Nashville Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on February 9, 2017 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN.

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Veterans job fair coming to Nissan Stadium

“RecruitMilitary, which has hosted 19 events in Nashville, will host another job fair Feb. 9. Previous events here have attracted more than 6,000 attendees and nearly 600 exhibitors, according to a press release.”

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. ”

Job fair for veterans being held at LP Field today

“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. ”

Job fair helps provide Smooth Takeoff

“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.”

Career fair offers opportunities for returning vets

“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...”

Veterans have harder time finding jobs: Job training, other programs are available

“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...”

Nashville jobless numbers improve - 52 Tennessee counties see gains in December

“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...”

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 Nashville 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 263 42%
Management/Supervision 227 36%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 154 24%
Project / Program Management 145 23%
Human Resources 137 22%
Law Enforcement / Security 131 21%
Administrative / Clerical 117 18%
Business / Strategic Management 116 18%
Education / Training 110 17%
Quality Assurance / Safety 109 17%
Manufacturing / Operations 108 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 95 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 76 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 76 12%
Sales / Business Development 75 12%
Marketing / Product Management 74 11%
IT / Software Development 69 11%
Medical / Health 69 11%
Field Service 68 10%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 65 10%
Construction / Trades 63 10%
Electronics 61 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 54 8%
Other 53 8%
Engineering 51 8%
Biotech / R&D / Science 41 6%
Retail 40 6%
Part-time 36 5%
Creative / Design 29 4%
Legal 27 4%
Food Services / Hospitality 27 4%
Editorial / Writing 25 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 20 events in Nashville, drawing 6,619 attendees and 647 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 622 Registered Attendees
  • 317 Soldiers
  • 59 Airmen
  • 55 Sailors
  • 45 Marines
  • 22 Spouses
  • 2 DoD Civilians
  • 2 Others
My wife and I spoke with a wide variety of exhibitors/recruiters; all took time to understand our backgrounds and goals, then explained how they could help us. We value this consultative approach and were very pleased.
Nashville Career Fair -- Attendee
I believe that we found 3 candidates that most likely will be hired. We are booked for at least 15 more Expos!
Nashville Career Fair -- Manufacturing Industry Recruiter
I landed a better paying job than I thought I would get at your Expo in Nashville! Thanks for what you all are doing!
Nashville Career Fair -- Attendee
I hadn’t worked in 2.5 years when I attended the event. It was a good experience with a variety of types of employers, positions and fields requiring varied levels of experience. I enjoyed it. I interviewed with and have been hired on a temp to perm basis by UBS Bank. Thank you!
Nashville Career Fair -- Attendee
The event was a great experience & we enjoyed interacting with all of the veterans. We were impressed with the education/experience that the veterans possessed.
Nashville Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
It was amazing. It is by far the most effect recruitment job fair that I have been to. The quantity of attendees and the quality of the potential hires was amazing for my agency!
9/15/16 Nashville Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
I have been a part of these fairs since 2008 and they have been very effective.
9/15/16 Nashville Career Fair -- Law Enforcement and Security Recruiter
At first I was bit skeptical and I went in with the impression that this was going to be another waste of time event, but I have received several calls and even a few interview requests so the event exceeded my expectations.
9/15/16 Nashville Career Fair -- Army 0-3
You're on the best pathway. Thoroughly enjoyed your event.
9/15/16 Nashville Career Fair -- Army E-4

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