Lawton Veterans Job Fair (Fort Sill)

This event took place on May 18, 2017 at Hilton Garden Inn in Lawton, OK.

Veteran Job Fair will be held in Lawton on May 18th

“LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- There will be a job fair for veterans here in Lawton tomorrow.”

Veterans Job Fair will be May 18th in Lawton

“LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- There will be a Lawton Veterans Job Fair at the Hilton Garden Inn on May 18 for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members, and spouses. ”

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 Lawton Veterans Job Fair (Fort Sill), 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 50 30%
Management/Supervision 38 22%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 30 18%
Administrative / Clerical 27 16%
Law Enforcement / Security 27 16%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 25 15%
Education / Training 23 13%
Project / Program Management 20 12%
Electronics 19 11%
Human Resources 19 11%
Customer Support / Client Care 18 10%
Field Service 17 10%
Manufacturing / Operations 16 9%
Construction / Trades 15 9%
IT / Software Development 14 8%
Quality Assurance / Safety 14 8%
Aviation / Aerospace 12 7%
Other 12 7%
Medical / Health 11 6%
Business / Strategic Management 10 6%
Marketing / Product Management 10 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 9 5%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 9 5%
Food Services / Hospitality 9 5%
Creative / Design 8 4%
Part-time 8 4%
Sales / Business Development 8 4%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 6 3%
Engineering 5 3%
Legal 5 3%
Editorial / Writing 4 2%
Retail 4 2%