The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Hospitality Career Connection Virtual Career Fair In alliance with Veterans of Foreign Wars
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 11am-3pm (EST)

Approximately 250,000 servicemen and women will separate from active duty every year for the next five years. At the same time, the restaurant and food service industry will create more than 800,000 new jobs in the next five years. Looking to provide a virtual platform to connect employers with job seekers, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) have partnered together to host the 2nd annual Hospitality Career Connection.

The Hospitality Career Connection is the NRAEF and VFW’s latest endeavor in its effort to foster career success among veterans and ensure a successful transition after separating from military service.

About the NRAEF:  The restaurant industry employs 14 million people – about one in 10 working Americans. The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) exists to enhance the restaurant industry’s service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities. The NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain a career-oriented professional workforce for the restaurant industry.

Founded in 1987, the NRAEF is the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association. The NRAEF impacts the prosperity of the restaurant industry by developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders.  The Foundation’s educational initiatives provide culinary, management, food safety and employability skills training to build a pipeline of talent for the growing industry.

ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in more than 6,500 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at

The NRAEF Virtual Career Connection in alliance with VFW provides the opportunity for:

  • Live conversations between recruiters and candidates via instant chat.
  • Viewing of informational content throughout the environment.
  • The uploading and submission of candidate resumes for various job listings.
  • Interaction with fellow attendees in the Networking Lounge.


Explore the Virtual Environment

View images of the virtual environment spaces.


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