San Antonio Veterans Job Fair

San Antonio Shrine Auditorium

901 N. Loop 1604 W

San Antonio, TX 78232

San Antonio 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.

San Antonio Shrine Auditorium

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • The Job Fair will take place in the Ballroom.
  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in the Dining Room.
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in the Dining Room and will be 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.

Please take care NOT to leave the glass doors open during loading and unloading.

Shipping Instructions

Due to limited space, the venue will not be able to accept exhibitor shipments.

Parking Information

There is complimentary parking in the Shrine Auditorium parking lot. Please do NOT park in the designated Shrine Employee parking areas or Security parking areas.

Military veterans job fair to be held Thursday at Norris Conference Centers

“SAN ANTONIO - Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary are hosting a veterans job fair Thursday, which will include more than 70 San Antonio-area employers ready to hire hundreds of military veterans and military spouses. ”

Veterans job fair stopping in town Thursday

“ SAN ANTONIO -- A major job fair just for veterans and their spouses is coming to San Antonio on Thursday, January 12.”

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”

Companies seek to employ veterans. Vets often struggle with transitioning into civilian employment

“ABC 12 (KSAT)"There's not a lot of correlation to when (veterans) enter into the civilian world again of, 'How do I write a resume?'" said Steve Balczo, of RecruitMilitary. "Getting rid of the acronyms that we use in the military, and breaking it down so that the civilian corporations can read a resume and understand the strengths and talents of these veterans."”

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 San Antonio 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
Management/Supervision 62 51%
Government 60 49%
Project / Program Management 37 30%
Administrative / Clerical 36 29%
Customer Support / Client Care 34 28%
Education / Training 31 25%
Human Resources 31 25%
Business / Strategic Management 30 24%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 30 24%
Quality Assurance / Safety 29 23%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 22 18%
IT / Software Development 21 17%
Manufacturing / Operations 20 16%
Sales / Business Development 19 15%
Field Service 19 15%
Marketing / Product Management 17 14%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 17 14%
Law Enforcement / Security 16 13%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 16 13%
Medical / Health 15 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 14 11%
Electronics 13 10%
Other 13 10%
Part-time 11 9%
Construction / Trades 10 8%
Creative / Design 9 7%
Engineering 6 4%
Editorial / Writing 6 4%
Food Services / Hospitality 6 4%
Retail 6 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 5 4%
Legal 3 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 22 events in San Antonio, drawing 11,103 attendees and 1,273 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

The volume of candidates attending exceeds the number of candidates that attend other job fairs. The set up is perfect. Very organized, people willing to help.
9/1/16 San Antonio Career Fair -- Automotive Recruiter
There were a lot of employers in many different employment categories. The career fair had something for everyone.
9/1/16 San Antonio Career Fair -- USAF E-6
Great event and great experience. A valuable partnership for our company. Much higher volume and turnout than other job fairs. The events are always well organized and the staff is extremely accommodating and helpful.
1/12/17 San Antonio Career Fair -- Services Recruiter
There is no comparison as RM is the best in the business. Well organized and conducted by Chris Newsome and his support team.
1/12/17 San Antonio Career Fair -- Non-Profit Recruiter
The employers were very high good quality. I liked that there were both professional and trade positions.
1/12/17 San Antonio Career Fair -- Attendee
It was a great opportunity to meet with employers and learn about different job opportunities. Great atmosphere! Thank you for organizing it!!!!
1/12/17 San Antonio Career Fair -- Army Spouse
Great event. This has been the best so far. Extended offers to 6 people.
8/31/17 San Antonio Career Fair -- Information Technology Recruiter
Very well run and organized, with a very helpful staff! Lots of vendors and lots of candidates!
8/31/17 San Antonio Career Fair -- Warehouse / Distribution Recruiter
Stop by every booth. You never know what kind of job opportunities are out there.
8/31/17 San Antonio Career Fair-- Air Force E-6
I really learned a lot from the variety of companies / exhibitors & greatly appreciate the resource.
8/31/17 San Antonio Career Fair -- Air Force O-6

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