Greater Seattle Veterans Job Fair

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

1500 Broadway

Seattle, WA 98402

Greater Seattle Veterans Job Fair

December 5, 2019 11:00 AM December 5, 2019 3:00 PM
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Employer Packages

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • 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.

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

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Venue Information

  • The Job Fair will take place in the Ballroom. Please enter the venue through the South doors.

  • Exhibitors may set up between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

  • The Job Fair begins at 11:00 a.m.

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

  • Lunch will be served for Exhibitors from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 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.

  • FREE WiFi is available. Please note that due to variations in quality and condition of individual wireless devices, the Greater Tacoma Convention Center cannot guarantee connectivity of every device for every attendee.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Please ship to:

Greater Tacoma Convention Center (GTCC)
Attn: Jennifer Jack
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
RecruitMilitary Event 12/05/2019
(Your Company Name)

Please be sure to schedule pickup of your items immediately following 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

Approximately 670 parking spaces are available at the rates below to guests of the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.

Parking lots are Located on the second floor of the facility and can be accessed off Market & Seventeenth Street.

Parking rate: $6 up to 4 hours and $12 all day.

There are more than 1,000 additional parking spaces within walking distance, and the free light rail train connects thousands of additional parking options.

Recruit Military hosts job fair Wednesday

“If you’re looking for a job in the new year, here’s your opportunity to network and find out what opportunities are out there for transitioning service members, military spouses, family members or veterans.”

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. ”

Seattle employers compete for job seekers leaving the military

“The job fair was sponsored by Microsoft and produced by RecruitMilitary, a for-profit company run by veterans that organizes job fairs for veterans across the U.S. The employers with booths at the Seattle Center job fair appreciate the value of job-seekers with a military background.”

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 Greater Seattle 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
Quality Assurance / Safety 3 50%
Government 3 50%
Management/Supervision 2 33%
Manufacturing / Operations 2 33%
Project / Program Management 2 33%
Aviation / Aerospace 1 16%
Biotech / R&D / Science 1 16%
Customer Support / Client Care 1 16%
Construction / Trades 1 16%
Human Resources 1 16%
Editorial / Writing 1 16%
Law Enforcement / Security 1 16%
Engineering 1 16%
Field Service 1 16%
Marketing / Product Management 1 16%
Other 1 16%
RecruitMilitary has held 35 events in Seattle, drawing 9,995 attendees and 1,440 exhibitors.
Email blasts and media presence were important to us. We received coverage on the local news!
Seattle Career Fair -- Education Industry Recruiter
Far superior to other job fairs......the candidates were well prepared, had command presence and asked smart questions.
Seattle Career Fair -- Law Enforcement and Security Recruiter
Great venue, quality candidates. The quality of candidates was better and more abundant than other fairs.
Seattle Career Fair -- Insurance Recruiter
I was impressed with how well it was conducted. We enjoyed meeting military candidates and were able to identify several individuals interested in our program.
Seattle Career Fair -- Construction / Building Supplies Recruiter
The facilitator did an excellent job recommending that job seekers stop by every booth. I took this advice to heart, stopped at a booth I had seemingly no background for and got a phone interview three days later.
Seattle Career Fair -- Navy 0-5
It was nice to have a career fair specific to military personnel. Knowing most of the recruiters were military was a relief. (Air National Guard E
Seattle Career Fair -- Air National Guard E-6
Excellent. Professionally presented, good candidates, great attendance. Promoter is very engaged with attendees and vendors.
Seattle Career Fair - Education recruiter
The support team was awesome! Great communication. Many well qualified candidates.
Seattle Career Fair - Financial Services recruiter
It’s always great to have opportunities to talk to recruiters from leading industries!
Seattle Career Fair - Army W-4
Great initial briefing on goals to accomplish during the fair. Set a goal on how many prospective opportunities you want to get at the fair.
Seattle Career Fair - Army O-4

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