Kansas City Veterans Job Fair

Arrowhead Stadium

1 Arrowhead Drive

Kansas City, MO 64129

Kansas City Veterans Job Fair

July 20, 2023

11:00 AM
July 20, 2023 3:00 PM Central

Employer Packages

for

Career fair in Kansas City

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • 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
  • Targeted

    $2,295

    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • Pre-event Targeted Email ($1,295 value)

Educator Packages

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $2,195

    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide

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.

Arrowhead Stadium

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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

  • The Job Fair will take place in the North Club. Enter the stadium through the Founder's Plaza Gate.

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

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in a designated 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.

  • Free WiFi is available. Use Arrowhead network. No password is required.

Shipping Instructions

Currently due to space and other venue regulations, exhibitors are asked to ship into and out of their hotel.

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

  • Free parking is available in Lot M.
  • Enter through Gate 5 from Raytown Road, go through the toll plaza.
  • Turn right onto Dubiner Circle
  • Turn left onto Lancer Lane
  • Turn right into Lot M
  • Upon arrival, enter the Founders Plaza Gate. Registration will be inside the stadium entrance and staff will be onsite to assist you to your table.

SEE PARKING AND EVENT ENTRANCE MAP HERE.

Veteran-friendly employers will attend KC hiring event

“RecruitMilitary and DAV are staging a March 23 career fair at Arrowhead Stadium. The Kansas City job fair, sponsored by PNC Bank, is focused on veterans, military personnel who are getting ready to leave the service, National Guard members, Reserve members and spouses of those groups.”

Interview with Doug Turner on KPRT Radio

“Doug Turner interviewed and provided information about the event. he also provided information about the previous event.”

Interview with Doug Turner on KPRS Radio

“Doug Turner interview with the host of KPRS to hightlight the veteran job fair at Arrowhead Stadium.”

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. ”

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...”

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 Kansas City Veterans Job Fair, 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
Education / Training 2 40%
Government 2 40%
Management/Supervision 2 40%
Human Resources 1 20%
Business / Strategic Management 1 20%
Law Enforcement / Security 1 20%
Marketing / Product Management 1 20%
Project / Program Management 1 20%
Aviation / Aerospace 1 20%
Customer Support / Client Care 1 20%
Electronics 1 20%
IT / Software Development 1 20%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 1 20%
Manufacturing / Operations 1 20%
Quality Assurance / Safety 1 20%
Always a well-put together event. I have already had someone enroll in our 4 month training program (it's been 1 week).
Kansas City Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
It was extremely well organized. I really liked the social media information you included in our emails. I sent that directly to my managers and they could easily copy and paste into their outlets. Your staff was extremely helpful!
Kansas City Career Fair -- Insurance Recruiter
Reps were knowledgeable, patient, & enthusiastic. They exhibited great customer service.
Kansas City Career Fair -- Air Force and Army National Guard E-5
It's a great way to get leads on good positive well paying careers.
Kansas City Career Fair -- Army E-5
Excellent. This event was superior to other job fairs due to the event management staff, the venue layout, and the targeted candidate pool. Well done.
Kansas City Career Fair -- Construction / Building Supplies Recruiter
Excellent support from the RecruitMilitary team. Every interaction shows how much the whole team truly cares about all they do.
Kansas City Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
The career fair was designed professionally and the location was better then I expected. All of the people involved in the event were very courteous and polite. I recommend this event to any veterans in need of employment.
Kansas City Career Fair -- Army E-3
It is a great opportunity to "stick your toe in the water."
Kansas City Career Fair -- Army E-6

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