Austin All Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on October 13, 2016 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX.

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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. ”

Veteran job fair

“Good Day Austin with Amanda FOX 7 (KTBC)- Interviewed Steve B. in their studio at 6:50 am on the day of the event. ”

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. ”

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 Austin All 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 275 41%
Management/Supervision 266 40%
Project / Program Management 165 25%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 163 24%
Education / Training 149 22%
Business / Strategic Management 146 22%
Quality Assurance / Safety 140 21%
Law Enforcement / Security 132 20%
Human Resources 131 19%
Manufacturing / Operations 127 19%
Administrative / Clerical 121 18%
Customer Support / Client Care 117 17%
IT / Software Development 117 17%
Medical / Health 89 13%
Field Service 84 12%
Sales / Business Development 82 12%
Marketing / Product Management 77 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 76 11%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 73 11%
Electronics 72 10%
Part-time 72 10%
Other 71 10%
Construction / Trades 70 10%
Aviation / Aerospace 68 10%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 61 9%
Engineering 53 8%
Creative / Design 43 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 41 6%
Retail 41 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 36 5%
Editorial / Writing 28 4%
Legal 21 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 12 events in Austin, drawing 3,349 attendees and 413 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 658 Registered Attendees
  • 366 Soldiers
  • 68 Airmen
  • 61 Sailors
  • 47 Marines
  • 13 Spouses
  • 2 Coast Guardsmen
  • 2 Others
  • 1 DoD Civilian
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
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
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)
This has been the best job fair that I have attended since I retired from the Army. I was very impressed in your layout, personnel that were present and the whole attitude of everyone who wanted to assist the veterans. Great job! Thanks.
4/2/15 Austin Career Fair (Army veteran)
The BEST event that I have been to in the past year! Great turn-out. Great interaction with the coordinators. The enthusiasm of the participants and their knowledge base far exceeded what I have seen at any other job fair. Great job.
10-30-14 Austin Career Fair (Information Technology recruiter)
RecruitMilitary events far exceed all other job fairs.
10-30-14 Austin Career Fair (Education recruiter)
Companies were interested in hiring. They were focused on attracting and qualifying veterans for positions.
10-30-14 Austin Career Fair (Navy Reserves O-5)

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