Cincinnati Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on May 16, 2013 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • General Electric
  • The Home Depot Supply & Logistics
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • US Bank
  • Coca-Cola
  • ArcelorMittal Cleveland
  • State Farm
  • Prudential Financial
  • ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America
  • DeVry University
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Cincinnati Financial Corporation
  • Intelligrated


  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK
  • AAA Allied Group
  • AdvancePierre Foods
  • AirTron Heating & Cooling
  • Aldez Containers, LLC
  • American Income Life Insurance Company
  • American Modern Insurance Group
  • Bowlin Group LLC
  • Chesapeake Energy Drilling Division
  • Cincinnati Bell Telephone Co.
  • Cincinnati Christian University
  • Cincinnati Incorporated
  • Cincinnati VA Medical Center
  • Cincom Systems, Inc.
  • Crown Lift Trucks
  • Data Design Systems
  • Daymar College
  • Elite Wedding Academy
  • FedEx Ground Home Delivery
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Fives Group
  • Forklift Tires of Ohio, Inc
  • Georgia College of Construction
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • Humana Military
  • Industrial Sorting Services
  • Interactive College of Technology
  • Labor Ready, Inc.
  • LCS
  • Legion Logistics
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Lithko Contracting
  • Mazak Corporation
  • Medical Sales College
  • Mercy Health
  • Michelman, Inc.
  • Millis Transfer, Inc.
  • Mission Essential Personnel
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • nSixty, LLC
  • Ohio Army National Guard
  • Ohio National Financial Services
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds & Reynolds
  • Roadmaster Drivers School
  • StarTek
  • Strayer University
  • The City of Dublin
  • The Home Depot
  • The Westin Cincinnati
  • TP Mechanical
  • Tufco Flooring LLC
  • Union Institute & University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Veterans Employment Services Office
  • Western & Southern Life
  • Wornick Foods

Here's What Veterans Want in Their Civilian Careers

“Savvy employers know that military veterans often hold the solution to their continuing struggle to attract and retain high-quality talent. They understand that military-experienced personnel possess skills, attitudes and abilities beyond those of most people who have not served. Thus, veterans can add disproportionate value to any team or organization.”

Robert Walker on the Mike McConnell show

“Robert Walker interview by Steve Hawkins (filled in for Mike McConnell while he was on vacation)”

Peter Gudmundsson on Bill Cunningham Show

“Peter Gudmundsson was interviewed by Bill Cunningham”

Veterans job fair set for May 28 at Bengals stadium

“A veterans job fair will be held at Paul Brown Stadium on May 28. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be open to veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members and their spouses. For more information, contact ”

Veterans job fair at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati May 28

“Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and RecruitMilitary have joined together to produce an All Veterans Career Fair at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on Thursday, May 28, 2015. ”

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. ”

Paul Brown Stadium hosts veterans job fair

“CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Hundreds of Tri-State veterans will head to Paul Brown Stadium Thursday in hopes of finding a job. Loveland-based RecruitMilitary teamed up with Northern Kentucky-based DAV to put on the career fair. 77 companies registered to attend and according to the job fair website, there are thousands of jobs available. The veteran job fair runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ”

Bohrer joins RecruitMilitary

“Jordan Bohrer joins RecruitMilitary in Loveland as vice president of finance and accounting. Bohrer will assist RecruitMilitary's efforts to connect area companies that are serious about the benefits of veteran hiring with qualified, career-ready veteran candidates.”

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. ”

Hiring Our Heroes helping veterans find jobs in Tri-State

“Recruit Military hosted it's seventh veterans job fair in Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium Thursday. Hiring Our Heroes featured 82 companies, several of them locally based in the Greater Cincinnati area including, The Kroger Co., Cincinnati Bell and Fifth Third Bank.”

Job fair for veterans Thursday at Paul Brown Stadium

“More than 50 employers are expected to attend a job fair Thursday at Paul Brown Stadium dedicated to military veterans and their spouses. The event, called "Hiring Our Heroes," is an exclusive job expo that's free for veterans, National Guard and reserves, spouses and military members transitioning to civilian life.”

At job fair, soon-to-be veterans plan ahead

“For Army Staff Sgt. Terence Gragston, Thursday's Recruit Military job fair was all about his future. Gragston, a Xavier graduate, has only two more months remaining as a recruiter before his obligation to the Army ends.”

