Columbus, GA Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on May 10, 2017 at Columbus Convention & Trade Center in Columbus, GA.

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...”

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 Columbus, GA 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 134 34%
Management/Supervision 115 29%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 93 23%
Administrative / Clerical 87 22%
Human Resources 79 20%
Law Enforcement / Security 68 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 66 16%
Education / Training 65 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 58 14%
Business / Strategic Management 58 14%
Project / Program Management 55 14%
Quality Assurance / Safety 54 13%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 40 10%
Electronics 38 9%
Sales / Business Development 38 9%
IT / Software Development 36 9%
Marketing / Product Management 36 9%
Part-time 36 9%
Medical / Health 35 8%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 33 8%
Aviation / Aerospace 32 8%
Construction / Trades 29 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 28 7%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 25 6%
Field Service 24 6%
Other 23 5%
Engineering 19 4%
Retail 18 4%
Creative / Design 18 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 16 4%
Legal 15 3%
Editorial / Writing 6 1%
RecruitMilitary has held 1 event in Columbus Georgia, drawing 153 attendees and 30 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 390 Registered Attendees
  • 238 Soldiers
  • 26 Airmen
  • 20 Sailors
  • 13 Marines
  • 12 Spouses
  • 3 Others
  • 1 Coast Guardsman

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