Houston All Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on December 1, 2016 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX.

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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. ”

Recruit Military hosting all-veterans career fair on August 7 at Minute Maid Park

“MyFox Houston (Fox26) - Jarod Myers was interviewed on the early morning news program.”

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 veterans find employment

“Houston NBC 2 (KPRC) - Seventy-two companies and organizations set up inside Minute Maid Park Thursday, looking to hire military veterans from every branch. ”

RecruitMilitary Helps Veterans With Employment

“Houston KUHF 88.7 FM - For veterans, the transition from the military to a civilian job can be difficult. Post-9/11 veterans face an especially high unemployment rate. Job fairs that are tailored to veterans can help. ”

Veterans job fair huge success

“Houston CW 39 (KIAH-TV) - More than 800 former veterans and their families filled Minute Maid Park at the Hiring Our Heroes event in hopes of landing their next job. Job fairs catering to our country’s veterans have become more frequent recently, and for good reason. The men and women who risked their lives to fight for us, shouldn’t have to be fighting for a job too. ”

Veterans get exclusive access to job fair

“Houston ABC 13 (KTRK) - A lot of Americans are struggling to find jobs, but the search can be especially challenging for veterans adjusting to life out of uniform. On Thursday, they took a step forward at a job fair with employers looking for their unique skills. ”

Companies set up shop to hire our heroes: Military veterans crowd Minute Maid Park

“KPRC-TV NBC 2 - Dozens of companies and organizations set up shop at Minute Maid Park for a chance to hire military veterans from every branch. Hundreds of military men and women stood in line at the park Thursday for a chance to apply for a job.”

Veterans meet potential employers at Hiring Our Heroes job fair

“After serving a tour of duty and coming home to parades, many veterans fight another battle -- unemployment. It is estimated that the unemployment rate for military veterans is 12.1 percent nationwide.”

Event Helps Vets Find Jobs

“Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo in San Diego draws more than 500 veterans and military spouses to network with 50 organizations that were on site.”

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 Houston All 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 422 35%
Management/Supervision 362 30%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 324 26%
Manufacturing / Operations 280 23%
Quality Assurance / Safety 248 20%
Law Enforcement / Security 235 19%
Field Service 215 17%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 210 17%
Construction / Trades 206 17%
Project / Program Management 203 16%
Administrative / Clerical 199 16%
Customer Support / Client Care 185 15%
Business / Strategic Management 178 14%
Education / Training 178 14%
Human Resources 159 13%
IT / Software Development 153 12%
Electronics 147 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 147 12%
Engineering 134 11%
Other 133 11%
Medical / Health 131 10%
Sales / Business Development 124 10%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 113 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 113 9%
Marketing / Product Management 103 8%
Part-time 102 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 76 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 74 6%
Retail 64 5%
Creative / Design 62 5%
Editorial / Writing 46 3%
Legal 43 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 34 events in Houston, drawing 16,349 attendees and 1,994 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 1205 Registered Attendees
  • 458 Soldiers
  • 186 Sailors
  • 126 Marines
  • 119 Airmen
  • 32 Spouses
  • 14 Others
  • 12 Coast Guardsmen
  • 7 DoD Civilians
A majority of the exhibitors had personnel present that were prior service and could help translate military skill sets in person.
Houston Career Fair -- Attendee
This was hands-down the best job fair that I have ever attended.
Houston Career Fair -- Attendee
Very good event and aimed at a very good demographic. Will be attending more in the future. Much better than other job fairs! The skill sets of the candidates were a very close match to what we like to see in employees.
Houston Career Fair -- Energy & Utilities Recruiter
Really impressed as always!!!! The other events don't or can't match up to what Recruit Military does. Every event is thought out, planned, and properly executed with a variety of "this & that" for everyone there!!! "Great job" goes out to the staff!!!!
Houston Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
The sheer size and number of companies involved definitely increases the networking opportunities as well as chances to land an interview. It was the biggest and best job fair I've attended so far. Highly recommend attending the next one.
Houston Career Fair -- USAF E-6
The US Military has produced some great candidates for the employment pool. The skill set and professionalism instilled in these applicants make a great match for our organization.
Houston Career Fair -- Law Enforcement and Security Recruiter
It was above average. It exceeds other job fairs. Organization, location, and quality of talent are all 10s.
9/8/16 Houston Career Fair -- Telecommunications Recruiter
We are really impressed by the set up and flow. There are some really qualified candidates that participate.
9/8/16 Houston Career Fair -- Construction / Building Supplies Recruiter
Some of the companies sent senior managers and veterans to represent them. They were very helpful in providing feedback on resumes and transitioning from the military.
9/8/16 Houston Career Fair -- Navy 0-5
There was a good number of companies sincerely interested in helping out veterans.
9/8/16 Houston Career Fair -- Navy E-5

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