New Orleans Veteran Job Fair

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

1500 Sugar Bowl Drive

New Orleans, LA 70112

New Orleans Veteran Job Fair

March 2, 2017 11:00 AM March 2, 2017 3:00 PM

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,295

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $495 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
  • Targeted

    $1,695

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Branding

    $3,495

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,095 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide

Select an Educator Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $1,795

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Educator Advantage

    $2,195

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,795 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • School name listed in the Search & Employ education directory in the next two issues

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Veteran Opportunity Expo Cancellation Policy

RecruitMilitary does not offer refunds. If an exhibitor is unable to attend a Veteran Opportunity Expo (“Expo”) for which it has already registered, RecruitMilitary will make every effort to allow the exhibitor to attend a future Expo, provided the exhibitor attends the Expo within twelve months of the Invoice Date. However, to qualify, RecruitMilitary must receive a cancellation request at least ten business days' prior to the date of the Expo for which you were registered. Unpaid invoices must be paid whether or not the exhibitor attends the event for which it originally registered. Cancellation requests must be sent via e-mail to expos@recruitmilitary.com, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. If a cancellation request is received fewer than ten business days before the Expo, or if the exhibitor does not show up at the Expo at all, then that exhibitor will not be entitled to transfer its registration to a new Expo.

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.

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

  • The Job Fair will take place in Bienville Club Lounge.

  • Coffee and other refreshments will be available at 9:00 a.m.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in the Bienville Room A from 1:30-3:00pm

  • Client Load-In: Loading docks are located on Girod Street, in the back of the building.

*Free WiFi is available.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Monday, Monday, February 27, 2017. Please ship to:

William Dede
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
1500 Sugar Bowl Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

RecruitMilitary Event 03/02/2017

Please be prepared with shipping information on event day in order to ensure packages are in route Friday following the event. Your company will be fully responsible for contacting your own carrier to pick up your equipment after the event.

Parking Information

There are multiple options for parking around the Superdome.

Champions Square Garage (pink building) @ 1400 Girod Street, New Orleans, LA 70112. This is right next to Smoothie King Arena.
Please check website for prevailing parking rates.

As you come out of the garage on Girod Street, walk across Girod Street toward Champions Square along LaSalle Street and take the steps up toward the Superdome. At the top of the stairs go right around the Superdome until you come to the Gate A entrance that faces Poydras Street.

Parking is also available in Garage 6 off of Sugar Bowl Drive at the negotiated rate of $15 per car (cash only). Once parked, please access the event space through the Gate A Plaza entrance.

Here's What Veterans Want in Their Civilian Careers

“Savvy employers know that military veterans often hold the solution to their continuing struggle to attract and retain high-quality talent. They understand that military-experienced personnel possess skills, attitudes and abilities beyond those of most people who have not served. Thus, veterans can add disproportionate value to any team or organization.”

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
Management/Supervision 3 42%
Administrative / Clerical 2 28%
Quality Assurance / Safety 2 28%
Government 2 28%
Human Resources 2 28%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 1 14%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 1 14%
Business / Strategic Management 1 14%
Customer Support / Client Care 1 14%
Medical / Health 1 14%
Education / Training 1 14%
Marketing / Product Management 1 14%
Food Services / Hospitality 1 14%
Sales / Business Development 1 14%
Field Service 1 14%
Law Enforcement / Security 1 14%
RecruitMilitary has held 16 events in New Orleans, drawing 4,591 attendees and 559 exhibitors.
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
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
Excellent event! I lost my job last week but because of this event, it looks like I may be back to work as early as in a few weeks, plus getting free training!
March 2014 - Veteran Job Seeker, Army National Guard - E6
We look forward to continuing our partnership with RecruitMilitary. We have several solid applicants being considered and one hire in progress as we speak.
Construction Recruiter -- 2/6/14 New Orleans Career Fair
I haven't had the pleasure of attending a military career fair before, but we do plan on attending from this point forward. The military had lots of talented and experienced men and ladies.
Non-Profit Recruiter -- 2/6/14 New Orleans Career Fair
The outcome of each meeting was highly productive and interest toward hiring me to fill open positions was very encouraging. It was a great day indeed to attend a fantastic New Orleans Recruit Military Expo/Veteran Career Fair.
2/6/14 New Orleans Career Fair -- Navy W-3
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
Four of the people I spoke with today could come work for me tomorrow! Great event!
August 2014 Employer -- Financial Services recruiter
It was a great event. Our company met a lot of amazing people.
9/18/14 New Orleans Career Fair (Construction/Building Supplies recruiter)
Veterans, please don't be hesitant about career fairs such as this one. Your dream job may be there!
9/18/14 New Orleans Career Fair (Army E-5)
I ended up with a few good leads mainly because of the information you posted about meeting everyone. The hints you put out and all related tips paid off. Thank you!
9/18/14 New Orleans Career Fair (Army O-5)
The experience was fruitful knowing that major companies were there with real intentions of hiring military for real world work! Thank you isn't enough!
9/18/14 New Orleans Career Fair (Army National Guard E-5)
Do your research and dress for the occasion. Bring at least two different resumes, one which targets the job you are trying to land. The other should be a more broad based, generic one highlighting all of the jobs skills you have.
Nov 2014 Attendee -- Navy E-7
The recurring role of "talk to everyone" is extremely important and should be embraced by each job seeker. Please continue to stress the importance of networking, not only with the recruiters but with fellow job seekers to increase the likeliness of finding a hidden opportunity.
1-15-15 San Antonio Career Fair attendee (Army O-3)

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