Minneapolis All Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on October 13, 2016 at The Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN.

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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. ”

RecruitMilitary Hosts a Hiring Our Heroes Event in Minneapolis

“NBC 11 (KARE) - RecruitMilitary is hosting "Hiring Our Heroes - Minneapolis," a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses.”

Job Fair Helps Local Veterans Transition from Battlefield to Boardroom

“ABC 5 (KSTP)/ ABC 6 (KAAL) - What veterans say they often need help with, is translating their military skills to the professional world. From CenterPoint Energy, Siemens, General Electric, Phillips Medisize, Mayo Clinic, TCF Bank, to Minneapolis Police, some 60 companies were on hand looking for a few good men and women.”

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 Minneapolis 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 105 35%
Management/Supervision 87 29%
Project / Program Management 65 22%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 59 20%
Manufacturing / Operations 58 19%
Business / Strategic Management 57 19%
Law Enforcement / Security 50 17%
Education / Training 47 16%
Sales / Business Development 44 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 44 15%
Marketing / Product Management 43 14%
Customer Support / Client Care 42 14%
Quality Assurance / Safety 41 13%
Construction / Trades 38 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 38 12%
Human Resources 36 12%
Administrative / Clerical 35 11%
Engineering 31 10%
Field Service 30 10%
Other 30 10%
Medical / Health 28 9%
Electronics 27 9%
Part-time 25 8%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 25 8%
Creative / Design 24 8%
Biotech / R&D / Science 23 7%
IT / Software Development 22 7%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 22 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 22 7%
Editorial / Writing 17 5%
Legal 6 2%
Retail 6 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 8 events in Minneapolis, drawing 1,636 attendees and 409 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

Much better variety and number of exhibitors than a similar competitor event that I attended that was mostly small colleges/universities. This was a great opportunity to have the opportunity to speak with recruiters of various industries.
Minneapolis Career Fair -- K.S., Navy Veteran - E-9
One of the best. Really appreciated the caliber of the attendees.
Minneapolis Career Fair -- Retail Industry Recruiter
This event was top notch. Directors were informative and friendly. Speakers were down to earth and encouraging. Job seekers were skilled and ready to work. Thank you! We look forward to the next steps with each solider we met.
Minneapolis Career Fair -- Staffing Industry Recruiter
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
It felt great to be involved in a RecruitMilitary career fair. Better organized than other career fairs I've attended.
Minneapolis Career Fair -- Engineering Recruiter
In a word, Fabulous! I was impressed by the eagerness of all who attended. Top Notch!
Minneapolis Career Fair -- Manufacturing Recruiter
Recruiters are eager to meet you and hear your story. Dive in.
Minneapolis Career Fair -- Branch/Rank Not Provided
This career fair was a life saver for me! I was released from a job 2 days before attending the fair and was hired by an exhibitor from the event the very next day! I cannot express my gratitude towards those who contributed to making this career fair possible. Thank you SO MUCH!
Minneapolis Career Fair -- Marine 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

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