Detroit Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on August 19, 2021 at Ford Field in Detroit, MI.

RecruitMilitary is holding a Veterans job fair Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Ford Field

“DETROIT (WXYZ) - A major hiring event for veterans, reservists, guardsman, and their spouses is coming to downtown Detroit. RecruitMilitary is the organization sponsoring the event on Thursday, November 3, 2016.”

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 Detroit 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 40 39%
Management/Supervision 36 35%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 32 31%
Administrative / Clerical 31 30%
Manufacturing / Operations 31 30%
Education / Training 30 29%
Law Enforcement / Security 30 29%
Human Resources 29 28%
Quality Assurance / Safety 28 27%
Business / Strategic Management 27 26%
Sales / Business Development 24 23%
Project / Program Management 23 22%
Medical / Health 22 21%
Aviation / Aerospace 20 19%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 20 19%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 19 18%
Other 19 18%
Field Service 18 17%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 18 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 18 17%
IT / Software Development 17 16%
Part-time 17 16%
Construction / Trades 17 16%
Engineering 16 15%
Marketing / Product Management 16 15%
Electronics 15 14%
Creative / Design 14 13%
Legal 13 12%
Food Services / Hospitality 12 11%
Biotech / R&D / Science 11 10%
Editorial / Writing 10 9%
Retail 9 8%
RecruitMilitary has held 13 events in Detroit, drawing 2,265 attendees and 641 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

All veterans and their spouses should consider this job fair in the future because you will be surprised at the variety of opportunities you will discover!
Detroit Career Fair - Army E-4
The RecruitMilitary job fair was very helpful. I was fortunate enough to obtain several good job leads and it seems to be working out for me. I look forward to employment at a good job soon.
Detroit Career Fair - Marine E-2
Although not a large event, its a very likely event to meet a high quality veteran who is interested in a job in the Detroit Metro area.
Detroit -- Government recruiter
Your events are well run, have great awareness from the vet community, and we usually have better success with your events than any others.
Detroit -- Financial Services recruiter
Friendly companies willing to work with you for a career.
Detroit -- Navy E-5
Best one yet!
Detroit -- Army E-4
It has many benefits to include free advertisement. Well run and great venue.
Detroit -- Government recruiter
Love the fairs. Other military fairs have a much lower turnout of veterans. Wonderful communications, support, and relationship with your wonderful staff.
Detroit -- Information Technology recruiter
The job fair was set up very well. I feel as if there was great coverage in the variety of fields. I received 5 call backs and ended up landing a job.
Detroit -- Navy E-4
I was very happy with most of the employers. I watched a few employers even take prospects to other employers saying, "This person was looking for someone exactly like you."
Detroit -- Army O-2

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