Dallas Opportunity Expo

This event took place on March 1, 2012 at Irving Convention Center in Irving, 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 Opportunity Expo, 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 693 55%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 430 34%
Law Enforcement / Security 381 30%
Project / Program Management 374 29%
Quality Assurance / Safety 357 28%
Customer Support / Client Care 343 27%
Manufacturing / Operations 335 26%
Administrative / Clerical 315 25%
Aviation / Aerospace 308 24%
Business / Strategic Management 301 24%
Education / Training 297 23%
Human Resources 292 23%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 257 20%
Sales / Business Development 231 18%
Marketing / Product Management 210 16%
Electronics 200 16%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 196 15%
Other 191 15%
Medical / Health 189 15%
IT / Software Development 187 14%
Construction / Trades 179 14%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 175 14%
Part-time 155 12%
Retail 144 11%
Engineering 136 10%
Food Services / Hospitality 98 7%
Creative / Design 82 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 80 6%
Editorial / Writing 75 6%
Legal 58 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 38 events in Dallas, drawing 18,955 attendees and 2,205 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 1249 Registered Attendees
  • 528 Soldiers
  • 247 Airmen
  • 243 Sailors
  • 161 Marines
  • 35 Spouses
  • 17 Others
  • 11 Coast Guardsmen

In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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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