Job Fair at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

American Lake Conference Center

8085 NCO Beach Road

Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA 98433

Job Fair at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

October 17, 2019

11:00 AM
October 17, 2019 3:00 PM
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  • 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

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.

Facility Access Information

EXHIBITORS - Individual Representative Access
Joint Base Lewis-McChord requires a pre-approved "Access Roster" be submitted by RecruitMilitary prior to the event date. Roster MUST include ALL attendees from every company in attendance. Please be sure you have provided the appropriate information needed for this roster NO LATER THAN 5:00pm PST on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

To submit your information to be securely added to the base access click HERE.

Please allow extra time on the morning of the event to allow for the screening process or to pick up your visitor's pass. The Visitor Center for JBLM - Lewis Main and Lewis North is located at Exit 120 off I-5 near Liberty Gate. The hours are 0500 – 2200 daily.

No Educator Entities are permitted to participate at this event..

Acceptable Access Documentation
All exhibitors must possess the following item(s) or you will not be allowed access to the military installation or the Job Fair:


  1. Military Identification Card (Active, Reserve/Guard, Retiree ID) OR Civilian/Contractor CAC Card) OR Non-military photo ID.
  2. Current and compliant current driver’s license. See the following link for states with compliant licenses: REAL ID STATES.
  3. Current automobile registration or rental car contract.
  4. Current proof of automobile insurance or rental car contract.
  5. If your driver’s license, passport or other identification has expired or is no longer valid you "WILL NOT" be allowed to enter the post.
  6. As part of security measures on a military post your vehicle may be subject to inspection. This is part of the security measures against any terrorist threats. Please cooperate with security and their mission.

(NOTE: All military installations and facilities reserve the right to refuse admittance to any installation or military facility. RecruitMilitary is not responsible for local installation policies and cannot grant access or override installation policies.)

American Lake Conference Center

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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 Evergreen Room.
  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m.
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in the Pine View Room and will be marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors 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 prior notification and payment, there is no guarantee electric will be provided.
  • As is the case at most military installations, Wi-Fi can be spotty. RecruitMilitary will have hotspots in the event space, but consistent access cannot be guaranteed. Exhibitors who require constant access are encouraged to bring their own hotspot.

Shipping Instructions

Due to limited storage space at the venue, all items should be shipped into and out of the Exhibitor's hotel.

Parking Information

FREE parking is available immediately outside of the venue.

Attendees without a Military ID, or those exhibitors who did not print out their pre-approved pass, will be required to go to the Visitor Center BEFORE proceeding to the American Lake Conference Center.

Directions to Main Gate / Visitor's Center:
* From Seattle take I-5 South and take exit 120.
* Stay left on the fork and take the second exit that goes around and under the freeway.
* Merge onto 41st Division Drive
* The Visitor Center will be 0.2 miles on the right.

Directions to Venue from Main Gate / Visitor's Center:
* Go LEFT out of the Visitor’s Center (away from the Main Gate – which will be on your right as you leave parking lot)
* Proceed under I-5 to North Fort Gate
* Turn Right onto San Francisco Rd
* Immediately turn Right onto NCO Beach Rd
* Venue will be down on the LEFT about a 1 to 1.5 miles
* You will bear left to enter the parking lot (the road splits and oncoming traffic has a stop sign)
* If you miss that, you can continue straight and turn left at the next entrance.

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 Job Fair at Joint Base Lewis-McChord , 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 6 60%
Human Resources 5 50%
Law Enforcement / Security 5 50%
IT / Software Development 4 40%
Administrative / Clerical 3 30%
Construction / Trades 2 20%
Field Service 2 20%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 2 20%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 2 20%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 2 20%
Part-time 2 20%
Project / Program Management 2 20%
Management/Supervision 2 20%
Customer Support / Client Care 2 20%
Business / Strategic Management 2 20%
Electronics 2 20%
Quality Assurance / Safety 2 20%
Other 1 10%
Creative / Design 1 10%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 1 10%
Marketing / Product Management 1 10%
RecruitMilitary has held 8 events in Joint Base Lewis McChord, drawing 2,061 attendees and 383 exhibitors.
It is one of the top job fairs and that is why I attend. Quality venue, solid candidates.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord -- Financial Services recruiter
Successful event. Everything went smoothly. Nice venue. Great host. Many excellent candidates. Very organized and professional. Thank you.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord -- Transportation / Logistics recruiter
I've been to several job fairs and this is the first one that I got an interview. After applying on-line, I've been sent to a hiring official. Excellent experience.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord -- Army E-6
Well organized with many different organizations represented.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord -- Army W-3
Well organized and advertised. Good attendance by qualified and motivated persons.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord -- Law Enforcement and Security recruiter
Everything was so well coordinated. This was far and away the best participation of any military job fair that I have attended.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord -- Defense recruiter
Recruiters were talking to all the attendees. That was a positive message to all of us who came out to see what they were offering.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord -- Army E-7
The event was well-organized, set-up, and executed. I appreciate the enthusiasm and assistance of all those involved.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord -- Army O-5

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