SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/24/12 -- ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, today announced a partnership with Veteran Recruiting Services, the market leader for virtual career fairs for the military community, to host the first ever virtual career fair for veterans with service-related disabilities.
President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation designating October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. "We are proud to support this by joining forces with Veteran Recruiting Services and dozens of America's leading employers to help veterans with service-related disabilities find employment opportunities," said Denise Persson, ON24 CMO.
"Despite an improving employment outlook overall, unemployment remains high for military veterans, particularly for those with a service-related disability," said Persson. "With the Virtual Career Fair for Veterans with Disabilities, we are applying the reliability, scalability and reach of our Platform 10 technology, along with our extensive experience implementing virtual career fairs, toward the goal of matching the talented men and women coming out of the armed forces with careers in the industries of their choice."
Virtual career fairs epitomize the promise of virtual communications technology, providing both candidates and employers with a convenient way to connect -- reducing the time and costs associated with traditional career events. Employers can even conduct "mini-interviews" on the spot within the ON24 environment, and job seekers can shorten the time needed to find a job while gaining instant access to thousands of open positions. For veterans with service-related disabilities, this means equal access to open positions, with no travel to a physical job fair required.
Similar Veteran Recruiting Services events have resulted in more than 12,000 veterans finding employment with hundreds of America's biggest and best companies. Some of the key employers participating in the Virtual Career Fair for Veterans with Disabilities include Progressive Insurance, Amtrak, Lowe's, Intuit, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the U.S. Department of Treasury, Waste Management, Wellpoint and Xerox Business Services. "They have recognized that hiring veterans is a great business decision, as well as the right thing to do," commented Kevin O'Brien, managing partner of Veteran Recruiting Services.
"We are pleased to be working with ON24 to provide the first virtual career fair for veterans with service-related disabilities," said O'Brien. "Veterans with disabilities have a much tougher time finding employment. Through a virtual career fair we can give them equal access to employers and job opportunities. We encourage all veterans with service-related disabilities to register for this groundbreaking event."
About the Virtual Career Fair for Veterans with Disabilities
•Date: October 31, 2012 •Time: 1pm EDT - 4pm EDT •Registration: www.veteranrecruiting.com •Twitter hashtag: #wehireveterans
About ON24, Inc.
ON24, the virtual communications platform for the global enterprise, provides interactive, impactful cloud-based solutions that drive outstanding results. ON24 offers a broad and innovative product portfolio, including webcasting, virtual events and virtual environments, accessible from any device and supported by robust reporting and analytics. Applications for the ON24 platform include demand generation, partner enablement, training, product launches, company town hall meetings and user conferences. More than 700 organizations, including IBM, CA Technologies, Merck, Unilever, JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte, Credit Suisse, Ernst & Young, Amazon and New York Life, rely on ON24. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.ON24.com.
About Veteran Recruiting Services
The mission of Veteran Recruiting Services (VRS) is to assist veterans and active duty service members find employment. Its work is in support of the White House "Joining Forces" initiative, led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.
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