Nashville Veteran Job Fair
This event took place on January 24, 2013 at LP Field in Nashville, TN.
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- HCA HealthCare
- Goodman Manufacturing Company
- The Home Depot
- Verizon Communications
- Military Sealift Command
- C.R. England, Inc.
- Georgia College of Construction
- Union Institute & University
- DeVry University
- McDonald's Corporation
- Phoenix of Tennessee
- The Kroger Company
- Cumberland Machine Company, Inc.
- National Veterans Employment Program, United States Department of Veterans Affairs
- Hoeganaes Corporation
- Ryder System, Inc.
- Lowe's Companies, Inc.
- Research Electronics International
- Nashville Electric Service
- Roof Doctors LLC
- American Income Life Insurance Company
- Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
- Oberto Brands
- UBS Financial Services
- University of North Alabama
- U. S. Security Associates, Inc.
- Heavy Construction Academy
“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. ”
“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. ”
“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”
“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.”
“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 host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”
“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. ”
“NBC 4 (WSMV) Nashville - The Hiring Our Heroes event will host 28 companies looking for new employees. Businesses scheduled to attend include Amazon, Verizon, insurance companies and several colleges. ”
“Ft. Campbell Courier - Veterans, service members preparing to leave the U.S. Armed Forces and many military Family members are looking for a Smooth Takeoff, something that will help them transition into the civilian job sector. One opportunity for a Smooth Takeoff is coming to Nashville from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at L.P. Field.”
“By Juanita Cousins A group of Nashvillians that often struggles with the transition from Humvees and rifles to sedans and pens may receive a boost this week. The Nashville RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo takes place tomorrow at LP Field. Five hundred veterans and military service members and their family members are expected to gather for the career fair designed to match them w...”
“By Getahn Ward America's military veterans may rate as heroes willing to put their lives on the line during wartime, but at home they face a higher-than-average unemployment rate and a tough time transferring the skills they learn in the service to the private sector. And with more veterans seeking jobs after returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — and federal government efforts t...”
“By Randy McClain A job fair for men and women with military backgrounds hosted by RecruitMilitary LLC. was held Thursday afternoon at LP Field, near downtown Nashville, on Thursday. Unemployment figures for December show that in the Nashville metropolitan area, roughly 3,500 more people had jobs in December than a month earlier. Gains were slight in December, but at least the jobless num...”
“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...”
“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...”