New Orleans Veterans Job Fair

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

1500 Sugar Bowl Drive

New Orleans, LA 70112

New Orleans Veterans Job Fair

March 1, 2018 11:00 AM March 1, 2018 3:00 PM
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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.

Exhibitors

  • Allstate
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • USDA, APHIS - Veterinary Services
  • Walgreens

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Mercedes-Benz Superdome Information

The Job Fair will take place in Bienville Club Lounge.

Enter the Mercedes-Benz Superdome through the Gate A entrance on the Plaza Level. Please allow extra time upon arrival to pass through stadium security. Walk Through Metal Detectors will now be used in effort to ensure safety and security of all guests.

Once inside, follow the RecruitMilitary signs up one escalator to access the event space.

Parking Information

There are multiple options for parking around the Superdome.

Parking is 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 into the Superdome.

Additional Parking is available:
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.

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...”

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 18 events in New Orleans, drawing 5,126 attendees and 654 exhibitors.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with RecruitMilitary. We have several solid applicants being considered and one hire in progress as we speak.
New Orleans Career Fair -- Construction Recruiter
Veterans, please don't be hesitant about career fairs such as this one. Your dream job may be there!
New Orleans Career Fair -- Army E-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!
New Orleans Career Fair -- Army National Guard E-5
It was great to be able to conduct a hiring event in a big metropolitan area. The quality of candidates was encouraging. Due to the nature of the positions we offer, the best candidates come from the military ranks. Participating in hiring events that promote the hiring of military veterans is in our best interest.
8/11/16 New Orleans Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
All RM fairs are a step above your average job fair. They are experts in linking veterans to employers / opportunities.
8/11/16 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.
8/11/16 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.
3/23/17 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.
3/23/17 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.
3/23/17 New Orleans Career Fair -- Navy E-7
Well organized and the pre-event tips were very helpful.
3/23/17 New Orleans Career Fair -- Army 0-5
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