Indianapolis Veterans Job Fair

Lucas Oil Stadium

500 South Capitol Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46225-1071

Indianapolis Veterans Job Fair

July 13, 2017 11:00 AM July 13, 2017 3:00 PM

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,295

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    • 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

    $1,795

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • Branding

    $3,495

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,095 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

Select an Educator Package

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  • Educator

    $1,795

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Educator Advantage

    $2,195

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,795 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • School name listed in the Search & Employ education directory in the next two issues

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Additional Representatives Policy

Your booth purchase includes representatives. The attendance of any additional representatives will require a $50 fee per additional representative which will allow us to provide the appropriate accommodations for the number of recruiters that attend the event on behalf of your organization. If your organization has any additional representatives show up on the day of the event without paying the fee in advance, you will be invoiced $50 for each representative, on the day of the event.

Cancellation Policy

RecruitMilitary does not offer refunds. If an exhibitor is unable to attend a Veteran Opportunity Expo (“Expo”) for which it has already registered, RecruitMilitary will make every effort to allow the exhibitor to attend a future Expo, provided the exhibitor attends the Expo within twelve months of the Invoice Date. However, to qualify, RecruitMilitary must receive a cancellation request at least ten business days' prior to the date of the Expo for which you were registered. Unpaid invoices must be paid whether or not the exhibitor attends the event for which it originally registered. Cancellation requests must be sent via e-mail to support@recruitmilitary.com, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. If a cancellation request is received fewer than ten business days before the Expo, or if the exhibitor does not show up at the Expo at all, then that exhibitor will not be entitled to transfer its registration to a new Expo.

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.

Lucas Oil Stadium

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

  • The Career Fair will take place in Exhibit Hall 2. From the South Lot, walk along the east side of the stadium. Enter the stadium through the South East Entrance BEFORE you reach the Pro Shop. Take the NE Escalator down to the Event Level and follow the signage to the registration area.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in Meeting Room 3.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served from 1:30-3:00pm in Meeting Room 3.

  • 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 ARRANGEMENTS THE STADIUM WILL NOT WIRE electricity to the exhibitor table. Exhibitor to provide own extension cord.

  • WiFi is available at a cost of $12.95 per user. Instructions about how to access and pay for WiFi will be available on the date of the event.

Shipping Instructions

Due to limited storage space, Lucas Oil Stadium will not permit items to be shipped to the venue for the event. Please plan to carry or ship items of a manageable size and ship larger items into and out of your hotel.

Parking Information

  • Parking is available in the South Lot at a cost of $5 per car (cash preferred) - BE SURE TO MENTION YOU ARE ATTENDING THE RECRUITMILIARY CAREER FAIR. Enter the lot at Gate 6 off of Capitol Avenue. Enter the stadium through the South East Entrance.

View a parking map for Lucas Oil Stadium.

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. ”

Career fair Thursday for veterans and spouses

“INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Veterans and their spouses looking for a job will get the chance Thursday to meet with dozens of employers at a free career fair designed specifically for them. ”

Career fair held Thursday for veterans and spouses

“INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Local veterans and their spouses met with dozens of employers at a career fair Thursday specifically for them. The fair is organized by Recruit Military, a national company that connects veterans with jobs, and the Disabled American Veterans. It was held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Michigan Road.”

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 Caters To Vets, Families

“A job fair in Indianapolis on Thursday attracted hundreds of military veterans and members of their families who are searching for career opportunities. The Recruit Military Opportunity Expo began at 11 a.m. at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The free event was reserved only for veterans and their spouses, 6News' Julie Pursley reported. The American Legion, Purple Heart Services and the M...”

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...”

Hundreds turn out for veterans job fair

“INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A job fair for veterans is getting a big turn out. Hundreds of Hoosiers are at the Indianapolis Museum of Art looking for a new job. The job fair for veterans started at 11 a.m. It is being held inside the Zink Events Pavillion at the IMA. Turnout is already high. Veterans will be able to interview with national, regional and local employers. Companies like Walgreens...”

When attendees registered for the Indianapolis 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 83 39%
Management/Supervision 78 37%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 59 28%
Law Enforcement / Security 50 24%
Project / Program Management 50 24%
Human Resources 48 23%
Education / Training 47 22%
Business / Strategic Management 46 22%
Administrative / Clerical 41 19%
Quality Assurance / Safety 40 19%
Sales / Business Development 36 17%
Manufacturing / Operations 35 16%
Customer Support / Client Care 31 14%
IT / Software Development 27 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 26 12%
Other 24 11%
Construction / Trades 20 9%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 20 9%
Part-time 20 9%
Electronics 19 9%
Marketing / Product Management 19 9%
Medical / Health 18 8%
Field Service 18 8%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 16 7%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 15 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 12 5%
Retail 12 5%
Legal 12 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 9 4%
Editorial / Writing 7 3%
Creative / Design 7 3%
Engineering 6 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 14 events in Indianapolis, drawing 3,727 attendees and 522 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

Much better than other job fairs. Well organized. Total support provided. Genuine care and concern shown for vendors and clients.
Indianapolis Career Fair - Educational Institution Recruiter
I am thankful that I went to this event and received the contacts that I did! I was running into a brick wall in my job search. I feel I am on the right track now and moving forward with a company that was associated with the RecruitMilitary Expo.
Indianapolis Career Fair - Veteran
This tops any and all events that I have ever attended.
Indianapolis Career Fair -- Transportation/Logistics Recruiter
I was impressed with the professionalism & passion that the organizers expressed. Truly great people with one thing on their mind....TO HELP VETERANS make the sometimes tough transition from military to civilian life. I know because I've been there. Great job to all who put this together!!!
Indianapolis Career Fair -- Law Enforcement and Security Recruiter
This was probably the best career fair that I have been to. I made many new contacts that I believe will result in interviews and a new career for myself. Thank you.
Indianapolis Career Fair -- Army E-4
Don't skip exhibits assuming that they aren't hiring for your particular skills. For example, trucking companies still need finance & admin personnel, insurance agencies still need tech support personnel, etc.
Indianapolis Career Fair - Army E-5
Better than most. These candidates already have the valuable life experience and intangibles you can't train. The level of candidate we saw was much higher than I expected.
12/8/16 Indianapolis Career Fair -- Construction/Building Supplies Recruiter
The event was run smoothly and generated good prospects for our school. This event was more organized and had a higher volume of attendees than other career fairs.
12/8/16 Indianapolis Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
Everyone was friendly and ready to accept resumes.
12/8/16 Indianapolis Career Fair -- Attendee
Excellent event. Enjoyed the interaction with the employers participating in the event.
12/8/16 Indianapolis Career Fair -- Air Force E-8

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