VFW Teams Up With Cerner to Host Virtual Career Fair

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN) have joined together to provide career-seeking veterans, service members and military spouses the opportunity to connect with current openings at Cerner at the Cerner - VFW Virtual Career Fair, February 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST).

Kansas City-based Cerner is at the intersection of two fast-growing industries: technology and health care. It is seeking talent with the ability to drive change through the use of technology, offering a wide variety of positions to include system engineers, technical support analysts, implementation consultants, nurses and a variety of operational roles.

The Cerner – VFW Virtual Career Fair is open exclusively to current and former military, as well as their spouses. Participants are strongly encouraged to register at http://www.cernervfwvirtual.com/registration.

Individuals interested in career opportunities, but unable to attend the event should proceed with registration as the Cerner recruiting team will review each submission received.

“We’re pleased to join Cerner in co-hosting this event,” said VFW National Commander John W. Stroud, a retired Air Force veteran. “Today’s job market is tough. We want to provide every opportunity for our service members and veterans to succeed in their careers, and working on a large-scale hiring initiative with a company that truly appreciates the skillsets and dedication that our veterans possess certainly provides a great one.”

The event is the VFW’s latest endeavor in its efforts to foster career success among veterans and ensure a successful transition after separating from military service.

Cerner currently employs hundreds of current and former service members.

“Cerner is committed to veterans who have selflessly served our country and we recognize the value they bring to this company,” said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. “It is the right and smart thing to do for these talented, motivated and dedicated men and women. They have the skills to make a difference in the health care industry.”

Cerner will seek candidates to fill positions in three main areas of focus: technology, clinical experience and business operations.

In the field of technology, candidates can apply for opportunities in development, deployment, and managed services of cutting edge systems. Available positions include system and network engineers, technology architects, technical project managers, software development and software design.

Cerner believes clinical experience is key to developing best in class solutions for hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies and community health management. Therefore, it hires experts in all fields of medicine to assist in the design of solutions, developing clinical outcomes, and providing care at one of its many employer clinics. Qualified veterans who have a background in providing medical can apply for opportunities as physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and medical technicians.

Business Operations is also a critical piece to success at Cerner. In addition to consulting openings it will seek qualified candidates to fulfill operations roles in the areas of human resources, finance, accounting, marketing, legal, properties, early childhood education and security.



The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of veterans and eligible military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation's largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans organization. With nearly 1.9 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in more than 6,800 Posts worldwide, “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS.” The VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org.

Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 14,000 facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients’ clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner’s mission is to contribute to the improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at cerner.com/blog, connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at facebook.com/cerner.

Cerner Corp. – Marlene Bentley, (816) 225-9772, marlene.bentley@cerner.com
VFW – Randi Law, (816) 968-1104, rlaw@vfw.org