Houston Veteran Job Fair
This event took place on April 4, 2013 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX.
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- Chevron Corporation
- BNSF Railway
- Patterson UTI Drilling
- Goodman Manufacturing
- National Oilwell Varco
- Prudential Financial
- DeVry University
- GE Oil & Gas
- The Home Depot
- Lockheed Martin
- SGS North America Inc.
- The Home Depot Supply & Logistics
- Houston Police Department
- C.R. England, Inc.
- Texas Southern University
- Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling
- Veterans Employment Service Office
- Wells Fargo
- FocalPoint Business Coaching
- Hydraulics Systems, Inc.
- Veteran Franchise Center
- St. Michael's Learning Academy
- Baker Hughes
- Medical Sales College
- American GI Forum, National Veterans Outreach Program
- Inspectorate America Corporation
- American Income Life Insurance Company
- Sun Products Corporation
- Trident University International
- Borets Weatherford
- Link Staffing Services
- Total Safety U.S., Inc.
- Reynolds & Reynolds
- PEC Premier
- Express Energy
- Petro Log International, Inc.
- South Texas College of Law
- Crown Beverage Packaging
- Plastipak Packaging
- Lone Star College System
- NOV Fiber Glass Systems
- MV Transportation
- Marsh & McLennan Companies
- Exelon Corp.
- Powell Industries
- Harris County Sheriff's Office
- Trimac Transportation South, Inc.
- B&W Fluid
- Radial Drilling Services
- Stripes LLC
- Troops to Teachers
- United Rentals
- Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol
- Enterprise Products
- Penske Truck Leasing
- The Art Institutes
- Aviation Institute of Maintenance
- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
- Redstone College
- Bond Lighting and Protection Services
- Grocers Supply Co., Inc.
- Baytown Police Department
- The Kroger Co.
- Niagara Bottling, LLC
- Mustang Caterpillar
- St. Thomas University
- My Computer Career
- Oklahoma College of Construction
- WGU Texas
- The Geo Group Inc.
- Heavy Construction Academy
- Silver Eagle Distributors
“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. ”
“MyFox Houston (Fox26) - Jarod Myers was interviewed on the early morning news program.”
“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. ”
“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”
“In an era when “support our troops” bumper stickers are common and billboards and radio advertisements abound with rallying calls to give veterans a job, it is not surprising that many employers are overwhelmed and confused. Good intentions permeate most efforts to employ veterans at the national, state and local levels.”
“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 host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”
“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. ”
“Houston NBC 2 (KPRC) - Seventy-two companies and organizations set up inside Minute Maid Park Thursday, looking to hire military veterans from every branch. ”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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...”
“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...”