Miami Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on February 27, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL.

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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
  • Waste Management
  • Bank of America
  • Prudential Financial
  • DeVry University
  • Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.
  • The Home Depot

Exhibitors

  • Amtrak National Passenger Corp.
  • SAE Institute Miami
  • Georgia College of Construction
  • Northern Trust Corporation
  • All Star Events
  • Southern Waste System
  • Independent Purchasing Cooperative
  • The CDL School, Inc.
  • LCpl Janos V. Lutz Live to Tell Foundation, Inc.
  • CarMax
  • Service Express
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • The Academy of South Florida
  • Ross Stores, Inc.
  • Town of Palm Beach
  • Plantation Police Department
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Department of Veteran Affairs/VESO
  • Parallon
  • Regions Security Services
  • Air Force Reserve
  • eAuth.com
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Roadmaster Drivers School
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • The Art Institutes
  • Trident University International

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”

Job fair at Sun Life Stadium looks to place military veterans

“MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Veterans and their spouses flocked to Sun Life Stadium on Thursday for a job fair that they hope will lead to a career after their military service is over.”

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. ”

Military service and veterans job fair March 24 at SunLife Stadium

“by Marcia Heroux Pounds Returning military service members, veterans and their spouses are invited to a job fair Thursday, March 24, at SunLife Stadium. The Recruit Military job fair is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the home of the Miami Dolphins, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami. Employers and exhibitors scheduled to be at the hiring event include: Air Force Reserve, DeVry University...”

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...”

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 11 events in Miami, drawing 3,178 attendees and 357 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 635 Registered Attendees
  • 309 Soldiers
  • 105 Sailors
  • 76 Marines
  • 72 Airmen
  • 33 Coast Guardsmen
  • 26 Spouses
  • 11 Others
  • 3 DoD Civilians
Exhibitor Registration
I obtained several opportunities for positions that I would not known about if I hadn’t attended the RecruitMilitary Expo.
Miami Expo Attendee
The RecruitMilitary job fair was very organized. We found qualified candidates for our open positions. We look forward to attending/participating in future fairs.
HR Manager, Service Industry, past Miami Exhibitor
The event is a great way for us to find prospective candidates with strong leadership skills, strong commitment/dependability, and a positive personality.
HR Manager, Retail Industry, past Miami Exhibitor
Its truly refreshing to see that there are organizations out there that promote the fact that they have the veteran’s back.
Army Veteran - E-7, past Miami Attendee
Great opportunity to meet potential employers. It is best to speak to EVERY booth because you never know what opportunity will be available or who will be interested in passing your resume along. Also be sure to bring a resume.
Military spouse, past Miami attendee
I was very pleased with the expo. I got some pretty good feedback from the vendors. Thanks for much for having such a thing for those who served our great country.
Army veteran - E-4, past Miami attendee
The career fair was well coordinated. Great candidate pool -- diverse, professional and eager.
Recruiter, Logistics Industry, August 2013 Miami Career Fair
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
So many qualified candidates for our hardest to fill positions.
Environmental Services Recruiter -- 2/27/14 Miami Career Fair
Very well organized. I landed one firm interview and am waiting on a second.
2/27/14 Miami Career Fair -- USCG E-6
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
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)