Veteran’s Initiative


Northwest Pennsylvania: Hiring Heroes

Every day veterans are transitioning from active duty to civilian life. Are you ready to seize their moment?

Veterans are exceptional people with transferrable skills and experience gained from serving our country, making them the perfect candidates for a wide range of job positions.

The Northwest Commission has made the #1 online military-to-civilian recruitment tool FREE for businesses in our 8-county region of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren.  When registered through the Northwest Commission, employers in the region can add unlimited job postings to the RecruitMilitary Job Board for FREE.

As of January 2016, RecruitMilitary had:

  • 241,809 JOBS


  • 2,984,145 PROFILE VIEWS

In an effort to best serve businesses in the region, the Northwest Commission is gathering feedback from employers in Northwest Pennsylvania.  Please take this 3-question survey and share the link with others who may be interested in participating. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is RecruitMilitary?

RecruitMilitary is a recruitment firm staffed by veterans dedicated to assisting job seekers with military backgrounds and their spouses. Their most effective tool is a web-based portal, which connects employers with qualified candidates.

What kind of candidates are in the Candidate Database?

The RecruitMilitary Candidate Database contains the profiles and resumes of job seekers with military backgrounds, including men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and Reserves, veterans who already have civilian work experience, as well as military spouses.

Is my company eligible to post jobs?

Companies located in the 8-county service region of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren are eligible through the Northwest Commission to post jobs to RecruitMilitary.

How many jobs can my company post?

The Northwest Commission has provided companies, located in our 8-county service region of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren, unlimited job postings to the RecruitMilitary Job Board.

What is the cost to my company?

By entering into a contract with RecruitMilitary, the Northwest Commission is providing access to RecruitMilitary free of charge to companies located in our 8-county service region of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren.

What is the cost to veterans?

RecruitMilitary is a veteran owned company dedicated to helping American military service members and their spouses find employment. This service is provided to veterans and their spouses free of charge.

How does my company begin posting jobs on RecruitMilitary?

To receive a registration form, contact the Northwest Commission at Once you have completed your registration with the Northwest Commission,  a username and password will be assigned to your company by RecruitMilitary and you will be able to post job openings immediately.

How do I learn more about the Northwest Commission?

To learn more about the Northwest Commission and the services we provide, please visit our website at or visit us on Facebook, Twitter and  YouTube.

How do I learn more about RecruitMilitary?

Please visit the RecruitMilitary website to learn more their company and veteran database. Information can be found at

Click Here for a registration form and return to the Northwest Commission (


“Businesses across our region have long asked us to help them attract the best and brightest talent to fill their open positions.  The RecruitMilitary initiative developed by the Northwest Commission is one way we are trying to effectively answer that call.  Over the coming years thousands of highly trained, well vetted individuals will be leaving all branches of our military.  These are individuals who have proven track records of personal motivation, self discipline, commitment to task and ability to adapt.  These are the kind of individuals we need in Northwest Pennsylvania to build our economy and our community.  Please consider participating in the RecruitMilitary initiative.  Help us help you secure a positive future for your business and your community.” 

James Decker, President/CEO, Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry

“For years employers have struggled finding good employees who will show up for work (on time), pass a drug test and put in a full day’s work. Finally we have a solution. There are 2 million potential employees coming out of the armed services every year for the next 5 years. These veterans have been trained and are trainable, they have a strong work ethic and will be as proud to serve your business as they have served our country.”

Richard Novotny, Executive Director, Erie County Redevelopment Authority

“Programs are only as good as the marketing and implementation. Working as a team with the Northwest Commission, we are making sure that our Veterans are not being forgotten and know about opportunities. We are also ensuring that our employers get connected to great qualified employees they need to continue to grow and be successful.”

 – John R. Phillips II, President & CEO, Oil Region Alliance


For more information on our program to assist companies in connecting with military veterans and their spouses as they transition into the civilian workforce, please contact:

Jill Foys
Executive Director
814.677.4800 x116