Birmingham Veterans Job Fair

McWane Science Center

200 19th Street North

Birmingham, AL 35203

Birmingham Veterans Job Fair

August 17, 2017 11:00 AM August 17, 2017 3:00 PM

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor


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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


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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


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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

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  • Educator


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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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Additional Items

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Payment Information

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, 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.

McWane Science Center

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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 Art and Tech Room.
  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m.
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in the Drayton Nabers Jr. Special Events Center and marked with RecruitMilitary's "Exhibitors Only" signage.
  • Load-In: Exhibitors with heavier items can enter the alley located on the 18th Street side of the building between the exit of the McWane Parking Deck and the Alabama Theater.
  • Clients requiring access to electric should bring their own power strip and extension cords. *Free WiFi IS available, no code is required

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Please ship to:

McWane Center
Attn: Faye Wallin
200 19th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
RecruitMilitary Event 08/17/2017
(Your Company Name)

Please be prepared with shipping information on event day in order to ensure packages are in route Friday following the event. Your company will be fully responsible for contacting your own carrier to pick up your equipment after the event.

Parking Information

Parking is available at McWane Center's parking deck, adjacent to the facility on 2nd Avenue North at a cost of $5 per car. Park on level C then proceed through the door labeled Special Events Entrance.


Located in downtown Birmingham, McWane Center is easily accessible from Interstate 65, Interstate 59/20, Highway 31 and Highway 280.

From Montgomery / Hoover, Take I-65 North to exit 260-B. Follow 3rd Ave N to 19th St. Turn right. McWane Center is located on the corner of 2nd Ave and 19th St N.

From Huntsville / Gardendale, Take I-65 South to exit 260. Turn left at the 4th traffic signal. Follow 3rd Ave N to 19th St. Turn right. McWane Center is located at the corner of 2nd Ave and 19th St N.

From Chattanooga / Gadsden, Take I-59/20 South/West to exit 125-B. Turn left. Follow 22nd St to 2nd Ave North. Turn right. McWane Center is located at the corner of 2nd Ave and 19th St N.

From Tuscaloosa / Bessemer, Take I-59/20 North/East to exit 125. Turn right. Follow 22nd St to 2nd Ave North. Turn right. McWane Center is located at the corner of 2nd Ave and 19th St N.

From Auburn / Inverness, Take Hwy 31/280 to the 2nd Ave N exit. Follow 2nd Ave N. McWane Center is located at the corner of 2nd Ave and 19th St N.

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. ”

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 Birmingham 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 40 46%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 28 32%
Management/Supervision 27 31%
Administrative / Clerical 26 30%
Manufacturing / Operations 21 24%
Quality Assurance / Safety 20 23%
Human Resources 18 20%
Business / Strategic Management 18 20%
Customer Support / Client Care 17 19%
Law Enforcement / Security 17 19%
Education / Training 16 18%
Project / Program Management 16 18%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 14 16%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 14 16%
Electronics 13 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 13 15%
Medical / Health 13 15%
IT / Software Development 12 13%
Other 12 13%
Part-time 12 13%
Field Service 11 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 10 11%
Sales / Business Development 10 11%
Legal 8 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 8 9%
Construction / Trades 7 8%
Biotech / R&D / Science 6 6%
Retail 6 6%
Marketing / Product Management 6 6%
Engineering 6 6%
Editorial / Writing 5 5%
Creative / Design 4 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 8 events in Birmingham, drawing 1,853 attendees and 207 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

Pleasantly surprised with overall experience. Highly qualified participants! Highly rated event - well organized and attended. Great success from all aspects.
8/25/16 Birmingham Career Fair -- Telecommunications Recruiter
I can't wait for the next event. The specific market that the event catered to was right up our alley. It was a great recruiting event for our institution. (Education recruiter)
8/25/16 Birmingham Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
The career fair had great prospective employers interacting with job seekers.
8/25/16 Birmingham Career Fair-- Army 0-6
Great workshops for honing your resume and interviewing skills.
8/25/16 Birmingham Career Fair-- Army E-4

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