Colorado Springs Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on July 12, 2012 at World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO.

Featured Exhibitors

  • The Home Depot
  • Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Verizon Communications
  • DeVry University
  • Grand Canyon University


  • Starwood Vacation Ownership
  • Tri-State Generation and Transmission
  • Allstate
  • Ping Identity
  • U.S. Navy Recruiting - Denver
  • PARS
  • Centura Health
  • Veterans Administration, National Vets Employment Program
  • GPS Source
  • Up to Date Benefits
  • Penhall Co.
  • Environmental Chemical Corporation
  • Level 3 Communications, Inc.
  • Southwest Carpenters Training Fund
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Rocky Mountain Laser College
  • TIC-The Industrial Company
  • Northwestern Mutual Finance Network
  • Waste Connections, Inc.
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Enterprise Products
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • HSS -Shared Services
  • Northern California College of Construction
  • Colorado Tech University
  • Columbia Southern University
  • Argosy University
  • Redstone College

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.”

The four myths and opportunities of hiring veterans today

“In an era when “support our troops” bumper stickers are common and billboards and radio advertisements abound with rallying calls to give veterans a job, it is not surprising that many employers are overwhelmed and confused. Good intentions permeate most efforts to employ veterans at the national, state and local levels.”

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. ”

'Opportunity Expo' seeks to connect veterans, employers

“A free job fair for veterans, active military transitioning to civilian life and military spouses will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. The hiring event is being produced by RecruitMilitary, a Cincinnati-based military-to-civilian recruiting firm, in cooperation with the American Legion. Among employers set to attend are Allstate...”

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...”

RecruitMilitary has held 2 events in Colorado Springs, drawing 813 attendees and 65 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 732 Registered Attendees
  • 393 Soldiers
  • 178 Airmen
  • 58 Spouses
  • 55 Sailors
  • 34 Marines
  • 6 DoD Civilians
  • 5 Coast Guardsmen
  • 2 Others

In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sponsored by Wal-Mart/Sam's Club

Exhibitor Registration
I have been to many job fairs recently and have been lost in the crowd of other employment seekers. At RecruitMilitary expos it is strictly veterans and their spouses. The recruiters can relate to the military veteran and our experience because for the most part they have also served and know what we bring to the table.
Colorado Springs Expo Attendee
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
It was awesome - we are in the process of hiring 4 individuals.
Healthcare recruiter, 3/27/2014 Houston Career Fair
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
Four of the people I spoke with today could come work for me tomorrow! Great event!
August 2014 Employer -- Financial Services recruiter
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)