700 WLW's Scott Sloan Promotes the Cincinnati Job Fair

“700 WLW's Scott Sloan interviewes Larry Slagel, Senior VP of Sales, prior to the Cincinnati Veteran Job Fair May 29, 2014.”

Employment and Returning Veterans

“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”

Veteran now helps other vets find jobs

“Christine Ruble specialized in logistics and supply in the U.S. Air Force, her employer right out of high school. Today, she’s heading up efforts to connect area companies with qualified military vets seeking jobs.”

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. ”

55KRC's Brian Thomas promotes Veteran Job Fair

“55KRC's Brian Thomas interviews Larry Slagel, Senior Vice President RecruitMilitary to discuss the October 3, 2013 Expo”

NBC 5 Interviews Steve Balzco prior to the October 3, 2013 Expo

“NBC 5's Jonathon Hawgood interviewed Steve Balzco at 7:15 on Saturday September 28, 2013. 5 days prior to the RecruitMilitary Cincinnati Expo at Paul Brown Stadium.”

RecruitMilitary Veterans Job Fair - Cincinnati

“The Community Press & Recorder - Loveland-based RecruitMilitary worked with the American Legion to host a job fair for more than 300 veterans and their families May 16, 2013 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.”

Veterans job fair at Paul Brown Stadium Thursday

“(NBC 5) Preview video of Cincinnati RecruitMililitary Veteran Job Fair being held on May 16, 2013 at Paul Brown Stadium.”

Job fair for veterans held Thursday

“(FOX 19 - Cincinnati) John Lundberg is Director of Events, Logistics and Operations for Recruit Military, which puts on the jobs fairs. Lundberg says the goal is to get veterans hired, or at least show them what they need to do to get a job.”

Job fair eliminates barrier between vets, companies

“The Cincinnati Enquirer - Finally, military veterans and employers might be speaking the same language.”

55KRC's Brian Thomas discusses upcoming RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fair

“55KRC AM Talk Radio (Cincinnati) - Brian Thomas interviewed Larry Slagel, RecruitMilitary Vice President about ucoming job fair for veteran and military spouses.”

700WLW's Bill Cunningham Interviewed Larry Slagel, RecruitMilitary Senior VP, Sales about Veteran Job Fair

“700WLW AM Radio (Cincinnati) - Larry Slagel, RecruitMilitary Senior Vice President, Sales was a guest on The Bill Cunningham Show. Larry shared details about the upcoming job fair for veterans and military spouses.”

Veterans, employers brought together at job fair

“NBC 5 (WLWT) - Hundreds of veterans attended the Cincinnati Hiring Our Heroes event at Paul Brown Stadium.”

Job fair will match veterans with employers

“NBC 5 (WLWT) - Military veterans will have an opportunity to find work Thursday at a job fair.”

Job Fair Helps Veterans Find Civilian Work

“Recruit Military holds job fairs across the U.S. to help find work for the men and women who sacrifice so much for their country. This Hiring Our Heroes event was sponsored by Union Institute and University. Signage shots of several organizations including Kroger, Cincinnati Police Dept., Boyd Brothers Trucking, Strayer University, Home Depot and Coca-Cola. ”

Tri-state companies seek out unemployed veterans

“More than 80 local businesses came out to Paul Brown Stadium Thursday to meet with former military personnel looking for work. They were met by hundreds of unemployed or underemployed Tri-state veterans. This Hiring Our Heroes event was proudly sponsored by Union Institute and University.”

Veterans having a tough time finding jobs when they return home

“After combat missions in Iraq ended in December 2011, the first of 45,000 U.S. troops began returning home. As these war veterans settle into civilian life, many will face a reality familiar to millions of Americans, the pressure to find work.”

'Hiring our Heroes' job fair Thursday

“By Mike Boyer About 60 employers including local giants Kroger Co. and Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing will participate in a free "Hiring our Heroes" job fair for military veterans and their spouses on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium downtown. The job fair is expected to draw about 400 veterans and their spouses. It's part of a new partnership between Recr...”

New Tri-State efforts to help military vets get jobs

“New efforts were started Thursday in the Tri-State to help military veterans find lasting jobs and careers now that they're out of uniform. Hundreds of area military and veterans came out to Paul Brown stadium Thursday afternoon, in hopes of moving ahead with their search for a new job or career. The Veterans Job and Career Expo once again opened its doors inside the stadium's Club Lounge...”

