Minneapolis Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on August 2, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.

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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.”

Hiring Our Heroes job fair draws 400 veterans

“NBC 11 (KARE) Minneapolis - It was a job fair brought 60 companies together and more than 400 soldiers-turned-job-seekers.”

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.”

Minnesota firms should hire veterans

“Star Tribune - On Thursday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and RecruitMilitary hosted a Hiring Our Heroes job fair at TCF Bank Stadium for veterans and military spouses. It came at a time when our state needs to recognize the critical issue facing the men and women who have defended our freedom.”

Hiring Our Heroes job fair on August 2

“NBC 11 (KARE) - A job fair will be taking place at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Thursday, August 2 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The event is put on in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and veteran recruiting partner RecruitMilitary. The event is open to all military job seekers and their spouses.”

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...”

Helping Jobless Vets

“CNN Host Fredricka Whitfield One in nine Iraq and Afghanistan vets is out of work. Fredricka Whitfield talks with Rick Jones about how RecruitMilitary's website and career fair events are helping veterans and military spouses find jobs in the current economy. CNN's Josh Levs shows viewers how to navigate the RecruitMilitary website and points out key features most useful to veteran job seek...”

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 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 206 41%
Project / Program Management 130 26%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 118 23%
Law Enforcement / Security 118 23%
Business / Strategic Management 113 22%
Manufacturing / Operations 108 21%
Education / Training 107 21%
Human Resources 86 17%
Sales / Business Development 84 16%
Quality Assurance / Safety 83 16%
Customer Support / Client Care 81 16%
Administrative / Clerical 80 16%
Marketing / Product Management 75 15%
Construction / Trades 75 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 74 14%
Aviation / Aerospace 68 13%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 65 13%
Other 60 12%
IT / Software Development 52 10%
Medical / Health 49 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 49 9%
Electronics 42 8%
Engineering 41 8%
Part-time 40 8%
Creative / Design 35 7%
Retail 30 6%
Legal 29 5%
Food Services / Hospitality 29 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 27 5%
Editorial / Writing 22 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 3 events in Minneapolis, drawing 802 attendees and 138 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 499 Veterans
  • 255 Soldiers
  • 77 Sailors
  • 59 Marines
  • 57 Airmen
  • 37 Spouses
  • 7 Others
  • 2 DoD Civilians
  • 2 Merchant Marines
  • 56 Exhibitors
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In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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.
K.S., Navy Veteran - E-9, past Minneapolis attendee
This group of exhibitors were great to talk with. It gave me a ray of hope that I could find a job.
M.R., Marine Veteran - E-5, past Minneapolis attendee
One of the best. Really appreciated the caliber of the attendees.
D.E., HR Manager, Retail Industry, past Minneapolis Exhibitor
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.
C.D., Branch Manager, Staffing Industry, past Minneapolis Exhibitor
Well run, good turnout, lots of good talent.
Recruiter, Transportation Industry, past Minneapolis Exhibitor
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Produced by RecruitMilitary in cooperation with The American Legion

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