Atlanta Veterans Job Fair

Cobb Galleria Centre

Two Galleria Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30339

Atlanta Veterans Job Fair

June 22, 2017 11:00 AM June 22, 2017 3:00 PM

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    • 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


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • Branding


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,095 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

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  • Educator


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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Educator Advantage


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,795 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • School name listed in the Search & Employ education directory in the next two issues

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Veteran Opportunity Expo Cancellation Policy

RecruitMilitary does not offer refunds. If an exhibitor is unable to attend a Veteran Opportunity Expo (“Expo”) for which it has already registered, RecruitMilitary will make every effort to allow the exhibitor to attend a future Expo, provided the exhibitor attends the Expo within twelve months of the Invoice Date. However, to qualify, RecruitMilitary must receive a cancellation request at least ten business days' prior to the date of the Expo for which you were registered. Unpaid invoices must be paid whether or not the exhibitor attends the event for which it originally registered. Cancellation requests must be sent via e-mail to, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. If a cancellation request is received fewer than ten business days before the Expo, or if the exhibitor does not show up at the Expo at all, then that exhibitor will not be entitled to transfer its registration to a new Expo.

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.

Cobb Galleria Centre

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

  • Load in should take place at the loading dock off Galleria Drive.

  • The job fair will take place in Hall A. Enter the rotunda through the main doors (underneath the large triangle) and take the escalator to Hall A on the second floor.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in a designated portion of the event space.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in a designated portion of the event space from 1:30-3:00pm. The space will be marked with RecruitMilitary Only signage.

  • Clients requiring electricity should contact RecruitMilitary to make prior payment and should bring their own extension cord and power strip. Electricity can be added the day of the event but the pricing will be higher than if paid in advance.

Shipping Instructions

The venue will not allow the receipt of shipments. All items should be shipped into the exhibitor's hotel.

Items can be picked up from the Cobb Galleria after the event. Exhibitor is responsible for placing a return label on any remaining items and should schedule the pickup of those items by the end of the day Thursday, June 22, 2017. A per day storage fee will be charged per item, based on weight for every day the item is at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Companies will be responsible for these charges. Neither the Cobb Galleria Centre nor RecruitMilitary are responsible for items left at the venue.

Parking Information

Free parking is available at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Park nearest the front of the building and enter the venue through the main doors, underneath the large triangle.

Recruit Military to have veterans job fair on Feb. 2

“RecruitMilitary will have a veterans job fair on Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway in the Cumberland area. This is a free hiring event for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and spouses.”

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. ”

Veteran Job Fair Held

“FOX 5 (WAGA) - Veterans filled the Georgia Dome in search of employment on Thursday. The career fair was geared exclusively for veterans and their spouses. The job expo allowed jobseekers to meet face to face with a wide range of companies.”

Job fair held for military veterans in Atlanta

“FOX 5 (WAGA) - Hundreds of veterans turned out seeking employment at a job fair in Atlanta on Thursday.”

Employers step up to the plate for veterans at Turner Field

“by John Brieske Almost everyone agrees that the men and women in uniform deserve our support while they’re serving in the U.S. military. But what about when those folks are transitioning from the military to a civilian life? The people at RecruitMilitary LLC, want to help. The Cincinnati-based organization – along with The American Legion, Purple Heart Services and the Military Spouse...”

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 Focuses on Opportunities for Veterans

“Chris Sweigart Reporting - The number of laid off workers making their first claim for unemployment benefits was down slightly in November compared to last year, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday. According to the Georgia Department of Labor 72,298 people filed for unemployment in November of 2009. That's down 2.9 percent compared to November of 2008. Thursday, the focus...”

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 Atlanta 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 153 34%
Management/Supervision 135 30%
Administrative / Clerical 102 23%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 102 23%
Customer Support / Client Care 93 21%
Human Resources 82 18%
Quality Assurance / Safety 78 17%
Law Enforcement / Security 73 16%
Business / Strategic Management 72 16%
Education / Training 70 15%
Project / Program Management 68 15%
Manufacturing / Operations 67 15%
IT / Software Development 66 15%
Medical / Health 57 12%
Field Service 55 12%
Sales / Business Development 52 11%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 51 11%
Part-time 47 10%
Marketing / Product Management 46 10%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 42 9%
Electronics 38 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 37 8%
Other 37 8%
Aviation / Aerospace 35 7%
Construction / Trades 34 7%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 31 7%
Retail 29 6%
Engineering 28 6%
Creative / Design 19 4%
Legal 18 4%
Editorial / Writing 17 3%
Biotech / R&D / Science 14 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 32 events in Atlanta, drawing 15,009 attendees and 1,321 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 439 Registered Attendees
  • 154 Soldiers
  • 67 Sailors
  • 28 Airmen
  • 25 Marines
  • 8 Spouses
  • 3 Others
  • 3 DoD Civilians
  • 1 Coast Guardsman
The organization was superb. The information provided was expansive and met all my needs on a timely basis. This was my first one but it won't be my last!
Atlanta Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
I was very pleased with the diversity of exhibitors. There truly was something for everyone.
Atlanta Career Fair -- Attendee
Great, candidates with great knowledge. Having military candidates helps because they have dedication, discipline, punctuality, etc.
10/6/16 Atlanta Career Fair -- Retail Recruiter
Excellent candidate quality! Many with awesome backgrounds and work ethic! Love meeting veterans!
10/6/16 Atlanta Career Fair -- Insurance Recruiter
Secured an interview for an unposted position for the following week. I was offered the position the following day. Never underestimate the value of getting the right introduction.
10/6/16 Atlanta Career Fair -- Army 0-3
The size and scope of the career fair was outstanding. The exhibitors were very motivated to hire veterans.
10/6/16 Atlanta Career Fair -- Navy E-6
Seems like a better quality job seeker here than at other career fairs. Everyone came prepared for the event. RM delivers a high quality and quantity of candidates from our experience at the last 3 job fairs.
2/2/17 Atlanta Career Fair -- Services Recruiter
Very professional, quality candidates. Well put together and organized. Robert Walker is always on top of everything. We are no longer doing any other career fairs.
2/2/17 Atlanta Career Fair -- Insurance Recruiter
The variety of employers was impressive and the information I gained was valuable. It gave me hope that everyone would walk away with a job.
2/2/17 Atlanta Career Fair -- Army E-4
The diversity of the companies was excellent.
2/2/17 Atlanta Career Fair -- Navy E-4

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