Fort Riley Job Fair
Fort Riley Conference Center
446 Seitz Drive
Ft. Riley, KS 66442
Fort Riley Job FairSeptember 14, 2017 11:00 AM – September 14, 2017 3:00 PM
For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841
- 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
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
**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 following link: (ACES Field Call). Please email evidence of approval to firstname.lastname@example.org
**Exhibitors who do not possess a Military/DOD ID must enter through the Visitor's Center (Bldg 885) located just prior to the Henry Gate Access Control Point (Exit 301, U.S. Interstate Highway 70). The Center is open Mon-Fri: 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. / Sat-Sun and Federal Holidays: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Local Exhibitors or those arriving early may obtain a Visitor's Pass prior to the date of the event. Anyone who wishes to complete the application in advance should click HERE. Please print and carry the completed application to the Visitor's Center for the review process
Complete Base Access information can be found in the link below:
Fort Riley Conference Center
- Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
- The job fair will take place in the upstairs Ballroom of the Conference Center.
- Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m.
- The Exhibitors lunch will be served in an area marked with RecruitMilitary "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.
- WiFi is available and complimentary.
All items should be shipped into and out of the Exhibitor's hotel.
FREE parking is available immediately outside of the venue.
“RecruitMilitary and DAV are staging a March 23 career fair at Arrowhead Stadium. The Kansas City job fair, sponsored by PNC Bank, is focused on veterans, military personnel who are getting ready to leave the service, National Guard members, Reserve members and spouses of those groups.”
“Doug Turner interviewed and provided information about the event. he also provided information about the previous event.”
“Doug Turner interview with the host of KPRS to hightlight the veteran job fair at Arrowhead Stadium.”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“Reported by John Pepitone, WDAF-TV Fox 4. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Around 300 military veterans and their spouses were at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday for a special job fair designed to connect them with companies who are interested in hiring those who have served in any branch of the U.S. military. ”
“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...”
“By Nadia Pflaum in Now Hiring. The RecruitMilitary Career Fair is coming to the Uptown Theater in Kansas City on Thursday, July 23, according to Karen Galvin of RecruitMilitary, LLC. The event is free for veterans and their spouses, who are invited to interview with national, regional and local employers from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A list of the companies confirmed to attend so far inc...”
“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 Fort Riley Job Fair, we asked them to let us know what fields they are interested in. The table below is a breakdown of those interests.
|Quality Assurance / Safety||7||23%|
|Law Enforcement / Security||5||16%|
|Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage||5||16%|
|Business / Strategic Management||5||16%|
|Project / Program Management||4||13%|
|Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse||4||13%|
|Biotech / R&D / Science||4||13%|
|Manufacturing / Operations||4||13%|
|Accounting / Finance / Insurance||4||13%|
|Medical / Health||4||13%|
|Marketing / Product Management||3||10%|
|Education / Training||3||10%|
|Maintenance / Installation / Repair||3||10%|
|Administrative / Clerical||3||10%|
|Aviation / Aerospace||2||6%|
|Customer Support / Client Care||1||3%|
|Construction / Trades||1||3%|
|IT / Software Development||1||3%|
|Sales / Business Development||1||3%|
|Food Services / Hospitality||1||3%|