Kansas City Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on September 26, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • Lockheed Martin
  • The Home Depot
  • BNSF Railway
  • City of Kansas City
  • Cargill
  • Missouri Department of Corrections
  • DeVry University

Exhibitors

  • Full Employment Council of Kansas City
  • US Bank
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Wil-Trans
  • Kansas City Transportation Authority
  • Bartlett Milling Company
  • Bennett Packaging and Displays
  • Columbia Southern University
  • Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
  • Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Veterans Employment Service Office
  • Con-Way Truckload, Inc.
  • Kansas State University
  • Comcast
  • Walgreens
  • TTX Company
  • Veterans United Home Loans
  • Prudential Financial
  • Trident University International
  • Allstate
  • The Art Institutes
  • Air Force Reserve Command
  • Oklahoma College of Construction
  • Centriq Training
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • Quintiles, Phase I Services

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. ”

Special job fair held for military veterans and spouses

“Reported by John Pepitone, WDAF-TV Fox 4. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Around 300 military veterans and their spouses were at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday for a special job fair designed to connect them with companies who are interested in hiring those who have served in any branch of the U.S. military. ”

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...”

Hope for jobless vets at the upcoming RecruitMilitary Career Fair

“By Nadia Pflaum in Now Hiring. The RecruitMilitary Career Fair is coming to the Uptown Theater in Kansas City on Thursday, July 23, according to Karen Galvin of RecruitMilitary, LLC. The event is free for veterans and their spouses, who are invited to interview with national, regional and local employers from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A list of the companies confirmed to attend so far inc...”

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 8 events in Kansas City, drawing 2,368 attendees and 286 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 733 Registered Attendees
  • 383 Soldiers
  • 126 Sailors
  • 100 Airmen
  • 97 Marines
  • 15 Spouses
  • 5 Others
  • 5 Coast Guardsmen
  • 1 DoD Civilian
  • 1 Merchant Marine
Exhibitor Registration
I now have a career outside of the military thanks to this Expo.
Kansas City Expo Attendee
RecruitMilitary events are an excellent opportunity for veterans to make contact with recruiters from companies that really appreciate what veterans offer as employees.
Kansas City Expo Attendee
This was my first Expo. I was impressed with the number of exhibitors. I received good info from those I communicated with and definitely would recommend this to others.
Kansas City Expo Attendee
I liked it because I was able to meet with different Companies and get face time, rather than just going online to post a resume.
Kansas City Expo Attendee
There were several top companies looking for immediate hires.
Kansas City Expo Attendee
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
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)