Fort Walton Beach (Eglin AFB / Hurlburt Field)

This event took place on May 24, 2017 at Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

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 Fort Walton Beach (Eglin AFB / Hurlburt Field), 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 105 33%
Management/Supervision 92 29%
Project / Program Management 65 20%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 60 19%
Aviation / Aerospace 59 18%
Quality Assurance / Safety 58 18%
Education / Training 57 18%
Business / Strategic Management 51 16%
Administrative / Clerical 51 16%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 41 13%
Human Resources 40 12%
Law Enforcement / Security 39 12%
Manufacturing / Operations 39 12%
Customer Support / Client Care 33 10%
Electronics 33 10%
IT / Software Development 31 9%
Field Service 29 9%
Sales / Business Development 27 8%
Marketing / Product Management 27 8%
Construction / Trades 25 7%
Medical / Health 24 7%
Engineering 23 7%
Part-time 21 6%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 20 6%
Other 20 6%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 19 6%
Creative / Design 19 6%
Editorial / Writing 15 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 12 3%
Food Services / Hospitality 10 3%
Legal 10 3%
Retail 7 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 2 events in Pensacola, FL, drawing 545 attendees and 57 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 313 Registered Attendees
  • 134 Airmen
  • 61 Soldiers
  • 34 Sailors
  • 11 Spouses
  • 9 Marines
  • 4 DoD Civilians
  • 3 Coast Guardsmen
  • 2 Others


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