Minneapolis Veterans Job Fair

Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 2nd Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55430

Minneapolis Veterans Job Fair

April 27, 2017 11:00 AM April 27, 2017 3:00 PM

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor


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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $595 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $795 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $995 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • Branding


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,095 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide

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Veteran Opportunity Expo Cancellation Policy

RecruitMilitary does not offer refunds. If an exhibitor is unable to attend a Veteran Opportunity Expo (“Expo”) for which it has already registered, RecruitMilitary will make every effort to allow the exhibitor to attend a future Expo, provided the exhibitor attends the Expo within twelve months of the Invoice Date. However, to qualify, RecruitMilitary must receive a cancellation request at least ten business days' prior to the date of the Expo for which you were registered. Unpaid invoices must be paid whether or not the exhibitor attends the event for which it originally registered. Cancellation requests must be sent via e-mail to support@recruitmilitary.com, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. If a cancellation request is received fewer than ten business days before the Expo, or if the exhibitor does not show up at the Expo at all, then that exhibitor will not be entitled to transfer its registration to a new Expo.

At a Veteran Job Fair, you can begin the selection process with what is normally one of the final stages of a face-to-face meeting with the candidate. We present these events in cooperation with leading corporations, news media, industry associations, veterans organizations, and government agencies. All Veteran Job Fairs take place in major military markets. To attract job candidates to the fairs, we promote the events intensively to our huge database of registered candidates, and we run display ads in major newspapers in the areas where they will take place.

Why Hire Veterans?

If you are not familiar with hiring veterans, we would like to share three reasons why military personnel will make great employees for your organization:

  • Well-trained. Veterans possess skills that are critical for an organization to succeed. They are trained to be mission-oriented and to work as a team. They possess critical skills for organizational success including discipline, responsibility, respect, and unparalleled work ethic.
  • Skills that overlap. Veterans have been trained in specific skills that greatly overlap civilian work. Whether driving an 18-wheel tractor-trailer or leading an organization in an executive position, the military provides people with the training to be successful in trades, as well as the experience and conditioning required for management positions.
  • Diverse backgrounds. The military employs a highly diverse workforce. Approximately 45% of our candidates are women and/or ethnic minorities, enabling you to connect with skilled and diverse candidates through our events.

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

  • The RecruitMilitary Job Fair will take place in Room M100 on the Mezzanine Level. Enter through the main doors and look for the escalators to take down to the Mezzanine.

  • Coffee and other refreshments will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area of the event space marked "RecruitMilitary Exhibitor's Only."

  • Lunch will be served from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in an area of the event space marked "RecruitMilitary Exhibitors Only."

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary to make advance payment and should bring their own power strip and extension cords.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes (under 200lbs) to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Please ship to:

*Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55430

RE: RecruitMilitary Event 04/27/2017 in Room M100 (Your Company Name)

Please be prepared with shipping information on event day in order to ensure packages are en route Friday following the event. Please ask your carrier to pick the items up from Shipping/Receiving Dock A. _Your company will be fully responsible for contacting your own carrier to pick up your packages to be shipped back.

Parking Information

A 900 space underground parking ramp is connected to the Convention Center. There is a parking fee to use this parking option. There are also metered parking spaces around the Convention Center.

Following is a link to directions and parking options and parking costs around the MCC:

The METRO light rail and buses also run to the Convention Center.
A link to the METRO trip plannerfollows:

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 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 42%
Management/Supervision 105 42%
Project / Program Management 73 29%
Business / Strategic Management 63 25%
Quality Assurance / Safety 52 21%
Education / Training 51 20%
Manufacturing / Operations 49 19%
Medical / Health 47 19%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 46 18%
Sales / Business Development 45 18%
Customer Support / Client Care 45 18%
Law Enforcement / Security 44 17%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 43 17%
Marketing / Product Management 42 17%
Human Resources 41 16%
IT / Software Development 39 15%
Construction / Trades 39 15%
Aviation / Aerospace 39 15%
Administrative / Clerical 35 14%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 33 13%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 33 13%
Biotech / R&D / Science 29 11%
Engineering 27 10%
Field Service 26 10%
Part-time 25 10%
Other 24 9%
Electronics 22 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 21 8%
Creative / Design 20 8%
Editorial / Writing 11 4%
Retail 11 4%
Legal 9 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 8 events in Minneapolis, drawing 1,636 attendees and 409 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

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
Positive experience for both employer and candidates. Great presentation and active participation.
10/13/16 Minneapolis Career Fair -- Healthcare Recruiter
Very positive. I feel that RecruitMilitary is very organized, has great venues for the events, and attracts a nice group of candidates.
10/13/16 Minneapolis Career Fair -- Retail Recruiter
People are there for right reason -- to assist veterans.
10/13/16 Minneapolis Career Fair -- Army & Marines E-7
The RecruitMilitary representative gave a great motivational talk before we went into the hall that was really helpful & encouraging.
10/13/16 Minneapolis Career Fair -- Attendee

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