Charlotte Veterans Job Fair

Bojangles' Coliseum

2700 East Independence Blvd

Charlotte, NC 28205

Charlotte Veterans Job Fair

October 24, 2019

11:00 AM
October 24, 2019 3:00 PM

Employer Packages

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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
  • 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.

Bojangles' Coliseum

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Job Fair will begin at 11:00 a.m.

  • The Job Fair will take place on the Coliseum Floor. As the venue can be cool, Exhibitors are encouraged to bring a sweater or light jacket.

  • If you have heavy items to bring in, please enter via the loading dock on the back side of the Coliseum. Otherwise, you may enter through the main entrance.

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

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Red Line Club 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.

  • Complimentary WiFi is available.

Shipping Instructions

Due to limited storage space, the venue has requested that all items be shipped into and out of the Exhibitors' hotels.

Parking Information

  • Complimentary parking is available.

  • Park in front of Coliseum and enter through main doors.

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. ”

At job fair, vets discuss frustrating job search

“CONCORD, N.C. – One of the most common complaints from veterans is the how difficult it’s been for many of them to find jobs when they leave military service. In Concord, some 40 local and national companies tried to help by putting on a job fair specifically for military veterans.”

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 Charlotte 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 14 33%
Education / Training 13 30%
Administrative / Clerical 12 28%
Project / Program Management 11 26%
Management/Supervision 11 26%
Human Resources 10 23%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 9 21%
Medical / Health 8 19%
Quality Assurance / Safety 8 19%
Aviation / Aerospace 8 19%
Manufacturing / Operations 8 19%
Sales / Business Development 7 16%
Engineering 7 16%
Business / Strategic Management 6 14%
Marketing / Product Management 6 14%
Law Enforcement / Security 6 14%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 5 11%
Creative / Design 5 11%
Electronics 5 11%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 5 11%
Part-time 5 11%
Customer Support / Client Care 5 11%
IT / Software Development 4 9%
Construction / Trades 4 9%
Other 4 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 4 9%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 4 9%
Biotech / R&D / Science 3 7%
Legal 2 4%
Editorial / Writing 2 4%
Field Service 2 4%
Retail 1 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 29 events in Charlotte, drawing 9,346 attendees and 1,101 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

The caliber of the candidates far exceeded my expectations. It was evident they had completed research and were able to tell us about our company and were familiar with our positions.
Charlotte Career Fair -- Insurance Recruiter
This is a great event to get your face noticed with a variety of companies. Also, it allows you to find out more about opportunities available at the company.
Charlotte Career Fair -- Air Force E-7
These are my favorite military events to attend. The talent at these events is top notch and the service by RecruitMilitary is the same.
Charlotte Career Fair - Defense recruiter
Well done! It is a well done event and compares favorably with others that I have participated in as an employer.
Charlotte Career Fair - Healthcare recruiter
Come prepared because the agents at the fair are ready to hire you...
Charlotte Career Fair - Army O-4
Very well attended & provided a myriad of different job opportunities.
Charlotte Career Fair - Coast Guard O-4
Very nice event. Lots of vets, employers, and opportunities. Better than most. Great chance for vets to connect directly with hiring managers.
Charlotte -- Non-profit recruiter
Overall, great turnout and well organized. The candidates were well prepared and dressed professionally.
Charlotte -- Retail recruiter
The companies that came impressed me. It meant a lot to me as a veteran that they would devote time and resources to veterans. Regardless of my personal success in the job application process, every company attending was available, sincere, and positive.
Charlotte -- National Guard E-5
It was a great experience. I received so much positive feedback and am excited about the possibilities.
Charlotte -- Army E-4

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