Jobs event to spotlight vets

“By Mike Boyer It's more than patriotic to hire military veterans, it's a smart business decision, says the founder of a Loveland firm that specializes in helping companies fine and hire veterans. "Most human resources people don't think about veterans as a hiring niche. They're just looking for great people," said Drew Myers, CEO of RecruitMilitary, which hosts a veterans hiring expo Thur...”

Companies looking for employees target veterans at job expo

“By: Anthony Mirones Veterans had the chance to meet and interact with potential employees Thursday, August 26 at the Great American Ball Park. A job fair sponsored by Xavier University's Veterans Affairs Office was held so former military members could find work or learn entrepreneurial skills. Former Army National Guard infantryman K.L. Allen was recruiting both prospective students and ...”

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...”

Job Fair for Vets

“Over 300 veterans and military spouses turned out at Turfway Park for the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo to check out employment, entrepreneurship and educational opportunities for especially for them. John Lundberg tells viewers that a veteran's great work ethic makes them highly attractive to employers, franchisors, and educational institutions. To watch video click on Full Story below....”

Vets Hope Military Job Fair Delivers

“Reported by: Scott Wegener - Thirty companies, schools and service agencies converged, where people normally gather to bet on horseracing, to help veterans jumpstart their careers in this tough economy. John Lundenberg, a vet whose company RecruitMilitary organized the event, surveys the bustling room with satisfaction. "They're a higher quality individual who adds value to their organiza...”

Job expo aimed at vets

“By Kevin Kelly An event designed to help veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their spouses find work, start a business or further their education will be held Thursday at Turfway Park. More than two dozen companies, organizations and schools are expected to participate in the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo. The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to all veterans and mil...”

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...”

Common Questions

  1. What is a RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo?

    A RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is an event where transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses can meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees. To learn more, watch this video from one of our expos in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  2. Who are the exhibitors?

    RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.

    1. Employers
    2. Franchisors
    3. Educational institutions
    4. Veterans associations and service agencies
  3. What if my only interest is getting a job?

    Even if you are not here to discuss continuing education, we recommend that you talk with the education recruiters.

    • Today’s institutions deliver learning opportunities in many ways other than traditional, full-time, daytime classes on a campus. So a few minutes of conversation may lead to an unexpected continuing-education solution that is right for you.
    • In addition, most of the institutions at our Expos are also large employers and might have job openings at a campus near you.
    • We have similar advice for job seekers who have not been thinking of going into business for themselves. Franchise opportunities are available in a tremendous variety of fields. Financing may be easier than you think, with surprising discounts for veterans.
  4. Are the employers actually hiring?

    Yes, and they have a number of different priorities and requirements. As a result, their recruiters interact with job seekers in a variety of ways.

    • Some recruiters have “hot fills,” job openings that they need to fill immediately. If you happen to qualify for a hot fill, the recruiter may take you to a separate area for a one-on-one interview.
    • Other recruiters are looking for transitioning and veteran military to apply for jobs that are almost always open. That kind of recruiter might ask for a paper résumé and/or give you a business card and ask you to call.
    • Some recruiters have positions that are not available right now, but will be opening up soon. These employers want to identify candidates and get them in the pipeline now so they can fill those positions as soon as possible when they receive hiring approval.
  5. Why don’t all employers accept paper résumés?

    A federal regulation called the OFCCP Internet Applicant Rule tells certain government contractors how to gather and retain job applications via the Internet. Because of the Rule, many contractors require that applicants use their online systems and not submit paper résumés.

    • OFCCP is the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency of the United States Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration. The OFCCP enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination by federal contractors.
    • Some employers that are not bound by the Rule do not accept paper résumés simply because they have put their entire application process on the Internet. One great advantage to applicants is that large employers can easily route the online résumés of desirable applicants to the appropriate divisions, offices, plants, etc.
  6. If they won’t take my résumé, shouldn’t I have stayed home and registered online?

    There is great value in the time you spend talking to recruiters, even if you can’t hand them your résumé.

