Columbus Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on July 25, 2013 at Aladdin Shrine Event & Conference Center in Columbus, OH.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • Rolls Royce
  • Pacer International
  • General Electric
  • State Farm
  • The Home Depot
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • ETAK Systems, Inc.
  • Mission Essential Personnel
  • Pole/Zero Corporation
  • DeVry University

Exhibitors

  • Thirty-One Gifts
  • Nucor Steel Marion
  • Niagara Bottling, LLC
  • WESCO
  • Charter One Bank
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
  • TruGreen
  • ProTouch Restoration
  • Rogue Fitness
  • American Income Life Insurance Company
  • Alliance Data
  • Washington National
  • The Brickman Group
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Division 7, Inc.
  • Veterans Employment Service Office
  • Kelly Services
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Roto-Rooter
  • Sygma Network
  • Wal-Mart
  • Atrium
  • Edward Jones Investments
  • Mercy Health
  • Quicken Loans
  • Travel Solutions 24
  • Georgia College of Construction
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Air Force Reserve Command
  • Career Path Media Group, Inc.
  • My Computer Career
  • Heavy Construction Academy

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. ”

Military Job Fair Caters To Hundreds Of Veterans

“COLUMBUS, Ohio - It is a job fair at the Aladdin Shrine Center, but not just any job fair. It is specifically for those who watch out for our country, military veterans. "When you hire a veteran you get someone with leadership and management skills," said Sgt. Joe Lewis. ”

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. ”

Job fairs part of nationwide effort to find work for those who served

“The Columbus Dispatch - Paquin and many veterans nationwide are looking for work, and business and veterans organizations have launched initiatives to help them. One of the latest efforts came at a veterans job fair in Columbus yesterday, organized by RecruitMilitary, a veteran-centered employment firm. ”

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 6 events in Columbus, drawing 1,302 attendees and 240 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 419 Registered Attendees
  • 205 Soldiers
  • 75 Airmen
  • 66 Sailors
  • 64 Marines
  • 3 Others
  • 3 Spouses
  • 2 Coast Guardsmen
  • 1 DoD Civilian
Exhibitor Registration
Exhibitors were open, welcoming, and interested in candidates’ life stories and bios. It was a good experience and gave me several good leads.
Columbus Expo Attendee
Great event. The RecruitMilitary staff was very helpful before and during the event and the facility was great.
HR Manager, Entertainment Industry, past Columbus Exhibitor
This job fair’s participants were of a better quality, and I strongly believe it is the result of their military training and discipline in their approach to career vs. just a job.
Recruiter, Manufacturing Industry, past Columbus Exhibitor
The best, most professional event I’ve ever attended!
Recruiter, Federal Government Agency, past Columbus Exhibitor
Great event with a wide variety of vendors that were open, receptive, and friendly to servicemembers.
USAF veteran - E-7, past Columbus attendee
I am a military spouse and the expo provided vendors that were interested in my resume as well as my husbands. Very pleasantly surprised that the vendors were interested in the spouses as well!
Army Veteran Spouse, past Columbus Attendee
Overall a great experience. I think if you missed it, you missed out.
Army Veteran - E-6, past Columbus Attendee
The Expo was a very well organized event. Lots of employers on hand with actual job openings. In fact, the day after the event I was contacted to schedule an interview.
Navy Veteran, past Columbus Attendee
I always look forward to attending the RecruitMilitary Expo! Everyone is so helpful and friendly, and the quantity and quality of candidates are always excellent!
Recruiter, Health & Medical Industry, July 2013 Columbus Expo
It was well advertised, and organized. We had several truly outstanding candidates talk to us.
Recruiter, Retail Industry, July 2013 Columbus Expo
The candidates were very professional and more prepared than previous general job fairs we have attended.
Recruiter, Staffing Industry, July 2013 Columbus Expo
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
This was a great event!!
7-24-14 Columbus Career Fair -- Financial Services recruiter
The Career Fair was an excellent event. Well advertised, well organized and well worth attending. Thanks!
7-24-14 Columbus Career Fair -- Marine & Army O-4
I was able to get a few interviews and I landed a job today. Thank you again for doing this for the veterans.
7-24-14 Columbus Career Fair -- Army E-4
Exhibitors were awesome!
7-24-14 Columbus Career Fair -- Army E-4
I was very impressed by the staff, the set up, and turn out. The event was very well organized and it was apparent that there was a great deal of positive marketing efforts involved.
7-24-14 Columbus Career Fair -- Transportation & Logistics recruiter
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)