Columbus Veterans Job Fair

The Fawcett Center

2400 Olentangy River Road

Columbus, OH 43210

Columbus Veterans Job Fair

November 10, 2021

11:00 AM
November 10, 2021 3:00 PM Eastern

Safety & Efficiency & Modernization
RecruitMilitary is making the career fair experience better than ever.

* Contact-free check-in process
* Spaced booths
* One-way foot traffic flow (Candidates won’t miss your booth!)
* Paper free (Less to carry!)
* Registration includes job postings on the RecruitMilitary job board (Extra value!)

Employer Packages


Career fair in Columbus


For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor


    • 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


    • 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


For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator 2021


    • 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.

The Fawcett Center

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Venue Information


  • 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.


  • The Job Fair will take place in the Grand Ballroom.

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

  • 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.

  • Complimentary WiFi is available. Use network WIFI@OSU and accept the terms. No passcode is required.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Monday, November 7,2021.

If multiple items are sent, please number them "1 of 3", "2 of 3", etc.
Address your shipments as follows:

RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fair
Event date: 11/10/21
The Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Arrangements for your shipments MUST BE MADE in advance.

  • Label the shipments with PREPAID shipping labels.
  • Schedule the pickup with the appropriate carrier.

Items MUST BE picked up by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2021.

Neither The Fawcett Center nor RecruitMiitary will be responsible for materials remaining after November 11, 2021, nor will either party accept any liability for materials delivered to the venue.

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

  • To obtain free parking, attendees are required to print a parking permit and place it on their vehicle dashboard upon arrival. If a permit is not printed prior to their arrival, additional permits are available inside the facility. If a permit is not placed in a dashboard window, guest is at own risk for a parking violation ticket and could be responsible for any associated fees.

  • PARKING PERMIT will be provided closer to event date.

65 employers focus on hiring veterans at Ohio Stadium

“COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Employers from 65 companies will be hoping to hire veterans at RecruitMilitary’s job fair on Thursday. The job fair will help veterans who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life. This is RecruitMilitary’s largest job fair in Columbus with 400 veterans already signed up.”

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. ”

Military Job Fair Caters To Hundreds Of Veterans

“COLUMBUS, Ohio - It is a job fair at the Aladdin Shrine Center, but not just any job fair. It is specifically for those who watch out for our country, military veterans. "When you hire a veteran you get someone with leadership and management skills," said Sgt. Joe Lewis. ”

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 Columbus 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 9 32%
Management/Supervision 8 28%
Administrative / Clerical 7 25%
Human Resources 7 25%
Sales / Business Development 6 21%
Customer Support / Client Care 6 21%
Education / Training 6 21%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 6 21%
Business / Strategic Management 6 21%
Law Enforcement / Security 5 17%
Other 5 17%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 5 17%
Project / Program Management 5 17%
Marketing / Product Management 4 14%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 4 14%
Creative / Design 4 14%
Electronics 4 14%
Editorial / Writing 4 14%
IT / Software Development 4 14%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 4 14%
Quality Assurance / Safety 3 10%
Field Service 3 10%
Manufacturing / Operations 3 10%
Biotech / R&D / Science 3 10%
Retail 3 10%
Medical / Health 2 7%
Construction / Trades 2 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 2 7%
Part-time 2 7%
Engineering 1 3%
Legal 1 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 20 events in Columbus, drawing 3,261 attendees and 838 exhibitors.
Very well done. Very high quality potential candidates; very impressed! Great communication and constant check ins during event.
Columbus Career Fair -- Retail Recruiter
Booths that were not actively recruiting for jobs in my field were very welcoming and took resumes and information anyways. I received contact from many of the booths, which was very positive.
Columbus Career Fair -- Army 0-3
We attend several RecruitMilitary events a year in several different states. The RecruitMilitary team is great to work with and always incredibly helpful.
Columbus -- Insurance recruiter
The event was well organized and one of the best I have attended in a couple of years.
Columbus -- Manufacturing recruiter
Any opportunity to meet with recruiters and HR staff is useful in honing your elevator speech. So is learning about opportunities you may not have ever known existed or would have considered.
Columbus -- Marines O-5
Overall, I thought the event was a great experience. I am very grateful for this opportunity and am recommending it to all my veteran friends.
Columbus -- Marines E-9
This job fair was much, much better than any others attended. The quality of candidates was very high. GO! Well worth the money.
Columbus -- Energy & Utilities recruiter
The job fair was a thriving event with individuals seeking job opportunities. Those seeking employment came out for the full time of the job fair. There was a constant flow of individuals
Columbus -- Education recruiter
I was offered and accepted a job.
Columbus -- Military Spouse
There was a very good amount of exhibitors. They were very professional and extremely helpful, making me feel relaxed and confident about my chances of securing a job or at least an interview.
Columbus -- Army E-4

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