Atlanta Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on February 28, 2013 at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.

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Here's What Veterans Want in Their Civilian Careers

“Savvy employers know that military veterans often hold the solution to their continuing struggle to attract and retain high-quality talent. They understand that military-experienced personnel possess skills, attitudes and abilities beyond those of most people who have not served. Thus, veterans can add disproportionate value to any team or organization.”

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.”

The four myths and opportunities of hiring veterans today

“In an era when “support our troops” bumper stickers are common and billboards and radio advertisements abound with rallying calls to give veterans a job, it is not surprising that many employers are overwhelmed and confused. Good intentions permeate most efforts to employ veterans at the national, state and local levels.”

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. ”

Hiring Our Heroes returns to Atlanta today

“NBC 11 (WXIA) - RecruitMilitary in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a job fair for military veterans at the Georgia Dome.”

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 Veteran 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 870 46%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 595 31%
Law Enforcement / Security 477 25%
Administrative / Clerical 468 24%
Customer Support / Client Care 462 24%
Human Resources 448 23%
Education / Training 420 22%
Project / Program Management 409 21%
Quality Assurance / Safety 404 21%
Manufacturing / Operations 344 18%
Business / Strategic Management 334 17%
IT / Software Development 292 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 278 14%
Sales / Business Development 227 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 224 11%
Medical / Health 222 11%
Marketing / Product Management 219 11%
Electronics 215 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 208 11%
Construction / Trades 208 11%
Part-time 195 10%
Retail 191 10%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 189 10%
Other 187 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 182 9%
Engineering 150 8%
Legal 103 5%
Creative / Design 100 5%
Editorial / Writing 94 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 74 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 28 events in Atlanta, drawing 12,928 attendees and 1,056 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 1874 Registered Attendees
  • 828 Soldiers
  • 289 Sailors
  • 213 Airmen
  • 156 Marines
  • 46 Spouses
  • 26 Others
  • 8 DoD Civilians
  • 7 Coast Guardsmen
  • 56 Exhibitors

In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the sponsors are CVS and SunTrust

I went with a hope that something was available for me and was surprised at the amount of opportunities. I have a phone interview this week with a great company and have 3 other companies I am in talks with.
Atlanta Expo Attendee
There were employers that I had never heard of before at this event. This gave exposure to vendors like McKesson and GA Dept of Public Safety in two separate industries I had not considered previously as potential sources of employment.
Atlanta Expo Attendee
The entire Expo was well put together. It started on time, was well explained, and we were allowed as much time as we needed with each company. The expo area was well placed with a variety of companies. It was not crowded and all the companies were very friendly and made time for you. It was well worth the 26 mile drive into the city. Support staff was very polite and helpful. I will recommend this to all our men and women in uniform.
Atlanta Expo Attendee
Overall, the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo was a great experience. I phoned my friends and told them to attend any RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos held in their area.
Atlanta Expo Attendee
RecruitMilitary always provides outstanding candidates in a great venue. Always an outstanding event in comparison to others.
HR Manager, Government Agency, past Atlanta Exhibitor
The fair went great. I was very pleased with the amount of candidates that participated. I thought it was very very packed and exciting.
Recruiter, Transportation Industry, past Atlanta Exhibitor
Good value for the investment. Good quality candidates.
HR Manager, Energy Industry, past Atlanta Exhibitor
I rate the event very high. It was well organized and put together. The candidates came very prepared and presented well.
HR Manager, Defense Industry, past Atlanta Exhibitor
Better than most and the best of the military specific veteran recruitment and placement companies. Very well organized.
Recruiter, Engineering & Project Management, past Atlanta Exhibitor
The expo was excellent! I received several job offers. I accepted a position at Waste Management as a route manager making twice as much as I did when I was a corporal in the Marines. I would recommend it to any returning vet.
Marine Veteran, Feb. 2013 Atlanta Attendee
I attended the Veteran Opportunity Expo at the Georgia Dome on Feb 28, 2013. Fortunately, a logistics/transportation company was in need of veterans with my skills and experiences. They called me the very next day and scheduled a phone interview, followed by an interview in person which lead to me being hired into a management program.
Army Veteran, Feb. 2013 Atlanta Attendee
This was by far the best career fair I attended in the four months I was unemployed. The quality of employers and jobs available was unmatched. In addition I felt that the recruiters at this event were taking their jobs much more seriously than recruiters at other career fairs.
Army Veteran, Feb. 2013 Atlanta Attendee
I had all but given up on career fairs, but the attention and detail by RecruitMilitary and the caliber of exhibitors prompted me to attend. It turned out well. We made contact, went through a thorough interview process that included 2 in-person and a few online assessment interviews. The last in person interview produced a job offer.
Navy Veteran, Feb. 2013 Atlanta Attendee
Excellent event! I lost my job last week but because of this event, it looks like I may be back to work as early as in a few weeks, plus getting free training!
March 2014 - Veteran Job Seeker, Army National Guard - E6
Quality of event is first class. This is always a great expo.
IT recruiter -- 2/20/14 Atlanta Career Fair
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!
Financial Services recruiter -- 2/20/14 Atlanta Career Fair
Good open dialogue with exhibitors. I hope to not need to attend another job fair, but if I do it would be with RecruitMilitary.
2/20/14 Atlanta Career Fair -- Army E-4
RecruitMilitary continues to be the best career support service in town. Thank you for giving the best to those who willingly committed to making the ultimate sacrifice for fellow countrymen and country.
2/20/14 Atlanta Career Fair -- Navy E-8
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
I was very pleased with the diversity of exhibitors. There truly was something for everyone.
6-26-14 Atlanta Career Fair -- Military Spouse
I was able to secure four interviews directly related to this expo. Thank you!
6-26-14 Atlanta Career Fair -- USAF E-7
This was the best expo I have attended in the past 9 months. Higher quality employers were present and engaging.
6-26-14 Atlanta Career Fair -- Navy E-5
I talked with a number of companies at the Expo. The representatives were knowledgeable and I already have two interviews for next week. Your job fair organizers do an excellent job of promoting these events and lining up quality companies who are committed to hiring veterans. Keep up the outstanding job you are doing.
6-26-14 Atlanta Career Fair -- Branch/Rank not provided
Four of the people I spoke with today could come work for me tomorrow! Great event!
August 2014 Employer -- Financial Services recruiter
Do your research and dress for the occasion. Bring at least two different resumes, one which targets the job you are trying to land. The other should be a more broad based, generic one highlighting all of the jobs skills you have.
Nov 2014 Attendee -- Navy E-7
The recurring role of "talk to everyone" is extremely important and should be embraced by each job seeker. Please continue to stress the importance of networking, not only with the recruiters but with fellow job seekers to increase the likeliness of finding a hidden opportunity.
1-15-15 San Antonio Career Fair attendee (Army O-3)
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