Huntsville (Redstone Arsenal Area) Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on April 4, 2019 at Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL.

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 Huntsville (Redstone Arsenal Area) 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 120 38%
Management/Supervision 92 29%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 76 24%
Business / Strategic Management 75 24%
Project / Program Management 74 23%
Administrative / Clerical 73 23%
Manufacturing / Operations 66 21%
Quality Assurance / Safety 64 20%
Aviation / Aerospace 56 18%
Human Resources 55 17%
Law Enforcement / Security 50 16%
Education / Training 49 15%
IT / Software Development 48 15%
Customer Support / Client Care 43 13%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 42 13%
Electronics 36 11%
Construction / Trades 32 10%
Sales / Business Development 31 10%
Engineering 30 9%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 28 9%
Part-time 27 8%
Marketing / Product Management 26 8%
Field Service 25 8%
Other 25 8%
Medical / Health 24 7%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 18 5%
Legal 16 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 13 4%
Editorial / Writing 12 3%
Food Services / Hospitality 12 3%
Creative / Design 12 3%
Retail 11 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 3 events in Huntsville, drawing 446 attendees and 82 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 310 Registered Attendees
  • 162 Soldiers
  • 45 Airmen
  • 40 Sailors
  • 15 Marines
  • 8 Spouses
  • 5 Others
  • 4 Coast Guardsmen
  • 1 DoD Civilian
I was very impressed and am looking forward to future events. This event was very successful for us. I am in the business to help veterans transition and RecruitMilitary does just that! I'm very honored to be working so closely with such a great organization. Thank you!
Huntsville Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
We were able to interact with several individuals with suitable skills and experience / potential for our industry.
Huntsville Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
Be prepared to talk to everyone. The company I am currently in conversation with is in an industry I would not have expected to be interested in.
Huntsville Career Fair -- Army Reserve O-4
Very well communicated and advertised. A large variety of vendors.
Huntsville Career Fair -- Army National Guard E-4

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