Charlotte Veterans Career Fair

Bojangles Entertainment Complex

2700 East Independence Blvd

Charlotte, NC 28205

Charlotte Veterans Career Fair

April 13, 2023

11:00 AM
April 13, 2023 3:00 PM Eastern

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Career fair in Charlotte

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,495

    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • * $960 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $960 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted

    $2,295

    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • Pre-event Targeted Email ($1,295 value)

Educator Packages

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $2,195

    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide

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

BEFORE THE EVENT

  • Attending Representatives should log in to their Event Portal prior to event day to ensure they have access.

  • Organizations' Attending Representative(s) will receive an email the morning of the event to begin event check-in. The check-in process is electronic and your event pass will be displayed on your phone. We strongly recommend arriving with your device fully charged.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strips and extension cords. Without prior notification and payment, there is no guarantee electric will be provided.

  • No outside food & beverage may be distributed without prior approval. Please reach out to RecruitMilitary for approval process.

  • We always encourage all attendees to check back 24-48 hours prior to the event to view the most up to date instructions/directions.

AT THE EVENT

  • The Job Fair will take place in the East CLT Room (NEW connector building to the right of the Bojangles Coliseum Entrance).

  • Enter the facility at doors between the Coliseum and the Ovens Auditorium. Look for RecruitMilitary signage.

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Each Exhibitor will have a 6' or 8' table draped with linen and 2 chairs.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • There will be two assigned windows of time for the Exhibitors lunch. Each exhibitor will receive their assigned time at check-in.

  • Complimentary WiFi is available.

Shipping Instructions

Due to limited storage space, the venue has requested that all items be shipped into and out of the Exhibitors' hotels.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: In ALL situations, exhibitors are responsible for management and payment of their own shipping needs. Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary for shipping associated with an exhibitor will be passed on to that exhibitor for payment. These fees and management of the shipping process are the sole responsibility of the client/exhibitor.

Parking Information

  • There is plenty of FREE parking in front of the venue.

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 Career 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 12 44%
Business / Strategic Management 12 44%
Project / Program Management 10 37%
Management/Supervision 9 33%
Education / Training 9 33%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 8 29%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 8 29%
Administrative / Clerical 7 25%
IT / Software Development 7 25%
Human Resources 7 25%
Medical / Health 7 25%
Customer Support / Client Care 5 18%
Quality Assurance / Safety 5 18%
Sales / Business Development 5 18%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 5 18%
Law Enforcement / Security 4 14%
Biotech / R&D / Science 4 14%
Part-time 4 14%
Marketing / Product Management 3 11%
Aviation / Aerospace 3 11%
Other 2 7%
Field Service 2 7%
Legal 2 7%
Construction / Trades 2 7%
Electronics 2 7%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 2 7%
Manufacturing / Operations 1 3%
These are my favorite military events to attend. The talent at these events is top notch and the service by RecruitMilitary is the same.
Charlotte Career Fair - Defense recruiter
Come prepared because the agents at the fair are ready to hire you...
Charlotte Career Fair - Army O-4
Very nice event. Lots of vets, employers, and opportunities. Better than most. Great chance for vets to connect directly with hiring managers.
Charlotte -- Non-profit recruiter
Overall, great turnout and well organized. The candidates were well prepared and dressed professionally.
Charlotte -- Retail recruiter
The companies that came impressed me. It meant a lot to me as a veteran that they would devote time and resources to veterans. Regardless of my personal success in the job application process, every company attending was available, sincere, and positive.
Charlotte -- National Guard E-5
It was a great experience. I received so much positive feedback and am excited about the possibilities.
Charlotte -- Army E-4
Good quality candidates attended. Many have transferable skills. I'd recommend RecruitMilitary.
Charlotte -- Construction/Building Supplies recruiter
This event has more people ready for a job right away than other job fairs.
Charlotte -- Information Technology recruiter
For the first time, I felt very confident about the possibility of landing an interview.
Charlotte -- Army Reserves O-3
I had a very difficult morning, didn’t know if I would even attend. Went anyway and the very first booth was extremely positive. I had the opportunity to interview for a position. Extremely glad I went.
Charlotte -- Army E-6

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