Detroit Veterans Job Fair

Ford Field

2000 Brush Street

Detroit, MI 48226

Detroit Veterans Job Fair

June 14, 2018 11:00 AM June 14, 2018 3:00 PM

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor


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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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  • Educator


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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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Additional Representatives Policy

Your booth purchase includes representatives. The attendance of any additional representatives will require a $50 fee per additional representative which will allow us to provide the appropriate accommodations for the number of recruiters that attend the event on behalf of your organization. If your organization has any additional representatives show up on the day of the event without paying the fee in advance, you will be invoiced $50 for each representative, on the day of the event.

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.

Ford Field

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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 on the Club Level.
  • Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m. in the South Club Skylight.
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in the South Club Skylight.
  • Clients requiring access to electric should bring their own power strip and extension cords.
  • Free WiFi is available in the Hall of Legends.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Monday, June 11, 2018. Please ship to:

Ford Field
2000 Brush Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Attn: Fred Reddig
For RecruitMilitary Job Fair 06/14/18
(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 June 15, 2018.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary at those events for which venues charge to receive and/or ship out packages will be passed on to the client/exhibitor. These fees are the sole responsibility of the client/exhibitor.

Parking Information

  • Parking is available in the Ford Field parking deck. Cash only. Please mention you are there for the RecruitMilitary Job Fair. Please see map. Exhibitors are encouraged to enter the stadium at the Gate G entrance located near the corner of St. Antoine and Beacon Streets. Guests may also enter through the level 2 footbridge but will be directed to registration upon arrival.

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
Construction / Trades 3 60%
Government 3 60%
Medical / Health 3 60%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 2 40%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 2 40%
Manufacturing / Operations 2 40%
Other 2 40%
Administrative / Clerical 2 40%
Part-time 2 40%
Customer Support / Client Care 2 40%
Sales / Business Development 2 40%
Management/Supervision 2 40%
Aviation / Aerospace 1 20%
IT / Software Development 1 20%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 1 20%
Law Enforcement / Security 1 20%
Biotech / R&D / Science 1 20%
Legal 1 20%
Business / Strategic Management 1 20%
Marketing / Product Management 1 20%
Creative / Design 1 20%
Editorial / Writing 1 20%
Education / Training 1 20%
Project / Program Management 1 20%
Electronics 1 20%
Quality Assurance / Safety 1 20%
Engineering 1 20%
Retail 1 20%
Food Services / Hospitality 1 20%
Field Service 1 20%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 1 20%
Human Resources 1 20%
RecruitMilitary has held 6 events in Detroit, drawing 1,462 attendees and 292 exhibitors.
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
I stayed for almost three hours, making my way through the tables introducing myself and sharing my resume. I have received several calls and emails from prospective employers and continue to follow up. Thank you again for providing such a great opportunity!
Spouse of Army Veteran
I would highly recommend. This was one of the most "pleasant" job fairs I have ever worked. Gracious polite candidates and a great staff to work with make for a great event!
Detroit - Jun 2017 - Staffing firm recruiter

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