Dayton Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on July 26, 2018 at Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center in Dayton, OH.

Wright-Patt job fair seeks to recruit veterans for jobs

“ A veterans job fair is expected to draw dozens of employers next week to the Hope Hotel and Conference Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Job seekers may attend the Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary job fair between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, July 27. ”

The Hire More Heroes Act is misguided. There is no veterans’ unemployment crisis.

“Americans may be shocked to learn that there is no veterans’ unemployment crisis. The unemployment rate in 2014 for post-9/11 veterans was 7.2 percent, the lowest level in seven years of tracking these veterans. ”

What Government Should Actually Do To Support Veterans' Employment

“The latest crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs has called into question again the proper role of government in the care of our veterans. Whereas healthcare is clearly in shambles, veterans’ employment is another realm in which well-meaning government involvement has been inefficient at best and ineffective or counterproductive at worst. ”

Employment and Returning Veterans

“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”

Beyond Altruism

“Among the fondest memories Peter Gudmundsson ’85 has of his three years as an active-duty U.S. Marine officer was the time in 1987 when, off the coast of Vietnam, he stood on the deck of a U.S. Navy ship looking up at the Soviet planes flying overhead. What was particularly memorable, he says, was not the plane flying overhead, but the reaction of the men in his platoon”

Money For Lunch

“Money for Lunch host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”

Helping veterans overcome job search challenges

“Mike Rollins is featured on America Now. Recently, America Now visited a RecruitMilitary job fair held at the Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ”

TN veterans face tough battle to find employment

“By Naomi Snyder Terry Pack was an aircraft mechanic serving in the Army in Iraq, spending two of the last six years in combat overseas. Now that he's done his service for the country, he can't even get a job doing oil changes at Sears. "It's tough,'' said the unemployed Clarksville veteran, who was honorably discharged in January. "I've been looking for any job." A congressional hea...”

Veterans and Jobs

“Matt Murphy, RecruitMilitary's Senior VP of Business Development and Sales is a guest on Washington Journal to talk about a recent report that shows the jobless rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is over eleven percent. He talks about connecting employers, educational institutions, and franchisors to veterans because of their character, skills and training, diversity, and securi...”

When attendees registered for the Dayton Veterans Job Fair, we asked them to let us know what fields they are interested in. The table below is a breakdown of those interests.

Interest Attendee Count Percentage
Government 140 42%
Management/Supervision 98 29%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 77 23%
Project / Program Management 67 20%
Administrative / Clerical 60 18%
Law Enforcement / Security 59 17%
Quality Assurance / Safety 58 17%
Education / Training 55 16%
Business / Strategic Management 55 16%
Aviation / Aerospace 50 15%
Manufacturing / Operations 50 15%
Human Resources 48 14%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 46 13%
Customer Support / Client Care 40 12%
Medical / Health 40 12%
Marketing / Product Management 38 11%
Construction / Trades 35 10%
Sales / Business Development 35 10%
Field Service 34 10%
IT / Software Development 33 9%
Part-time 31 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 26 7%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 25 7%
Electronics 24 7%
Retail 24 7%
Other 23 6%
Engineering 22 6%
Editorial / Writing 22 6%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 22 6%
Creative / Design 18 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 17 5%
Legal 15 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 4 events in Dayton, drawing 646 attendees and 179 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 332 Registered Attendees
  • 111 Soldiers
  • 105 Airmen
  • 32 Sailors
  • 20 Spouses
  • 20 Marines
  • 2 Others
I've been to a number of these types of veteran career fairs in a variety of locations and this one was one of the best ones I'd been to. The recruiters were very obviously motivated to speak to us and everybody there was very friendly. Got some good leads, too, so I'd say it was a success.
Dayton Career Fair -- (Army E-5)
Very positive event. I really enjoyed the networking and meeting different employers. It really broadened my search.
Dayton Career Fair -- Attendee
This was my first career fair and I was impressed. I didn't know there were this many companies in my local area looking for veterans.
Dayton Career Fair -- Attendee
Exhibitors were very friendly and easy to talk to.
Dayton Career Fair -- Army 0-3

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