Job Fair at Fort Bliss

Centennial Banquet & Conference Center

11199 Sergeant E Churchill Street

Fort Bliss, TX 79916

Job Fair at Fort Bliss

October 31, 2019

11:00 AM
October 31, 2019 3:00 PM

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

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

All Exhibitors without military ID will be required to stop at the Chafee Visitor Control Center (VCC) located on Chafee Road off Fred Wilson Avenue just south of 601 (Liberty Expy) or Old Ironsides Gate (formerly Global Reach) just north of 601 (Liberty Expy) on Old Ironside Ave to obtain a base access pass. Please allow extra time for the vetting process.

Anyone arriving in a commercial vehicle MUST request a pass from the Chafee VCC. A map from the Chafee Gate to the event center follows: Click HERE to view the map.

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. You must present the following: Military Identification Card (Active, Reserve/Guard, Retiree ID); or Civilian/Contractor CAC Card) OR Non-military photo ID.
  2. Current and compliant 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.
  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.)

Centennial Banquet & Conference Center

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • The Job Fair will take place in a section of the Ballroom.
  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.
  • Lunch will be served from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in an area 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 just outside of the venue.

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 Fort Bliss, 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 92 48%
Management/Supervision 75 39%
Law Enforcement / Security 61 32%
Quality Assurance / Safety 56 29%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 54 28%
Education / Training 52 27%
Project / Program Management 50 26%
Administrative / Clerical 47 24%
Business / Strategic Management 43 22%
Human Resources 40 21%
Manufacturing / Operations 33 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 33 17%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 31 16%
Medical / Health 29 15%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 29 15%
Field Service 29 15%
Other 28 14%
IT / Software Development 28 14%
Electronics 27 14%
Aviation / Aerospace 25 13%
Construction / Trades 25 13%
Sales / Business Development 24 12%
Marketing / Product Management 22 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 21 11%
Part-time 21 11%
Retail 20 10%
Engineering 18 9%
Legal 12 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 11 5%
Food Services / Hospitality 8 4%
Editorial / Writing 7 3%
Creative / Design 6 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 5 events in Fort Bliss, drawing 1,203 attendees and 181 exhibitors.
Very good candidates for any job that an employer is looking to fill. We enjoy coming to El Paso. We get several good candidates.
Fort Bliss -- Government recruiter
This was our first on a military base. It was a great experience!! Very well organized.
Fort Bliss -- Manufacturing recruiter
Very informative. Got a lot of questions about prospects answered. Excellent overall event experience.
Fort Bliss -- Army E-9
The pre-event communications were excellent. Good variety of exhibitors.
Fort Bliss -- Army E-9
I've been to hundreds of job fairs and this was a great event!! Sign up ASAP!!
Fort Bliss -- Transportation / Logistics recruiter
Great venue, plenty of job seekers, and I love helping the military and spouses. I always obtain great people for job placement from every RecruitMilitary job fairs.
Fort Bliss -- Education recruiter
Employers were eager to assist and interested in providing jobs to military members.
Fort Bliss -- Army E-5
All the exhibitors were active and searching for prospects.
Fort Bliss -- Army O-3

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