Job Fairs and Surveys: Get More Out of the Network!

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Peace Corps Career Fair at the US Patent and Trade Office
Peace Corps Career Fair at the US Patent and Trade Office

Chicago, IL: Inaugural Employers of National Service Career Fair

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and AmeriCorps alumni are signing up fast to attend the first Employers of National Service Career Fair! This event is the premier spot to recruit talented national service alumni to join your organization. RPCVs and AmeriCorps alumni have gained experience in education, health, economic sustainability, and much more from service throughout the United States and abroad. They are diverse, educated, and dedicated, and are looking for a wide range of employment opportunities.

The Employers of National Service Career Fair will be held on June 21, 2016, at DePaul University in Chicago. We expect more than 200 job seekers in attendance and have space for 60 employers. Don’t miss out on this chance to connect to amazing potential employees. Register now!

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Coming Soon! Annual Employers of National Service Survey

We are always looking to better connect our dedicated employers to our talented national service alumni, and want your feedback to help us do so. We will soon be releasing a brief survey to learn about your accomplishments, challenges, and innovative ideas about recruiting service members into successful employment with your organization. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey to provide us with feedback and the most up-to-date information about your organization. More information to follow shortly!

New Employers of National Service Announced on Recognition Day for National Service

Wendy Spencer posing with the Mayor of Mesa AZ

“City of Mesa employees are committed to knowledge, respect and integrity. I support National service alumni working in Mesa because they share these values and are dedicated to making a difference in our community,” said Mayor John Giles at the announcement of the City of Mesa becoming an Employer of National Service. The announcement on April 5 coincided with Mayor, County, and Tribal Recognition Day for National Service, a day where local government leaders celebrate the value of national service in their communities. 

America’s Talent Pipeline: Study Shows AmeriCorps Alumni are Accomplished and Engaged

A new study released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) confirms what those in the service world have known all along: those who serve in AmeriCorps are more skilled in working with diverse populations and in solving problems or handling unexpected events than before service.

The AmeriCorps Alumni Outcomes Survey shows that:

  • 97% of alumni rated themselves as excellent or good at working with people different from themselves, and 86% of alumni reported that their AmeriCorps experience helped them increase this skill either a great deal or somewhat.
  • 90% of alumni agreed or strongly agreed that they could solve difficult problems, accomplish goals, handle unexpected events and unforeseen situations, remain calm, and identify multiple solutions.
  • 78% of alumni agreed or strongly agreed that during AmeriCorps they learned more about the real world or the rest of the world.

Read more highlights from the survey on the CNCS Official Blog. See the executive summary and the entire survey results on CNCS Evidence Exchange

Flying Delta? AmeriCorps Alums will get you there!

Two AmeriCorps Alums/Delta employees

Delta Air Lines is the first airline to join Employers of National Service, and their commitment to national service alumni is soaring to new heights! Two AmeriCorps alumni share how their service experience led them to successful careers with the airline in this interview. Want to celebrate AmeriCorps alums at your company? Contact to share their story! 

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May 2016

Upcoming Job & Opportunity Fairs

Representatives from local, state, and national organizations are invited to participate in job fairs or other post-service opportunity events to provide currently serving or graduated AmeriCorps members and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers information about employment.

To register or send recruitment materials, please email the contact person for each event:

Employers of National Service Career Fair
Chicago, IL
Tuesday, June 21
Read more info and sign up.

AmeriCorps NCCC Life After AmeriCorps Opportunity Fair
Baltimore, MD
Wednesday, August 24th  
Contact: Crissi Harrison

West Coast RPCV
Career Fair
Berkeley, CA
Thursday, July 14
Read more info and sign up.

Recent Additions

Employers of National Service builds a talent pipeline which connects AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni with leading employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to create recruitment, hiring, and advancement opportunities. 

Recent new members include: 

American Conservation Experience
Aspire! Afterschool Learning
Blue Compass, LLC
Campus Advantage
Child & Family Resources, Inc.
City of Kansas City, Missouri
City of Mesa
Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley, Inc.
Goodwill of Southern Arizona
Greater Johnstown School District
Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership
Heart of Biddeford
Hiawatha Academies
Jumpstart for Young Children
Kentucky YMCA Youth Association, Inc.
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Services
Regional Service Corps
Save the Children
Service Year Alliance
Social Security Administration
The Alliance for International Exchange
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Tucson Urban League
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Small Business Administration
Uncommon Schools
United Way of Greater Portland

Find the full list here.