Huntsville Veterans Job Fair (Redstone Arsenal)

This event took place on March 29, 2017 at Holiday Inn Research Park 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 (Redstone Arsenal), 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 147 41%
Management/Supervision 119 33%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 96 27%
Project / Program Management 70 19%
Quality Assurance / Safety 69 19%
Education / Training 63 17%
Aviation / Aerospace 61 17%
Administrative / Clerical 58 16%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 58 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 56 15%
Law Enforcement / Security 52 14%
Business / Strategic Management 51 14%
Customer Support / Client Care 48 13%
Human Resources 44 12%
Field Service 43 12%
IT / Software Development 40 11%
Electronics 35 9%
Sales / Business Development 34 9%
Medical / Health 32 9%
Construction / Trades 31 8%
Marketing / Product Management 27 7%
Part-time 24 6%
Engineering 22 6%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 20 5%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 19 5%
Other 19 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 17 4%
Editorial / Writing 15 4%
Legal 11 3%
Food Services / Hospitality 11 3%
Creative / Design 9 2%
Retail 8 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 1 event in Huntsville, drawing 177 attendees and 26 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 351 Registered Attendees
  • 171 Soldiers
  • 43 Sailors
  • 40 Airmen
  • 25 Marines
  • 6 Spouses
  • 2 Others
  • 1 DoD Civilian

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