New Orleans Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on February 6, 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA.

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. ”

Job fair held at Superdome to help Veterans find new jobs

“WITH A STRONG COMMITMENT AND NO-QUIT ATTITUDE. AND IT'S THOSE SAME VALUES,THAT EMPLOYERS SAY, MAKE VETERANS AN ASSET IN THE WORK FORCE. SCORES OF EMPLOYERS GATHERED TODAY AT THE LOUISIANA SUPERDOME.. FOR AN ALL VETERANS JOB FAIR. AND AS HEATH ALLEN SHOWS US.. THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE OF VETS LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITY.”

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. ”

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...”

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 New Orleans Veteran 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 304 52%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 199 34%
Law Enforcement / Security 183 31%
Quality Assurance / Safety 175 30%
Human Resources 155 26%
Project / Program Management 153 26%
Administrative / Clerical 150 25%
Education / Training 146 25%
Manufacturing / Operations 143 24%
Business / Strategic Management 123 21%
Customer Support / Client Care 121 20%
Construction / Trades 105 18%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 105 18%
Medical / Health 87 14%
Aviation / Aerospace 85 14%
Other 84 14%
IT / Software Development 80 13%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 78 13%
Electronics 73 12%
Sales / Business Development 72 12%
Marketing / Product Management 70 12%
Engineering 67 11%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 59 10%
Part-time 50 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 45 7%
Retail 45 7%
Editorial / Writing 41 7%
Creative / Design 39 6%
Legal 39 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 35 6%
RecruitMilitary has held 24 events in New Orleans, drawing 5,978 attendees and 865 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 581 Registered Attendees
  • 238 Soldiers
  • 122 Sailors
  • 105 Marines
  • 66 Airmen
  • 27 Coast Guardsmen
  • 19 Spouses
  • 2 Others
  • 1 Merchant Marine
  • 1 DoD Civilian
All RM fairs are a step above your average job fair. They are experts in linking veterans to employers / opportunities.
New Orleans Career Fair -- Services Recruiter
The variety of participating exhibitors was very good. I got a few good prospects and some interest from the employers present.
New Orleans Career Fair -- Marine E-4
Very successful event in terms of participation from employers and veterans. A dedicated source for prior military and veterans to seek employment after service is essential.
New Orleans Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
Excellent on site support. Good location, good layout of tables. Lots of other employers. Good number of attendees. Thank you for the use of the interview room. That makes the trip worth it for us.
New Orleans Career Fair -- Information Technology Recruiter
Very good opportunity in looking for a new career. The preparation and organization of event was very good and made the event very accessible.
New Orleans Career Fair -- Navy E-7
Well organized and the pre-event tips were very helpful.
New Orleans Career Fair -- Army 0-5
We were very satisfied with the high number of qualified candidates and their interest in our company. If you are looking for talent, you should go.
New Orleans -- Transportation / Logistics recruiter
RecruitMilitary draws a larger, more diverse attendance than other job fairs. Great locations.
New Orleans -- Defense recruiter
Intel interviewed me on the spot for a job. Entergy and Allstate also sent follow up emails. Very good experience
New Orleans -- Army E-3
All the vendors were very nice, which made it easy for me to engage with them.
New Orleans -- Air Force E-7

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