Jacksonville Veteran Job Fair
This event took place on November 7, 2013 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL.
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- Military Sealift Command
- Point Eight Power
- Republic Services
- The Home Depot
- DeVry University
- American Income Life Insurance Company
- G4S Secure Solutions (USA)
- Department of Veteran Affairs
- PlaneTechs LLC
- Red Brush Services
- CTS International
- The Entrepreneur Authority
- Kelly Services
- ITT Technical Institute
- R J Reynolds Tobacco Company
- State Farm Insurance
- Bank of America
- Heavy Construction Academy
- Medical Sales College
- Regions Financial Corp.
- Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc.
- The Art Institutes
- Career Path Media Group, Inc.
- Georgia College of Construction
“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. ”
“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. ”
“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”
“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.”
“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 host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”
“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. ”
“WJXT-TV CH 4 - RecruitMilitary held a veteran job fair Thursday to help Jacksonville's former service members get back into the civilian workforce.”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“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...”
“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....”
“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...”
“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...”