    • You have a great chance to make an outstanding personal impression. A person who presents himself/herself extremely well at a booth may even get an interview for a job opening that is not on the recruiter’s list.
    • You have a chance to learn about the recruiters’ companies and their job opportunities.
    • You have a chance to network with the recruiters. You can ask a recruiter what it’s like to work at his/her company, and how best to navigate the company’s application process. You can ask the recruiter to take down your name and phone number or email address, and ask for his/her business card so that you can follow up.
  7. What if the employers are in industries that don’t interest me?

    An employer’s primary industry or company name does not necessarily indicate what openings the company is trying to fill.

    • A drugstore chain may be recruiting for positions in transportation and distribution.
    • A brewery may be recruiting for jobs in information technology.
  8. What time should I arrive?

    Feel free to try and arrive a little early to get near the front of the registration line, or you can choose to arrive a few hours after the event starts and avoid the crowd.

If you have a question that is not answered here, email us at

RecruitMilitary has held 19 events in Cincinnati, drawing 6,678 attendees and 990 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 765 Registered Attendees
  • 344 Soldiers
  • 144 Airmen
  • 126 Sailors
  • 115 Marines
  • 21 Spouses
  • 9 Others
  • 3 DoD Civilians
  • 3 Coast Guardsmen
I was impressed that there were more employers there at the Expo than advertised.
Cincinnati Expo Attendee
Great turnout of vets of all ages – I was surprised to see that there were so many of us 45+ (probably 20% of the attendees, and most companies were receptive to our age group!). Unusual for job fairs. GREAT JOB GUYS AND GALS!
Cincinnati Expo Attendee
The RecruitMilitary Career Expo provided a unique opportunity to network with employers and veterans who were all seeking a similar goal: “to employ US Veterans."
Cincinnati Expo Attendee
The recruiters were very attentive. When the recruiter identified a skill set that their company could use, they expounded on positions that may be a potential fit. I got the impression the exhibitors were serious about hiring vets.
Cincinnati Expo Attendee
Providing a comprehensive list of exhibitors beforehand allowed me to research and target the companies that would benefit from my background.
Cincinnati Expo Attendee
The event was one of the best for finding Veterans. Excellent!
Recruiter, Transportation and Logistics Industry, May 2013 Cincinnati exhibitor
Excellent candidates! Will attend any future events!
Recruiter, Information Tecnology Industry, May 2013 Cincinnati exhibitor
Wonderful! I am so happy to have found RecruitMilitary.
Recruiter, Hospitality/Entertainment Industry, May 2013 Cincinnati exhibitor
Much MUCH better than other job fairs.
Recruiter, Manufacturing Industry, May 2013 Cincinnati exhibitor
Job fair was great. Allowed me the opportunity to find an outstanding career.
Veteran Job Seeker -- 5/16/13 Cincinnati Career Fair
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
First military event, but very worth the time and money...will definitely be attending again. Also, it was great to shake hands and thank these individuals for their service.
05/29/14 Cincinnati Career Fair -- Manufacturing recruiter
Military candidates bring more tangible skills to the table. They are not as entry level as college grads who have the education but no hands on experience. Very impressed. A lot of strong and skilled candidates.
05/29/14 Cincinnati Career Fair -- Telecommunications recruiter
The Expo at Paul Brown Stadium blew away the expectations that I had. The organization of the event was exceptional and the exhibitors clearly wanted Veterans to apply. I can't say enough great things about Mike Francomb and the whole team!
05/29/14 Cincinnati Career Fair -- Army O-5
Great exhibitors. They were very welcoming and understanding of military life and experience.
05/29/14 Cincinnati Career Fair -- Army National Guard O-2
All of the exhibitors were very friendly and looked as if they wanted to be there. That was something I haven't seen at a career expo from other sponsors.
05/29/14 Cincinnati Career Fair -- Army E-4
Excellent! The largest military job fair I've attended.
05/29/14 Cincinnati Career Fair -- Navy E-4
Four of the people I spoke with today could come work for me tomorrow! Great event!
August 2014 Employer -- Financial Services recruiter
Look at the list of employers and find companies you are really interested in. Then, go to their website to learn more about the company and any open positions. Talk to every company, not just the ones you are really interested in. Network!!
10/2/14 Cincinnati Career Fair -- USAF E-5
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)
The Veterans Career Fair was a great opportunity to see many employers in one location in a short amount of time. Do not let this opportunity pass you by. You won't regret attending!
5/28/15 Cincinnati Career Fair attendee
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