Columbus Veterans Job Fair

The Fawcett Center

2400 Olentangy River Road

Columbus, OH 43210

Columbus Veterans Job Fair

November 14, 2019

11:00 AM
November 14, 2019 3:00 PM

Employer Packages


Career fair in Columbus


For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor


    • 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


    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($995 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • Branding


    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,595 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

Educator Packages


For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator


    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide

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.

The Fawcett Center

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitors set up is between 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom.
  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.
  • Lunch will be served from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in an area marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.
  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strip and extension cords. Without prior notification and payment, there is no guarantee electric will be provided.
  • Complimentary WiFi is available. Use network WIFI@OSU and accept the terms. No passcode is required.

Shipping Instructions

Shipping into the venue is permitted providing the items do not arrive prior to Monday, November 11, 2019. If multiple items are sent, please number them "1 of 3", "2 of 3", etc. Address packages as below:

Attn: Natalie Steele / RecruitMilitary Job Fair
Event date: 11/14/2019
The Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Client is solely responsible for labeling the items post event, and for scheduling the pickup of those items before 4:30pm on Friday, November 15, 2019. Neither The Fawcett Center nor RecruitMiitary will be responsible for materials left after Thursday, November 14, 2019, nor will they accept any liability for materials delivered to the venue.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary at those events for which venues charge to receive and/or ship out packages will be passed on to the client/exhibitor. These fees are the sole responsibility of the client/exhibitor.

Parking Information

Parking is complimentary. To obtain free parking, attendees are required to print an event parking permit and place it on their front vehicle dashboard upon arrival. If a permit is not printed prior to their arrival, additional permits are available inside the facility. If a permit is not placed in a dashboard window, guest is at own risk for a parking violation ticket and could be responsible for any associated fees.

Dowload the event parking permit here

65 employers focus on hiring veterans at Ohio Stadium

“COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Employers from 65 companies will be hoping to hire veterans at RecruitMilitary’s job fair on Thursday. The job fair will help veterans who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life. This is RecruitMilitary’s largest job fair in Columbus with 400 veterans already signed up.”

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.”

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 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 33 43%
Education / Training 26 34%
Management/Supervision 25 32%
Project / Program Management 24 31%
Business / Strategic Management 22 28%
Human Resources 22 28%
Quality Assurance / Safety 17 22%
Customer Support / Client Care 16 21%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 15 19%
Manufacturing / Operations 15 19%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 14 18%
Medical / Health 13 17%
Administrative / Clerical 12 15%
Law Enforcement / Security 12 15%
Aviation / Aerospace 11 14%
Sales / Business Development 11 14%
Construction / Trades 11 14%
Field Service 10 13%
Part-time 9 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 9 11%
Marketing / Product Management 8 10%
Engineering 7 9%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 7 9%
Other 7 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 7 9%
IT / Software Development 7 9%
Electronics 6 7%
Editorial / Writing 6 7%
Biotech / R&D / Science 5 6%
Retail 4 5%
Legal 4 5%
Creative / Design 3 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 17 events in Columbus, drawing 3,059 attendees and 747 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

The Career Fair was an excellent event. Well advertised, well organized and well worth attending. Thanks!
Columbus Career Fair -- Marine & Army O-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.
Columbus Career Fair -- Transportation & Logistics Recruiter
Time well spent. Very organized. RecruitMilitary's career fairs are consistently high quality and provides the BEST career fair experience!
Columbus Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
It was outstanding! The number of employers and the number of people who showed up was much greater than other shows we have attended.
Columbus Career Fair -- Law Enforcement and Security Recruiter
I wasn't having any luck searching for a position on my own. I had been looking for months and couldn't get an interview. I went to the career fair on Thursday and got a call for an interview on Monday!!
Columbus Career Fair -- Air Force E-6
A great place to meet talent acquisition professionals and to see if there is a mutual interest in going forward.
Columbus Career Fair -- Navy 0-5
Very well done. Very high quality potential candidates; very impressed! Great communication and constant check ins during event.
Columbus Career Fair -- Retail Recruiter
Great event! Very organized, very easy to access, great quality of candidates!
Columbus Career Fair -- Restaurant & Food Services Recruiter
I greatly appreciated the fact that you go out of your way to put veterans in contact with prospective employers. I not only had the opportunity to interact with them, but it also further prepared me for one-on-one situations in my continued career search.
Columbus Career Fair -- Army E-6
Booths that were not actively recruiting for jobs in my field were very welcoming and took resumes and information anyways. I received contact from many of the booths, which was very positive.
Columbus Career Fair -- Army 0-3

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