Joint Base Lewis-McChord Job Fair
American Lake Conference Center
8085 NCO Beach Road
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Job FairJanuary 18, 2018 11:00 AM – January 18, 2018 3:00 PM
For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841
- 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
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.
Facility Access Information
Joint Base Lewis-McChord requires a pre-approved "Access Roster" be submitted by RecruitMilitary prior to the event date. Roster MUST include ALL attendees from every company in attendance. If you do not have a DOD/Military ID and did not provide your information prior to the January 11, 2018 deadline, please bring the proper identification and allow extra time on the morning of the event. You will be required to stop at the Visitor Center, take and number and submit documentation for the screening process. Those who submitted prior information should bring their proper identification to window 1 at the Visitors Center in order to obtain their visitor's pass.
Please review the Installation Access Procedures below:
INSTALLATION ACCESS PROCEDURES
If you do not have a military ID, you will need to go to the Visitor Center to get a pass. The Visitor Center for JBLM - Lewis Main and Lewis North is located at Exit 120 off of I-5 near Liberty Gate. The hours are 0500 – 2200 daily. Phone 253-967-4794.
Note, those IDs deemed non-compliant under the Real ID Act will not be acceptable forms of documents allowed to obtain access. For current status of individual state IDs, please visit the Department of Homeland Security's website: www.dhs.gov/real-id
**Educational Entities – Educational Entities must be attending in a hiring capacity and are not allowed to solicit for students. Additionally, you are required to “request base access” for your school in order to attend the events on Army installations. This is base protocol and must be completed between you and this specific base. Please follow the link www.goarmyed.com and the directions in the following link: (ACES Field Call). Please email evidence of approval to firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL exhibitors must possess the following item(s) or you will not be allowed access to the military installation or the Job Fair:
- You must present the following: Military Identification Card (Active, Reserve/Guard, Retiree ID); or Civilian/Contractor CAC Card) OR Non-military photo ID.
- Current state driver’s license (See above for Non-Approved State IDs)
- Current automobile registration or rental car contract.
- Current proof of personal automobile insurance or insurance acceptance on rental car contract.
- If your driver’s license, passport or other identification has expired or is no longer valid you "WILL NOT" be allowed to enter the post.
- As part of security measures on a military post your vehicle may be subject to inspection. This is part of the security measures against any terrorist threats. Please cooperate with security and their mission.
(NOTE: All military installations and facilities reserve the right to refuse admittance to any installation or military facility. RecruitMilitary is not responsible for local installation policies and cannot grant access or override installation policies.)
American Lake Conference Center
- Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
- The Job Fair will take place in the Evergreen Room.
- Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m.
- The Exhibitors lunch will be served in the Eagle Room and will be marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.
- Clients requiring access to electric should contact Recruit Military in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strip and extension cords.
- Free WiFi is available.
Due to limited storage space at the venue, all items should be shipped into and out of the Exhibitor's hotel.
FREE parking is available immediately outside of the venue.
Attendees who already have a Military ID:
• From Seattle take I-5 South and take Exit 120
• Keep right at the fork and merge onto 41st Division Drive
• Turn right on San Francisco Ave.
• Take immediate right onto NCO Beach Rd.
• The Conference Center will be 0.8 miles down on your left
Attendees without a Military ID -- will be required to go to the Visitor Center BEFORE proceeding to the American Lake Conference Center:
• From Seattle take I-5 South and take exit 120.
• Stay left on the fork and take the second exit that goes around and under the freeway.
• Merge onto 41st Division Drive
• The Visitor Center will be 0.2 miles on the right.
“If you’re looking for a job in the new year, here’s your opportunity to network and find out what opportunities are out there for transitioning service members, military spouses, family members or veterans.”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”
“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 host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”
“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. ”
“The job fair was sponsored by Microsoft and produced by RecruitMilitary, a for-profit company run by veterans that organizes job fairs for veterans across the U.S. The employers with booths at the Seattle Center job fair appreciate the value of job-seekers with a military background.”
“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...”
“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 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Job Fair, we asked them to let us know what fields they are interested in. The table below is a breakdown of those interests.
|Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse||96||25%|
|Project / Program Management||95||24%|
|Law Enforcement / Security||92||24%|
|Quality Assurance / Safety||89||23%|
|Education / Training||83||21%|
|IT / Software Development||77||20%|
|Administrative / Clerical||77||20%|
|Aviation / Aerospace||76||19%|
|Manufacturing / Operations||71||18%|
|Customer Support / Client Care||71||18%|
|Business / Strategic Management||68||17%|
|Medical / Health||59||15%|
|Maintenance / Installation / Repair||58||15%|
|Construction / Trades||52||13%|
|Sales / Business Development||51||13%|
|Marketing / Product Management||47||12%|
|Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage||43||11%|
|Creative / Design||37||9%|
|Accounting / Finance / Insurance||36||9%|
|Biotech / R&D / Science||33||8%|
|Food Services / Hospitality||25||6%|
|Editorial / Writing||23||6%|