Nashville Veterans Job Fair

Nashville Veterans Job Fair

September 14, 2017 11:00 AM September 14, 2017 3:00 PM

Veteran and Spouse Registration

Our events average over 50 exhibitors, and the list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.

Featured Exhibitors

  • DAV
  • GardaWorld
  • Vinnell Arabia

Exhibitors

  • Airstreams Renewables
  • Benjamin Franklin Plumbing
  • Camping World, Inc.
  • DeVry University
  • Farmers Insurance
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Heavy Equipment College of Georgia
  • Home Base Iowa
  • Irving Materials Inc
  • Love's Travel Stops
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Inc.
  • Spectrum
  • Staff Management/SMX
  • Verizon

The venue for this event has not been finalized

Please check back soon!

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...”

Common Questions

  1. What is a RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo?

    A RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is an event where transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses can meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees. To learn more, watch this video from one of our expos in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  2. Who are the exhibitors?

    RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.

    1. Employers
    2. Franchisors
    3. Educational institutions
    4. Veterans associations and service agencies
  3. What if my only interest is getting a job?

    Even if you are not here to discuss continuing education, we recommend that you talk with the education recruiters.

    • Today’s institutions deliver learning opportunities in many ways other than traditional, full-time, daytime classes on a campus. So a few minutes of conversation may lead to an unexpected continuing-education solution that is right for you.
    • In addition, most of the institutions at our Expos are also large employers and might have job openings at a campus near you.
    • We have similar advice for job seekers who have not been thinking of going into business for themselves. Franchise opportunities are available in a tremendous variety of fields. Financing may be easier than you think, with surprising discounts for veterans.
  4. Are the employers actually hiring?

    Yes, and they have a number of different priorities and requirements. As a result, their recruiters interact with job seekers in a variety of ways.

    • Some recruiters have “hot fills,” job openings that they need to fill immediately. If you happen to qualify for a hot fill, the recruiter may take you to a separate area for a one-on-one interview.
    • Other recruiters are looking for transitioning and veteran military to apply for jobs that are almost always open. That kind of recruiter might ask for a paper résumé and/or give you a business card and ask you to call.
    • Some recruiters have positions that are not available right now, but will be opening up soon. These employers want to identify candidates and get them in the pipeline now so they can fill those positions as soon as possible when they receive hiring approval.
  5. Why don’t all employers accept paper résumés?

    A federal regulation called the OFCCP Internet Applicant Rule tells certain government contractors how to gather and retain job applications via the Internet. Because of the Rule, many contractors require that applicants use their online systems and not submit paper résumés.

    • OFCCP is the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency of the United States Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration. The OFCCP enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination by federal contractors.
    • Some employers that are not bound by the Rule do not accept paper résumés simply because they have put their entire application process on the Internet. One great advantage to applicants is that large employers can easily route the online résumés of desirable applicants to the appropriate divisions, offices, plants, etc.
  6. If they won’t take my résumé, shouldn’t I have stayed home and registered online?

    There is great value in the time you spend talking to recruiters, even if you can’t hand them your résumé.

    • You have a great chance to make an outstanding personal impression. A person who presents himself/herself extremely well at a booth may even get an interview for a job opening that is not on the recruiter’s list.
    • You have a chance to learn about the recruiters’ companies and their job opportunities.
    • You have a chance to network with the recruiters. You can ask a recruiter what it’s like to work at his/her company, and how best to navigate the company’s application process. You can ask the recruiter to take down your name and phone number or email address, and ask for his/her business card so that you can follow up.
  7. What if the employers are in industries that don’t interest me?

    An employer’s primary industry or company name does not necessarily indicate what openings the company is trying to fill.

    • A drugstore chain may be recruiting for positions in transportation and distribution.
    • A brewery may be recruiting for jobs in information technology.
  8. What time should I arrive?

    Feel free to try and arrive a little early to get near the front of the registration line, or you can choose to arrive a few hours after the event starts and avoid the crowd.

If you have a question that is not answered here, email us at support@recruitmilitary.com.

RecruitMilitary has held 20 events in Nashville, drawing 6,619 attendees and 647 exhibitors.
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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