Louisville All Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on August 20, 2015 at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY.

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.”

Veterans, spouses head to stadium in hopes of scoring jobs

“LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium was home to a special kind of job fair Thursday. With more than 35 companies present, Recruit Military put on a job fair just for military veterans, those transitioning out of the military and military spouses.”

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 Louisville All 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
Government 175 48%
Management/Supervision 150 41%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 115 32%
Law Enforcement / Security 105 29%
Quality Assurance / Safety 93 25%
Education / Training 90 25%
Manufacturing / Operations 89 24%
Human Resources 82 22%
Project / Program Management 79 22%
Administrative / Clerical 77 21%
Business / Strategic Management 75 20%
Customer Support / Client Care 70 19%
Field Service 63 17%
Construction / Trades 60 16%
Aviation / Aerospace 57 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 56 15%
Medical / Health 52 14%
Electronics 49 13%
Marketing / Product Management 46 12%
IT / Software Development 43 12%
Sales / Business Development 42 11%
Part-time 39 10%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 37 10%
Food Services / Hospitality 36 10%
Other 32 8%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 32 8%
Creative / Design 28 7%
Engineering 28 7%
Retail 26 7%
Biotech / R&D / Science 22 6%
Legal 14 3%
Editorial / Writing 12 3%

Who Attended?

  • 358 Registered Attendees
  • 180 Soldiers
  • 43 Sailors
  • 40 Airmen
  • 35 Marines
  • 4 Coast Guardsmen
  • 3 Others
  • 3 Spouses
  • 1 DoD Civilian
The best so far!
Louisville Career Fair -- Information Technology Recruiter
More quality candidates attend your fair than others.
Louisville Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
Helpful, friendly, warm welcoming environment for all! Wonderful networking opportunity.
Louisville Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
Good turnout, nice facility, well organized, helpful staff.
Louisville Career Fair -- Law Enforcement / Security Recruiter
The number and variety of participating exhibitors was very good.
Louisville Career Fair -- Navy E-6
I would most likely recommend RecruitMilitary. Worth the investment. Good cross-section of experience among the vets in attendance.
Louisville -- Engineering recruiter
This was the best set up for a job fair that we have been to yet.
Louisville -- Government recruiter
I secured employment!
Louisville -- Branch / Rank not indicated
Dress to impress like you’re going to an interview. I had an interview on the spot for one job and scheduled another interview for the next day. I set up a couple more to contact me at a later date for interviews. So show up, dress up and smile!
Louisville -- Air Force E-4

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