Dallas Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on November 14, 2013 at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX.

Interested in attending our next event in Dallas?

We’re preparing for the Dallas Veteran Job Fair on July 17, 2014. Register for the event today!

Featured Exhibitors

  • Santander Consumer USA, Inc.
  • USAA
  • Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
  • Schlumberger
  • Texas Instruments
  • DeVry University
  • National Oilwell Varco
  • American Income Life Insurance Company
  • The Home Depot

Exhibitors

  • Precision Well Logging, Inc.
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Bering Optics
  • NetVersant Solutions, LLC.
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Niagara Bottling, LLC.
  • Brazos Forest Products, Inc.
  • Trident University International
  • The Mission Continues
  • Maxim Medical Services, Inc.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Johnston Technical Services, Inc.
  • City of Plano
  • Wade College
  • CarMax
  • Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Rooms to Go Furniture Corp.
  • Kwest Group, LLC.
  • Republic Services
  • The Entrepreneur Authority
  • MediaTech Institute
  • ATDS Truck Driving School
  • ADT Security
  • Tire Kingdom
  • The Lane Construction Corporation
  • TigerDirect
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Switch Commerce
  • Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Global Technical Services
  • Medical Sales College
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Prudential Financial
  • Primerica Financial Services
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Dallas Independent School District
  • DHL Express
  • The Art Institutes
  • Bank of America
  • IBA
  • Washington National
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Lincoln College of Technology
  • Texas Engineering Extension Service
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Trinity River Authority of Texas
  • Goodman Manufacturing Company
  • Equipment Depot
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Maalt Transport
  • T A Operating Group
  • Walgreens
  • Plastipak Packaging
  • Lennox International, Inc.
  • Department of Public Safety, Texas Highway Patrol
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • My Computer Career
  • The Kroger Co.
  • AutoNation
  • Oklahoma College of Construction
  • Don Davis Auto Group
  • 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.”

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...”

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 28 events in Dallas, drawing 13,291 attendees and 1,300 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 997 Veterans
  • 391 Soldiers
  • 200 Sailors
  • 163 Airmen
  • 113 Marines
  • 23 Spouses
  • 3 Coast Guardsmen
  • 3 Others
  • 2 DoD Civilians
Exhibitor Packages
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
RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos always have an extensive variety of exhibitors.
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