Seattle Veterans Job Fair

Bell Harbor International Conference Center

2211 Alaskan Way

Seattle, WA 98121

Seattle Veterans Job Fair

April 11, 2019 11:00 AM April 11, 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

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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, 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.

Bell Harbor International Conference Center

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Venue Information

  • The Job Fair is open to military veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Exhibitors may arrive for setup from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  • Exhibitors may use the loading lanes just outside of International Lobby (2211 Alaskan Way) to drop off items prior to parking. There is a 5-minute maximum for use of these lanes. Registration can be found in International Lobby and will be identified by "RecruitMiliary" signage.

  • The Job Fair will take place in the International Room located on Level Two of the Conference Center. Look for event signage.

  • Coffee will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Olympic Room located adjacent to the Job Fair room and will be marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • Lunch will be served for Exhibitors from 1:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m. in the Olympic Room 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.

  • No outside food or beverages may be brought into the Center without prior approval.

  • Complimentary WiFi is available.

Shipping Instructions

Pier 66 is a working pier. Federal customs and immigration procedures could prohibit and / or reroute Pier deliveries.

Exhibitors are asked to ship into and out of their hotel.

Parking Information

Bell Harbor International Conference Center is located at Pier 66.

* Two hour street parking may be available along Alaskan Way at $4 per hour.
* Enter the International Lobby and look for the RecruitMilitary registration table.

FROM BELL STREET PIER GARAGE (2323 Elliott Avenue - also known as Art Institute of Seattle Garage)
* There are two entrances to the garage - Elliott Avenue and Wall Street.
* From the garage, proceed to the 5th level to access the Skybridge. You will see signs throughout the garage noting the Skybridge is located on the 5th level.
* Once across the Skybridge, take the elevators or the stairs down to the 1st floor. There will be signage at the elevator noting RecruitMilitary to proceed to the 1st floor.
* The entrance to the registration area is located just off the elevators.
* Please click HERE for prevailing parking rates for the Bell Street Pier Garage.

* For public transportation options, click HERE to see options using moovitapp.

Recruit Military hosts job fair Wednesday

“If you’re looking for a job in the new year, here’s your opportunity to network and find out what opportunities are out there for transitioning service members, military spouses, family members or veterans.”

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. ”

Seattle employers compete for job seekers leaving the military

“The job fair was sponsored by Microsoft and produced by RecruitMilitary, a for-profit company run by veterans that organizes job fairs for veterans across the U.S. The employers with booths at the Seattle Center job fair appreciate the value of job-seekers with a military background.”

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 Seattle 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 39 40%
Management/Supervision 29 29%
Law Enforcement / Security 26 26%
Education / Training 20 20%
Human Resources 19 19%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 18 18%
Construction / Trades 18 18%
Project / Program Management 18 18%
Quality Assurance / Safety 17 17%
IT / Software Development 17 17%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 16 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 16 16%
Aviation / Aerospace 16 16%
Business / Strategic Management 16 16%
Administrative / Clerical 15 15%
Customer Support / Client Care 15 15%
Engineering 13 13%
Food Services / Hospitality 12 12%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 11 11%
Medical / Health 11 11%
Biotech / R&D / Science 10 10%
Marketing / Product Management 10 10%
Other 10 10%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 10 10%
Electronics 9 9%
Field Service 9 9%
Creative / Design 9 9%
Part-time 8 8%
Sales / Business Development 7 7%
Retail 5 5%
Editorial / Writing 4 4%
Legal 3 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 34 events in Seattle, drawing 9,909 attendees and 1,380 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

Email blasts and media presence were important to us. We received coverage on the local news!
Seattle Career Fair -- Education Industry Recruiter
Far superior to other job fairs......the candidates were well prepared, had command presence and asked smart questions.
Seattle Career Fair -- Law Enforcement and Security Recruiter
Great venue, quality candidates. The quality of candidates was better and more abundant than other fairs.
11/17/16 Seattle Career Fair -- Insurance Recruiter
I was impressed with how well it was conducted. We enjoyed meeting military candidates and were able to identify several individuals interested in our program.
11/17/16 Seattle Career Fair -- Construction / Building Supplies Recruiter
The facilitator did an excellent job recommending that job seekers stop by every booth. I took this advice to heart, stopped at a booth I had seemingly no background for and got a phone interview three days later.
11/17/16 Seattle Career Fair -- Navy 0-5
It was nice to have a career fair specific to military personnel. Knowing most of the recruiters were military was a relief. (Air National Guard E
11/17/16 Seattle Career Fair -- Air National Guard E-6
Excellent. Professionally presented, good candidates, great attendance. Promoter is very engaged with attendees and vendors.
12/7/17 Seattle Career Fair - Education recruiter
The support team was awesome! Great communication. Many well qualified candidates.
12/7/17 Seattle Career Fair - Financial Services recruiter
It’s always great to have opportunities to talk to recruiters from leading industries!
12/7/17 Seattle Career Fair - Army W-4
Great initial briefing on goals to accomplish during the fair. Set a goal on how many prospective opportunities you want to get at the fair.
12/7/17 Seattle Career Fair - Army O-4

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