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

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)
    • * $595 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $795 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $995 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted

    $1,795

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • 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
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

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

    Select Package
    • 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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Additional Representatives Policy

Your booth purchase includes representatives. The attendance of any additional representatives will require a $50 fee per additional representative which will allow us to provide the appropriate accommodations for the number of recruiters that attend the event on behalf of your organization. If your organization has any additional representatives show up on the day of the event without paying the fee in advance, you will be invoiced $50 for each representative, on the day of the event.

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 support@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 exhibit space will be a mix of 6' and 8' tables, topped with a linen. Each table will have two chairs.

  • The Job Fair will take place in the Touchdown Club located on the 8th floor of the Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium (behind the North End Zone). Gate 16, located on E 23rd Street, is the closest stadium entrance.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area designated as "RecruitMilitary Exhibitors Only".

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served from 1:30-3:00pm in an area marked with "RecruitMilitary Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • RecruitMilitary will provide mobile hotspots for WiFi during the event. Depending upon usage, the service may be spotty. Exhibitors who rely on WiFi for their presentation should plan to connect to their own mobile WiFi connection.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Monday, April 2, 2018. Please ship to:

RecruitMilitary Job Fair; DKR-TMS
ATTN: David Richey
2139 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 787127
(Your Company Name)*

Please arrange for all items to be picked up from the loading dock of the venue by the end of day 04/06/18.

NOTE! The shipping address is DIFFERENT from the entrance address for the event. Please ensure the correct address is used for shipments.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary at those events for which venues charge to receive and/or ship out packages will be passed on to the client/exhibitor. These fees are the sole responsibility of the client/exhibitor.

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. 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.

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 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
IT / Software Development 1 14%
Aviation / Aerospace 1 14%
Government 1 14%
Human Resources 1 14%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 1 14%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 1 14%
Quality Assurance / Safety 1 14%
RecruitMilitary has held 16 events in Austin, drawing 4,577 attendees and 634 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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