Dallas-Ft Worth Area Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on July 18, 2013 at The Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, TX.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • USAA
  • Schlumberger
  • General Electric
  • General Dynamics C4 Systems
  • Devon Energy
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Luminant
  • Plastipak Packaging
  • Bank of America
  • National Oilwell Varco
  • Texas Instruments
  • Lockheed Martin
  • The Home Depot
  • DeVry University
  • Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
  • C.R. England, Inc.

Exhibitors

  • College of Instrument Technology
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Troops to Teachers
  • Spinal Elements
  • Veteran Franchise Center
  • Travelers Insurance
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • American Income Life Insurance Company
  • X-DOT, Inc.
  • HCA HealthCare
  • Parallon Business Solutions
  • Goodman Networks
  • Pyramid Consulting
  • CHORE Masters, LLC
  • Air Liquide America Corp.
  • GM Financial
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • NCH Corporation
  • Link Staffing Services
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Tire Kingdom
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Kinsbrook Training Institute, Inc.
  • Republic Services Procurement, Inc.
  • Lincoln College of Technology
  • Vista College
  • N.J. Malin & Associates
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Veterans Employment Service Office
  • Vista Ridge Concrete Pumping, LLC.
  • CCI Training Center
  • AdvancePierre Foods
  • Santander Consumer USA Inc.
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
  • JTS (Johnston Technical Services Inc.)
  • ProSource Industries
  • TD Auto Finance
  • Trident University International
  • Kaplan College Fort Worth
  • GameStop, Inc.
  • Solar Turbines Incorporated
  • Health Net, Inc.
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • MasTec Advanced Technologies
  • VHA Inc.
  • ATDS Truck Driving School/Sunset Logistics
  • Career Colleges and Schools of Texas
  • Global Technical Services
  • Scott-Macon Equipment
  • Trinity Industries
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
  • Dallas Independent School District
  • Mission Essential Personnel
  • Millis Transfer, Inc.
  • Primerica Financial Services
  • Switch Commerce
  • Regions Bank
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol
  • My Computer Career
  • OmniTRAX
  • Oklahoma College of Construction
  • Don Davis Auto Group
  • AutoNation
  • International Schools

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.”

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.”

Hiring vets is not charity work — it’s good business

“Peter Gudmundsson wants to tamp down the idea that hiring veterans is your patriotic duty. The 50-year-old CEO of RecruitMilitary believes that tapping this growing pool of skilled, disciplined and hardworking workers is simply good business sense.”

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.”

Hundreds expected at turn out for Irving job fair today for veterans

“The Dallas Morning News - Before the doors to the job fair opened this morning, a few hundred veterans were already milling around in the lobby. The fair is one of many that RecruitMilitary and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce put on across the country, with the goal of reducing high unemployment levels among veterans. About 90 companies recruited at the event at the Irving Convention Center. ”

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.”

Unemployed veterans converge on Irving Convention Center

“Military families reunited with loved ones, back from tours of duty overseas, are finding a new battle on the home front - landing a job.”

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...”

RecruitMilitary has held 31 events in Dallas, drawing 15,171 attendees and 1,598 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 1301 Registered Attendees
  • 583 Soldiers
  • 244 Airmen
  • 231 Sailors
  • 174 Marines
  • 42 Spouses
  • 15 Others
  • 6 Coast Guardsmen
  • 5 DoD Civilians
  • 1 Merchant Marine
Exhibitor Registration
It was by far one of the largest military job fairs I’ve ever attended. There is nothing else like it. Large, varied selection of recruiters who are willing and actively looking for veterans!
Dallas Expo Attendee
This was an outstanding event, I would recommend anyone looking for high caliber candidates to attend. There were a wide variety of candidates with relevant experience which helped me develop a good pool from which to make offers.
HR Manager, Grocery Industry, past Dallas Exhibitor
Excellent. There was a full range of skills and experience.
HR Manager, Telecommunications Industry, past Dallas Exhbitor
Great experience – got to meet and network with other vets, and we managed to guide each other through to viable employers! I’m so glad I got linked into this event.
USAF veteran - E7, past Dallas attendee
There were more companies that were a better fit for me than at other military recruiting events.
Army Veteran - E5, past Dallas attendee
It was a positive and very real job opportunity experience versus the usual “Can I sell you something” venue.
Coast Guard veteran - E5, past Dallas attendee
This is one of the best Job Fairs that I have been too. Frankly I stopped going to the others.
Navy veteran - O6, past Dallas attendee
One of the best I have attended in several years. Well organized, well promoted and very effective.
Recruiter, Business Services industry, past Dallas Exhibitor
Far better than other job fairs. Excellent attendance and really interested Veterans. Excellent venue and support, as well as support from RecruitMilitary!
HR Manager, Construction Industry, past Dallas Exhibitor
This was a well executed, professional, high traffic event. I will certainly attend the next one.
Recruiter, Logistics Industry, past Dallas Exhibitor
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
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.
Financial Services Recruiter -- 3/6/14 Dallas Career Fair
Worthwhile use of my time. Superior talent.
Manufacturing Recruiter --3/6/14 Dallas Career Fair
I was at the expo yesterday and today I have a phone interview thanks to RecruitMilitary.
3/6/14 Dallas Career Fair -- National Guard E-4
Thanks. It changed my life over night.
3/6/14 Dallas Career Fair -- Army E-4
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
The candidate attendance was great. I had people at my booth the whole time.
7-17-14 Dallas Career Fair -- Services recruiter
It was a great fair with a great variety of companies. My spouse and I both got hired on the spot.
7-17-14 Dallas Career Fair -- Army E-4
I have been to many military job fairs in the past from New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. I have to say this one is by far the best one that I have ever had the pleasure of attending.
7-17-14 Dallas Career Fair -- Marine & USAF E-5
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)