Atlanta Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on February 2, 2017 at Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.

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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 590 40%
Management/Supervision 492 34%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 406 28%
Administrative / Clerical 345 23%
Human Resources 326 22%
Customer Support / Client Care 315 21%
Project / Program Management 281 19%
Law Enforcement / Security 270 18%
Business / Strategic Management 255 17%
Education / Training 251 17%
Quality Assurance / Safety 249 17%
Manufacturing / Operations 224 15%
Medical / Health 184 12%
IT / Software Development 176 12%
Sales / Business Development 166 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 165 11%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 162 11%
Aviation / Aerospace 159 10%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 157 10%
Field Service 155 10%
Part-time 147 10%
Marketing / Product Management 146 10%
Electronics 138 9%
Construction / Trades 124 8%
Retail 122 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 121 8%
Other 113 7%
Engineering 91 6%
Creative / Design 78 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 62 4%
Legal 60 4%
Editorial / Writing 52 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 32 events in Atlanta, drawing 15,009 attendees and 1,321 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 1447 Registered Attendees
  • 606 Soldiers
  • 194 Sailors
  • 163 Airmen
  • 111 Marines
  • 42 Spouses
  • 10 Merchant Marines
  • 9 Others
  • 7 Coast Guardsmen
  • 1 DoD Civilian
I rate the event very high. It was well organized and put together. The candidates came very prepared and presented well.
Atlanta Career Fair -- Defense Industry Recruiter
Better than most and the best of the military specific veteran recruitment and placement companies. Very well organized.
Atlanta Career Fair -- Engineering & Project Management Recruiter
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.
Atlanta Career Fair -- Attendee
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
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.
Atlanta Career Fair -- Navy E-8
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

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