Naval Base Kitsap Area Veterans Job Fair

Kitsap Conference Center

100 Washington Avenue

Bremerton, WA 98337

Naval Base Kitsap Area Veterans Job Fair

June 1, 2023

11:00 AM
June 1, 2023 3:00 PM Pacific

Employer Packages


Career fair in Bremerton


For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor


    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • * $960 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $960 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted


    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • Pre-event Targeted Email ($1,295 value)

Educator Packages


For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator


    • 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.

Kitsap Conference Center

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Venue Information


  • Attending Representatives should log in to their account in myRecruitMilitary prior to event day to ensure they have access.

  • 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. We strongly recommend arriving with your device fully charged.

  • 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.

  • No outside food & beverage may be distributed without prior approval. Please reach out to RecruitMilitary for approval process.

  • We always encourage all attendees to check back 24-48 hours prior to the event to view the most up to date instructions/directions.


  • The Job Fair will take place in the Puget Sound Ballroom. Enter through the main entrance of the Conference Center.

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

  • The Job Fair begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area marked with 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

All items should be shipped into the Exhibitor's hotel or a local shipping office.

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 is available in the Conference Center's parking garage at prevailing rates.

Directions from Tacoma via WA-16 W to the KCC parking structure
* Merge onto WA-16 W towards Gig Harbor/Bremerton via I-5 South or S Sprague Ave
* Merge onto WA-3 N
* Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 36 for WA-304 E toward Bremerton
* Continue on WA-304, it becomes Charleston Blvd.
* Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Burwell St.
* Make a wide right onto Pacific Ave into the left side lane towards the “Ferry Pick Up and Drop Off.”
* Take the first left onto 2nd St. in front of Bremerton Bar & Grill
* Continue straight on 2nd St across Washington Ave. towards Hampton Inn & Suites. There are three parking garage entrances on the right.
* Bypass the first entrance. The first parking garage (Blue) is for Hampton Inn and Anthony’s Restaurant only. The Green and Red levels (2nd and 3rd entrances) are for Conference Center parking.
* Select the “Conference Attendee” option on the meter to receive a discounted rate of $4.00 for 10 hours of parking. The meters take cash/coin, credit, and debit cards, but they do not give change. If you are paying with cash, be sure to pay exact.

See Parking Map HERE.

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 Naval Base Kitsap Area 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 40%
Management/Supervision 21 38%
Project / Program Management 17 30%
Quality Assurance / Safety 13 23%
Administrative / Clerical 11 20%
Law Enforcement / Security 11 20%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 11 20%
Other 11 20%
Human Resources 10 18%
Business / Strategic Management 10 18%
Education / Training 10 18%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 8 14%
Customer Support / Client Care 8 14%
Manufacturing / Operations 7 12%
IT / Software Development 7 12%
Construction / Trades 6 10%
Engineering 6 10%
Sales / Business Development 5 9%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 5 9%
Field Service 5 9%
Marketing / Product Management 5 9%
Biotech / R&D / Science 4 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 4 7%
Medical / Health 4 7%
Legal 4 7%
Part-time 3 5%
Aviation / Aerospace 3 5%
Editorial / Writing 2 3%
Creative / Design 2 3%
Retail 2 3%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 1 1%
Electronics 1 1%