Houston Veterans Job Fair

Minute Maid Park

501 Crawford Street

Houston, TX 77002

Houston Veterans Job Fair

March 7, 2019 11:00 AM March 7, 2019 3:00 PM
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Veteran and Spouse Registration

The list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.

Featured Exhibitors

  • DAV
  • Allstate
  • Baytown Police Department
  • City of Houston
  • Department of Veterans Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
  • DeVry University
  • Goodman Manufacturing
  • Harris County Sheriff's Office
  • Kroger
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris
  • Orion
  • PepsiCo
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Texas Department of Transportation


  • 4Refuel US, LLC
  • Air Force Reserve
  • Airstreams Renewables, Inc.
  • American GI Forum
  • American Leak Detection
  • Argos USA
  • Austin Fire Department
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • BASF
  • Cemex Inc.
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • CenturyLink
  • Culinary Institute LeNotre
  • Custom Crete, Inc.
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Department of Veterans Affairs – Warriors to Workforce Program
  • Dignity Memorial
  • Direct Energy - One Hour AC & Heating
  • Dress for Success
  • Edward Jones
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • First Communities
  • Franchise Maven
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Greene's Energy Group
  • Greyhound Lines, Inc.
  • HB Mechanical Services
  • Heavy Equipment Colleges of America
  • HEB
  • Intel Corporation
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Laser Shot Inc.
  • Lone Star College System
  • Lone Star Veterans Association
  • Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
  • McAllister Towing
  • Mustang CAT
  • MyComputerCareer
  • Ohio Christian University
  • Preferred Freezer Services
  • Primoris Services Corporation
  • Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
  • Ross Stores, Inc.
  • SPEC Building Materials Roofing Distribution
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Texas Army National Guard
  • Texas Veterans Commission
  • The Reynolds and Reynolds Company
  • Transocean
  • Troops to Teachers
  • Turbo Drill Industries Inc.
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • UniversalPegasus International
  • Walgreens
  • Worklife Institute

Minute Maid Park

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Minute Maid Park Information

  • The Job Fair will take place on Club Level, Third Base side from 11:00am-3:00pm.

  • Once inside the Atrium entrance, turn right. The Texas & Jackson elevators, or the escalators located near Section 108, will take you up to the Club Level.

Parking Information

  • FREE parking will be available in the Diamond Lot (off Preston Street) with overflow parking in Lots A and B (located just behind the Diamond Lot).

  • Please enter the event at the Atrium entrance off of Texas St. near Crawford St.

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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...”

Common Questions

  1. What is a RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo?

    A RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is an event where transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses can meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees. To learn more, watch this video from one of our expos in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  2. Who are the exhibitors?

    RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.

    1. Employers
    2. Franchisors
    3. Educational institutions
    4. Veterans associations and service agencies
  3. What if my only interest is getting a job?

    Even if you are not here to discuss continuing education, we recommend that you talk with the education recruiters.

    • Today’s institutions deliver learning opportunities in many ways other than traditional, full-time, daytime classes on a campus. So a few minutes of conversation may lead to an unexpected continuing-education solution that is right for you.
    • In addition, most of the institutions at our Expos are also large employers and might have job openings at a campus near you.
    • We have similar advice for job seekers who have not been thinking of going into business for themselves. Franchise opportunities are available in a tremendous variety of fields. Financing may be easier than you think, with surprising discounts for veterans.
  4. Are the employers actually hiring?

    Yes, and they have a number of different priorities and requirements. As a result, their recruiters interact with job seekers in a variety of ways.

    • Some recruiters have “hot fills,” job openings that they need to fill immediately. If you happen to qualify for a hot fill, the recruiter may take you to a separate area for a one-on-one interview.
    • Other recruiters are looking for transitioning and veteran military to apply for jobs that are almost always open. That kind of recruiter might ask for a paper résumé and/or give you a business card and ask you to call.
    • Some recruiters have positions that are not available right now, but will be opening up soon. These employers want to identify candidates and get them in the pipeline now so they can fill those positions as soon as possible when they receive hiring approval.
  5. Why don’t all employers accept paper résumés?

    A federal regulation called the OFCCP Internet Applicant Rule tells certain government contractors how to gather and retain job applications via the Internet. Because of the Rule, many contractors require that applicants use their online systems and not submit paper résumés.

    • OFCCP is the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency of the United States Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration. The OFCCP enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination by federal contractors.
    • Some employers that are not bound by the Rule do not accept paper résumés simply because they have put their entire application process on the Internet. One great advantage to applicants is that large employers can easily route the online résumés of desirable applicants to the appropriate divisions, offices, plants, etc.
  6. If they won’t take my résumé, shouldn’t I have stayed home and registered online?

    There is great value in the time you spend talking to recruiters, even if you can’t hand them your résumé.

    • You have a great chance to make an outstanding personal impression. A person who presents himself/herself extremely well at a booth may even get an interview for a job opening that is not on the recruiter’s list.
    • You have a chance to learn about the recruiters’ companies and their job opportunities.
    • You have a chance to network with the recruiters. You can ask a recruiter what it’s like to work at his/her company, and how best to navigate the company’s application process. You can ask the recruiter to take down your name and phone number or email address, and ask for his/her business card so that you can follow up.
  7. What if the employers are in industries that don’t interest me?

    An employer’s primary industry or company name does not necessarily indicate what openings the company is trying to fill.

    • A drugstore chain may be recruiting for positions in transportation and distribution.
    • A brewery may be recruiting for jobs in information technology.
  8. What time should I arrive?

    Feel free to try and arrive a little early to get near the front of the registration line, or you can choose to arrive a few hours after the event starts and avoid the crowd.

If you have a question that is not answered here, email us at support@recruitmilitary.com.

RecruitMilitary has held 42 events in Houston, drawing 19,947 attendees and 2,615 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

Everything about the process is flawless. Great communication, amazing events with HUGE turn outs, always a hire out of every event!
3/9/17 Houston Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
There were a wide range of employers there. The number of high paying jobs available was very encouraging and motivated me to ensure I visited with every company.
3/9/17 Houston Career Fair -- Marine E-6
Positive results and a very professional environment. Definitely will continue to use this service.
9/28/17 Houston Career Fair -- Aerospace Recruiter
Nice venue, good pre-event communication, check-in was easy, event was well laid out.
9/28/17 Houston Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
Presenters were positive and friendly.
9/28/17 Houston Career Fair -- Air Force E-1
There were excellent resources at this job fair and I was happy that I attended.
9/28/17 Houston Career Fair -- Attendee
I was impressed with the professionalism, good manners, eye contact, and positive attitudes. Very refreshing.
11/30/17 Houston Career Fair - Insurance recruiter
Excellent. Top notch. Everything was great!
11/30/17 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.
11/30/17 Houston Career Fair - Navy E-5
Very helpful in getting information and contacts for a good variety of jobs.
11/30/17 Houston Career Fair - Air Force O-3
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