Greater Omaha Veterans Job Fair

Mid-America Center

One Arena Way

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Greater Omaha Veterans Job Fair

May 11, 2017 11:00 AM May 11, 2017 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)
    • * $595 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $795 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $995 special for US Government Entities
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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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    • 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.

Mid-America Center

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00am and 10:30am.

  • The Job Fair will take place in Room A of the Mid-America Convention Center. As you enter via the Convention Center entrance, proceed down the hallway, Room A will be the first room on the right side of the hallway. Signage will also help direct you to the room.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00am in Rooms K-L just down the hall and very accessible.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in Rooms K-L and will be marked with RecruitMilitary Only signage.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary to pay for it in advance. Exhibitors needing electricity should bring their own power strip and extension cords.

  • WiFi is complimentary.

Shipping Instructions

Exhibitors are welcome to ship materials to the Mid-America Center provided they are clearly labeled and do not arrive earlier than Monday, May 8.

Please use the following when shipping:

Mid-America Center
Attn: RecruitMilitary Event 5/11/2017
One Arena Way
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(Your Company Name)

Exhibitors should contact their carriers to schedule pick-up of any remaining items for no later than 4:00pm on Friday, May 12, 2017. Remaining items are not the responsibility of Mid America Center or RecruitMilitary.

Parking Information

Parking is complimentary.

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 Greater Omaha 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
Government 34 46%
Management/Supervision 26 35%
Human Resources 21 28%
Business / Strategic Management 19 26%
Aviation / Aerospace 18 24%
Project / Program Management 17 23%
Law Enforcement / Security 17 23%
Quality Assurance / Safety 17 23%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 17 23%
Part-time 15 20%
Manufacturing / Operations 14 19%
Education / Training 13 17%
Administrative / Clerical 12 16%
Customer Support / Client Care 12 16%
Electronics 11 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 11 15%
Construction / Trades 10 13%
Field Service 10 13%
IT / Software Development 10 13%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 10 13%
Other 9 12%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 9 12%
Medical / Health 9 12%
Biotech / R&D / Science 7 9%
Retail 7 9%
Sales / Business Development 6 8%
Engineering 6 8%
Marketing / Product Management 5 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 4 5%
Creative / Design 3 4%
Legal 2 2%
Editorial / Writing 1 1%
RecruitMilitary has held 3 events in Omaha, drawing 352 attendees and 64 exhibitors.

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