Atlanta Veterans Job Fair

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

1414 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW

Atlanta, GA 30313

Atlanta Veterans Job Fair

February 16, 2023

11:00 AM
February 16, 2023 3:00 PM Eastern

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  • Exhibitor

    $1,495

    • 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

    $2,295

    • 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

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  • Educator

    $2,195

    • 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.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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Venue Information

BEFORE THE EVENT

  • Attending Representatives should log in to their Event Portal 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.

AT THE EVENT

  • The Job Fair will take place on the 3rd floor - 100 Yard Club. Enter the stadium through the main entrance (you will see a giant Falcon statue) and take the escalator to the third level.

  • Please allow additional time to pass through stadium security measures which may fluctuate based on what is taking place in and around the stadium. Official law enforcement should be prepared to show credentials and be asked to wear a wrist band to retain their weapons. All other attendees will be asked to leave weapons outside of the stadium.

  • Exhibitor set up is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Exhibitors will have a 6' or 8' table with top 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 Wi-Fi is available.

Shipping Instructions

Due to venue regulations and/or limitations, Exhibitors are asked to ship items into and out of their hotel.

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 Silver Deck Lot. Parking vouchers will be provided to Exhibitors who park in the Silver Deck Lot ONLY at the event Help Desk.

One you park in the Silver Deck, take the elevator up to the top floor (if you parked on a lower level). From there, you MUST walk back towards the entrance of the garage (where you pulled your parking ticket from). Then, walk alongside Andrew Young International Blvd towards the stadium and the large Falcon Statue. Enter the stadium at Gate 2 (Falcon statue).

See Parking and Entry Map HERE.

Note - as you come off the interstate, you will be on the North side and will need to circle the building to get to the parking. Google Maps address is 441 Martin Luther King Jr Drive NW.

If you are using MARTA:

  • From the NORTH: Take the red or gold line heading towards Airport Station. Get off at Five Points Station where you will transfer onto the green line heading toward Bankhead or the blue lines heading toward Hamilton E. Holmes. Get off at Vine City.

  • From the SOUTH: Take the red line heading towards North Springs or the gold line heading towards Doraville. Get off at Five Points Station where you will transfer onto either the green line heading towards Bankhead or the blue line heading toward Hamilton E. Holmes. Get off at Vine City.

  • From the WEST: Take the green line heading towards Edgwood/Candler Park or the blue line heading toward Indian Creek. Get off at Vine City.

  • From the EAST: Take either the green line heading towards Bankhead or the blue line heading toward Hamilton E. Holmes. Get off at Vine City.

  • From VINE CITY station, exit and walk east toward Northside Drive where you will see the stadium.

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.”

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 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 45%
Management/Supervision 125 37%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 114 34%
Project / Program Management 106 31%
Human Resources 95 28%
Business / Strategic Management 93 27%
Administrative / Clerical 91 27%
Customer Support / Client Care 81 24%
Quality Assurance / Safety 77 23%
IT / Software Development 67 20%
Education / Training 62 18%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 60 17%
Manufacturing / Operations 59 17%
Law Enforcement / Security 57 17%
Aviation / Aerospace 54 16%
Sales / Business Development 53 15%
Electronics 50 14%
Marketing / Product Management 48 14%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 46 13%
Medical / Health 43 12%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 41 12%
Field Service 38 11%
Construction / Trades 35 10%
Engineering 34 10%
Creative / Design 33 9%
Other 31 9%
Biotech / R&D / Science 28 8%
Part-time 27 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 24 7%
Retail 24 7%
Legal 18 5%
Editorial / Writing 15 4%

Who’s Registered?

  • 334 Registered Attendees
  • 182 Soldiers
  • 54 Airmen
  • 53 Sailors
  • 21 Marines
  • 7 Spouses
  • 5 Others
  • 4 Coast Guardsmen
These candidates were flexible in wanting to relocate, very up beat, able to share and present themselves very well. Worth the investment. Great place to network and build relationships
Atlanta -- Machinery recruiter
Awesome! Everyone was so nice and wonderful. I already had 3 interviews and another one just texted. Two offers already. Thank you, thank you RM and DAV.
Atlanta -- Army E-4
An excellent group of employees on site with exceptional employment opportunities for those seeking employment. Extremely organized.
Atlanta -- Transportation and Logistics recruiter
Good quality event, well supported. Good marketing and great locations. Large scale, good candidate selection.
Atlanta -- Defense recruiter
Going for my second interview on Thursday, October 10!!!
Atlanta -- Army E-7
Great opportunity to network with companies that want to hire military members.
Atlanta -- Army National Guard E-7
As a vendor, we have received excellent candidates for all opportunities we currently have available. Great opportunities are presented at this job fair.
Atlanta -- Law Enforcement and Security recruiter
This was our first time at the event. We didn't know what to expect exactly but we were very pleased with everything. Very well run and efficient way to talk to a lot of folks.
Atlanta -- Healthcare recruiter
It was a wonderful and very patriotic event that was well needed / appreciated. I actually got hired by one of the vendor companies. Thank y’all soooo much!!!!!!!!
Atlanta -- Army E-6
Great event! Vendors were ready to push candidates forward and actually followed up after the event.
Atlanta -- Army E-7

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