Austin Veterans Job Fair

Austin Hilton

500 East 4th Street

Austin, TX 78701

Austin Veterans Job Fair

April 6, 2017 11:00 AM April 6, 2017 3:00 PM

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

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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 law enforcement agencies
  • Targeted


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


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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

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


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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, 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. Exhibitors will have a 6' table with linen and two chairs.

  • The Job fair will take place in Salon H on the 6th floor.

  • Coffee and other refreshments will be available at 9:00 a.m.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served from 1:30-3:00pm in Meeting Room 615AB and will be marked with “Exhibitors Only” signage.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary to make advance payment and should bring their own power strip and extension cords.

  • WiFi is available.

Shipping Instructions

Exhibitors not staying at the Hilton Austin, who wish to avoid additional shipping charges, are encouraged to ship into/out of their hotels and carry their items to event. Following are instructions for shipping into and out of Hilton Austin, as well as a link to cost information per item shipped:
Click here for cost information

Inbound Shipping Instructions: To eliminate any package delays please utilize the addressing instructions below. All packages shipped to the Hilton Austin are handled by The UPS Store located on the property. All packages received by The UPS Store require a signature release before leaving The UPS Store custody. Release signatures are captured at the time of package pickup at The UPS Store, or during delivery to the recipient. In-bound receiving and handling fees will be applied to all package(s). It is a one-time fee based on the weight of each individual package. Use only the individual guest name that will be on site to sign for the package(s).
To ensure proper delivery time for your event, please schedule your package to be delivered to the hotel one or more days prior to the start of your event. Packages scheduled to be delivered on the day of your event may cause a delivery delay.

When shipping materials to the hotel, please include the following information on all packages to insure proper delivery and storage:
Conference Name Event Dates:
Client Name and phone #:
Client arrival date:
Number of packages in the shipment: (i.e. 4 of 6)
Hilton Austin
500 East 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Outbound Shipping Instructions: Please affix a completed carrier air bill to each package to expedite the process for out-bound shipments. If you do not have a completed air bill see The UPS Store for assistance. Boxes, carrier envelopes, and shipping supplies are available at The UPS Store. Pickup of out-bound shipments by any carrier other than UPS or FedEx must be coordinated with The UPS Store. Out-bound fees are in addition to standard shipping rates.

Parking Information

There are 300 parking spaces in the attached parking garage. From the garage, take the elevator to the 6th floor. Reader boards, immediately off of the elevator will direct you to Salon H. Mention you are there for the RecruitMilitary Job Fair to received the reduced parking rate of $10 per car.
Alternate parking is available at the Austin Convention Center. Hourly rates are included in this link:

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
Government 142 42%
Management/Supervision 138 40%
Project / Program Management 92 27%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 87 25%
Human Resources 83 24%
Education / Training 76 22%
Law Enforcement / Security 72 21%
Business / Strategic Management 71 21%
Administrative / Clerical 69 20%
Quality Assurance / Safety 65 19%
Manufacturing / Operations 60 17%
Sales / Business Development 50 14%
Marketing / Product Management 48 14%
IT / Software Development 44 13%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 44 13%
Field Service 44 13%
Customer Support / Client Care 43 12%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 40 11%
Other 40 11%
Construction / Trades 37 10%
Aviation / Aerospace 37 10%
Electronics 35 10%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 34 10%
Medical / Health 33 9%
Part-time 27 7%
Retail 26 7%
Creative / Design 25 7%
Engineering 23 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 22 6%
Editorial / Writing 21 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 20 5%
Legal 14 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 12 events in Austin, drawing 3,349 attendees and 414 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 338 Registered Attendees
  • 168 Soldiers
  • 29 Airmen
  • 29 Sailors
  • 20 Marines
  • 4 Coast Guardsmen
  • 3 Spouses
  • 1 Other
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
Companies were interested in hiring. They were focused on attracting and qualifying veterans for positions.
Austin Career Fair -- Navy 0-5
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

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