Minneapolis Veterans Job Fair

TCF Bank Stadium

420 SE 23rd Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Minneapolis Veterans Job Fair

April 25, 2019 11:00 AM April 25, 2019 3:00 PM

Employer Packages


For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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


For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator


    • 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.

TCF Bank Stadium

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Venue Information

  • The Job Fair will take place in the DQ Club.


Benton County Entrance - all exhibitors without need for flatbed carts should use this entrance. Benton County Entrance is closest to the open part of the horseshoe near Goldy's Locker Room and the ticket office. This is the closest entrance to the Job Fair area.

Jackson County Entrance - any exhibitor using a flatbed cart will need to enter via the Jackson County Entrance located along 23rd Ave.

The MN county names go in alphabetical order around the stadium.

  • 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 the M Club Room on the ground level which will be marked with RecruitMilitary's "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.

  • Free WiFi IS available (U of M guest)

Shipping Instructions

Due to limited storage space at the venue, all items should be shipped into and out of the Exhibitor's hotel.

Parking Information

The Maroon lot off 6th St. SE is the closest and least expensive with 486 spots. It is adjacent to the stadium.

The Victory lot, also off 6th St. SE, is also adjacent to the stadium with 234 spots. Additional lots and garages are within 1-2 blocks of the stadium.

The Gopher lot can be used for overflow. Hourly rates apply.

Public transportation is also available. Stadium Village Station on the METRO Green Line is just steps away from TCF Bank Stadium! METRO Blue Line passengers can connect to the METRO Green Line at Downtown East Station (formerly Metrodome Station). Many Metro Transit buses stop near TCF Bank Stadium or connect with the Green Line as well.

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. ”

RecruitMilitary Hosts a Hiring Our Heroes Event in Minneapolis

“NBC 11 (KARE) - RecruitMilitary is hosting "Hiring Our Heroes - Minneapolis," a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses.”

Job Fair Helps Local Veterans Transition from Battlefield to Boardroom

“ABC 5 (KSTP)/ ABC 6 (KAAL) - What veterans say they often need help with, is translating their military skills to the professional world. From CenterPoint Energy, Siemens, General Electric, Phillips Medisize, Mayo Clinic, TCF Bank, to Minneapolis Police, some 60 companies were on hand looking for a few good men and women.”

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 Minneapolis 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 62 39%
Management/Supervision 52 33%
Project / Program Management 40 25%
Business / Strategic Management 39 25%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 38 24%
Law Enforcement / Security 35 22%
Human Resources 34 21%
Administrative / Clerical 33 21%
Education / Training 30 19%
Medical / Health 28 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 27 17%
IT / Software Development 25 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 25 16%
Field Service 25 16%
Sales / Business Development 25 16%
Marketing / Product Management 24 15%
Other 24 15%
Quality Assurance / Safety 23 14%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 22 14%
Construction / Trades 21 13%
Aviation / Aerospace 21 13%
Food Services / Hospitality 21 13%
Part-time 20 12%
Editorial / Writing 18 11%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 18 11%
Biotech / R&D / Science 17 10%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 16 10%
Engineering 15 9%
Legal 15 9%
Creative / Design 15 9%
Electronics 14 8%
Retail 14 8%
RecruitMilitary has held 12 events in Minneapolis, drawing 2,195 attendees and 659 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

People are there for right reason -- to assist veterans.
10/13/16 Minneapolis Career Fair -- Army & Marines E-7
The RecruitMilitary representative gave a great motivational talk before we went into the hall that was really helpful & encouraging.
10/13/16 Minneapolis Career Fair -- Attendee
I was hired at a RecruitMilitary event for the company I now recruit for! This is the only one we attend.
4/27/17 Minneapolis Career Fair -- Transportation / Logistics Recruiter
This was my first event with the military. It was great. I liked that we were greeted and shown to our booth right away -- organized, clean, the space was perfect. The staff was incredibly helpful and efficient.
4/27/17 Minneapolis Career Fair -- Manufacturing Recruiter
The DAV and RecruitMilitary job fair was a great place to meet employers, network, and get an idea of how to get different careers.
4/27/17 Minneapolis Career Fair -- Army E-4
I thought that this job fair was the best one that I had been to. Nice work to the DAV/RM team who put this together.
4/27/17 Minneapolis Career Fair -- Navy / National Guard / Army Reserve E-3
Well organized and well done from start to finish. More professional candidates than at other job fairs.
10/12/17 Minneapolis Career Fair - Restaurant & Food Services recruiter
The career fairs done by RecruitMilitary are always professional and the candidates are friendly and nice.
10/12/17 - Minneapolis Career Fair - Transportation/Logistics recruiter
Every type of employer seemed to be covered. I am 6 months out from retirement and talked to about 20 different companies!
10/12/17 Minneapolis Career Fair - Air Force & Air National Guard E-7
I think everything was without flaw. Can you make the event longer? I wish I had more time to visit more presenters.
10/12/17 Minneapolis Career Fair -- Navy E-4

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