Detroit Veteran Job Fair

Ford Field

2000 Brush Street

Detroit, MI 48226

Detroit Veteran Job Fair

November 3, 2016 11:00 AM November 3, 2016 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)
    • * $495 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
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  • 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

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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

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Exhibitor will have a 6' x 30" table with linen and two chairs.
  • The Job Fair will take place in the Hall of Legends.
  • Coffee and other refreshments will be available at 8:30 a.m. in the Huntington Bank Skylight Room.
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in the Huntington Bank Skylight Room.
  • Clients requiring access to electric should bring their own power strip and extension cords.
  • Free WiFi is available in the Hall of Legends. Username: BlueZone. Password will be given on the date of the event.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Monday, October 31, 2016. Please ship to:

Ford Field
2000 Brush Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Attn: Kelsey Maxwell
For RecruitMilitary Job Fair 11/3/2016
(Your Company Name)

Please plan to take your items with you at the end of the event or schedule pickup for early Friday. The items must be picked up no later than end of day Friday November 4, 2016.

Parking Information

  • Parking is available in the Ford Field parking deck at a cost of $4/car. Please see map. Enter the stadium at the Gate G entrance located near the corner of St. Antoine and Beacon Streets.

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 96 38%
Management/Supervision 77 30%
Law Enforcement / Security 59 23%
Manufacturing / Operations 52 20%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 50 19%
Quality Assurance / Safety 46 18%
Education / Training 44 17%
Project / Program Management 43 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 41 16%
Administrative / Clerical 41 16%
Human Resources 39 15%
Medical / Health 38 15%
Field Service 33 13%
Business / Strategic Management 33 13%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 32 12%
Construction / Trades 32 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 29 11%
IT / Software Development 26 10%
Part-time 26 10%
Sales / Business Development 25 9%
Engineering 25 9%
Electronics 24 9%
Other 23 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 22 8%
Marketing / Product Management 20 7%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 16 6%
Retail 15 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 15 5%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 14 5%
Creative / Design 13 5%
Legal 12 4%
Editorial / Writing 6 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 3 events in Detroit, drawing 951 attendees and 134 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

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
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)
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.
6-18-15 Detroit Career Fair Attendee USAF E-7
There was a great variety of companies with a lot of openings.
6-18-15 Detroit Career Fair Attendee Army E-7

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