Jacksonville Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on February 16, 2017 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 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 372 38%
Management/Supervision 322 33%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 250 25%
Administrative / Clerical 194 19%
Quality Assurance / Safety 184 18%
Law Enforcement / Security 182 18%
Project / Program Management 179 18%
Human Resources 177 18%
Aviation / Aerospace 171 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 164 16%
Education / Training 158 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 154 15%
Business / Strategic Management 150 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 132 13%
IT / Software Development 126 12%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 105 10%
Medical / Health 103 10%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 101 10%
Sales / Business Development 98 10%
Marketing / Product Management 95 9%
Field Service 94 9%
Electronics 89 9%
Construction / Trades 79 8%
Engineering 77 7%
Other 74 7%
Part-time 70 7%
Retail 63 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 47 4%
Creative / Design 46 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 44 4%
Legal 32 3%
Editorial / Writing 29 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 25 events in Jacksonville, drawing 10,780 attendees and 840 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 973 Registered Attendees
  • 407 Sailors
  • 222 Soldiers
  • 68 Airmen
  • 54 Marines
  • 34 Spouses
  • 14 Coast Guardsmen
  • 11 Others
  • 4 DoD Civilians
  • 1 Merchant Marine
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
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

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