Dallas Area All Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on November 17, 2016 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX.

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A Career Day: Job Fair Held for North Texas Veterans

“CW-33 (KDAF)- NewsFix We all know how hard it is to land a job these days, from countless resumes and cover letters, to job searches, folks put in a lot of work just to get work. But for others finding a job means more than just another paycheck.”

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. ”

Irving's RecruitMilitary Considered Biggest in U.S.

“The Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas was the site of what organizers describe as the largest RecruitMilitary event ever. The event is held across the country and helps connect veterans and their spouses with jobs.”

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. ”

Veterans Seek Work at Irving Job Fair

“NBC 5 (KXAS) Dallas/Ft. Worth - Veterans looking for work got some help on Thursday.”

Specialized Job Fairs Help Veterans Find Work After Their Service

“Returning to civilian life is tough enough for veterans. Finding a job can be even a bigger challenge.”

Job Expo Focuses on Veterans, Military Spouses

“Hundreds of veterans looking for jobs attended a job expo in Las Colinas on Thursday. Veterans said they were grateful for the opportunity to meet many potential employers. "There is some difficulty translating what you've done in the military and how companies can take advantage of it," veteran P.J. Preddy said.”

KLUV 98.7 FM Speaks to RecruitMilitary about upcoming event: Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo - Dallas

“Mike Rollins, RecruitMilitary Event Director discusses Dallas Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo on KLUV 98.7 FM's Community Corner segment with Kathy Jones. ”

Career Fair Held For Military Veterans

“Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo being held at the Irving Convention Center. Interviewed in the story is Mike Rollins of RecruitMiltiary, GameStop, and several veterans...”

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 Dallas Area All 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 319 36%
Management/Supervision 267 30%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 203 23%
Quality Assurance / Safety 169 19%
Project / Program Management 162 18%
Law Enforcement / Security 157 17%
Aviation / Aerospace 157 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 152 17%
Administrative / Clerical 150 17%
Manufacturing / Operations 148 16%
Education / Training 147 16%
Business / Strategic Management 146 16%
Human Resources 145 16%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 133 15%
IT / Software Development 130 14%
Field Service 117 13%
Electronics 113 12%
Sales / Business Development 106 12%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 105 11%
Medical / Health 100 11%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 98 11%
Construction / Trades 87 9%
Marketing / Product Management 83 9%
Part-time 82 9%
Engineering 76 8%
Other 76 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 60 6%
Retail 56 6%
Creative / Design 48 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 45 5%
Editorial / Writing 36 4%
Legal 25 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 38 events in Dallas, drawing 18,955 attendees and 2,205 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 877 Registered Attendees
  • 324 Soldiers
  • 115 Airmen
  • 112 Sailors
  • 94 Marines
  • 24 Spouses
  • 3 Others
  • 2 Coast Guardsmen
  • 1 DoD Civilian
Far better than other job fairs. Excellent attendance and really interested Veterans. Excellent venue and support from RecruitMilitary!
Dallas Career Fair -- Construction Industry HR Manager
This was a well executed, professional, high traffic event. I will certainly attend the next one.
Dallas Career Fair -- Logistics Industry Recruiter
This was my first one but it won't be my last! The organization was superb. The information provided was expansive and met all my needs on a timely basis.
Dallas Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
Thanks. It changed my life over night.
Dallas Career Fair -- Army E-4
It was a great fair with a great variety of companies. My spouse and I both got hired on the spot.
Dallas Career Fair -- Army E-4
Great event with extremely qualified candidates. I was impressed with their professionalism and preparedness to be interviewed immediately. Extremely successful event.
8/25/16 Dallas Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
Absolutely worth it to attend! The candidates that we spoke with were great people. Lots of variety in their backgrounds.
8/25/16 Dallas Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
The job fair is always jam packed with diverse employers and opportunities to network are immense. Thank you for paying special care and attention to veterans and their families.
8/25/16 Dallas Career Fair -- Navy E-4
Don't stop what you are doing. Great job.....veterans everywhere need your help! As a veteran, I thank you for all you do!
8/25/16 Dallas Career Fair -- Navy E-5

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