SEPTEMBER 19, 2023 – The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) employment program connects transitioning active duty service members, Veterans, and members of the Guard and Reserve to employment prospects.
One way DAV does this is through its partnership with RecruitMilitary, which aims to empower the military community through career opportunities. DAV and RecruitMilitary have teamed up to offer 107 career fairs in 2023, both in-person and virtually.
“People know DAV as experts when it comes to all things claims and benefits related,” said Ryan Burgos, DAV national employment director. “There’s more to separating off active duty than filing a claim for benefits in order to have a successful transition. They need to have meaningful employment opportunities.”
Since the inception of DAV’s employment program, “We’ve had over 294,000 people attend our job fairs,” shared Burgos. “Service members have the ability to walk from booth to booth, but what separates our events is the fact that they’re doing on-the-spot Interviews.”
Since the employment program was established in 2014, over 175,000 job offers have resulted from DAV-sponsored career fairs.
Several events are scheduled nationwide in the coming weeks, including Foxborough, MA, (September 14), Fort Cavazos, TX, (September 20), and Nashville, TN, (September 21). Visit DAV’s job fairs page for a complete listing in your area.
DAV’s employment program also strives to assist military spouses with professional development and employment opportunities.
“When we talk to employers, the number one thing that they’re looking for” in a candidate they want to hire is someone “to show up on time. These service members and military spouses know the importance of time management,” Burgos added.
DAV’s employment program is here to help. The program not only connects transitioning job seekers to employers, it also offers prospective entrepreneurs mentorship and training opportunities through the DAV Patriot Boot Camp.
Additionally, the DAV Patriot Employer Program recognizes employers that are committed to hiring Veterans.
Whether it’s filing a claim or finding employment, “You know we’re there to assist you every step of the way,” said Burgos.
By Amy Skinner
Data and Analytics Specialist
Veterans Experience Office