Cincinnati Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on September 20, 2012 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH.

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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.”

Unemployed Veteran Talks with 700WLW's Eddie & Tracy - RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fair

“700WLW (Cincinnati) – The Eddie & Tracy Show: Mark Ridinger, an unemployed veteran registered to attend the RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fair on Thursday, May 16th at Paul Brown Stadium talks with Eddie & Tracy about his military service, his job search and plans to attend the job fair.”

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.”

Hiring Our Heroes Event in Cincinnati on September 20, 2012

“Larry Slagel, Senior VP of Sales spoke to Brian Thomas of 55KRC about the upcoming Cincinnati Hiring Our Heroes event.”

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.”

Drew Myers, President of RecruitMilitary on 700WLW's Early Morning Show with Steve Hawkins

“Drew Myers talks with Steve Hawkins about about Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo going on later in the morning at Paul Brown Stadium for veterans and military spouses. The event is sponsored by Xavier University Veterans Affairs Office and is being produced by in cooperation with The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati Regional Chamber. Kr...”

Drew Myers, President of RecruitMilitary on 55KRC w/Brian Thomas promoting Cincinnati Veteran Opportunity Expo

“Drew Myers is interviewed by Brian Thomas about Cincinnati Opportunity Expo at Paul Brown Stadium on September 22, 2011. The event is sponsored by Xavier University Veterans Affairs Office and is being produced by in cooperation with The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati Regional Chamber. *Listen to the radio interview* - click on Read the Full Story below: ...”

'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...”

Drew Myers, President of RecruitMilitary on 700WLW's Bill Cunninham Show

“Bill Cunningham interviews Drew Myers, President of RecruitMilitary live on 700WLW. Drew talks to Mr. Cunningham about Thursday's Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo at Paul Brown Stadium being produced in cooperation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati Regional Chamber. Xavier University is the sponsor. *Listen to the radio interview* – click on ...”

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...”

Steve Hawkins of The Early Morning Show discusses RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo with Drew Myers

“Drew Myers is a guest on 700WLW's The Early Morning Show (Steve Hawkins) to discuss the RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo at Paul Brown Stadium on April 14, 2011. ...”

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...”

55KRC Morning Show Promotes Cincinnati Opportunity Expo

“Brian Thomas interviews Robert Walker of RecruitMilitary about Cincinnati Opportunity Expo on April 14, 2011 at Paul Brown Stadium. ...”

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 ...”

Cincinnati Opportunity Expo - Pre-event Interview

“550KRC's Brian Thomas interviews Larry Slagel of RecruitMilitary about upcoming Cincinnati Opportunity Expo. Larry discusses RecruitMilitary event sponsored by Xavier University Veterans Affairs Office being held at Great American Ball Park on August 26, 2010. Ardus Medical, Inc., Coca-Cola, Dayton Police Dept., Drug Enforcement Administration, GE Card Services, General Cable, Northrop Gr...”

Cincinnati Opportunity Expo - Pre-event Interview with Drew Myers

“700WLW's Bill Cunningham interviews Drew Myers, RecruitMilitary President about upcoming expo sponsored by Xavier University Veterans Affairs Office on August 26, 2010. Drew discusses event as well as why employers want to hire veterans. About 35 companies will be meeting with veteran job seekers. Anyone who served honorably is welcome to attend. Military family members are are also welco...”

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...”

Helping Jobless Vets

“CNN Host Fredricka Whitfield One in nine Iraq and Afghanistan vets is out of work. Fredricka Whitfield talks with Rick Jones about how RecruitMilitary's website and career fair events are helping veterans and military spouses find jobs in the current economy. CNN's Josh Levs shows viewers how to navigate the RecruitMilitary website and points out key features most useful to veteran job seek...”

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 Cincinnati Veteran 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 308 43%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 207 28%
Manufacturing / Operations 184 25%
Law Enforcement / Security 171 23%
Quality Assurance / Safety 164 22%
Project / Program Management 162 22%
Education / Training 156 21%
Human Resources 143 20%
Business / Strategic Management 137 19%
Aviation / Aerospace 136 19%
Customer Support / Client Care 133 18%
Administrative / Clerical 128 17%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 126 17%
Marketing / Product Management 109 15%
Sales / Business Development 94 13%
Electronics 89 12%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 88 12%
Construction / Trades 87 12%
IT / Software Development 82 11%
Medical / Health 80 11%
Other 75 10%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 72 10%
Engineering 66 9%
Retail 51 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 50 6%
Creative / Design 44 6%
Part-time 38 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 34 4%
Legal 33 4%
Editorial / Writing 28 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 15 events in Cincinnati, drawing 5,412 attendees and 665 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 715 Veterans
  • 296 Soldiers
  • 137 Sailors
  • 135 Airmen
  • 98 Marines
  • 26 Others
  • 18 Spouses
  • 3 DoD Civilians
  • 2 Coast Guardsmen
  • 64 Exhibitors

In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sponsored by The Prudential Insurance Company of America

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

Produced by RecruitMilitary in cooperation with The American Legion

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