Charlotte Veterans Job Fair

Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Parkway South

Charlotte, NC 28027

Charlotte Veterans Job Fair

October 26, 2017 11:00 AM October 26, 2017 3:00 PM

Online registrations for exhibitors are no longer available for this event. If you’d like to talk to someone about how to attend this event or other options to hire veterans in your area, please call 513-677-7054.

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

  • Your representatives should arrive at the venue at about 9:00 a.m.

  • The Job Fair will take place in the Ballroom of The Speedway Club.

  • Load-in procedures: There is no stopping or unloading in the covered valet area at the main entrance of Smith Tower. This entrance has glass doors and there are no carts or deliveries to be allowed using those doors. All materials must be brought in through the Service entrance of Smith Tower. The Service Entrance is located on the left side of the building. You will see white fencing and loading docs marking this area. Please check in with Security on the 1st floor of Smith Tower (main entrance) before unloading. All materials must be transported using the Service Elevator (silver, diamond plate) and may not be transported in the dress elevator (wood paneled).

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

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in the Speedway Club Lounge (directly up the stairs from the event) from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. The space will be marked with RecruitMilitary Exhibitor Only signage.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should bring their own power strip and extension cords.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Monday, October 23, 2017. Please ship to:

The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Parkway South
Concord, NC 28027
Attn: Susan McEntire
RecruitMilitary Job Fair 10/26/2017
(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 FREE and is located in the left lot (as you face the building), as well as the far left lot between Gates 3 and 4.

  • A paved area on the far right front and a gravel lot beside it are available for additional parking.

  • The Speedway Club is located in Smith Tower. Look for the blue-tinted glass building to the right as you enter the parking area.

  • Enter the building from the lower level (valet lobby) entrance, the official Club entrance, and take the elevator to the 5th floor for the Ballroom.

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. ”

At job fair, vets discuss frustrating job search

“CONCORD, N.C. – One of the most common complaints from veterans is the how difficult it’s been for many of them to find jobs when they leave military service. In Concord, some 40 local and national companies tried to help by putting on a job fair specifically for military veterans.”

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 Charlotte 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 144 39%
Management/Supervision 124 33%
Administrative / Clerical 92 25%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 91 24%
Human Resources 90 24%
Project / Program Management 87 23%
Customer Support / Client Care 79 21%
Business / Strategic Management 67 18%
Law Enforcement / Security 65 17%
Education / Training 61 16%
Quality Assurance / Safety 60 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 56 15%
Sales / Business Development 50 13%
Medical / Health 48 13%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 46 12%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 45 12%
IT / Software Development 44 12%
Marketing / Product Management 42 11%
Part-time 42 11%
Aviation / Aerospace 38 10%
Field Service 34 9%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 32 8%
Construction / Trades 29 7%
Other 28 7%
Electronics 28 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 26 7%
Retail 25 6%
Engineering 22 6%
Legal 17 4%
Creative / Design 17 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 16 4%
Editorial / Writing 9 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 25 events in Charlotte, drawing 8,437 attendees and 862 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 365 Registered Attendees
  • 140 Soldiers
  • 40 Sailors
  • 38 Airmen
  • 28 Marines
  • 10 Spouses
  • 4 DoD Civilians
  • 2 Coast Guardsmen
The event was well organized and nicely laid out. The candidate flow was fantastic! The quality of the candidates was excellent. This was the best event I have ever participated in. It was a great experience.
Charlotte Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
The expo not only provided me with employment opportunities, but skills and lessons I will utilize in upcoming employment.
Charlotte Career Fair -- Marine E-4
Solid organization that brought in quality candidates. Very well organized.
10/27/16 Charlotte Career Fair -- Telecommunications Recruiter
Best place to find veterans.
10/27/16 Charlotte Career Fair -- Healthcare Recruiter
Enthusiastic recruiters!
10/27/16 Charlotte Career Fair -- Air Force 0-4
The career fair was well organized and communicated.
10/27/16 Charlotte Career Fair -- Air National Guard E-8
One of the best events we have attended. The staff that organized the event was extremely helpful. You could tell a lot of time and effort had been placed in organizing this event. Very professionally done! Far exceeded our expectations.
5/4/17 Charlotte Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
The caliber of the candidates far exceeded my expectations. It was evident they had completed research and were able to tell us about our company and were familiar with our positions.
5/4/17 Charlotte Career Fair -- Insurance Recruiter
It was a great experience. There were a lot of different employers there which I really appreciated. The job fair was very informative. Thank you!
5/4/17 Charlotte Career Fair -- Army E-5
This is a great event to get your face noticed with a variety of companies. Also, it allows you to find out more about opportunities available at the company.
5/4/17 Charlotte Career Fair -- Air Force E-7

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