Detroit Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on November 3, 2016 at Ford Field in Detroit, MI.

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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 Veteran 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 197 37%
Management/Supervision 155 29%
Law Enforcement / Security 116 22%
Manufacturing / Operations 108 20%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 107 20%
Quality Assurance / Safety 100 19%
Administrative / Clerical 90 17%
Project / Program Management 85 16%
Customer Support / Client Care 84 15%
Education / Training 84 15%
Business / Strategic Management 82 15%
Human Resources 80 15%
Construction / Trades 72 13%
Medical / Health 67 12%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 66 12%
Sales / Business Development 65 12%
Field Service 64 12%
Part-time 57 10%
Other 56 10%
Aviation / Aerospace 52 9%
Marketing / Product Management 52 9%
IT / Software Development 52 9%
Engineering 47 8%
Electronics 44 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 42 7%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 41 7%
Retail 35 6%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 35 6%
Creative / Design 33 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 28 5%
Legal 17 3%
Editorial / Writing 12 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 4 events in Detroit, drawing 1,145 attendees and 176 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 526 Registered Attendees
  • 197 Soldiers
  • 86 Sailors
  • 71 Marines
  • 57 Airmen
  • 11 Spouses
  • 10 Coast Guardsmen
  • 7 Others
  • 2 DoD Civilians
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
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
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
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

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