Norfolk Veterans Job Fair

Peter G. Decker Half Moone Center

One Waterside Drive

Norfolk, VA 23510

Norfolk Veterans Job Fair

October 14, 2021

11:00 AM
October 14, 2021 3:00 PM Eastern

Employer Packages

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Career fair in Norfolk

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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
    • * $1,495 special for US Government Entities

Educator Packages

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  • Educator 2021

    $2,195

    • 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.

Peter G. Decker Half Moone Center

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Venue Information

BEFORE THE EVENT

  • Organizations' Attending Representative(s) will receive an email the morning of the event to begin event check-in. The check-in process is electronic and your event pass will be displayed on your phone.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strips and extension cords. Without prior notification and payment, there is no guarantee electric will be provided.

AT THE EVENT

  • The Job Fair will take place on the upper level of the Peter G. Decker Half Moone Center in the Vista room.

  • Exhibitor set up is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Each Exhibitor will have a 6' or 8' table draped with linen and two chairs.

  • TO COMPLY WITH VENUE SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, EXHIBITORS ARE ASKED TO STAND BEHIND their booth to engage with job seekers.

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

  • There will be two assigned windows of time for the Exhibitors lunch. Each exhibitor will receive their assigned time at check-in.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair up to three (3) business days before the scheduled event. Please ship to:

Nauticus
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
Attention: Dana Mayo
RecruitMilitary Job Fair October 14, 2021
(Your Company Name)

*Please make arrangements to have your company's items picked up from the facility immediately following the event. All exhibitor packages must be labeled and pre-scheduled for pickup.

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

  • Exhibitors may drop Job Fair items off at the Peter G. Decker Half Moone Center prior to parking. Note, you can not leave your car idling for more than 5 minutes or it will be towed.

  • Hourly paid parking is available directly across the street in the West Plume Street Garage. Additional garages are nearby and within walking distance if that garage is full.

Fort Lee Army Base hosting veterans job fair

“FORT LEE, Va. — A job fair for veterans in the Richmond area will be held this week on the Fort Lee Army Base. The job fair will be held at the Regimental Club at Fort Lee from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 9.”

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. ”

Job fair targeting veterans short on opportunities

“Dozens of companies took part in a veterans job fair today, but as it turns out, barely any were willing to hire people on the spot. And many of the available positions aren’t based in Hampton Roads. The event was held at Nauticus today. NewsChannel 3 found out of the 53 companies taking part, only two were willing to hire on the spot. ”

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. ”

Military job fair held in Virginia Beach

“CBS 3 (WTKR) Norfolk - Hundreds of retired military and their spouses were in Virginia Beach for a “Hiring Our Heroes” job fair at the Sandler Center.”

Here’s the Good News: Lots of jobs available for Veterans at Recruit Military job fair

“Veterans already face challenges finding work when they come home from war–and sometimes, military job fairs don’t help matters. This week, you are in luck. NewsChannel 3 found one job fair where companies are indeed hiring for jobs open right now–and lots of them.”

Military job fair in Virginia Beach draws hundreds

“Brice Maccubbin, left, formerly of the Air Force and recently a civilian contractor for the Navy, talks with Boeing recruiter Donna Sinclair.”

Military job fair in Virginia Beach tomorrow

“Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.”

Hiring event for military veterans

“More and more veterans are finding themselves unemployed and in desperate need of a job. Today, a group called Recruit Military held a free hiring event to get Hampton Roads veterans back to work. They have served us for years - former military who used to wear uniforms, now wearing suits, desperate to impress a new employer. "I'm looking for mechanical work, which goes back to my mili...”

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...”

Military veteran job fair to be held in Norfolk

“Reporter: Marie Coronel As an army recruiter, it's Ed Tucker's job to convince others to join the armed forces. But after nearly 20 years the tables have turned: now Ed will have to convince employers to give him a job. "Of course I'm nervous," he said. Tucker will retire from the army this summer and wants to find a new career. But, looking at new options also comes with more quest...”

Norfolk Job Fair Targets Veterans

“Marie Coronel reporting: Quiana Crittenden has worked her way up the ranks from enlisted to officer. But now, after 12 years in the military, she's looking for her first civilian job. Crittenden says, "It's overwhelming. Even though I have a bachelor's degree in math. I was an officer in the Navy. It's still just as difficult if I had only served three months in the military." So she's...”

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...”

Service members are in demand in the private sector

“By Philip Walzer When Robert Walker left the Army in 1996, he didn't know "where to go or what to do." Walker got three job offers: two in trucking, one in hazardous waste. He ruled out trucking because of his bum knee, so he moved to Missouri to handle hazardous waste. Today, Walker would find lots more help. A burgeoning number of recruitment companies have sprouted to place transiti...”

When attendees registered for the Norfolk 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 47 49%
Management/Supervision 42 44%
Project / Program Management 37 38%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 32 33%
Education / Training 30 31%
Quality Assurance / Safety 29 30%
Business / Strategic Management 27 28%
Human Resources 25 26%
Customer Support / Client Care 21 22%
Administrative / Clerical 20 21%
Law Enforcement / Security 18 18%
Manufacturing / Operations 17 17%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 16 16%
Medical / Health 15 15%
Sales / Business Development 13 13%
Marketing / Product Management 13 13%
Other 12 12%
IT / Software Development 12 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 12 12%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 12 12%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 11 11%
Construction / Trades 11 11%
Engineering 11 11%
Field Service 10 10%
Biotech / R&D / Science 10 10%
Legal 7 7%
Electronics 7 7%
Creative / Design 6 6%
Part-time 5 5%
Retail 3 3%
Editorial / Writing 3 3%
Food Services / Hospitality 3 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 35 events in Norfolk, drawing 10,302 attendees and 1,553 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

Professionally set up, skilled candidates with Project Management experience, beautiful venue, good return on investment.
Norfolk -- Engineering recruiter
This had the most applicants that I have seen at any recent job fairs. It was a large and fairly diverse candidate pool.
Norfolk -- Automotive recruiter
This is our first military job fair, so this was a new experience. We were very impressed! The caliber of participants was very high.
Norfolk -- Agriculture recruiter
Having exposure to so many transitioning and former military job seekers is a great opportunity for us. Not to be missed.
Norfolk -- Staffing recruiter
Great way to find out about companies that are hiring that I had never heard of.
Norfolk -- Navy E-4
First event where I felt follow up was warranted. Excellent experience.
Norfolk -- Navy E-7
One of the best military career fair events I have attended in more than 6 years and 300+ events attended.
Norfolk -- Aerospace recruiter
RecruitMilitary always provides excellent service and organization with their career fairs. This is a great way to find qualified candidates.
Norfolk -- Transportation/Logistics recruiter
The amount of exhibitors was phenomenal and included a wide diversity of employment opportunities.
Norfolk -- Navy E-5
Bigger than I expected. A lot of the heavy hitter exhibitors were available.
Norfolk -- Marines O-5

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