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ON24 Platform to Host Veterans Job Fair


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Date: October 24 2012

San Francisco, Calif. – October 24, 2012 – ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, today announced that in recognition of President Obama’s proclamation of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month they are joining forces 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.
 
“Despite an improving employment outlook overall, unemployment remains particularly high for our military veterans, particularly those with a service-related disability,” said Sharat Sharan, CEO of ON24. “ON24 is proud to apply the reliability, scalability and global reach of our 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 industry of their choice.”
 
Virtual career fairs provide both candidates and employers with a convenient way to connect – reducing the time and costs associated with traditional career events. For veterans with service-related disabilities, this means equal access to open positions, reduced travel time to the job fair itself and the possibility of telecommuting.  Employers may 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.
 
Similar events with Veteran Recruiting Services have resulted in more than 12,000 veterans finding employment with hundreds of America’s biggest and best companies.  Some of the key employers who will participate in the virtual career fair include:  Amtrak, Convergys, Lowe’s, ManTech, Intuit, Exelon, Medtronic, U.S. Department of Treasury, TSA, Waste Management, Wellpoint, and Xerox Business Services.
 
“We are proud to be working with ON24 to provide the first virtual career fair for veterans with service-related disabilities,” said Kevin O’Brien, Managing partner of Veteran Recruiting Services. “Through our virtual recruitment center, employers and veterans are able to connect in real time without the cost, burden or environmental impact typically associated with more traditional recruiting events.”
 
Virtual Career Fair Details
·         Date:  October 31, 2012
·         Time:  1pm EDT – 4pm EDT
·         Registration www.veteranrecruiting.com
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.



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