Greater Salt Lake City Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on April 25, 2019 at Davis Conference Center in Layton, UT.

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 Greater Salt Lake City 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 72 42%
Management/Supervision 64 37%
Project / Program Management 46 27%
Quality Assurance / Safety 45 26%
Education / Training 45 26%
Business / Strategic Management 41 24%
Aviation / Aerospace 39 22%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 36 21%
Human Resources 36 21%
Law Enforcement / Security 31 18%
Manufacturing / Operations 29 17%
Marketing / Product Management 29 17%
Administrative / Clerical 28 16%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 28 16%
Field Service 27 15%
Sales / Business Development 23 13%
Customer Support / Client Care 22 12%
IT / Software Development 19 11%
Construction / Trades 19 11%
Creative / Design 18 10%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 18 10%
Other 17 10%
Electronics 16 9%
Engineering 16 9%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 16 9%
Medical / Health 13 7%
Part-time 12 7%
Biotech / R&D / Science 12 7%
Editorial / Writing 9 5%
Legal 8 4%
Food Services / Hospitality 5 2%
Retail 5 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 2 events in Salt Lake City, drawing 177 attendees and 83 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

A very professional environment, from the candidates to the facility.
Salt Lake City -- Retail recruiter
We believe that veterans have the skills and the drive to be effective employees.
Salt Lake City -- Construction / Building Supplies recruiter
Excellent number of exhibitors and overall experience. The variety of exhibitors was good too.
Salt Lake City -- Army E-4
I was pleasantly surprised at the variety of services offered and the opportunities to talk to recruiters. In addition, the opportunities to pursue additional education was impressive.
Salt Lake City -- Branch / Rank not indicated
We received numerous candidates from the job fair -- more than at other job fairs. Excellent candidate pool.
Salt Lake City -- Law Enforcement and Security recruiter
This job fair provides you quality candidates. The candidates offer more working experience than other job fairs we attend.
Salt Lake City -- Retail recruiter
Pre-event communication was good. Some of the employers' jobs were easy to find and apply for on-line in advance of the job fair.
Salt Lake City -- Army E-8
Well organized and much appreciated. I landed a job from it. Thanks!
Salt Lake City -- Navy E-4

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