Austin Veterans Job Fair

DKR - Texas Memorial Stadium

405 E 23rd St

Austin, TX 78712

Austin Veterans Job Fair

April 5, 2018 11:00 AM April 5, 2018 3:00 PM
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Join us at 10:00 for the seminar “Ready, Aim, Hired: How to Make Sure Your Civilian Job Search Hits the Target -- Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster” presented by MyComputerCareer.
This seminar is intended to show job seekers how to work smarter to secure interviews. Learn how to prepare a job search system that will create a list of target employers and how to connect with these employers to secure interviews.

Veteran and Spouse Registration

Our events average over 50 exhibitors, and the list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.

Featured Exhibitors

  • MyComputerCareer

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  • Codeup
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • Heavy Equipment College of Oklahoma
  • T-Mobile

DKR - Texas Memorial Stadium

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DKR - Texas Memorial Stadium Information

The Job Fair will take place in the Touchdown Club of the Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium.

Enter through Gate 16, located on E 23rd St, take elevators to 8th floor. Signs will be posted to assist with directions to the Touchdown Club.

Parking Information

There is no complimentary parking on campus. If driving, attendees are encouraged to park in university parking garages- do NOT park in spaces where a permit is required as you will be ticketed. The closest parking garage is the SAN JACINTO garage, located at 2401 San Jacinto Blvd.

Most street parking requires a permit. If you do choose to park in a metered space, please make sure to read the signs carefully.

There are MANY bus routes with stops in front of or on the side of the stadium. Among them, Bus #7 stops in front of the stadium on San Jacinto. Buses 10, 20,642, 465, 100, and 37 all stop at San Jacinto & 21st. To view all metro options, visit www.capmetro.org where you can download the free app. Cost is $2.50 for a 24 hour pass.

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...”

Common Questions

  1. What is a RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo?

    A RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is an event where transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses can meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees. To learn more, watch this video from one of our expos in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  2. Who are the exhibitors?

    RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.

    1. Employers
    2. Franchisors
    3. Educational institutions
    4. Veterans associations and service agencies
  3. What if my only interest is getting a job?

    Even if you are not here to discuss continuing education, we recommend that you talk with the education recruiters.

    • Today’s institutions deliver learning opportunities in many ways other than traditional, full-time, daytime classes on a campus. So a few minutes of conversation may lead to an unexpected continuing-education solution that is right for you.
    • In addition, most of the institutions at our Expos are also large employers and might have job openings at a campus near you.
    • We have similar advice for job seekers who have not been thinking of going into business for themselves. Franchise opportunities are available in a tremendous variety of fields. Financing may be easier than you think, with surprising discounts for veterans.
  4. Are the employers actually hiring?

    Yes, and they have a number of different priorities and requirements. As a result, their recruiters interact with job seekers in a variety of ways.

    • Some recruiters have “hot fills,” job openings that they need to fill immediately. If you happen to qualify for a hot fill, the recruiter may take you to a separate area for a one-on-one interview.
    • Other recruiters are looking for transitioning and veteran military to apply for jobs that are almost always open. That kind of recruiter might ask for a paper résumé and/or give you a business card and ask you to call.
    • Some recruiters have positions that are not available right now, but will be opening up soon. These employers want to identify candidates and get them in the pipeline now so they can fill those positions as soon as possible when they receive hiring approval.
  5. Why don’t all employers accept paper résumés?

    A federal regulation called the OFCCP Internet Applicant Rule tells certain government contractors how to gather and retain job applications via the Internet. Because of the Rule, many contractors require that applicants use their online systems and not submit paper résumés.

    • OFCCP is the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency of the United States Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration. The OFCCP enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination by federal contractors.
    • Some employers that are not bound by the Rule do not accept paper résumés simply because they have put their entire application process on the Internet. One great advantage to applicants is that large employers can easily route the online résumés of desirable applicants to the appropriate divisions, offices, plants, etc.
  6. If they won’t take my résumé, shouldn’t I have stayed home and registered online?

    There is great value in the time you spend talking to recruiters, even if you can’t hand them your résumé.

    • You have a great chance to make an outstanding personal impression. A person who presents himself/herself extremely well at a booth may even get an interview for a job opening that is not on the recruiter’s list.
    • You have a chance to learn about the recruiters’ companies and their job opportunities.
    • You have a chance to network with the recruiters. You can ask a recruiter what it’s like to work at his/her company, and how best to navigate the company’s application process. You can ask the recruiter to take down your name and phone number or email address, and ask for his/her business card so that you can follow up.
  7. What if the employers are in industries that don’t interest me?

    An employer’s primary industry or company name does not necessarily indicate what openings the company is trying to fill.

    • A drugstore chain may be recruiting for positions in transportation and distribution.
    • A brewery may be recruiting for jobs in information technology.
  8. What time should I arrive?

    Feel free to try and arrive a little early to get near the front of the registration line, or you can choose to arrive a few hours after the event starts and avoid the crowd.

If you have a question that is not answered here, email us at support@recruitmilitary.com.

RecruitMilitary has held 15 events in Austin, drawing 4,198 attendees and 583 exhibitors.
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.
Austin Career Fair -- Army
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.
Austin Career Fair -- Information Technology Recruiter
Ideal candidates! Great job putting this event together. RecruitMilitary has always been a resource that presents the best candidates with the most ideal profiles.
10/13/16 Austin Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
Very impressed with the on-site staff. Very friendly, warm, and helpful. This fair far exceeds other fairs in the market.
10/13/16 Austin Career Fair -- Insurance Recruiter
The event was well organized and thought out. Proactive staff and plenty of genuinely interested participants.
10/13/16 Austin Career Fair-- Army 0-5
This is a great place to obtain HR contacts with companies & build your network.
10/13/16 Austin Career Fair -- Marine E-4
Already have an offer out to an attendee. The quality of candidates was great. The candidates for this particular event were really strong.
4/6/17 Austin Career Fair -- Information Technology Recruiter
Very good job. Applicants appeared prepared and serious about employment.
4/6/17 Austin Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
Employers where definitely looking to hire veterans and I made some very good contacts.
4/6/17 Austin Career Fair -- Army E-7
Definitely the place to be for networking or when one is looking for a job.
4/6/17 Austin Career Fair -- Attendee
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