RecruitMilitary welcomes anyone with a military background to attend: veterans who already have civilian work experience, men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, and military spouses.

This is the first of more than 65 Career Fairs that RecruitMilitary Career Fairs will host across the U.S. 2009. At each fair a team of veteran-friendly organizations will conduct one-on-one interviews with the job seekers.

The employers present at the fairs will include corporate employers, law-enforcement agencies and other government employers, educational institutions, franchisors, veterans service agencies and veterans associations.

Some of the organizations that are scheduled to be at the fair include: Aquinas College, Ascend Intelligence, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Franchise Mart – Franklin, MATCO Tools, Military Sealift Command, and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, along with many others.

The invitation to military spouses is yet another indication of the growing appreciation and recognition for the unique role that military spouses play as part of the U.S. military family.

Recent studies have indicated that military spouses generally have less education and career opportunities than their civilian counterparts. A large share of this can be attributed to the demanding military lifestyle, which includes frequent moves and duty stations at rural bases where schools and job opportunities are not as plentiful as in metropolitan areas.