Archive for February, 2011

Employers step up to the plate for veterans at Turner Field

Almost everyone agrees that the men and women in uniform deserve our support while they’re serving in the U.S. military. But what about when those folks are transitioning from the military to a civilian life?

The people at RecruitMilitary LLC, want to help. The Cincinnati-based organization – along with The American Legion, Purple Heart Services and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network – is producing the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo, which will be at Atlanta’s Turner Field on Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The free event is an opportunity for military veterans and their spouses to interview and network with more than 30 veteran-friendly employers and educational institutions. Among those scheduled to attend the expo are Accenture, AutoNation, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Columbia Southern University, Combined Insurance, DeVry University, First Command Financial Services, The Geo Group, Grand Canyon University, Homeland Security Solutions, HouseMaster …

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Looking for a labor of love?

Working at a job you love and making a good living at the same time is the ideal employment situation. The reality, however, is often something else, particularly in today’s job market. Many people work at their jobs simply because they got hired, stayed employed and are earning a steady paycheck.

Some fortunate few are already working in their dream jobs. Others – such as nurses, teachers, soldiers and clergy – have answered a calling to do something they believe in.

Then there are those who volunteer in their spare time to support a worthy cause. They work at animal shelters, community centers, retirement homes, homeless shelters or arts organizations. They also volunteer as youth athletic coaches, Scout leaders, language teachers or mentors.

If money wasn’t an issue, what would you do as a labor of love? What job would fulfill you just because you want to do it?

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