Huntsville Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on March 29, 2018 at Jackson Center in Huntsville, AL.

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. ”

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. ”

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 Huntsville 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 156 40%
Management/Supervision 134 34%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 120 30%
Project / Program Management 101 26%
Aviation / Aerospace 73 18%
Business / Strategic Management 73 18%
Quality Assurance / Safety 70 18%
Education / Training 68 17%
Manufacturing / Operations 66 17%
Administrative / Clerical 65 16%
Law Enforcement / Security 64 16%
Human Resources 60 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 57 14%
Field Service 54 13%
Customer Support / Client Care 53 13%
IT / Software Development 52 13%
Electronics 48 12%
Sales / Business Development 44 11%
Construction / Trades 43 11%
Engineering 38 9%
Marketing / Product Management 36 9%
Other 34 8%
Part-time 31 7%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 26 6%
Medical / Health 25 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 21 5%
Food Services / Hospitality 21 5%
Retail 19 4%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 17 4%
Editorial / Writing 15 3%
Creative / Design 13 3%
Legal 6 1%
RecruitMilitary has held 2 events in Huntsville, drawing 317 attendees and 55 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 388 Registered Attendees
  • 199 Soldiers
  • 48 Sailors
  • 32 Airmen
  • 23 Marines
  • 13 Spouses
  • 3 Coast Guardsmen
  • 3 DoD Civilians
  • 2 Others
I was very impressed and am looking forward to future events. This event was very successful for us. I am in the business to help veterans transition and RecruitMilitary does just that! I'm very honored to be working so closely with such a great organization. Thank you!
3/29/17 Huntsville Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
We were able to interact with several individuals with suitable skills and experience / potential for our industry.
3/29/17 Huntsville Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
Be prepared to talk to everyone. The company I am currently in conversation with is in an industry I would not have expected to be interested in.
3/29/17 Huntsville Career Fair -- Army Reserve O-4
Very well communicated and advertised. A large variety of vendors.
3/29/17 Huntsville Career Fair -- Army National Guard E-4

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