New York Veterans Job Fair

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 West 18th Street

New York, NY 10011

New York Veterans Job Fair

June 6, 2019 11:00 AM June 6, 2019 3:00 PM

Select an Employer Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,295

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    • 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

    Select Package
    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • Branding

    $3,495

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,095 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

Select an Educator Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $1,795

    Select Package
    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Educator Advantage

    $2,195

    Select Package
    • Exhibition Booth ($1,795 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • School name listed in the Search & Employ education directory in the next two issues

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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.

Metropolitan Pavilion

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00am and 10:30am.

  • The Job Fair will take place in the full Pavilion on the first floor of the Metropolitan Pavilion. If you have large items, please enter the building through the loading dock entrance at 124 West 19th Street.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00am in an area marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in an area of the event room and will be marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should pay for it in advance. Outlets in this event space will not be live without prior notification to the venue. Exhibitors needing electricity should bring their own power strip and extension cords.

  • Complimentary WiFi will be provided by RecruitMilitary mobile hotspots. Exhibitors who require WiFi as part of their presentation are encouraged to bring their own hotspots as service could be spotty depending upon the number of users.

Shipping Instructions

Exhibitors have the option to ship items to the venue for use at the job fair. There is a per item, per day, charge which will be collected by the Metropolitan Pavilion (see pricing information on the form in the link below). All shipping arrangements must be approved in advance. The linked form must be completed and emailed to the venue for prior approval. The shipping address and shipping instructions are on the attached form.

Download Shipping Form Here

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

Parking in New York can be extremely expensive. We encourage the use of public transportation.

PARKING
Parking Panda and SpotHero are examples of parking availability and reservation apps that may assist you. If you have parking-related inquiries, please contact the lot/garage directly. The information below comes from public lot/garage listings and are the closest garages to the Metropolitan Pavilion. RecruitMilitary is not responsible for such listings’ accuracy.

MP W 20 LLC 180 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011 Between 6th & 7th Ave. (212) 488-5900

Rapid Park 124 West 20th Street Between 6th & 7th Ave. (212) 627-7739 Hours: 24 Hours/7 Days a Week

587 6th Ave. 587 6th Avenue New York, NY 10001 SW crnr of 6th Ave. & 17th St. (800) 836-6666

Little Man Parking 150 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011 Between 6th & 7th Ave. (212) 627-4505

BY SUBWAY
Parking in New York can be extremely expensive. We encourage the use of public transportation.

The following subway lines have stops near to Metropolitan Pavilion. Visit New York City Transit / MTA for service status, transport-related apps, and more, as well as standard subway and bus route maps.

The No. 1 train; from the 18th St. stop, walk east to 125 W. 18th St.,

The No. 2 or 3 train; from the 14th St. stop, walk uptown (north) to 18th St. and 7th Avenue; turn right onto 18th St., and proceed east to 125 W. 18th St.

The A, C, or E train; from the 14th St. stop, walk uptown (north) on 8th Avenue to 18th St.; turn right onto 18th St., then, crossing over 7th Avenue, proceed to 125 W. 18th St.

The M, F or L train; from the 14th St. stop, walk uptown (north) on 6th Avenue to 18th St., then turn left onto 18th St. and proceed to 125 W. 18th St.

The No. 4, 5, 6, Q, R, N, or W train; from the 14th St. stop at Union Square, walk uptown to 18th St. and then proceed west to 125 W. 18th St.

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. ”

U.S. military veterans march on job fair to prepare for return to civilian workface

“By Lore Croghan They came, 300 strong, to Manhattan Center Thursday, soldiers and sailors and leathernecks, all in need of a job. For military veterans, it can be a hard battle to get back into the civilian workforce. A job fair just for them, organized by a former Marine Captain, was meant to make their fight a little easier. "I'm a certified sharpshooter - what does that mean to a ci...”

Veterans Look To Transition To Civilian Life At Midtown Job Fair

“It is tough enough for veterans to find civilian jobs when they end their military duty. In the current job market, the situation is even worse. On Tuesday, more than 2,000 veterans crowded a Midtown hotel to attend a job fair just for them. For 4 years U.S. Navy technician, Nelson Romero loaded live ammunition into airplanes on a marine amphibious ship. Now, he is looking for a job. Like ma...”

A jobs fair for veterans

“New York-area veterans on the hunt for a new job can get a big leg up today as some 50 corporations, universities and other institutions gather in Midtown to bid for their talents. The RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo, put on by a recruiting firm in cooperation with veterans' groups like the American Legion, runs from 11 am to 3 pm at the New Yorker Hotel on Eighth Avenue. Obviously, the ...”

Now hiring: vets

“By ANDY SOLTIS Here's where unemployed veterans should be on Thursday -- a jobs "opportunity expo." Vets will get a chance to sell themselves to major firms like Amtrak, New York Life, T-Mobile and Time Warner Cable, as well as government agencies. The expo runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/now_h...”

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 New York 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
RecruitMilitary has held 27 events in New York, drawing 9,177 attendees and 1,536 exhibitors.
I obtained three job referrals as a result of my meeting with recruiters at this event! I am also pursuing other opportunities that resulted from this engagement. Thank you.
9/15/16 NYC Career Fair -- USAF
There were a lot of candidates who are very eager, determined, and ready to get into the civilian workforce. They presented themselves professionally and were very engaging. We were able to gather a strong pool of candidates.
9/15/16 NYC Career Fair -- Services Recruiter
It was an excellent job fair and we will definitely participate in any future events. Very organized and the candidates are qualified.
3/9/17 NYC Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
RecruitMilitary is an amazing organization and has a professional staff. I am so happy to have discovered this recruiting venue.
3/9/17 NYC Career Fair -- Wholesale Recruiter
Great to see fellow brothers and sisters at arms. There was a good amount of exhibitors. The layout worked very well as I was able to talk to virtually every exhibitor. Everyone was in a positive attitude and genuine.
3/9/17 NYC Career Fair -- Navy E-5
I was able to meet recruiters I talked to on the phone -- simply amazing.
3/9/17 NYC Career Fair -- Army National Guard E-4
Very little comparison...this is one of the best vendors. Great to do business with.
9/14/17 New York Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
The event was very well organized and the staff was excellent! Enjoyable event!
9/14/17 New York Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
The job fair exceeded my expectations with the quality and amount of vendors. Everyone was friendly, approachable, and offered valuable information.
9/14/17 New York Career Fair -- Attendee
A serious job fair with a very diverse group of employers and job openings.
9/14/17 New York Career Fair -- Naval Reserve E-3

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