Local employers to recruit transitioning and unemployed veterans at Prince George Stadium Hiring Event
WHAT: AMVETS Career Centers/Activision Call of Duty Endowment Career Fair for Transitioning and Unemployed Veterans at Prince George Stadium, followed by a minor-league baseball game between the Bowie Baysox and the visiting Portland Sea Dogs.
WHERE: Prince George Stadium, 4101 Crain Highway, Bowie, MD 20716. Free parking onsite.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 1-5pm, Baseball game begins at 7pm.
WHY: Due to a wind down of expeditionary efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, coupled with imminent Pentagon budget cuts, a massive influx of professional military veterans are expected to enter the private sector workforce. AMVETS, in partnership with the Activision Call of Duty Endowment and the Bowie Baysox, is working to meet the needs of these veterans by bringing them face-to-face with veteran-friendly employers.
ATTENDENCE: Veterans and Employers wishing to attend or exhibit may RSVP via email to Maria Isaja: email@example.com. Veterans should have a DD-214 or other evidence of military service. Deadline for employers to reserve booth space is May 20, 2012. Up to four free tickets to the June 13 game will be made available to veterans in attendance on a first-come-first-serve basis. Members of the media are welcome. For additional information, contact AMVETS National Communications Director Jay Agg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (571) 991‑6998.
About AMVETS: A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America’s armed forces, AMVETS provides support for veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements, as well as community service and legislative reform that enhances the quality of life for this nation’s citizens and veterans alike. AMVETS is one of the largest congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organizations in the United States, and includes members from each branch of the military, including the National Guard and Reserves. For more information, visit www.amvets.org.
About Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty Endowment: The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit public benefit corporation that helps soldiers transition to civilian careers after their military service. The Call of Duty Endowment focuses its resources on assisting organizations that provide job placement and training to veterans, as well as engaging the media and public forums to raise awareness about the issue. Activision Blizzard launched the organization in October 2009, with a commitment to donate and raise millions of dollars for the cause. To help guide the endowment, CEO Bobby Kotick has recruited an advisory board composed of respected veterans representing the various service branches. Just as our men and women in the armed forces fought to protect our nation and liberties, CODE will fight to ensure that they find a career they deserve on leaving the military.