Cincinnati Veteran Job Fair
This event took place on October 3, 2013 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH.
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- AdvancePierre Foods
- Norfolk Southern Corporation
- Mercy Health
- Prudential Financial
- General Electric
- Cincinnati Bell Telephone Co.
- The Kroger Co.
- DeVry University
- The Home Depot Supply & Logistics
- Humana Military
- American Income Life Insurance Company
- Cincinnati Christian University
- Cincinnati VA Medical Center
- Elite Welding Academy and Craft Support
- Farmers Insurance & Financial Services
- First Command Financial Planning
- First Financial Bank
- Georgia College of Construction
- Habitat for Humanity
- Heavy Construction Academy
- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
- John R. Jurgensen
- L-3 Communications
- Legion Logistics
- Lockheed Martin
- Mazak Corporation
- McCluskey Chevrolet, Inc.
- Medical Sales College/Spinal Elements
- Mission Essential Personnel
- PAC Worldwide
- Pacer International
- Panera Bread - Dough Manufacturing Facility
- Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
- Quicken Loans
- Reynolds & Reynolds
- Roadmaster Drivers School
- Security National Automotive Acceptance
- Standard Textile
- State Farm
- Superior Auto, Inc.
- The Home Depot
- The Westin Cincinnati
- Travel Solutions 24
- Turner Construction Company
- Union Institute & University
- University of Cincinnati
“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 interview by Steve Hawkins (filled in for Mike McConnell while he was on vacation)”
“Peter Gudmundsson was interviewed by Bill Cunningham”
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“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.”
“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. ”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 interviewes Larry Slagel, Senior VP of Sales, prior to the Cincinnati Veteran Job Fair May 29, 2014.”
“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”
“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.”
“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 host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”
“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 interviews Larry Slagel, Senior Vice President RecruitMilitary to discuss 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.”
“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.”
“(NBC 5) Preview video of Cincinnati RecruitMililitary Veteran Job Fair being held on May 16, 2013 at Paul Brown Stadium.”
“(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.”
“The Cincinnati Enquirer - Finally, military veterans and employers might be speaking the same language.”
“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.”
“NBC 5 (WLWT) - Hundreds of veterans attended the Cincinnati Hiring Our Heroes event at Paul Brown Stadium.”
“NBC 5 (WLWT) - Military veterans will have an opportunity to find work Thursday at a job fair.”
“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. ”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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...”
“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...”
“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 ...”
“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...”
“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....”
“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...”
“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...”
“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...”
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.
Who are the exhibitors?
RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.
- Educational institutions
- Veterans associations and service agencies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.