New Orleans Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on February 21, 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • DeVry University
  • Veterans Administration, National Vets Employment Program
  • National Oilwell Varco
  • The Home Depot
  • Prudential Financial
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Military Sealift Command
  • SGS North America Inc.
  • Oklahoma College of Construction
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • American Income Life Insurance Company
  • Union Institute & University

Exhibitors

  • MasTec
  • Tire Kingdom
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
  • Royal Honda
  • City of New Orleans
  • GAF Building Materials
  • Enterprise Products
  • Schlumberger
  • CarMax
  • Danos & Curole
  • Baker Hughes
  • CN Railroad
  • PEC Premier
  • Bottom Line Equipment, LLC
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Bond Lighting and Protection Services
  • Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
  • Malin Integrated Handling Solutions
  • Walgreens
  • WyoTech

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. ”

Thursday job fair held to connect veterans with employers

“NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of veterans and military spouses will be connected with employers on Thursday. A special hiring fair is being held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome specifically for transitioning service members and their families.”

Local Businesses Participate In A Job Fair For Unemployed Veterans

“After years in the military, hundreds of veterans are now stuck looking for a job. ”

Hundreds pack job fair for veterans

“The unemployment rate for troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is 13 percent, much higher than the national average for non-military members. The number is even more staggering among 18 to 24-year old veterans. One-third of them are unemployed.”

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...”

Helping Jobless Vets

“CNN Host Fredricka Whitfield One in nine Iraq and Afghanistan vets is out of work. Fredricka Whitfield talks with Rick Jones about how RecruitMilitary's website and career fair events are helping veterans and military spouses find jobs in the current economy. CNN's Josh Levs shows viewers how to navigate the RecruitMilitary website and points out key features most useful to veteran job seek...”

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...”

RecruitMilitary has held 11 events in New Orleans, drawing 2,924 attendees and 340 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 670 Veterans
  • 186 Soldiers
  • 121 Sailors
  • 79 Airmen
  • 57 Marines
  • 20 Spouses
  • 19 Coast Guardsmen
  • 14 Others
Exhibitor Packages
RecruitMilitary has been a great resource to find qualified candidates for positions within our company. We are at a 100% retention rate for associates hired from this event. Awesome resource to find great associates.
HR Manager, Retail Industry, past New Orleans Exhibitor
We received a lot more candidates than previous military job fairs I have attended. The entire event was well organized and received a lot of media.
Recruiter, Food Manufacturing Industry, past New Orleans Exhibitor
Good recruitment opportunity. RECRUITMILITARY really reaches out to the market to provide good prospects. Well organized with very supportive staff.
Recruiter, Transportation Industry, past New Orleans Exhibitor
Very impressive. Beyond what I expected.
Recruiter, IT Industry, past New Orleans Exhibitor
Typically at events like these participants are gathering give-aways. Not true in this case, many of the individuals we talked to were seriously interested in pursuing careers. This was a great event. The participants were professional.
Store Manager, Retail, past New Orleans Exhibitor
Typically at events like these participants are gathering give-aways. Not true in this case, many of the individuals we talked to were seriously interested in pursuing careers. This was a great event. The participants were professional.
Store Manager, Retail, past New Orleans Exhibitor
Excellent Expo!! I have received communications from potential employers and it's only been 4 days!!
Past Veteran Attendee in New Orleans
The event was great. The range of vendors was awesome. I really enjoyed the event.
Past Veteran Attendee in New Orleans
It was great to talk to local companies I would not have otherwise heard about or thought about.
Past Veteran Attendee in New Orleans