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


  • Thirty-One Gifts
  • Nucor Steel Marion
  • Niagara Bottling, LLC
  • 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

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. ”

Dave James of WBNS Radio speaks to John Lunberg of RecruitMilitary about upcoming veteran event at Ohio Stadium

“Dave James, WBNS Radio speaks to John Lundberg of RecruitMilitary about Veteran Opportunity Expo at Ohio Stadium on June 23, 2011....”

Michael Nolting discusses upcoming Columbus Opportunity Expo with John Lundberg of RecruitMilitary

“Michael Nolting of WMRN-AM 1490 interview with RecruitMilitary's John Lundberg, Event Director, about upcoming Columbus Opportunity Expo. ...”

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...”

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...”

RecruitMilitary has held 5 events in Columbus, drawing 1,038 attendees and 176 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 419 Veterans
  • 205 Soldiers
  • 75 Airmen
  • 66 Sailors
  • 64 Marines
  • 3 Others
  • 3 Spouses
  • 2 Coast Guardsmen
  • 1 DoD Civilian
Exhibitor Packages
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