Charlotte All Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on October 27, 2016 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.

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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 All 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 307 41%
Management/Supervision 260 34%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 180 24%
Customer Support / Client Care 165 22%
Human Resources 161 21%
Administrative / Clerical 156 20%
Business / Strategic Management 155 20%
Project / Program Management 155 20%
Education / Training 148 19%
Quality Assurance / Safety 140 18%
Manufacturing / Operations 134 18%
Law Enforcement / Security 128 17%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 108 14%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 100 13%
Sales / Business Development 96 12%
Medical / Health 96 12%
IT / Software Development 96 12%
Electronics 89 11%
Construction / Trades 87 11%
Field Service 82 11%
Marketing / Product Management 80 10%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 79 10%
Aviation / Aerospace 70 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 60 8%
Part-time 59 7%
Other 53 7%
Engineering 52 6%
Retail 49 6%
Creative / Design 45 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 34 4%
Legal 28 3%
Editorial / Writing 22 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 24 events in Charlotte, drawing 8,139 attendees and 797 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 744 Registered Attendees
  • 331 Soldiers
  • 110 Sailors
  • 82 Airmen
  • 53 Marines
  • 25 Spouses
  • 7 Others
  • 5 Coast Guardsmen
This was a good way to meet with several different companies, gather information, and meet potential new employers.
Charlotte Career Fair -- Attendee
Excellent location, the candidates were prepared to have meaningful conversations with us. Excellent. Will participate again as additional events are coordinated.
Charlotte Career Fair -- Banking Industry Recruiter
Speak with all companies at the Expo. While their specialty may not match your qualifications, many companies have positions you would not expect them to have.
Charlotte Career Fair -- Attendee
A great place to make ‘real world decision maker’ contacts to help move forward on your career path.
Charlotte Career Fair -- Attendee
Very well executed and brought a wide range of candidates, that had a very broad range of experience and goals. Overall I would attend again. Event was well run, and candidate turnout was very good.
Charlotte Career Fair -- Manufacturing Industry HR Director
This event was put together very well. Logistics were great and the venue was wonderful. I have not attended a RecruitMilitary event in the past. In comparison to other job fairs, this is one of the best that I attended.
Charlotte Career Fair -- Pharmaceutical Industry Recruiter
The RecruitMilitary Event is a great forum to meet serious candidates with the right traits for the civilian workforce.
Charlotte Career Fair -- Service Industry Recruiter
Top Notch Recruiting Fair with the Highest quality candidates.
Charlotte Career Fair -- Educational Institution Recruiter
Very helpful! Helped launch me into a new career.
Charlotte Career Fair -- Attendee
Excellent event! I lost my job last week but because of this event, it looks like I may be back to work as early as in a few weeks, plus getting free training!
March 2014 - Veteran Job Seeker, Army National Guard - E6
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
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
Four of the people I spoke with today could come work for me tomorrow! Great event!
August 2014 Employer -- Financial Services recruiter
Do your research and dress for the occasion. Bring at least two different resumes, one which targets the job you are trying to land. The other should be a more broad based, generic one highlighting all of the jobs skills you have.
Nov 2014 Attendee -- Navy E-7

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