Army National Hiring Days kick off virtually next week

The Army is changing its recruiting tactics because of coronavirus. Virtual National Hiring Days kick off on June 30.

Posted: Jun 25, 2020 5:42 AM
Updated: Jun 25, 2020 8:14 AM

The Army is changing its recruiting tactics because of coronavirus. Virtual National Hiring Days kick off on June 30.

The goal is 10,000 new soldiers from June 30 to July 2. The plan is to use social media and their website to get the word out.

Part of the effort is to encourage veterans and their family members to tell their Army story. Right now, the focus is to recruit soldiers ages 17 to 25. 

Newly-commissioned 2nd Lt. Emma Waldron fits the bill. After training, she'll head to Germany for three years. Her mother, Nancy Waldron, is a veteran and now serves as an Attorney Advisor for the Army.

"In these Army hiring days, I think there's something for everyone, with the 150 different specialties that the Army has. I'm just excited to see what awaits these 10,000 great Americans that sign up for the Army this month," said Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command Nancy Waldron. 

Second Lt. Emma Waldron says she's excited for the next step.

"There are so many different career fields that you can pursue, you know, you heard the figure earlier, 150 different career fields that the Army has to offer, and if you're not sure entirely what you want to do with your life, the Army is a wonderful place to start," she said.

The Army made an adjustment to virtual recruiting when coronavirus picked up mid-March, but this is the first time the effort is unified and nationwide. To learn more, click HERE.

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