Naval Base Kitsap Area Veterans Job Fair

Kitsap Conference Center

100 Washington Avenue

Bremerton, WA 98337

Naval Base Kitsap Area Veterans Job Fair

June 1, 2023

11:00 AM
June 1, 2023 3:00 PM Pacific

Employer Packages

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Career fair in Bremerton

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,495

    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • * $960 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $960 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted

    $2,295

    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • Pre-event Targeted Email ($1,295 value)

Educator Packages

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $2,195

    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide

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.

Kitsap Conference Center

Get driving directions to Kitsap Conference Center

Venue Information

BEFORE THE EVENT

  • Attending Representatives should log in to their Event Portal prior to event day to ensure they have access.

  • Organizations' Attending Representative(s) will receive an email the morning of the event to begin event check-in. The check-in process is electronic and your event pass will be displayed on your phone. We strongly recommend arriving with your device fully charged.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strips and extension cords. Without prior notification and payment, there is no guarantee electric will be provided.

  • No outside food & beverage may be distributed without prior approval. Please reach out to RecruitMilitary for approval process.

  • We always encourage all attendees to check back 24-48 hours prior to the event to view the most up to date instructions/directions.

AT THE EVENT

  • The Job Fair will take place in the Puget Sound Ballroom. Enter through the main entrance of the Conference Center.

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Each Exhibitor will have an 6' or 8' table with top linen and two chairs.

  • The Job Fair begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area marked with Exhibitors Only signage.

  • There will be two assigned windows of time for the Exhibitors lunch. Each exhibitor will receive their assigned time at check-in.

Shipping Instructions

All items should be shipped into the Exhibitor's hotel or a local shipping office.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: In ALL situations, exhibitors are responsible for management and payment of their own shipping needs. Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary for shipping associated with an exhibitor will be passed on to that exhibitor for payment. These fees and management of the shipping process are the sole responsibility of the client/exhibitor.

Parking Information

Parking is available in the Conference Center's parking garage.

Directions from South SR-3
1. Traveling South on SR 3 take the Kitsap Way exit.
2. Turn left on Kitsap Way and go under the highway.
3. Continue on straight on Kitsap Way and follow it as it curves to the right and left and becomes 6th Street.
4. Continue on 6th Street to Pacific Avenue and turn right.
5. Continue on Pacific Avenue to 2nd Street and turn left.
6. Go one block on 2nd Street to Washington Avenue.
7. Cross over Washington Avenue and enter the drive to the parking garage.

Directions from North SR-3
1. Traveling North on SR 3 take the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard/Downtown Bremerton exit.
2. Continue on exit road to Burwell Street and turn right.
3. Continue on Burwell Street to Pacific Avenue.
4. Continue on Pacific Avenue to 2nd Street and turn left.
5. Go one block on 2nd Street to Washington Avenue.
6. Cross over Washington Avenue and enter the drive to the parking garage.

Directions by Ferry (from Seattle)
1. Take the Bremerton Ferry (West) from Pier 52 in downtown Seattle (Alaskan Way).
2. Debark the ferry at Bremerton Terminal. If walking off the ferry, the conference center will be on your right.
3. If driving, travel through tunnel to Park Avenue and turn right.
4. Continue on Park Avenue to 4th Street and turn right.
5. Continue on 4th Street to Pacific Avenue and turn right.
6. Continue on Pacific Avenue to 2nd Street and turn left.
7. Go one block on 2nd Street to Washington Avenue.
8. Cross over Washington Avenue and enter the drive to the parking garage.

Parking Garage
1. Turn right in second (Green) or third (Red) levels of the parking garage.
2. Take the elevator to Floor 1 and you will find the entrance to Kitsap Conference Center.

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. ”

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 Naval Base Kitsap Area 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
Quality Assurance / Safety 1 33%
Engineering 1 33%
Other 1 33%