Fort Lee Job Fair
2609 C Avenue
Ft. Lee, VA 23801
Fort Lee Job FairAugust 22, 2017 11:00 AM – August 22, 2017 3:00 PM
For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841
- Exhibition Booth
- 2 Representatives
- Listing in Exhibitors Guide
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.
Facility Access Information
Fort Lee requires a pre-approved "Access Roster" be submitted to the venue at least 5 business days prior to the event date. In order to be included in the pre-approval process, please provide RecruitMilitary with the complete (first and last) names of ALL individuals from your organization who will be attending this event no later than 4:00pm EST on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Pre-approved Exhibitors should enter through the Sisisky Gate (Sisisky Blvd.)
Those not pre-approved can request day of event passes by going to the Visitor's Center at the Lee Gate (Lee Ave.) Please be sure to allow ample time for the processing of the paperwork.
**Educational Entities – You are required to “request base access” in order to attend the events on Army installations. This is base protocol and must be completed between you and this specific base. Please follow the link www.goarmyed.com and the directions in the attachment above (ACES Field Call). Please email evidence of approval to firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL vendors must possess the following item(s) or you will not be allowed access to the military installation or the Job Fair:
- You must present the following: Military Identification Card (Active, Reserve/Guard, Retiree ID); or Civilian/Contractor CAC Card) OR Non-military photo ID.
- Current state driver’s license (See above for Non-Approved State IDs)
- Current automobile registration or rental car contract.
- Current proof of automobile insurance or rental car contract.
- If your driver’s license, passport or other identification has expired or is no longer valid you "WILL NOT" be allowed to enter the post.
- As part of security measures on a military post your vehicle may be subject to inspection. This is part of the security measures against any terrorist threats. Please cooperate with security and their mission.
(NOTE: All military installations and facilities reserve the right to refuse admittance to any installation or military facility. RecruitMilitary is not responsible for local installation policies and cannot grant access or override base policies.)
- The job fair will take place in Ballrooms 1 and 2.
- Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
- Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area marked with RecruitMilitary Exhibitor's Only signage.
- The Exhibitors lunch will be served in the Live Oak Room and will be marked with RecruitMilitary's Exhibitors Only signage.
- Clients requiring access to electric should contact Recruit Military in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strip and extension cords.
Due to limited storage space at the venue, all items should be shipped into and out of the Exhibitor's hotel.
- Free parking is available just outside of the venue.
“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. ”
“Dozens of companies took part in a veterans job fair today, but as it turns out, barely any were willing to hire people on the spot. And many of the available positions aren’t based in Hampton Roads. The event was held at Nauticus today. NewsChannel 3 found out of the 53 companies taking part, only two were willing to hire on the spot. ”
“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. ”
“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”
“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 host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”
“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. ”
“CBS 3 (WTKR) Norfolk - Hundreds of retired military and their spouses were in Virginia Beach for a “Hiring Our Heroes” job fair at the Sandler Center.”
“Veterans already face challenges finding work when they come home from war–and sometimes, military job fairs don’t help matters. This week, you are in luck. NewsChannel 3 found one job fair where companies are indeed hiring for jobs open right now–and lots of them.”
“Brice Maccubbin, left, formerly of the Air Force and recently a civilian contractor for the Navy, talks with Boeing recruiter Donna Sinclair.”
“Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.”
“More and more veterans are finding themselves unemployed and in desperate need of a job. Today, a group called Recruit Military held a free hiring event to get Hampton Roads veterans back to work. They have served us for years - former military who used to wear uniforms, now wearing suits, desperate to impress a new employer. "I'm looking for mechanical work, which goes back to my mili...”
“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...”
“Reporter: Marie Coronel As an army recruiter, it's Ed Tucker's job to convince others to join the armed forces. But after nearly 20 years the tables have turned: now Ed will have to convince employers to give him a job. "Of course I'm nervous," he said. Tucker will retire from the army this summer and wants to find a new career. But, looking at new options also comes with more quest...”
“Marie Coronel reporting: Quiana Crittenden has worked her way up the ranks from enlisted to officer. But now, after 12 years in the military, she's looking for her first civilian job. Crittenden says, "It's overwhelming. Even though I have a bachelor's degree in math. I was an officer in the Navy. It's still just as difficult if I had only served three months in the military." So she's...”
“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...”
“By Philip Walzer When Robert Walker left the Army in 1996, he didn't know "where to go or what to do." Walker got three job offers: two in trucking, one in hazardous waste. He ruled out trucking because of his bum knee, so he moved to Missouri to handle hazardous waste. Today, Walker would find lots more help. A burgeoning number of recruitment companies have sprouted to place transiti...”
When attendees registered for the Fort Lee Job Fair, we asked them to let us know what fields they are interested in. The table below is a breakdown of those interests.