Houston Veterans Job Fair

Toyota Center

1510 Polk Street

Houston, TX 77002

Houston Veterans Job Fair

August 29, 2019

11:00 AM
August 29, 2019 3:00 PM

Employer Packages


Career fair in Houston


For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor


    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $595 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $795 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $995 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted


    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($995 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • Branding


    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,595 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

Educator Packages


For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator


    • 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.

Toyota Center

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor representatives arrive between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Access to the stadium prior to 9:00am will not be permitted.

  • The Job Fair begins at 11:00 a.m. and will be held on the Main Concourse.

  • Enter the stadium at the main entrance located just past the Box Office.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m in the Corona Bar and will be marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitor Only" signage.

  • Lunch will be served from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Corona Bar and will be marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitor Only" signage.

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

  • Copier service is not available on site.

  • There is FREE public wifi available.

Shipping Instructions

Due to the high cost and lack of storage, exhibitors are asked to ship into and out of their hotel.

Parking Information

Complimentary Parking is available on levels 4-7 in the Tundra Parking Garage across the street from the Toyota Center. Must be on La Branch Street to enter.

When walking from the parking garage, cross Bell Street then up La Branch (against traffic) and enter the main entrance of the stadium just past the Box Office. Attendees should NOT take the Skybridge or will be re-directed if they try.

View a parking map for Toyota Center.

Dozens of employers come together for veteran job fair at Minute Maid Park

“HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- More than 70 Houston-area employers will be looking to hire veterans, military spouses, guardsmen, and reservists at a veteran job fair event this week.”

Job Fair for Vets at Minute Maid Park

“If you’re a veteran looking for work, or you know one that is looking for a job, there’s a job fair at Minute Maid Park later today. ”

Job Fair for Vets at Minute Maid Park

“If you’re a veteran looking for work, or you know one that is looking for a job, there’s a job fair at Minute Maid Park later today. ”

Veterans Job Fair in Houston Ahead

“RecruitMilitary helps military veterans and military spouses connect with employers that seek to attract, hire and retain America’s best talent. RecruitMilitary and DAV will be hosting a Veterans Job Fair. ”

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.”

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 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 182 44%
Management/Supervision 165 40%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 143 35%
Quality Assurance / Safety 121 29%
Project / Program Management 119 29%
Business / Strategic Management 106 26%
Manufacturing / Operations 102 25%
Law Enforcement / Security 94 23%
Construction / Trades 90 22%
Education / Training 88 21%
Administrative / Clerical 87 21%
Human Resources 86 21%
Customer Support / Client Care 86 21%
Field Service 77 18%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 72 17%
IT / Software Development 71 17%
Aviation / Aerospace 69 16%
Sales / Business Development 69 16%
Medical / Health 68 16%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 58 14%
Engineering 58 14%
Marketing / Product Management 58 14%
Electronics 55 13%
Other 52 12%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 50 12%
Part-time 45 11%
Biotech / R&D / Science 38 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 30 7%
Creative / Design 29 7%
Retail 26 6%
Legal 23 5%
Editorial / Writing 18 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 44 events in Houston, drawing 20,749 attendees and 2,784 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 407 Registered Attendees
  • 171 Soldiers
  • 89 Sailors
  • 65 Marines
  • 48 Airmen
  • 13 Spouses
  • 5 Coast Guardsmen
  • 3 Others
Positive results and a very professional environment. Definitely will continue to use this service.
Houston Career Fair -- Aerospace Recruiter
There were excellent resources at this job fair and I was happy that I attended.
Houston Career Fair -- Attendee
I was impressed with the professionalism, good manners, eye contact, and positive attitudes. Very refreshing.
Houston Career Fair - Insurance recruiter
Excellent. Top notch. Everything was great!
Houston Career Fair - Construction / Building Supplies recruiter
I was introduced to a few companies I'd never heard of that were looking to hire people in my field.
Houston Career Fair - Navy E-5
Very helpful in getting information and contacts for a good variety of jobs.
Houston Career Fair - Air Force O-3
Great venue, flow was constant, and candidates were strong. Worth its weight in gold.
Houston -- Energy & Utilities recruiter
There were a lot of attendees and I was able to speak with a large number of people. This job fair is a great opportunity to meet potential employees.
Houston -- Education recruiter
I was very pleasantly surprised by the number and quality of the booth sponsors! I received several great job leads and already have two interviews set up!
Houston -- Army E-4
Very nice of you all to have men's suit jackets for free to anyone who stopped by to get one.
Houston -- Military Spouse

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