Tampa Veterans Job Fair

Tampa Convention Center

333 S. Franklin Street

Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa Veterans Job Fair

October 28, 2021

11:00 AM
October 28, 2021 3:00 PM Eastern

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Career fair in Tampa

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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.

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Venue Information

BEFORE THE EVENT

  • Organizations' Attending Representative(s) will receive an email morning of 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 Central Hall.

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

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in space designated by 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.

  • RecruitMilitary will have hotspots placed throughout the event space for WiFi connection capability. Exhibitors who rely on WiFi as part of their presentation are encouraged to bring their own hotspot.

Shipping Instructions

Due to venue regulations and/or limitations, Exhibitors are asked to ship items into and out of their hotel.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: In ALL situations, exhibitors are responsible for management and payment of their own shipping needs. Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary for shipping associated with an exhibitor will be passed on to that exhibitor for payment. These fees and management of the shipping process are the sole responsibility of the client/exhibitor.

Parking Information

Parking details will be provided when the Job Fair date gets closer.

Veterans job fair draws hundreds

“TAMPA (FOX 13) - The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan produced a new generation of veterans. Some of them were wounded physically and mentally. Now they have to transition to civilian life.”

97 companies look to hire veterans at job fair in Tampa on Thursday

“TAMPA, Fla. - RecruitMilitary wants to make sure veterans and active duty military members can find good paying civilian jobs. The organization is teaming up with Disabled American Veterans to host a job fair at Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa on Thursday, July 20. Hundreds of veterans, military members, guardsmen, reservists and their spouses are expected to attend the event.”

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. ”

65 local companies look to hire veterans at local job fair Thursday

“More veterans than ever are looking for work these days. Hire Our Heroes wants to get them working at a job fair scheduled Thursday specifically for vets. "I pray my vehicle never goes down. I pray my health never goes bad," said retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelvin Bailey. ”

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...”

Job fair for veterans today

“Janie Porter Reporting - Military members and their families are invited to a free job fair at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, formerly known as the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than ten companies and agencies that are currently hiring will be there, including Bank of America, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Hillsborough C...”

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 Tampa 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 22 42%
Management/Supervision 21 40%
Administrative / Clerical 20 38%
Project / Program Management 19 36%
Business / Strategic Management 17 32%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 14 26%
Medical / Health 13 25%
Human Resources 12 23%
Customer Support / Client Care 12 23%
Education / Training 11 21%
Sales / Business Development 10 19%
Law Enforcement / Security 10 19%
Quality Assurance / Safety 10 19%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 9 17%
Marketing / Product Management 7 13%
Legal 7 13%
IT / Software Development 7 13%
Aviation / Aerospace 7 13%
Manufacturing / Operations 7 13%
Other 6 11%
Field Service 6 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 5 9%
Biotech / R&D / Science 5 9%
Electronics 4 7%
Creative / Design 4 7%
Construction / Trades 4 7%
Retail 3 5%
Part-time 3 5%
Food Services / Hospitality 3 5%
Editorial / Writing 3 5%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 3 5%
Engineering 3 5%
RecruitMilitary has held 30 events in Tampa, drawing 11,813 attendees and 1,435 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

This event is top notch! This is one of the most well organized, well planned events and has great candidates.
Tampa Career Fair -- Healthcare Recruiter
The representatives for the exhibitors are very friendly and seem very sincere in helping you find a job. Thank you!
Tampa Career Fair -- Attendee
The Veterans Job Fair by RecruitMilitary was one of the best job fairs I have participated in. Time well spent. Candidates were hungry to work.
Tampa -- Education recruiter
If you want to hire veterans, these are the job fairs to attend.
Tampa -- Law Enforcement and Security recruiter
I landed an interview at the fair and was invited to formal interview on Monday!! I GOT A JOB! Thank you!
Tampa -- Military Spouse
I've been out of work for a year & this is by far the best job fair in the Tampa area.
Tampa -- Air Force E-7
This job fair has a wide variety of employers who value veterans and what they can bring to the table, and who are specifically looking to hire prior military personnel.
Tampa -- Retail recruiter
RecruitMilitary has been great with their communication prior to and following the events. The events seem to be very organized and candidates seem to be prepared. Great event.
Tampa -- Transportation/Logistics recruiter
The job fair was extremely positive. I was a bit nervous at first but quickly warmed up as soon as the vendors started interacting with me. The location of the job fair was very nice. Parking was quick and easy, and not pricey at all. I gained so much knowledge and for that I’ll be forever grateful. Thank you
Tampa -- Air Force Military Spouse
A good variety of industries, including some of the largest corporations in Tampa, were in attendance. Everyone was professional.
Tampa -- Navy E-5

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