative, openings nationwide
  • Hain Celestial Group, C50 Machine Operator, Boulder CO
  • CA Correctional Healthcare Services, CSW, Elk Grove, CA
  • American Recycling, Shipping and Receiving Supervisor, Candler, NC
  • One Source Solutions, Cellular Camera Ops Specialist, Fortson, GA
  • BNSF Railway, openings nationwide
  • Bank of America, openings nationwide
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has openings nationwide
  • Strattec Security Corp, Die Cast Set up Technician, Milwaukee, WI
  • Advantus Corp, Creative Director, Jacksonville, FL
  • Lee Health, Licensed CSW Pediatrics, Multiple locations FL
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency has openings nationwide
  • University of Maryland, VP for Research, College Park, MD
  • University of California Davis, Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences
  • T Mobile, Manager Software Development, Bellevue, WA
  • NW Natural, Journeyman Welder, Sherwood, OR
  • Portland General, Journeyman Lineman (U17-137), Portland, OR
  • PTI Technologies, CAD Drafter/Designer, Oxnard, CA
  • Kozmetsky Center, Exec. Asst. to Director, Austin, TX
  • Carnegie Hall, Coordinator Education Administration, New York, NY
  • University of San Francisco, Director of Financial Aid, San Francisco, CA
  • Minot Technology Group, Information Tech (Senior/Junior), Hanover, MA
  • Laurel Fertility Care, Billing/Office Manager, San Francisco, CA
  • Charter Communications, Outside Sales Rep, openings nationwide
  • The Reese Group, Asst. Ops Director, Nashville, TN
  • Artel LLC, Terrestrial Capture and Solution Support, Herndon, VA
  • Walton Communities, Maintenance Engineer, Marietta, GA
  • Patriot Enterprises, Career Readiness Counselor, openings nationwide
  • Tista Technology, IT Support Technician, West Haven, CT
  • Plethora, Production Supervisor, San Francisco, CA

As always, if there is anything we at VetJobs can do for you, please do not hesitate to call or email. You were opted-in when you posted a resume, were referred to VetJobs or were part of a military organization which opted-in to VetJobs. To REMOVE or CHANGE your address, please send an email to info@vetjobs.com


P.O. Box 71445
Marietta, GA 30007-1445
770-Vet-Jobs (877-838-5627)
770-993-5117 Office
770.993.2875 Fax

Veterans make the best employees!

Recipient of the WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Award

2015 ReSI award for Innovator of the Year/Business Thought Leader

VetJobs is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business