Jacksonville All Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on December 1, 2016 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL.

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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. ”

Big name employers attend veteran job fair

“WJXT-TV CH 4 - RecruitMilitary held a veteran job fair Thursday to help Jacksonville's former service members get back into the civilian workforce.”

Job fair for military veterans today.

“A job fair for military veterans and their spouses will be held at EverBank Field on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 40 veteran-friendly employers will be there, including Vistakon, Gate Petroleum, L-3 Communications, McDonald's and Western-Southern Life. ”

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 Jacksonville All 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 460 44%
Management/Supervision 344 33%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 289 27%
Administrative / Clerical 231 22%
Human Resources 215 20%
Project / Program Management 211 20%
Customer Support / Client Care 206 19%
Quality Assurance / Safety 205 19%
Law Enforcement / Security 183 17%
Aviation / Aerospace 178 17%
Education / Training 178 17%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 161 15%
Business / Strategic Management 160 15%
Manufacturing / Operations 158 15%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 122 11%
Electronics 121 11%
Medical / Health 118 11%
IT / Software Development 115 11%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 114 10%
Field Service 111 10%
Construction / Trades 103 9%
Sales / Business Development 99 9%
Engineering 96 9%
Other 95 9%
Marketing / Product Management 93 8%
Part-time 93 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 70 6%
Retail 63 6%
Creative / Design 58 5%
Legal 46 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 46 4%
Editorial / Writing 39 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 24 events in Jacksonville, drawing 10,335 attendees and 790 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 1038 Registered Attendees
  • 448 Sailors
  • 247 Soldiers
  • 71 Airmen
  • 69 Marines
  • 34 Spouses
  • 11 Coast Guardsmen
  • 4 DoD Civilians
  • 2 Merchant Marines
  • 2 Others
An excellent opportunity that should not be missed. Very thoroughly planned. Most importantly for me was knowing the companies that would be there and having the time to research them if I was unfamiliar with them.
Jacksonville Career Fair -- Attendee
The RecruitMilitary Expo in Jacksonville provides a positive energy and spirit of support and success to military vets entering in workplace. The vendors and vets are always upbeat, encouraging, and inspirational!
Jacksonville Career Fair -- Attendee
The venue, communication and quality of candidates was superior to other events we have attended this year.
Jacksonville Career Fair -- Banking Industry Recruiter
We were very pleased with this event and the quality of the candidates we saw. Better turn out than in many other job fairs we have attended. Very well organized. Overall our experience was GREAT!
Jacksonville Career Fair -- Banking Industry Recruiter
Well organized, targeted towards all varieties of veterans and not just transitioning military.
Jacksonville Career Fair -- Oil & Gas Industry Recruiter
It was outstanding! Cannot get any better.
Jacksonville Career Fair -- Navy Veteran, E3
Most outstanding job fair I attended. The people working the booths respected my military service and approached me with energy and a “What are you looking for” “How can we help” approach. Very uplifting and professional!
Navy Veteran, E6, past Jacksonville Attendee
Very well organized and GREAT support from the staff. I look forward to every event. They get better every quarter.
Jacksonville Career Fair -- Retail Industry Recruiter
Well organized. Top name draws in good candidates. First rate experience.
Jacksonville Career Fair -- Transportation & Logistics Industry Recruiter
Excellent event! I lost my job last week but because of this event, it looks like I may be back to work as early as in a few weeks, plus getting free training!
March 2014 - Veteran Job Seeker, Army National Guard - E6
Great event. Great leads!!
Jacksonville Career Fair -- Commercial Real Estate Recruiter
Recruit Military is very impressive when it comes to recruiting. I have had 2 very promising interviews a result of RecruitMilitary staff.
Jacksonville Career Fair -- Navy O-3
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
Four of the people I spoke with today could come work for me tomorrow! Great event!
August 2014 Employer -- Financial Services recruiter
Do your research and dress for the occasion. Bring at least two different resumes, one which targets the job you are trying to land. The other should be a more broad based, generic one highlighting all of the jobs skills you have.
Nov 2014 Attendee -- Navy E-7
The recurring role of "talk to everyone" is extremely important and should be embraced by each job seeker. Please continue to stress the importance of networking, not only with the recruiters but with fellow job seekers to increase the likeliness of finding a hidden opportunity.
1-15-15 San Antonio Career Fair attendee (Army O-3)

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