Press Release

November 8, 2011
The Goal is to Increases Job Opportunities for Veterans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today praised the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for sponsoring a nationwide, virtual online job fair on Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. at 4 p.m. EST.  

“Finding a job in this economy has been a challenge for millions of Americans and we owe it to our veterans to make sure they have the most up-to-date access to job information,” said Senator Cardin.  “I commend the VA for using all the resources at its disposal to connect veterans with employers who want to hire qualified, experience men and women.”

To date, more than 60 military-friendly national employers from both the private and federal sectors and more than 36,000 veterans have registered to participate in the all day online event. 

Veterans can pre-register at for this event.  On the day of the event, veterans can log in and visit employer booths, view job openings, apply for jobs, watch employer videos and presentations, chat live with recruiters, and complete on-the-spot video interviews. They also can interact with VetSuccess counselors to learn more about VA benefits, as well as additional resources and tools for transitioning service members and family members regarding training, employment, and independent living. 

VA’s website offers services by providing access to a job board of more than 8 million job openings, as well as tools for veterans to build or upload resumes and for employers to search for veterans who match their recruiting needs. 

The job fair not only connects employers with veterans who are a match for their staffing needs, but also allows veterans to visit the VA’s virtual help desk to obtain information about VA benefits. 

Benefits include the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess program, which provides job training and placement skills for transitioning Servicemembers and Veterans.  

For more information on the job fair go to and click on VA’s Facebook site or go to