Greater Washington DC Area Veterans Job Fair

FedEx Field

1600 FedEx Way

Landover, MD 20785

Greater Washington DC Area Veterans Job Fair

March 30, 2023

11:00 AM
March 30, 2023 3:00 PM Eastern

Employer Packages

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,495

    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • * $960 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $960 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted

    $2,295

    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • Pre-event Targeted Email ($1,295 value)

Educator Packages

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $2,195

    • 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.

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Venue Information

BEFORE THE EVENT

  • Attending Representatives should log in to their Event Portal prior to event day to ensure they have access.

  • Organizations' Attending Representative(s) will receive an email the morning of the event to begin event check-in. The check-in process is electronic and your event pass will be displayed on your phone. We strongly recommend arriving with your device fully charged.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strips and extension cords. Without prior notification and payment, there is no guarantee electric will be provided.

  • No outside food & beverage may be distributed without prior approval. Please reach out to RecruitMilitary for approval process.

  • We always encourage all attendees to check back 24-48 hours prior to the event to view the most up to date instructions/directions.

AT THE EVENT

  • The Job Fair will take place on the Club Level (between sections 304-338) on Level 3. Enter the stadium via Gate H. Event staff will direct you to the event space.

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Exhibitors will have a 6' or 8' table with linen and two chairs.

  • Client Load-In: Guests should unload their vehicles after they park. The stadium does not have carts to assist with transporting items. Exhibitors are encouraged to provide their own.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in a designated area marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • There will be two assigned windows of time for the Exhibitors lunch. Each exhibitor will receive their assigned time at check-in.

  • Complimentary WiFi will be available.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Monday, March 27, 2023.

SHIPPING TO THE VENUE:
Address your shipments as follows:

Washington Football - Special Events
1600 FedEx Way
Landover, MD 20785
Attn: Edusei Forkkio
RecruitMilitary Event 3/30/2023
(Your Company Name)*

SHIPPING OUT:
Arrangements for your shipments MUST BE MADE in advance.

  • Label the shipments with PREPAID shipping labels.
  • Schedule the pickup with the appropriate carrier.

Items MUST BE picked up by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2023. Neither FedEx Field, nor RecruitMilitary is responsible for items remaining post event.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: In ALL situations, exhibitors are responsible for management and payment of their own shipping needs. Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary for shipping associated with an exhibitor will be passed on to that exhibitor for payment. These fees and management of the shipping process are the sole responsibility of the client/exhibitor.

Parking Information

Complimentary on-site parking is available in Lot H - Purple lot.

See parking and event entrance map HERE.

DIRECTIONS
From Northern Virginia, via Wilson Bridge: I-495/I-95 to Exit 13. Turn left towards Capitol Heights. Follow the signs for Capitol Heights around two traffic circles. Turn right onto Ritchie Rd., which turns into Garrett Morgan Blvd. Follow to stadium.

From Northern Virginia, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel Counties: I-495/I-95 to Exit 15 (Central Ave./MD-214W). Turn right onto Garrett Morgan Blvd. Follow to stadium.

From Washington DC: East Capitol St. (becomes Central Ave.) into Maryland. Turn left onto Garrett Morgan Blvd. Follow to stadium.

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. ”

Job fair helps military connect with veteran-friendly employers

“Job fair helps military connect with veteran-friendly employers ”

Job Fair for Servicemembers Thursday

“Washington, D.C. - The Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair is Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Nationals Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ”

Veterans Seek Work at Special Job Fair

“Reported by Mike Conneen WASHINGTON - With the unemployment rate above 9 percent, everyone is having trouble finding work. Even veterans, who normally find an abundance of job opportunities in the nation's capital, say it's a lot more competitive these days. Retired Pennsylvania Army National Guard Sergeant Christine Moyle says she knows "a lot of vets unemployed right now. " That was...”

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 Washington DC Area 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 17 30%
Management/Supervision 17 30%
Project / Program Management 14 25%
Quality Assurance / Safety 14 25%
IT / Software Development 11 20%
Business / Strategic Management 9 16%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 9 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 9 16%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 8 14%
Human Resources 8 14%
Law Enforcement / Security 8 14%
Other 7 12%
Customer Support / Client Care 7 12%
Field Service 6 10%
Administrative / Clerical 6 10%
Aviation / Aerospace 5 9%
Education / Training 5 9%
Marketing / Product Management 5 9%
Legal 5 9%
Electronics 5 9%
Part-time 5 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 4 7%
Engineering 4 7%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 3 5%
Construction / Trades 3 5%
Sales / Business Development 3 5%
Retail 2 3%
Food Services / Hospitality 2 3%
Biotech / R&D / Science 2 3%
Medical / Health 2 3%
Creative / Design 1 1%

Who’s Registered?

This event exceeds the expectations I have at other events. As a veteran, RM always provided the best job fairs with the most employers to choose from. Now as an employer, they provide us with the highest quality job seekers.
Washington DC Career Fair - Financial Services recruiter
Well organized and vendors very helpful with the process.
Washington DC Career Fair - Navy E-3
It was a very good mix of employers, and the ones that were there seemed to be genuinely engaged in the process and actually committed to connecting veterans with jobs vs simply "throw your resume in the box and we'll call you if anything comes up" which I have seen elsewhere.
Washington DC Career Fair - Attendee
You will get a great variety of qualified candidates.
Washington -- Government recruiter
Great event for those looking for high caliber candidates. Well organized and a great venue with lots of qualified candidates.
Washington -- Pharmaceuticals recruiter
I actually received a few job offers on the spot!
Washington -- Army E-3
This event was amazing! Don’t rule out any vendor until you talk with them. Just go with an open mind!
Washington -- Navy E-3
Great job fair!! We met candidates with the skill set needed for some vacant positions needing quick fill.
Washington -- Government recruiter
I was really impressed with my overall experience. I would love to do another hiring event with this organization.
Washington -- Law Enforcement and Security recruiter
There was a ton of great companies and everyone seemed outgoing and motivated to talk. Overall, it was a good experience.
Washington -- Navy O-3
Good variety of employers and the recruiters were energetic and enthusiastic.
Washington -- Air Force O-6

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