Milwaukee Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on October 27, 2016 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI.

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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. ”

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 Milwaukee 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 110 39%
Management/Supervision 84 30%
Customer Support / Client Care 55 19%
Law Enforcement / Security 54 19%
Education / Training 53 18%
Manufacturing / Operations 52 18%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 51 18%
Project / Program Management 50 17%
Administrative / Clerical 46 16%
Human Resources 46 16%
Business / Strategic Management 40 14%
Construction / Trades 40 14%
Sales / Business Development 37 13%
IT / Software Development 34 12%
Medical / Health 34 12%
Other 29 10%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 28 10%
Part-time 28 10%
Field Service 28 10%
Quality Assurance / Safety 25 8%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 25 8%
Aviation / Aerospace 25 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 24 8%
Marketing / Product Management 24 8%
Electronics 22 7%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 21 7%
Engineering 16 5%
Retail 16 5%
Creative / Design 15 5%
Editorial / Writing 14 5%
Legal 13 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 10 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 7 events in Milwaukee, drawing 1,314 attendees and 207 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

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
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
Visit every booth. You never know what might turn up!
Milwaukee Career Fair -- Army E-5
All of the company representatives were very open, friendly, and knowledgeable. And to a person, they were all very grateful for our service and their opportunity to try to help us in return.
Milwaukee Career Fair -- Navy, Air Force, and Army E-6

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