Fort Walton Beach/Eglin Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on May 23, 2019 at Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

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 Fort Walton Beach/Eglin 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 110 41%
Management/Supervision 100 38%
Project / Program Management 78 29%
Education / Training 64 24%
Aviation / Aerospace 63 24%
Human Resources 56 21%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 56 21%
Administrative / Clerical 56 21%
Business / Strategic Management 56 21%
Quality Assurance / Safety 53 20%
Law Enforcement / Security 45 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 39 14%
Marketing / Product Management 32 12%
Sales / Business Development 32 12%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 31 11%
Other 28 10%
Part-time 28 10%
Field Service 26 9%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 25 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 24 9%
Manufacturing / Operations 24 9%
Medical / Health 21 8%
IT / Software Development 20 7%
Electronics 19 7%
Creative / Design 16 6%
Retail 15 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 15 5%
Construction / Trades 14 5%
Engineering 12 4%
Editorial / Writing 9 3%
Food Services / Hospitality 8 3%
Legal 6 2%
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