Charlotte All Veterans Job Fair

Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Parkway South

Concord, NC 28027

Charlotte All Veterans Job Fair

October 27, 2016 11:00 AM October 27, 2016 3:00 PM

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
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    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $495 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
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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 ($1,795 value)
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    • 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

  • 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 24, 2016. Please ship to:

The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Parkway South
Concord, NC 28027
Attn: Susan McEntire
RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo 10/27/2016
(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 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 224 41%
Management/Supervision 196 36%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 130 24%
Human Resources 130 24%
Project / Program Management 127 23%
Customer Support / Client Care 125 23%
Administrative / Clerical 121 22%
Business / Strategic Management 119 22%
Education / Training 116 21%
Quality Assurance / Safety 101 18%
Manufacturing / Operations 100 18%
Law Enforcement / Security 97 18%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 82 15%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 81 15%
Medical / Health 77 14%
IT / Software Development 77 14%
Sales / Business Development 67 12%
Construction / Trades 61 11%
Marketing / Product Management 58 10%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 57 10%
Field Service 56 10%
Electronics 56 10%
Food Services / Hospitality 48 8%
Aviation / Aerospace 47 8%
Part-time 44 8%
Other 42 7%
Engineering 41 7%
Creative / Design 33 6%
Retail 33 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 26 4%
Legal 25 4%
Editorial / Writing 21 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 23 events in Charlotte, drawing 7,898 attendees and 749 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 538 Registered Attendees
  • 233 Soldiers
  • 81 Sailors
  • 60 Airmen
  • 33 Marines
  • 20 Spouses
  • 3 Others
  • 3 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
The recurring role of "talk to everyone" is extremely important and should be embraced by each job seeker. Please continue to stress the importance of networking, not only with the recruiters but with fellow job seekers to increase the likeliness of finding a hidden opportunity.
1-15-15 San Antonio Career Fair attendee (Army O-3)

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