Hampton Veterans Job Fair

Hampton Roads Convention Center

1610 Coliseum Drive

Hampton, VA 23666

Hampton Veterans Job Fair

July 27, 2023

11:00 AM
July 27, 2023 3:00 PM Eastern

Employer Packages

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Career fair in Hampton

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  • 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.

Hampton Roads Convention Center

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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

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

  • The Job Fair begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

  • The Job Fair will take place in Hall A of the Convention Center.

  • NOTE: This event does NOT take place at the Coliseum. Look for the white tents above the Convention Center.

  • Enter through the Hall A Entrance of the building (far left).

  • Exhibitors with larger items may drop items at the loading dock prior to parking. Carts will be available in the loading dock to aid in moving items to registration and Hall A. Carts must be borrowed from Security at the loading dock. Access is off Pine Chapel Road. Take the second right just past the Embassy Suites hotel.

  • Once load in is complete, proceed to parking in front of the center and enter through the main doors.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m.

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

Shipping Instructions

All items should be shipped into the Exhibitor's hotel or a local shipping office.

Note, there is a FedEx office located (on Magruder Blvd) less than 3 miles from the venue.

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

The Hampton Roads Convention Center offers nearly 4,000 complimentary visitor parking spaces in street-level parking lots immediately adjacent to convention center entrances.

Park near the Hall A Entrance.

DIRECTIONS:
Heading East on I-64 (from Richmond)
Merge toward Exit 263 B (Mercury Boulevard), getting into the far right lane toward Coliseum Drive. Stay in the right turning lane. Turn right onto Coliseum Drive. Continue straight through the intersection at Pine Chapel and Coliseum Drive. Turn left into the parking lot at Hampton Roads Convention Center, located at 1610 Coliseum Drive.

Heading West on I-64 (From Norfolk)
Take Exit 263B (Mercury Boulevard). Stay in the right lane. Turn right onto Coliseum Drive. Continue straight through the intersection at Pine Chapel and Coliseum Drive. Turn left into the parking lot at Hampton Roads Convention Center, located at 1610 Coliseum Drive.

North-bound on I-664 (from Suffolk/Portsmouth)
At the crossroads of Interstates 664 and 64, follow traffic for I-64 west, staying in left and center lanes. Continue on flyover as lanes merge onto I-64. Stay in the farthest right lanes. Take Exit 263 B (Mercury Boulevard). Stay in the right lane. Turn right onto Coliseum Drive. Continue straight through the intersection at Pine Chapel and Coliseum Drive. Turn left into the parking lot at Hampton Roads Convention Center, located at 1610 Coliseum Drive.

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 Hampton 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 1 50%
IT / Software Development 1 50%
Quality Assurance / Safety 1 50%
I already recommended it to my home office. I've been attending military recruiting events for many years (as the hiring authority) and this was one of the best that I've attended.
Hampton -- Financial Services recruiter
This event yielded the best quality of candidates that I have seen in a long time and the staff was exceptional.
Hampton -- Telecommunications recruiter
After the job fair I was contacted quickly.
Hampton -- Branch / Rank not indicated
I received a few job offers that day and was hired the next day by a local company.
Hampton -- Navy Reserves E-5

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