Austin Veterans Job Fair

Frank C. Erwin Jr. Special Events Center

1701 Red River Street

Austin, TX 78701

Austin Veterans Job Fair

April 4, 2019 11:00 AM April 4, 2019 3:00 PM
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Employer Packages

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,295

    • 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

    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($995 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • Branding

    $3,495

    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,595 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

Educator Packages

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $1,795

    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide

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.

Frank C. Erwin Jr. Special Events Center

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and the Job Fair begins at 11:00a.m.

  • The Job Fair will take place on the Arena Concourse.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served from 1:30-3:00 in an area of the concourse marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strip and extension cords. Without prior notification and payment, there is no guarantee electric will be provided.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Monday, April 1, 2019.

Please ship to:

Frank C. Erwin Special Events Center
1701 Red River
Austin, TX 78701
Attn: Buzz Huber
For RecruitMilitary Job Fair 4/4/2019
(Your Company Name)

Please be prepared with pre-paid/pre-scheduled shipping information on event day in order to ensure packages are en route Friday following the event. Your company will be fully responsible for contacting your own carrier to pick up your equipment after the event.

Items remaining after the event are not the responsibility of the center or RecruitMilitary and any charges incurred will be passed on to the exhibitor.

Parking Information

  • Complimentary parking has been secured for Lot 108 located adjacent to the south side of the center. Please identify yourself to the lot attendant as "RecruitMilitary" to access the lot. If lot is full, paid parking is available in nearby garages (see below).

  • Additional parking can be found in two nearby garages (payment to be made at the exit kiosks, accepting only credit and debit cards):

    HEALTH CENTER GARAGE - Click HERE for details.
    The Health Center Garage is the closer of the two to the venue space.

    TRINITY GARAGE - Click HERE for details.

  • There are also several bus stops within one block of the center.

View a parking map for Frank C. Erwin Jr. Special Events Center.

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. ”

Veteran job fair

“Good Day Austin with Amanda FOX 7 (KTBC)- Interviewed Steve B. in their studio at 6:50 am on the day of the event. ”

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 Austin 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 125 45%
Management/Supervision 112 40%
Project / Program Management 93 33%
Human Resources 79 28%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 72 26%
Quality Assurance / Safety 70 25%
Business / Strategic Management 70 25%
Education / Training 64 23%
IT / Software Development 60 21%
Customer Support / Client Care 59 21%
Administrative / Clerical 55 20%
Law Enforcement / Security 47 17%
Manufacturing / Operations 47 17%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 37 13%
Sales / Business Development 36 13%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 33 12%
Medical / Health 33 12%
Electronics 32 11%
Field Service 32 11%
Marketing / Product Management 31 11%
Aviation / Aerospace 31 11%
Other 26 9%
Construction / Trades 25 9%
Part-time 25 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 23 8%
Engineering 20 7%
Creative / Design 17 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 14 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 14 5%
Legal 12 4%
Retail 12 4%
Editorial / Writing 10 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 21 events in Austin, drawing 5,957 attendees and 870 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

Very impressed with the on-site staff. Very friendly, warm, and helpful. This fair far exceeds other fairs in the market.
10/13/16 Austin Career Fair -- Insurance Recruiter
This is a great place to obtain HR contacts with companies & build your network.
10/13/16 Austin Career Fair -- Marine E-4
Already have an offer out to an attendee. The quality of candidates was great. The candidates for this particular event were really strong.
4/6/17 Austin Career Fair -- Information Technology Recruiter
Very good job. Applicants appeared prepared and serious about employment.
4/6/17 Austin Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
Employers where definitely looking to hire veterans and I made some very good contacts.
4/6/17 Austin Career Fair -- Army E-7
Definitely the place to be for networking or when one is looking for a job.
4/6/17 Austin Career Fair -- Attendee
The quality of the candidates makes our time worthwhile. They are ready to work and have credentials already. We have encountered more qualified people at these events than other events.
10/12/17 Austin Career Fair -- Non-profit Recruiter
We were continuously busy right up to the end. We spoke with several great candidates and helped them learn how our hiring process works and what they should expect.
10/12/17 Austin Career Fair -- Defense Recruiter
The job fair was in an awesome location and very well organized. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
10/12/17 Austin Career Fair -- Attendee
I didn't think I would find employment, but due to the job fair, I gained employment with benefits. I am so grateful that I attended.
10/12/17 Austin Career Fair -- Army E-4

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