Jacksonville Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on March 27, 2014 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • USAA
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Schlumberger
  • The Home Depot
  • DeVry University
  • Gilbane Building Company

Exhibitors

  • Naval Air Systems Command
  • Troops to Teachers
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • AFLAC
  • CNS Healthcare
  • Kelly Services
  • NRD Jacksonville
  • SunTrust Bank
  • ITT Technical Instititue
  • Walgreens
  • SAE Institute Miami
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Inc.
  • Cummins Power South LLC.
  • Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.
  • Battlefields to Oilfields
  • MasTec Advanced Technologies
  • Bank of America
  • Department of Veteran Affairs/VESO
  • eAuth.com
  • Prudential Financial
  • Troy University
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Roadmaster Drivers School
  • Home Builders Institute
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • The Art Institutes
  • Trident University International
  • Georgia College of Construction

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.”

The four myths and opportunities of hiring veterans today

“In an era when “support our troops” bumper stickers are common and billboards and radio advertisements abound with rallying calls to give veterans a job, it is not surprising that many employers are overwhelmed and confused. Good intentions permeate most efforts to employ veterans at the national, state and local levels.”

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.”

Hiring Our Heroes job fair draws hundreds

“CBS 47 (WTEV)/FOX 30 (WAWS) - "Veterans have a lot to offer companies. And one of our jobs at Recruit Military is to help connect them with companies who are looking specifically for them," Director, Robert Walker. ”

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. ”

Veterans Job Fair Under Way in Jacksonville

“By Roger Weeder A job fair aimed at connecting First Coast veterans and military spouses with prospective employers is under way at EverBank Field. The four-hour hiring event starts at 11 a.m. at the stadium and there is no charge. MORE: Where the Jobs Are More than 30 organizations are expected at the job fair to explain national, regional and local employment opportunities. Lock...”

Military Job Fair Attracts Hundreds of Vets

“By Roger Weeder Hundreds of military veterans shopped their skills with companies who see value in hiring people with military backgrounds. RecruitMilitary sponsored the four-hour job fair at EverBank Field, the second one this year. "I'm really getting a lot of good information," said Arthur Robertson III, who retired from the Navy after 26 years and recently earned a master's degree....”

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...”

RecruitMilitary has held 20 events in Jacksonville, drawing 8,426 attendees and 608 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 797 Registered Attendees
  • 353 Sailors
  • 244 Soldiers
  • 85 Airmen
  • 59 Marines
  • 25 Spouses
  • 21 Coast Guardsmen
  • 7 Others
  • 2 DoD Civilians
  • 1 Merchant Marine
Exhibitor Registration
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 Expo Attendee
The expo was very beneficial. There were a lot of top companies there. This was my 1st job expo and I loved it. It’s a great way to network. I would recommend others take full advantage of the opportunity. Thanks to everyone who made this possible and thanks to the employers who attended.
Jacksonville Expo 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 Expo Attendee
I received a hot tip from this event- if you get only one hot tip for a lead on a job, it will be well worth coming!
Jacksonville Expo Attendee
It is a place where a job seeker can feel comfortable talking to potential employers. This was my first time, and I am a spouse of a Veteran and had my husband come with me. He was glad he did.
Jacksonville Expo Attendee
The venue, communication and quality of candidates was superior to other events we have attended this year.
Recruiter, Banking Industry, past Jacksonville Exhibitor
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!
Recruiter, Banking Industry, past Jacksonville Exhibitor
This was a great event with a lot of transitioning military who still have their clearance—which is the preference for most of the positions that we hire for.
Recruiter, IT Staffing Industry, past Jacksonville Exhibitor
This event was well organized and coordinated. I was impressed that we had current & former military from as far away as Orlando & Savannah
Regional Manager, Financial Industry, past Jacksonville Exhibitor
Well organized, targeted towards all varieties of veterans and not just transitioning military.
Recruiter, Oil & Gas Industry, past Jacksonville Exhibitor
It was outstanding! Cannot get any better.
Navy Veteran, E3, past Jacksonville Attendee
It was my first job expo, so I didn’t know what to expect. I was impressed with the turnout and the variety of exhibitors that were there. I walked away with a couple of great possible jobs and an interview which I’m looking forward to! Can’t wait for the next expo!
Coast Guard, E4, past Jacksonville Attendee
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
The exhibitors were friendly and informative. My husband left there with a great job offer and will be working in less than four weeks after the event.
Air Force Veteran Spouse, E7, past Jacksonville Attendee
This was my first expo and I’m sure when I first got there I looked lost and not sure where to begin. There were several exhibitors that extended a hand to talk to me which helped me to begin feeling a bit more comfortable. Also, I liked that there were people guiding us on where exactly to go to check in.
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.
Recruiter, Retail Industry, June 2013 Jacksonville Expo
Well organized. Top name draws in good candidates. First rate experience.
Recuiter, Transportation & Logistics Industy, June 2013 Jacksonville Expo
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
It was awesome - we are in the process of hiring 4 individuals.
Healthcare recruiter, 3/27/2014 Houston Career Fair
Great event. Great leads!!
Commercial Real Estate Recruiter, 3/27/2014 Jacksonville Career Fair
9 interviews scheduled already!
Construction Recruiter, 3/27/2014 Jacksonville Career Fair
Recruit Military is very impressive when it comes to recruiting. I have had 2 very promising interviews a result of RecruitMilitary staff.
3/27/2014 Jacksonville Career Fair job seeker -- 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)