Austin All Veterans Job Fair

Circuit of the Americas

9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd

Austin, TX 78617

Austin All Veterans Job Fair

October 13, 2016 11:00 AM October 13, 2016 3:00 PM

Select an Employer Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,295

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $495 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
  • Targeted

    $1,695

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Branding

    $3,495

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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

Select an Educator Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $1,795

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

    $2,195

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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 expos@recruitmilitary.com, 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.

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • The Job Fair will take place in the Event Center.
  • Coffee and other refreshments will be available at 9:00 a.m.
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in a designated area of the Event Center marked with "RecruitMilitary Only" signage.
  • If you have paid in advance for electricity, please bring your own extension cord and power strip.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Please ship to:

Ryan Sanders Sports Service
9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd.
Austin TX 78617

ATTN: Christine Carwell
RecruitMilitary Event 10-13-2016
(Your Company Name)

All items to be shipped out after the event must contain pre-printed and pre-paid labels. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to schedule pickup of these items for no later than 4:00pm on Friday October 14, 2016.

Parking Information

  • There is plenty of FREE parking just outside of the Event Center.

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. ”

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 102 43%
Management/Supervision 99 41%
Project / Program Management 60 25%
Quality Assurance / Safety 60 25%
Education / Training 56 23%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 53 22%
Business / Strategic Management 53 22%
Law Enforcement / Security 50 21%
Administrative / Clerical 49 20%
Human Resources 43 18%
Manufacturing / Operations 43 18%
Customer Support / Client Care 42 17%
Field Service 36 15%
Medical / Health 35 14%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 33 13%
Sales / Business Development 31 13%
IT / Software Development 31 13%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 30 12%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 27 11%
Electronics 27 11%
Marketing / Product Management 26 10%
Construction / Trades 25 10%
Other 24 10%
Aviation / Aerospace 24 10%
Part-time 24 10%
Biotech / R&D / Science 15 6%
Creative / Design 15 6%
Engineering 14 5%
Retail 13 5%
Editorial / Writing 13 5%
Food Services / Hospitality 11 4%
Legal 9 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 11 events in Austin, drawing 3,137 attendees and 364 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

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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