Colorado Springs Veterans Job Fair

United States Olympic Training Center

1 Olympic Plaza

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Colorado Springs Veterans Job Fair

November 1, 2018 11:00 AM November 1, 2018 3:00 PM

Select an Employer Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,295

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $595 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $795 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $995 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted

    $1,795

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • Branding

    $3,495

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,095 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

Select an Educator Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $1,795

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Educator Advantage

    $2,195

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,795 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • School name listed in the Search & Employ education directory in the next two issues

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Additional Representatives Policy

Your booth purchase includes representatives. The attendance of any additional representatives will require a $50 fee per additional representative which will allow us to provide the appropriate accommodations for the number of recruiters that attend the event on behalf of your organization. If your organization has any additional representatives show up on the day of the event without paying the fee in advance, you will be invoiced $50 for each representative, on the day of the event.

Cancellation Policy

RecruitMilitary does not offer refunds. If an exhibitor is unable to attend a Veteran Opportunity Expo (“Expo”) for which it has already registered, RecruitMilitary will make every effort to allow the exhibitor to attend a future Expo, provided the exhibitor attends the Expo within twelve months of the Invoice Date. However, to qualify, RecruitMilitary must receive a cancellation request at least ten business days' prior to the date of the Expo for which you were registered. Unpaid invoices must be paid whether or not the exhibitor attends the event for which it originally registered. Cancellation requests must be sent via e-mail to support@recruitmilitary.com, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. If a cancellation request is received fewer than ten business days before the Expo, or if the exhibitor does not show up at the Expo at all, then that exhibitor will not be entitled to transfer its registration to a new Expo.

At a Veteran Job Fair, you can begin the selection process with what is normally one of the final stages of a face-to-face meeting with the candidate. We present these events in cooperation with leading corporations, news media, industry associations, veterans organizations, and government agencies. All Veteran Job Fairs take place in major military markets. To attract job candidates to the fairs, we promote the events intensively to our huge database of registered candidates, and we run display ads in major newspapers in the areas where they will take place.

Why Hire Veterans?

If you are not familiar with hiring veterans, we would like to share three reasons why military personnel will make great employees for your organization:

  • Well-trained. Veterans possess skills that are critical for an organization to succeed. They are trained to be mission-oriented and to work as a team. They possess critical skills for organizational success including discipline, responsibility, respect, and unparalleled work ethic.
  • Skills that overlap. Veterans have been trained in specific skills that greatly overlap civilian work. Whether driving an 18-wheel tractor-trailer or leading an organization in an executive position, the military provides people with the training to be successful in trades, as well as the experience and conditioning required for management positions.
  • Diverse backgrounds. The military employs a highly diverse workforce. Approximately 45% of our candidates are women and/or ethnic minorities, enabling you to connect with skilled and diverse candidates through our events.

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Venue Information

  • The Job Fair will take place in Gyms 2 & 3 located on the main floor of Sports Center 1.
  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Each exhibitor will have a table with linen and two chairs.
  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area marked with "RecruitMilitary Exhibitors Only" signage.
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in Gym 5, one floor above the event space with an overlook to the event below.
  • Exhibitors requiring electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance of the event to make payment and should provide their own extension cord and/or power strip. Without prior notice, electric will not be guaranteed.
  • Free WiFi is available.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Monday, October 29, 2018. Please ship to:

United States Olympic Training Center
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Attn: Cecelia Bolin
For RecruitMilitary Job Fair 11/01/18
(Your Company Name)

Please plan to take your items with you at the end of the event or schedule pickup for early Friday. The items must be picked up no later than end of day Friday November 2, 2018. Unclaimed items are neither the responsibility of the USOTC nor of RecruitMilitary.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary at those events for which venues charge to receive and/or ship out packages will be passed on to the client/exhibitor. These fees are the sole responsibility of the client/exhibitor.

Parking Information

  • Complimentary parking is available.
  • For those exhibitors arriving with packages, there is a small parking lot in back of Sports Center 1. This lot will be available on a first come, first serve basis. There is easy access into the Sports Center via stairs or a ramp.
  • If you have shipped your items to the center, please consider parking in the designated attendee lot and walking down the path to the event.

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. ”

'Opportunity Expo' seeks to connect veterans, employers

“A free job fair for veterans, active military transitioning to civilian life and military spouses will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. The hiring event is being produced by RecruitMilitary, a Cincinnati-based military-to-civilian recruiting firm, in cooperation with the American Legion. Among employers set to attend are Allstate...”

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 Colorado Springs 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 46 56%
Management/Supervision 33 40%
Project / Program Management 23 28%
Law Enforcement / Security 22 26%
Business / Strategic Management 20 24%
Education / Training 19 23%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 19 23%
IT / Software Development 18 21%
Customer Support / Client Care 18 21%
Human Resources 17 20%
Field Service 16 19%
Administrative / Clerical 15 18%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 14 17%
Construction / Trades 14 17%
Aviation / Aerospace 14 17%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 13 15%
Manufacturing / Operations 13 15%
Sales / Business Development 12 14%
Quality Assurance / Safety 12 14%
Medical / Health 12 14%
Electronics 11 13%
Engineering 11 13%
Other 11 13%
Marketing / Product Management 9 10%
Biotech / R&D / Science 9 10%
Creative / Design 8 9%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 8 9%
Part-time 6 7%
Retail 5 6%
Legal 5 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 4 4%
Editorial / Writing 4 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 6 events in Colorado Springs, drawing 1,881 attendees and 251 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

Great job fair. Best one I've been to. First one that I've been to on the side of the table where I'm the one looking for a job.
Colorado Springs Event - Army veteran
Thank you for a great event. Great applicant pool. Well organized.
Colorado Springs Event - Energy & Utilities Recruiter
It really felt like and looked like a lot of effort (and hard work) was put into this event by your team. Compared to other events, the ones that you put on are phenomenal!
Colorado Springs - Staffing Recruiter
Walked out with three solid leads/interview requests. Got one job offer out of that. Keep it up!
Colorado Springs - veteran attendee
The location was great and the event was well organized. Colorado Springs seemed to draw some key experience that we are looking for.
Colorado Springs - Aerospace Recruiter
Great event to get top quality candidates. A great networking event.
Colorado Springs - Healthcare Recruiter
Solid event and military candidates are a great fit with our company. Overall, a good experience and we will continue to utilize RM events.
11/1/17 Colorado Springs Career Fair - Services recruiter
Good candidates with many good skills. Nice location.
11/1/17 Colorado Springs Career Fair - Restaurant and Food Services recruiter
Go to the job fair. You never know when that perfect opportunity will be there.
11/1/17 Colorado Springs Career Fair - Army E-8
The vendors I met were ready to talk with serious candidates looking for employment.
11/1/17 Colorado Springs Career Fair - Air Force E-7

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