Houston Opportunity Expo

This event took place on April 5, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • CenterPoint Energy
  • The Kroger Co.
  • The Home Depot, Logistics & Supply
  • The Home Depot
  • Goodman Manufacturing Co.
  • Silverleaf Resorts
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Veterans Administration, National Vets Employment Program
  • DeVry University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • The Art Institutes

Exhibitors

  • Cinco Energy Services
  • Verizon Communications
  • Office Depot
  • NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Precision Well Logging, Inc.
  • Sun Coast Resources, Inc.
  • West Engineering Services
  • Broadband Specialists Inc
  • Ryder System, Inc.
  • Harris County Sheriff`s Office
  • Schlumberger
  • FMC Technologies
  • Cold Shot Chillers
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Chevron
  • GameStop, Inc.
  • Laser Welding Solutions
  • United Petroleum Transports
  • Entergy
  • Baker Hughes
  • H&E Equipment Services, Inc.
  • Texas Memory Systems, Inc
  • Frontier Transport & Logistics
  • Texas Army National Guard
  • Cintas Corporation
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Grocers Supply
  • Escoffier Austin
  • Resource MFG
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Greene's Energy
  • SGS North America, Inc.
  • Navy Recruiting District
  • Igloo Products Corporation
  • McDavid Automotive Group
  • TMK - IPSCO
  • Airstreams Renewables
  • Life in the Trinity Ministry
  • Cameron International Corporation
  • Ocean Corporation
  • Petro Log International, Inc.
  • Diamond Offshore
  • The Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • Scott-Macon Equipment
  • Continental Truck Driver Training School
  • Baytown Police Dept.
  • AutoNation
  • Silver Eagle Distributors
  • National Oilwell Varco
  • Mustang CAT
  • The Geo Group
  • Strayer University
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • St. Thomas University
  • Redstone College

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...”

Helping Jobless Vets

“CNN Host Fredricka Whitfield One in nine Iraq and Afghanistan vets is out of work. Fredricka Whitfield talks with Rick Jones about how RecruitMilitary's website and career fair events are helping veterans and military spouses find jobs in the current economy. CNN's Josh Levs shows viewers how to navigate the RecruitMilitary website and points out key features most useful to veteran job seek...”

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...”

RecruitMilitary has held 24 events in Houston, drawing 10,328 attendees and 1,194 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 1020 Veterans
  • 460 Soldiers
  • 204 Sailors
  • 159 Airmen
  • 111 Marines
  • 37 Spouses
  • 29 Coast Guardsmen
  • 17 Others
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Sponsored by Entergy

Exhibitor Packages
There were a good number of major employers from industries that are relevant to Houston and significant players in healthy industries.
Houston Expo Attendee
The event thoroughly catered to military personnel; i.e. all vendors had a working knowledge of military skills sets and how to apply them to civilian career fields.
Houston Expo Attendee
This event allows for a rare opportunity to meet face to face with companies looking to hire. I distributed resumes and already received an email this morning from an employer looking to potentially bring me on to their staff.
Houston Expo Attendee
The clients know that the job seekers are motivated former military and have life experiences that the non veteran employee cannot compete with.
Houston Expo Attendee
Any veteran in the need of a job should go.
Houston Expo Attendee
The employers all seemed more eager to help you figure out how you could fit into their company. Other career/job fairs the employers just tried to figure out why you didn’t fit their company.
Marine, E-5, Houston Expo Attendee
This is a very good event here in Houston. It’s well orchestrated and the potential for job seekers and providers is very good.
USAF veteran, Houston Expo Attendee
I really appreciated the event. I have had contacts with 3 companies in the Oil and Gas industry. Make sure you come prepared with resumes and look sharp.
Army, E5, Houston Expo Attendee
Blows away the competition. Very good event! Very impressive group of potential candidates. Excellent accommodations.
Veteran Recruiting Manager, Transportation Industry, past Houston exhibitor
Great candidates. Professional presence at the event, friendly and helpful staff, good communication throughout the day.
Recruiter, Retail Industry, past Houston exhibitor
RecruitMiltary events are 1st rate. They attract a good candidate field which is essential to filling needed talent.
Recruiter, Logistics Industry, past Houston exhibitor
This event was by far the best that our company has participated in.
Human Resources Manager, Energy Industry, past Houston exhibitor
The team does a good job of promoting the event, attracting a variety of military talent and hosting it in a known location
Recruiter, Energy Industry, past Houston exhibitor
This event exceeds other job fairs in the caliber of job seekers that turn out. The skills we found at this event were precisely the ones we need.
Recruiter, Oil & Gas industry, August 2013 Houston Career Fair
This is by far the best job fair that I have ever attended.
Recruiter, Environmental Services industry, August 2013 Houston Career Fair
It was refreshing not having to try to work into the conversation that I am a veteran.
Veteran Job Seeker -- 3/27/14 Houston Career Fair
A majority of the exhibitors had personnel present that were prior service and could help translate military skill sets in person.
Veteran Job Seeker -- 3/27/14 Houston Career Fair
This was hands-down the best job fair that I have ever attended.
Veteran Job Seeker -- 3/27/14 Houston Career Fair
The expo was a great event. Although it looked crowded, you could maneuver fairly easy around the area! This expo is a great opportunity to make an impression on a company you always wanted to work for. Thanks to RecruitMilitary for hosting it and Chevron for sponsoring it.
Veteran Job Seeker -- 3/27/14 Houston Career Fair
Honestly I don't see how you can make it better besides guaranteeing jobs on the spot.
Veteran Job Seeker -- 3/27/14 Houston Career Fair