Detroit Veterans Job Fair

Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center

1151 Village Road

Dearborn, MI 48124

Detroit Veterans Job Fair

June 15, 2017 11:00 AM June 15, 2017 3:00 PM

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    • 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


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • Branding


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,095 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Educator Advantage


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,795 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • School name listed in the Search & Employ education directory in the next two issues

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Veteran Opportunity Expo Cancellation Policy

RecruitMilitary does not offer refunds. If an exhibitor is unable to attend a Veteran Opportunity Expo (“Expo”) for which it has already registered, RecruitMilitary will make every effort to allow the exhibitor to attend a future Expo, provided the exhibitor attends the Expo within twelve months of the Invoice Date. However, to qualify, RecruitMilitary must receive a cancellation request at least ten business days' prior to the date of the Expo for which you were registered. Unpaid invoices must be paid whether or not the exhibitor attends the event for which it originally registered. Cancellation requests must be sent via e-mail to, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. If a cancellation request is received fewer than ten business days before the Expo, or if the exhibitor does not show up at the Expo at all, then that exhibitor will not be entitled to transfer its registration to a new Expo.

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.

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitors are encouraged to arrive for setup from 9:00am-10:30am.

  • The Job Fair will take place in the Gallery located just beyond the lobby registration area. Enter the facility at the main entrance located between the flagpoles.

  • Coffee and water station will be available at 9:00 a.m.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in an area marked with "RecruitMilitary Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should pay for it in advance, to ensure an outlet in the area of their booth is live, and should bring their own power strip and extension cords.

  • Complimentary WiFi is available. Username: Password information will be given the date of the event.

Shipping Instructions

Packages should not be delivered to the Conference & Event Center earlier than 48 hours prior to the event. The Center encourages sufficient insurance to cover packages in case of loss. To avoid confusion or misplaced materials, please label any shipments with the following information:

[YOUR COMPANY NAME] June 15 2017 RecruitMilitary Job Fair Attn: Dana Fulcher Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center 1151 Village Road Dearborn, MI 48124

*NOTE - if you require items to be shipped via FedEx or other overnight carriers after the event, you are responsible for packaging and completed shipper forms. You must arrange pick-up by 5pm on June 15, 2017 to avoid incurring any storage charges.

Parking Information

  • Complimentary parking is located directly outside of the event center.

RecruitMilitary is holding a Veterans job fair Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Ford Field

“DETROIT (WXYZ) - A major hiring event for veterans, reservists, guardsman, and their spouses is coming to downtown Detroit. RecruitMilitary is the organization sponsoring the event on Thursday, November 3, 2016.”

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. ”

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 Detroit 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 48 34%
Manufacturing / Operations 38 27%
Management/Supervision 38 27%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 35 25%
Administrative / Clerical 32 22%
Law Enforcement / Security 29 20%
Business / Strategic Management 28 20%
Human Resources 25 17%
Education / Training 25 17%
Part-time 24 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 24 17%
Quality Assurance / Safety 21 15%
Medical / Health 21 15%
Construction / Trades 20 14%
Sales / Business Development 19 13%
Project / Program Management 18 12%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 16 11%
Engineering 15 10%
IT / Software Development 15 10%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 15 10%
Other 15 10%
Field Service 14 10%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 14 10%
Marketing / Product Management 13 9%
Aviation / Aerospace 13 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 12 8%
Electronics 11 7%
Retail 10 7%
Editorial / Writing 9 6%
Legal 6 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 5 3%
Creative / Design 4 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 4 events in Detroit, drawing 1,145 attendees and 176 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

I was able to make contacts with companies that I've been interested in seeking employment with and to understand what those companies are looking for in order to match them with my skill set. Plus, there were companies there that I didn't know had opportunities that I became interested in researching further.
Detroit Career Fair -- USAF E-7
There was a great variety of companies with a lot of openings.
Detroit Career Fair -- Army E-7
Highly favorable impression. Better than other career fairs. We thought the staff did a great job.
11/3/16 Detroit Career Fair -- Manufacturing Recruiter
Good event. Well organized. RecruitMilitary job fairs are a 'must' attend.
11/3/16 Detroit Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
Received call for interview the following day!
11/3/16 Detroit Career Fair -- Attendee
There were good companies at the career fair.
11/3/16 Detroit Career Fair -- Coast Guard 0-2

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