Cleveland Veterans Job Fair

FirstEnergy Stadium

100 Alfred Lerner Way

Cleveland , OH 44114

Cleveland Veterans Job Fair

August 22, 2019 11:00 AM August 22, 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.

FirstEnergy Stadium

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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 7Up City Club located on the south side of the stadium.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area of the club marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitor Only" signage.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served from 1:30-3:00 in an area marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitor 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 advance payment there is no guarantee that the exhibitor table will be located near a live outlet.

Shipping Instructions

Exhibitors may ship packages up to three (3) business days before the event. Please ship to:

FirstEnergy Stadium
Aramark Sport & Entertainment
100 Alfred Lerner Way
Cleveland, OH 44114
Attn: Casey Hodgkiss
*HOLD FOR: RecruitMilitary Job Fair 8/22/2019
(Your Company Name)

Please be prepared with shipping information (pre-paid shipping labels, pre-schedule pick up) 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.

Items remaining after the event are not the responsibility of the venue or RecruitMilitary and any charges incurred will be passed on to the exhibitor.

Parking Information

  • If driving, please park in the North Coast Harbor Lot. Please park closest to the Attendant's booth.

  • Walk up the sidewalk along Erieside Extended to the UH gate located across the street from the Great Lakes Science Center.

  • RTA offers the most convenient way to reach FirstEnergy Stadium. Ride any rail line into Tower City, and transfer to the Waterfront Line. Exit at the West Third Street Station, and walk across the street.

  • Once through security, you will be escorted up to the City Club.

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...”

Vets face employment struggles back home

“Veterans face challenges in tough job market after returning home from serving their country. Interviews with veterans, RecruitMilitary's John Lundberg, and participating employer Fleet Enterprises are featured in this news video. Click on Full Story to watch the video....”

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 Cleveland 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 10 24%
Government 8 19%
Education / Training 8 19%
Project / Program Management 7 17%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 7 17%
Medical / Health 7 17%
Administrative / Clerical 6 14%
Law Enforcement / Security 6 14%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 5 12%
Manufacturing / Operations 5 12%
Human Resources 5 12%
Customer Support / Client Care 5 12%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 5 12%
IT / Software Development 4 9%
Sales / Business Development 4 9%
Quality Assurance / Safety 4 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 4 9%
Business / Strategic Management 3 7%
Construction / Trades 3 7%
Retail 3 7%
Other 2 4%
Marketing / Product Management 2 4%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 2 4%
Part-time 2 4%
Field Service 2 4%
Editorial / Writing 1 2%
Electronics 1 2%
Aviation / Aerospace 1 2%
Creative / Design 1 2%
Biotech / R&D / Science 1 2%
Legal 1 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 13 events in Cleveland, drawing 2,278 attendees and 385 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

Very POSITIVE Experience....take advantage of the RecruitMilitary website & the tips provided in the emails.
Cleveland Career Fair -- Army E-4
Great connections for vets. All the vendors were vet friendly. A good amount were vets, themselves.
Cleveland Career Fair -- Marine E-4
AMAZING. Extremely well-organized and great candidates. I highly recommend this event to other organizations! Great event!!
Cleveland Career Fair -- Information Technology Recruiter
Well organized and very caring team. The quality of candidates seems to always be a bit better at RM job fairs. We met several great candidates that were well prepared to discuss their backgrounds and skill sets.
Cleveland Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
Everyone was very eager to please and I have received three interviews so far. Thanks!
Cleveland Career Fair -- Army E-1
The job fair had good networking opportunities.
Cleveland Career Fair -- Attendee
As a veteran, I appreciate the effort of this organization to assist veterans in gaining employment. It's a valuable resource. I enjoyed participating in the process and look forward to being involved in future events.
Cleveland Career Fair -- Information Technology Recruiter
You cannot overstate the skills and qualifications that a veteran has to offer.
Cleveland Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
Excellent opportunity to meet face-to-face with decision makers of various companies, increasing the chance of getting your application to "the top of the pile".
Cleveland Career Fair - Army E-5
I have secured three interviews due to attending. Thank you.
Cleveland Career Fair -- Army E-5

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