Birmingham Veterans Job Fair

McWane Science Center

200 19th Street North

Birmingham, AL 35203

Birmingham Veterans Job Fair

August 1, 2019 11:00 AM August 1, 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

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.

McWane Science Center

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the Art and Tech Room.
  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.
  • Lunch will be served from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.
  • Load-In: Exhibitors with heavier items can enter the alley located on the 18th Street side of the building between the exit of the McWane Parking Deck and the Alabama Theater.
  • 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.
  • Free WiFi IS available, no code is required

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Please ship to:

McWane Center
Attn: Sarah Jones
200 19th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
RecruitMilitary Event 08/01/2019
(Your Company Name)

Please be prepared with shipping information on event day in order to ensure packages are en route Friday following the event. Your company will be fully responsible for contacting your own carrier to pick up your equipment after the event.

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 is available at McWane Center's parking deck, adjacent to the facility on 2nd Avenue North at a cost of $5 per car. Park on level C then proceed through the door labeled Special Events Entrance.


Located in downtown Birmingham, McWane Center is easily accessible from Interstate 65, Interstate 59/20, Highway 31 and Highway 280.

From Montgomery / Hoover, Take I-65 North to exit 260-B. Follow 3rd Ave N to 19th St. Turn right. McWane Center is located on the corner of 2nd Ave and 19th St N.

From Huntsville / Gardendale, Take I-65 South to exit 260. Turn left at the 4th traffic signal. Follow 3rd Ave N to 19th St. Turn right. McWane Center is located at the corner of 2nd Ave and 19th St N.

From Chattanooga / Gadsden, Take I-59/20 South/West to exit 125-B. Turn left. Follow 22nd St to 2nd Ave North. Turn right. McWane Center is located at the corner of 2nd Ave and 19th St N.

From Tuscaloosa / Bessemer, Take I-59/20 North/East to exit 125. Turn right. Follow 22nd St to 2nd Ave North. Turn right. McWane Center is located at the corner of 2nd Ave and 19th St N.

From Auburn / Inverness, Take Hwy 31/280 to the 2nd Ave N exit. Follow 2nd Ave N. McWane Center is located at the corner of 2nd Ave and 19th St N.

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 Birmingham 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 23 39%
Management/Supervision 17 29%
Administrative / Clerical 15 25%
Business / Strategic Management 13 22%
Customer Support / Client Care 12 20%
Project / Program Management 11 18%
IT / Software Development 10 17%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 10 17%
Quality Assurance / Safety 10 17%
Education / Training 10 17%
Medical / Health 9 15%
Construction / Trades 8 13%
Marketing / Product Management 8 13%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 8 13%
Manufacturing / Operations 8 13%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 8 13%
Law Enforcement / Security 8 13%
Part-time 7 12%
Electronics 7 12%
Human Resources 7 12%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 7 12%
Other 7 12%
Engineering 6 10%
Sales / Business Development 6 10%
Aviation / Aerospace 6 10%
Field Service 6 10%
Creative / Design 4 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 4 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 3 5%
Legal 3 5%
Editorial / Writing 2 3%
Retail 2 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 10 events in Birmingham, drawing 2,169 attendees and 304 exhibitors.
Pleasantly surprised with overall experience. Highly qualified participants! Highly rated event - well organized and attended. Great success from all aspects.
Birmingham Career Fair -- Telecommunications Recruiter
I can't wait for the next event. The specific market that the event catered to was right up our alley. It was a great recruiting event for our institution. (Education recruiter)
Birmingham Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
The career fair had great prospective employers interacting with job seekers.
Birmingham Career Fair-- Army 0-6
Great workshops for honing your resume and interviewing skills.
Birmingham Career Fair-- Army E-4
It is better than most job fairs and I think one reason behind that is because it was restricted to veterans / military members and spouses only. The fact that no one left early was impressive as well and rarely seen in the job fairs we normally attend.
Birmingham Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
Good event. Event director, Mr. Robert Walker, continues to work very hard to make these events profitable for job seekers, as well as vendors.
Birmingham Career Fair -- Construction / Building Supplies Recruiter
It was a very satisfying experience for me. I was able to make some very helpful contacts and I secured two interviews as a result of the job fair.
Birmingham Career Fair -- Navy E-6
The fair was very organized and the staff was extremely friendly. Overall it was a really good experience and I am glad that I went.
Birmingham Career Fair -- Navy W-2

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