Portland Veterans Job Fair

University Place Hotel and Conference Center

310 SW Lincoln St

Portland, OR 97201

Portland Veterans Job Fair

May 9, 2019 11:00 AM May 9, 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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Payment Information

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 support@recruitmilitary.com, 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.

University Place Hotel and Conference Center

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Enter the building via the main doors to the hotel.
  • The Job Fair will take place on the 2nd floor in the Columbia Falls Room. Look for event signage on the main level directing attendees to the 2nd floor.
  • Exhibitors will have a table with linen and two chairs.
  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in the Trillium Lake Room directly across from the Job Fair and will be marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served on the 1st floor in the Willamette Falls Room.
  • 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.
  • Due to state law and health department concerns, you may not bring any outside food & beverage into the hotel.

Shipping Instructions

There IS a fee for the exhibitors to ship items into the hotel. Please contact the hotel directly to make payment arrangements.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary at those events for which venues charge to receive and/or ship out packages will be passed on to the client/exhibitor. These fees are the sole responsibility of the client/exhibitor.

Parking Information

Public Transportation:
TriMet’s Lincoln Station and the MAX Line is just outside the hotel's front door and the Downtown Street Car is less than 3 blocks away.

There is an overnight fee of $18 for those staying at the hotel and includes unlimited in and out privileges. Day rates begin at $3 per hour or $13 for the day. Attendees who fail to obtain parking passes are subject to being ticketed and/or towed by Portland State University's Parking and Transportation Department.

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 Portland 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 14 41%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 11 32%
Project / Program Management 10 29%
Manufacturing / Operations 9 26%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 9 26%
Management/Supervision 8 23%
Engineering 8 23%
Education / Training 7 20%
Quality Assurance / Safety 7 20%
Business / Strategic Management 7 20%
Electronics 7 20%
Medical / Health 6 17%
Field Service 6 17%
IT / Software Development 5 14%
Food Services / Hospitality 5 14%
Aviation / Aerospace 5 14%
Law Enforcement / Security 5 14%
Marketing / Product Management 5 14%
Human Resources 5 14%
Sales / Business Development 5 14%
Administrative / Clerical 4 11%
Construction / Trades 4 11%
Biotech / R&D / Science 4 11%
Editorial / Writing 4 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 4 11%
Part-time 3 8%
Legal 3 8%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 3 8%
Retail 3 8%
Customer Support / Client Care 2 5%
Other 2 5%
Creative / Design 1 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 11 events in Portland, drawing 1,532 attendees and 234 exhibitors.
It is night and day how much better this was compared to other military or general job fairs.
Portland Career Fair -- Security Industry Recruiter
RecruitMilitary has always had exceptional job expos and this one was no different.
Portland Career Fair -- Healthcare Industry Recruiter
There were a lot of great candidates, and even more with untapped potential. It was great to utilize the skills and abilities of the candidates in ways they hadn't yet thought of. This is (personally) my first event with RecruitMilitary, however, my company has previously participated in events and my experience is similar to others. Great job! Great experience, from the pre-communications all the way down to contact during and after the fair. Nice!
9/29/16 Portland Career Fair -- Staffing Recruiter
This was an excellent event and the best in Oregon!
9/29/16 Portland Career Fair -- Insurance Recruiter
Excellent opportunity to receive advice from HR managers, good networking potential, friendly and helpful staff.
9/29/16 Portland Career Fair -- Navy E-5
Thank you so much to the wonderful volunteers! The lady verifying registration was kind and helpful! Thank you so much for your time & kindness!
9/29/16 Portland Career Fair -- Attendee
Today's event was a success. The candidates were highly educated, highly qualified, and prepared for success.
9/28/17 Portland Career Fair -- Non Profit Recruiter
Very nice, helpful, kind, genuine people who are there to truly help liaison employment for veterans.
9/28/17 Portland Career Fair -- Insurance Recruiter
he overall atmosphere was energetic and lively, and all of the recruiters were helpful and willing to talk even if they didn't have anything specific for my skill set.
9/28/17 Portland Career Fair -- Navy E-3
Everyone was friendly. Easy to access by public transportation, which is awesome. I enjoyed the event!
9/28/17 Portland Career Fair -- Navy E-3

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