Cleveland Veterans Job Fair

Progressive Field

2401 Ontario Street

Cleveland, OH 44115

Cleveland Veterans Job Fair

August 31, 2017 11:00 AM August 31, 2017 3:00 PM

Select an Employer Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,295

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $595 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $795 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $995 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted

    $1,795

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • Branding

    $3,495

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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
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

Select an Educator Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $1,795

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Educator Advantage

    $2,195

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,795 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • School name listed in the Search & Employ education directory in the next two issues

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Additional Representatives Policy

Your booth purchase includes representatives. The attendance of any additional representatives will require a $50 fee per additional representative which will allow us to provide the appropriate accommodations for the number of recruiters that attend the event on behalf of your organization. If your organization has any additional representatives show up on the day of the event without paying the fee in advance, you will be invoiced $50 for each representative, on the day of the event.

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 support@recruitmilitary.com, 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 about 9:00 a.m.

  • The Job Fair will take place in the TERRACE CLUB on the 4th Floor.

  • Lunch will be served from 1:30-3:00pm in Suite 2016 near the Terrace. The space will be marked with RecruitMilitary Exhibitors Only signage.

  • Client Load-In: Items can be unloaded at the Media Gate on Eagle Avenue under the green awning prior to proceeding to parking.

*Enter the stadium via the Media Gate entrance under the Green Awning on Eagle Ave.

*Free WiFi is available.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Monday, August 28, 2017. Please ship to:

Progressive Field
2401 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44115

Attn: Kael Young
RecruitMilitary Job Fair 8/31/17
(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 available in the Gateway East Garage located at 650 Huron Road. Early bird parking rate fpr arrivals prior to 9:00am is $5 per vehicle. After 9:00am, see website for prevailing parking rates. http://clevelandparking.spplus.com/parking-near/650-Huron-Rd-E-Cleveland-OH-44115-USA.html

Load in: Items can be unloaded at the Media Gate on Eagle Avenue under the green awning prior to proceeding to parking.

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. ”

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...”

Vets face employment struggles back home

“Veterans face challenges in tough job market after returning home from serving their country. Interviews with veterans, RecruitMilitary's John Lundberg, and participating employer Fleet Enterprises are featured in this news video. Click on Full Story to watch the video....”

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 Cleveland 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 111 36%
Management/Supervision 74 24%
Medical / Health 69 22%
Administrative / Clerical 66 21%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 58 19%
Manufacturing / Operations 55 18%
Human Resources 54 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 54 17%
Law Enforcement / Security 51 16%
Project / Program Management 43 14%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 41 13%
Field Service 40 13%
Food Services / Hospitality 38 12%
Quality Assurance / Safety 37 12%
Construction / Trades 36 11%
IT / Software Development 36 11%
Business / Strategic Management 33 10%
Education / Training 31 10%
Part-time 31 10%
Sales / Business Development 30 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 29 9%
Other 29 9%
Electronics 27 8%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 26 8%
Engineering 22 7%
Aviation / Aerospace 21 6%
Retail 19 6%
Marketing / Product Management 17 5%
Creative / Design 15 4%
Legal 13 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 12 3%
Editorial / Writing 12 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 11 events in Cleveland, drawing 1,954 attendees and 276 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 304 Registered Attendees
  • 99 Soldiers
  • 48 Sailors
  • 34 Marines
  • 30 Airmen
  • 14 Spouses
  • 5 Coast Guardsmen
  • 2 Others
Very POSITIVE Experience....take advantage of the RecruitMilitary website & the tips provided in the emails.
Cleveland Career Fair -- Army E-4
Great connections for vets. All the vendors were vet friendly. A good amount were vets, themselves.
Cleveland Career Fair -- Marine E-4
AMAZING. Extremely well-organized and great candidates. I highly recommend this event to other organizations! Great event!!
9/1/16 Cleveland Career Fair -- Information Technology Recruiter
Well organized and very caring team. The quality of candidates seems to always be a bit better at RM job fairs. We met several great candidates that were well prepared to discuss their backgrounds and skill sets.
9/1/16 Cleveland Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
Everyone was very eager to please and I have received three interviews so far. Thanks!
9/1/16 Cleveland Career Fair -- Army E-1
The job fair had good networking opportunities.
9/1/16 Cleveland Career Fair -- Attendee

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