Joint Base Lewis-McChord Job Fair
American Lake Conference Center
8085 NCO Beach Road
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Job FairJanuary 17, 2019 11:00 AM – January 17, 2019 3:00 PM
Our events average over 50 exhibitors, and the list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.
- Intel Corporation
- Airstreams Renewables, Inc.
- Frank Recruitment Group Inc
- Freedom Protectors Life/Jones Investment
- Future Technologies Inc
- Military Sealift Command
- Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
- Stiles Machinery
- The Boeing Company
- The Entrepreneur's Source
- Troops into Transportation
Facility Access Information
Acceptable Access Documentation
All attendees must possess the following item(s) or you will not be allowed access to the military installation or the Job Fair:
- Military Identification Card (Active, Reserve/Guard, Retiree ID) OR Civilian/Contractor CAC Card) OR Non-military photo ID.
- Current and compliant current driver’s license. See the following link for states with compliant licenses: REAL ID STATES.
- Current automobile registration or rental car contract.
- Current proof of automobile insurance or rental car contract.
- If your driver’s license, passport or other identification has expired or is no longer valid you "WILL NOT" be allowed to enter the post.
- As part of security measures on a military post your vehicle may be subject to inspection. This is part of the security measures against any terrorist threats. Please cooperate with security and their mission.
(NOTE: All military installations and facilities reserve the right to refuse admittance to any installation or military facility. RecruitMilitary is not responsible for local installation policies and cannot grant access or override installation policies.)
American Lake Conference Center
American Lake Conference Center Information
The Job Fair will take place in the Evergreen Room of the American Lake Conference Center.
FREE parking is available immediately outside of the venue.
Attendees who already have a Military ID:
• From Seattle take I-5 South and take Exit 120.
• Keep right at the fork and merge onto 41st Division Drive
• Turn right on San Francisco Ave.
• Take immediate right onto NCO Beach Rd.
• The Conference Center will be 0.8 miles down on your left.
Attendees without a Military ID -- will be required to go to the Visitor Center BEFORE proceeding to the American Lake Conference Center:
Directions to Visitor's Center: * From Seattle take I-5 South and take exit 120.
* Stay left on the fork and take the second exit that goes around and under the freeway.
* Merge onto 41st Division Drive
* The Visitor Center will be 0.2 miles on the right.
Directions to Venue from Visitor's Center: * Go LEFT out of the Visitor’s Center (away from the Main Gate – which will be on your right as you leave parking lot)
* Proceed under I-5 to North Fort Gate
* Turn Right onto San Francisco Rd
* Immediately turn Right onto NCO Beach Rd
* Venue will be down on the LEFT about a 1 to 1.5 miles
* You will bear left to enter the parking lot (the road splits and oncoming traffic has a stop sign)
* If you miss that, you can continue straight and turn left at the next entrance.
“If you’re looking for a job in the new year, here’s your opportunity to network and find out what opportunities are out there for transitioning service members, military spouses, family members or veterans.”
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“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. ”
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“The job fair was sponsored by Microsoft and produced by RecruitMilitary, a for-profit company run by veterans that organizes job fairs for veterans across the U.S. The employers with booths at the Seattle Center job fair appreciate the value of job-seekers with a military background.”
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What is a RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo?
A RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is an event where transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses can meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees. To learn more, watch this video from one of our expos in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Who are the exhibitors?
RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.
- Educational institutions
- Veterans associations and service agencies
What if my only interest is getting a job?
Even if you are not here to discuss continuing education, we recommend that you talk with the education recruiters.
- Today’s institutions deliver learning opportunities in many ways other than traditional, full-time, daytime classes on a campus. So a few minutes of conversation may lead to an unexpected continuing-education solution that is right for you.
- In addition, most of the institutions at our Expos are also large employers and might have job openings at a campus near you.
- We have similar advice for job seekers who have not been thinking of going into business for themselves. Franchise opportunities are available in a tremendous variety of fields. Financing may be easier than you think, with surprising discounts for veterans.
Are the employers actually hiring?
Yes, and they have a number of different priorities and requirements. As a result, their recruiters interact with job seekers in a variety of ways.
- Some recruiters have “hot fills,” job openings that they need to fill immediately. If you happen to qualify for a hot fill, the recruiter may take you to a separate area for a one-on-one interview.
- Other recruiters are looking for transitioning and veteran military to apply for jobs that are almost always open. That kind of recruiter might ask for a paper résumé and/or give you a business card and ask you to call.
- Some recruiters have positions that are not available right now, but will be opening up soon. These employers want to identify candidates and get them in the pipeline now so they can fill those positions as soon as possible when they receive hiring approval.
Why don’t all employers accept paper résumés?
A federal regulation called the OFCCP Internet Applicant Rule tells certain government contractors how to gather and retain job applications via the Internet. Because of the Rule, many contractors require that applicants use their online systems and not submit paper résumés.
- OFCCP is the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency of the United States Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration. The OFCCP enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination by federal contractors.
- Some employers that are not bound by the Rule do not accept paper résumés simply because they have put their entire application process on the Internet. One great advantage to applicants is that large employers can easily route the online résumés of desirable applicants to the appropriate divisions, offices, plants, etc.
If they won’t take my résumé, shouldn’t I have stayed home and registered online?
There is great value in the time you spend talking to recruiters, even if you can’t hand them your résumé.
- You have a great chance to make an outstanding personal impression. A person who presents himself/herself extremely well at a booth may even get an interview for a job opening that is not on the recruiter’s list.
- You have a chance to learn about the recruiters’ companies and their job opportunities.
- You have a chance to network with the recruiters. You can ask a recruiter what it’s like to work at his/her company, and how best to navigate the company’s application process. You can ask the recruiter to take down your name and phone number or email address, and ask for his/her business card so that you can follow up.
What if the employers are in industries that don’t interest me?
An employer’s primary industry or company name does not necessarily indicate what openings the company is trying to fill.
- A drugstore chain may be recruiting for positions in transportation and distribution.
- A brewery may be recruiting for jobs in information technology.
What time should I arrive?
Feel free to try and arrive a little early to get near the front of the registration line, or you can choose to arrive a few hours after the event starts and avoid the crowd.
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