Los Angeles Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on June 20, 2013 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.

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Our events average over 50 exhibitors, and the list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.

Featured Exhibitors

  • Lockheed Martin
  • US Bank
  • C.R. England, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • State Farm Insurance
  • L-3 Communications Integrated Systems
  • Waste Management, Inc.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Prudential Financial
  • The Home Depot
  • Verizon Communications
  • DeVry University
  • G4S Secure Solutions (USA)


  • College of Instrument Technology
  • Medical Sales College
  • Westfield
  • Coca-Cola
  • BGA Insurance
  • JT Posey Company
  • Dunn-Edwards Corp.
  • NPTI, National Personal Training Institute
  • Amazon
  • Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Amtrak National Passenger Corp.
  • City National Bank
  • Penske Truck Leasing
  • Griffith University
  • Veteran Adjusting School
  • Charter College
  • American Income Life Insurance Company
  • Alliance School of Trucking
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • Union Institute & University
  • Airstreams Renewables
  • Northern CA College of Construction
  • Career Path Media Group, Inc.
  • HSS, Inc.

Here's What Veterans Want in Their Civilian Careers

“Savvy employers know that military veterans often hold the solution to their continuing struggle to attract and retain high-quality talent. They understand that military-experienced personnel possess skills, attitudes and abilities beyond those of most people who have not served. Thus, veterans can add disproportionate value to any team or organization.”

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. ”

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...”

Common Questions

  1. 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.

  2. Who are the exhibitors?

    RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.

    1. Employers
    2. Franchisors
    3. Educational institutions
    4. Veterans associations and service agencies
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

If you have a question that is not answered here, email us at support@recruitmilitary.com.

RecruitMilitary has held 19 events in Los Angeles, drawing 5,246 attendees and 647 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 1054 Registered Attendees
  • 325 Soldiers
  • 249 Sailors
  • 215 Marines
  • 110 Airmen
  • 35 Spouses
  • 11 Others
  • 10 Coast Guardsmen
  • 4 DoD Civilians
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 Expo Attendee
The Expo was well organized with a variety of employers to satisfy your background and experiences.
Los Angeles Expo 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 Expo 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 Expo 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!
Recruiter, Trades Industry, past Los Angeles Exhibitor
Professional candidates that are experienced and have great skills. Nice event, great location and set up.
Recruiter, Wireless Industry, past Los Angeles Exhibitor
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.
Recruiter, Wind Energy Industry, multiple city exhibitor
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.
Recruiter, Transportation Industry, past Los Angeles Exhibitor
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.
Navy Veteran, Los Angeles Expo Attendee
It was a great experience, and it got me a job.
Army Veteran - E4, Los Angeles Expo Attendee
The great thing about the event is that they had a number of different exhibitors there. I like that they sent me a reminder a few days before.
Navy Veteran, E5, Los Angeles 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
Recruiters were upbeat. They took an interest in my resume and made suggestions to improve. The VA was right there helping too. Loved it!
6/19/14 Los Angeles Career Fair -- Army E-4
Very Impressed. I will be talking to the boss about doing this again.
6/19/14 Los Angeles Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
Great job fair! I have attended three job fairs and none was as helpful as your Dodger Stadium Veteran Job Fair. Thanks to you, I have a job interview scheduled for this afternoon.
6/19/14 Los Angeles Career Fair -- Army E-7
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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