Greater Los Angeles Veterans Job Fair

Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center

300 E. Ocean Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90802

Greater Los Angeles Veterans Job Fair

May 30, 2019 11:00 AM May 30, 2019 3:00 PM
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Employer Packages

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,295

    • 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

    $1,795

    • 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

    $3,495

    • 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

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $1,795

    • 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.

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Exhibitor will have an 8' table with linen and two chairs.
  • The Job Fair will take place in the Promenade Ballroom on the Promenade Level of the Long Beach Convention Center.
  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area designated with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage on the Promenade Level.
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in an area designated with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage on the Promenade Level.
  • 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 beverage is allowed to be distributed to attendees.

Shipping Instructions

Exhibitors are encouraged to ship into their hotel. The Convention Center does not have a shipping & receiving department for events held at the facility.

Parking Information

The Promenade Parking Garage located next to the Hyatt is the most convenient location to the event space and has 350 spaces available. There is an elevator which leads from the parking garage to the main door of the convention center.

Overflow parking will be available across from the Performance Center. A sky bridge leads from the garage to the front entrance of the convention center.

An additional 3,000 parking spaces are available in surrounding garages and surface lots.

Rates vary per lot.

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. ”

More than 300 veterans seek jobs at Dodger Stadium career fair

“"Our goal is to help veterans get connected and pointed in the right direction as it pertains to their skill set," said John Lundberg, director of events and national accounts for RecruitMilitary, which helped sponsor the L.A. fair.”

Hundreds Of Veterans Turn Out For ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ Job Fair

“Hundreds of veterans who just finished their tours or have been out of the military for years turned out in droves for a job fair held at Dodger Stadium Thursday.”

Helping Our Military Heroes Find Work When They Come Home

“The unemployment rate is high enough for those people who never put on a uniform. The numbers of people who can’t find work who laid their lives on the live for this country in Afghanistan or Iraq are mind-numbing. And staggering. But one group wants to do something about it. And as Amy Johnson reported for KCAL9, finding jobs for many veterans became a lot easier today with a specia...”

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 Line Up for Special Job Fair

“Reported by Subha Ravindhran More than 350 military veterans and military spouses attend the RecruitMilitary career fair in Long Beach. Direct employers, educational institutions, and franchisors were on hand with opportunities. Several interviews with local veterans and RecruitMilitary's West Coast Director Jasen Williams. To watch the video click on Full Story below....”

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 Los Angeles 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 21 41%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 13 25%
Management/Supervision 13 25%
Education / Training 12 23%
Customer Support / Client Care 12 23%
Project / Program Management 12 23%
Human Resources 11 21%
Medical / Health 10 19%
Administrative / Clerical 10 19%
Quality Assurance / Safety 9 17%
IT / Software Development 9 17%
Part-time 9 17%
Aviation / Aerospace 8 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 8 15%
Law Enforcement / Security 7 13%
Business / Strategic Management 7 13%
Electronics 7 13%
Other 6 11%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 5 9%
Creative / Design 5 9%
Field Service 4 7%
Sales / Business Development 4 7%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 4 7%
Marketing / Product Management 4 7%
Retail 3 5%
Food Services / Hospitality 3 5%
Engineering 3 5%
Editorial / Writing 3 5%
Manufacturing / Operations 3 5%
Legal 3 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 2 3%
Construction / Trades 2 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 26 events in Los Angeles, drawing 6,485 attendees and 1,039 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

Recruiters were upbeat. They took an interest in my resume and made suggestions to improve. The VA was right there helping too. Loved it!
Los Angeles Career Fair -- Army E-4
The fair was a great experience. We didn't anticipate receiving as many applicants as we did.
11/10/16 Los Angeles Career Fair -- Transportation / Logistics Recruiter
A fantastic day! Great team to work with.
11/10/16 Los Angeles Career Fair -- Services Recruiter
Bring resumes and dress up as if you are ready for an interview. The number and variety of participating exhibitors is good.
11/10/16 Los Angeles Career Fair -- Navy 0-3
Multiple companies were present. Overall career fair experience was excellent.
11/10/16 Los Angeles Career Fair -- Attendee
The job fair went very well. It's all about reaching out to our vets who have served our country. Now it's time for us to help them. I was very impressed with the way the fair was set up and all the other employers that attended.
11/2/17 Los Angeles Career Fair - Law Enforcement and Security recruiter
I felt the event was perfect. I hope you will take the event to other areas of the Inland Empire.
11/2/17 Los Angeles Career Fair - Law Enforcement and Security recruiter
The participants were very positive and encouraging, and made every effort in considering the veteran for a job.
11/2/17 Los Angeles Career Fair - Army O-4
Very good overall job fair experience. The organization was excellent.
11/2/17 Los Angeles Career Fair - Army E-4

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