Los Angeles Area Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on November 10, 2016 at Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale & Executive Center in Glendale, CA.

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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. ”

More than 300 veterans seek jobs at Dodger Stadium career fair

“"Our goal is to help veterans get connected and pointed in the right direction as it pertains to their skill set," said John Lundberg, director of events and national accounts for RecruitMilitary, which helped sponsor the L.A. fair.”

Hundreds Of Veterans Turn Out For ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ Job Fair

“Hundreds of veterans who just finished their tours or have been out of the military for years turned out in droves for a job fair held at Dodger Stadium Thursday.”

Helping Our Military Heroes Find Work When They Come Home

“The unemployment rate is high enough for those people who never put on a uniform. The numbers of people who can’t find work who laid their lives on the live for this country in Afghanistan or Iraq are mind-numbing. And staggering. But one group wants to do something about it. And as Amy Johnson reported for KCAL9, finding jobs for many veterans became a lot easier today with a specia...”

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 Line Up for Special Job Fair

“Reported by Subha Ravindhran More than 350 military veterans and military spouses attend the RecruitMilitary career fair in Long Beach. Direct employers, educational institutions, and franchisors were on hand with opportunities. Several interviews with local veterans and RecruitMilitary's West Coast Director Jasen Williams. To watch the video click on Full Story below....”

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 Los Angeles Area Veteran 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
Government 187 36%
Management/Supervision 152 29%
Law Enforcement / Security 109 21%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 107 20%
Administrative / Clerical 97 18%
Business / Strategic Management 88 17%
Education / Training 83 16%
Project / Program Management 83 16%
Aviation / Aerospace 82 16%
Human Resources 81 15%
Manufacturing / Operations 81 15%
Quality Assurance / Safety 80 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 78 15%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 73 14%
Part-time 67 13%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 66 12%
Customer Support / Client Care 66 12%
Sales / Business Development 65 12%
IT / Software Development 63 12%
Field Service 62 12%
Medical / Health 62 12%
Electronics 61 11%
Construction / Trades 58 11%
Marketing / Product Management 58 11%
Engineering 47 9%
Other 42 8%
Creative / Design 41 8%
Retail 41 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 39 7%
Biotech / R&D / Science 38 7%
Legal 26 5%
Editorial / Writing 25 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 22 events in Los Angeles, drawing 5,781 attendees and 808 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 512 Registered Attendees
  • 158 Soldiers
  • 91 Sailors
  • 80 Marines
  • 50 Airmen
  • 5 Others
  • 4 Spouses
  • 2 Coast Guardsmen
  • 1 DoD Civilian
The Expos provide the opportunity to gain valuable information and knowledge on the opportunities that are available for military members transitioning into the civilian sector.
Los Angeles Career Fair -- Attendee
The job recruiters were very happy to provide directions on how to proceed with applying for a position within their organization. Being unemployed is a tough situation, but the entire Expo was an easy process.
Los Angeles Career Fair -- Attendee
The exhibitors showed a sincere interest in trying to find a fit to the candidate and were willing to spend time as needed.
Los Angeles Career Fair -- Attendee
Yes you may use my words in your marketing, “RECRUITMILITARY IS HEADS & SHOULDERS above all other military veteran job fairs, as a military veteran myself, I sure wish they were around when I got out in 1988…TOP DRAWER!!! Always get a great return on our investment!
Los Angeles Career Fair -- Trades Industry Recruiter
My staff always debates who is attending the RecruitMilitary fairs. Very well managed and professional. The job seekers are well put-together and ready for employment. Your logo says it all … ”connecting military veterans and employers nationwide." My company is in California, and I would attend RecruitMilitary job fair back East. Very impressed with the layout, professionalism, and military recruits.
Los Angeles Career Fair -- Wind Energy Industry Recruiter
This was an excellent event. We were very pleased with the outcome and look forward to another one in this area. Excellent, well executed and profitable for our hiring.
Los Angeles Career Fair -- Transportation Industry Recruiter
RecruitMilitary is an excellent resource! Many exhibitors attending are prior military and understand how our military experiences translate to civilian experiences. First time attending and secured 5 interviews with 2 outstanding prospects for being hired.
Los Angeles Career Fair -- 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
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
Recruiters were upbeat. They took an interest in my resume and made suggestions to improve. The VA was right there helping too. Loved it!
Los Angeles Career Fair -- Army E-4
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)

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