Job Fair at Naval Station Norfolk

Vista Point Center

1754 Massey Hughes Drive, Bldg Q-88

Norfolk, Virginia 23511

Job Fair at Naval Station Norfolk

May 4, 2023

11:00 AM
May 4, 2023 3:00 PM Eastern
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  • Exhibitor

    $1,495

    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • * $960 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $960 special for US Government Entities

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.

Facility Access Information

EXHIBITORS - Individual Representative Access

If you do not have a Military ID or CAC, you MUST complete the base DOD Access form. Steps and deadlines to complete this form will be provided no later than February 25, 2023.

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Venue Information

BEFORE THE EVENT

  • Attending Representatives should log in to their Event Portal prior to event day to ensure they have access.

  • Organizations' Attending Representative(s) will receive an email the morning of the event to begin event check-in. The check-in process is electronic and your event pass will be displayed on your phone. We strongly recommend arriving with your device fully charged.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strips and extension cords. Without prior notification and payment, there is no guarantee electric will be provided.

  • No outside food & beverage may be distributed without prior approval. Please reach out to RecruitMilitary for approval process.

  • We always encourage all attendees to check back 24-48 hours prior to the event to view the most up to date instructions/directions.

AT THE EVENT

  • Exhibitors set up is between 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Each Exhibitor will have a 6' or 8' table draped with linen and two chairs.

  • The Job Fair will take place in the Ballroom.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • There will be two assigned windows of time for the Exhibitors lunch. Each exhibitor will receive their assigned time at check-in.

  • As is the case at most military installations, Wi-Fi can be spotty. RecruitMilitary will have hotspots in the event space, but consistent access can not be guaranteed. Exhibitors who require constant access are encouraged to bring their own hotspot.

Shipping Instructions

Naval Station Norfolk can not accept any shipments into or out of the venue or base. Exhibitors are asked to ship their items to their hotel and locate an off base drop off location post event.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: In ALL situations, exhibitors are responsible for management and payment of their own shipping needs. Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary for shipping associated with an exhibitor will be passed on to that exhibitor for payment. These fees and management of the shipping process are the sole responsibility of the client/exhibitor.

Parking Information

  • For those exhibitors with military ID or a CAC, complimentary parking is available directly in front of the venue.

  • Enter base through Gate 2 at the intersection of Admiral Taussig and Hampton Blvd. Once through the gate, proceed on Maryland Ave. At end, turn right. Venue will be immediately on your left.

  • This event is on a military installation and access is solely granted by the base.

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. ”

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 Job Fair at Naval Station Norfolk , 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 14 56%
Project / Program Management 10 40%
Quality Assurance / Safety 9 36%
Administrative / Clerical 9 36%
Engineering 8 32%
Human Resources 8 32%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 7 28%
Field Service 7 28%
IT / Software Development 7 28%
Electronics 6 24%
Management/Supervision 6 24%
Customer Support / Client Care 6 24%
Education / Training 5 20%
Part-time 5 20%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 5 20%
Aviation / Aerospace 4 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 4 16%
Other 4 16%
Sales / Business Development 4 16%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 4 16%
Business / Strategic Management 4 16%
Construction / Trades 3 12%
Creative / Design 3 12%
Marketing / Product Management 2 8%
Medical / Health 2 8%
Law Enforcement / Security 2 8%
Biotech / R&D / Science 2 8%
Editorial / Writing 2 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 1 4%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 1 4%
Retail 1 4%