San Antonio Veterans Job Fair

San Antonio Shrine Auditorium

901 N. Loop 1604 W

San Antonio, TX 78232

San Antonio Veterans Job Fair

October 21, 2021

11:00 AM
October 21, 2021 3:00 PM Central

Employer Packages

for

Career fair in San Antonio

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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
    • * $1,495 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.

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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 in the Ballroom.

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in the Dining Room.

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

Please take care NOT to leave the glass doors open during loading and unloading.

Shipping Instructions

Due to limited space, the venue will not be able to accept exhibitor shipments.

Parking Information

There is complimentary parking in the Shrine Auditorium parking lot. Please do NOT park in the designated Shrine Employee parking areas or Security parking areas.

SEE PARKING AND EVENT ENTRANCE MAP HERE.

Military veterans job fair to be held Thursday at Norris Conference Centers

“SAN ANTONIO - Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary are hosting a veterans job fair Thursday, which will include more than 70 San Antonio-area employers ready to hire hundreds of military veterans and military spouses. ”

Veterans job fair stopping in town Thursday

“ SAN ANTONIO -- A major job fair just for veterans and their spouses is coming to San Antonio on Thursday, January 12.”

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”

Companies seek to employ veterans. Vets often struggle with transitioning into civilian employment

“ABC 12 (KSAT)"There's not a lot of correlation to when (veterans) enter into the civilian world again of, 'How do I write a resume?'" said Steve Balczo, of RecruitMilitary. "Getting rid of the acronyms that we use in the military, and breaking it down so that the civilian corporations can read a resume and understand the strengths and talents of these veterans."”

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 San Antonio 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 65 50%
Management/Supervision 55 42%
Project / Program Management 43 33%
Human Resources 42 32%
Business / Strategic Management 33 25%
IT / Software Development 33 25%
Administrative / Clerical 33 25%
Education / Training 33 25%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 32 25%
Quality Assurance / Safety 30 23%
Medical / Health 26 20%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 24 18%
Manufacturing / Operations 24 18%
Customer Support / Client Care 22 17%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 21 16%
Other 21 16%
Law Enforcement / Security 20 15%
Sales / Business Development 18 14%
Aviation / Aerospace 16 12%
Electronics 15 11%
Marketing / Product Management 15 11%
Construction / Trades 14 10%
Engineering 14 10%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 13 10%
Part-time 12 9%
Creative / Design 11 8%
Field Service 10 7%
Biotech / R&D / Science 10 7%
Legal 7 5%
Retail 7 5%
Editorial / Writing 5 3%
Food Services / Hospitality 5 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 30 events in San Antonio, drawing 13,837 attendees and 1,650 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

If you want an opportunity to meet lots of qualified candidates in one event, then participate in a DAV / RecruitMilitary Veterans job fair.
San Antonio -- Aerospace recruiter
The atmosphere was so positive and welcoming. I interviewed with USAA right there, which was spectacular for me. I have never attended such an all around positive job fair. You could feel respect in the air. It was such a great experience.
San Antonio -- Air Force Spouse
This is a good place to find talent with hands on experience.
San Antonio -- Information Technology recruiter
Great traffic of candidates made it a very successful event. Substantially more traffic and higher quality candidates than at other job fairs.
San Antonio -- Information Technology recruiter
Very pro military, which was very nice. I also really liked the communication prior to the event, with advice videos. Not many places provide that type of information for free.
San Antonio -- Air Force E-4
Loved the on-site interviews!
San Antonio -- Army E-7
I usually get a much larger number of individuals at the RecruitMilitary fairs than other fairs. Quality candidates, very well organized, good return on investment.
San Antonio -- Education recruiter
Well managed and put together. Exceeded expectations.
San Antonio -- Defense recruiter
The diversity of employers was very good. I received excellent help.
San Antonio -- Air Force E-5
This one of the best run events. I was able to speak to a wide variety of companies and have placed various applications.
San Antonio -- Army O-4

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