Detroit Veterans Job Fair

Lexus Velodrome

601 Mack Ave.

Detroit, MI 48201

Detroit Veterans Job Fair

June 20, 2019 11:00 AM June 20, 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 a 6' x 30" table with linen and two chairs.

  • The Job Fair will take place on the Main Concourse of the Velodrome.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. on the lower level infield.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served on the lower level infield.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should bring their own power strip and extension cords. There is LIMITED electric so advance notice is strongly recommended. Availability of add-on electric the day of the event is not guaranteed.

Shipping Instructions

Due to the lack of storage at the venue, exhibitors are asked to ship their items into and out of their hotel or a local shipping office.

Parking Information

Parking is easy and convenient.

FREE – In a shared lot adjacent to Ben Carson School, north off Mack Ave., just west of I-75

FREE – On-street on southbound I-75/Chrysler Service Drive

PAID – In DMC Parking Structure (A), northwest corner of Mack Ave. & Beaubien. (1/2 block walk)

RecruitMilitary is holding a Veterans job fair Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Ford Field

“DETROIT (WXYZ) - A major hiring event for veterans, reservists, guardsman, and their spouses is coming to downtown Detroit. RecruitMilitary is the organization sponsoring the event on Thursday, November 3, 2016.”

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 Detroit 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 102 41%
Management/Supervision 89 36%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 69 28%
Manufacturing / Operations 66 26%
Business / Strategic Management 62 25%
Law Enforcement / Security 56 22%
Human Resources 53 21%
Project / Program Management 52 21%
Administrative / Clerical 51 20%
Quality Assurance / Safety 49 20%
Education / Training 49 20%
Customer Support / Client Care 47 19%
Field Service 40 16%
Marketing / Product Management 38 15%
Sales / Business Development 38 15%
Other 37 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 37 15%
Construction / Trades 35 14%
Medical / Health 29 11%
Part-time 29 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 29 11%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 27 11%
Food Services / Hospitality 27 11%
IT / Software Development 26 10%
Aviation / Aerospace 25 10%
Electronics 25 10%
Engineering 22 8%
Biotech / R&D / Science 15 6%
Creative / Design 14 5%
Legal 14 5%
Retail 14 5%
Editorial / Writing 8 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 8 events in Detroit, drawing 1,820 attendees and 433 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

There was a great variety of companies with a lot of openings.
Detroit Career Fair -- Army E-7
Good event. Well organized. RecruitMilitary job fairs are a 'must' attend.
Detroit Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
Received call for interview the following day!
Detroit Career Fair -- Attendee
There were good companies at the career fair.
Detroit Career Fair -- Coast Guard 0-2
I stayed for almost three hours, making my way through the tables introducing myself and sharing my resume. I have received several calls and emails from prospective employers and continue to follow up. Thank you again for providing such a great opportunity!
Spouse of Army Veteran
Excellent. Well run and well advertised. The fair delivered candidates with the skills we sought.
Detroit Career Fair - Warehouse/Distribution recruiter
It was a fantastic event. It is a great platform and networking event for both candidates and employers.
Detroit Career Fair - Construction/Building Supplies recruiter
All veterans and their spouses should consider this job fair in the future because you will be surprised at the variety of opportunities you will discover!
Detroit Career Fair - Army E-4
The RecruitMilitary job fair was very helpful. I was fortunate enough to obtain several good job leads and it seems to be working out for me. I look forward to employment at a good job soon.
Detroit Career Fair - Marine E-2

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