New York Veterans Job Fair

Metropolitan Pavilion

123 West 18th Street

New York, NY 10011

New York Veterans Job Fair

March 9, 2017 11:00 AM March 9, 2017 3:00 PM

Online registrations for exhibitors are no longer available for this event. If you’d like to talk to someone about how to attend this event or other options to hire veterans in your area, please call 513-677-7054.

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 9:00am and 10:30am.

  • The Job Fair will take place in the Metropolitan Suite on the second floor of the Metropolitan Pavilion. Regardless of whether you have large items, please enter the building through the loading dock entrance at 124 West 19th Street. The exhibitor registration table will be directly inside the facility near the loading dock.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00am in an area marked with RecruitMilitary Only signage.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in an area of the event room and will be marked with RecruitMilitary Only signage.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should pay for it in advance. Outlets in this event space will not be live without prior notification to the venue. Exhibitors needing electricity should bring their own power strip and extension cords.

  • Complimentary WiFi is available.

Shipping Instructions

Exhibitors have the option to ship items to the venue for use at the job fair. There is a per item, per day, charge which will be collected by the Metropolitan Pavilion (see pricing information on the form in the link below). All shipping arrangements must be approved in advance. The linked form must be completed and emailed to the venue for prior approval. The shipping address and shipping instructions are on the attached form. Exhibitors who will be shipping items into and/or out of the venue should read and complete the attached form in its entirety.

Storage and Shipments Order Form

Parking Information

Parking in New York can be extremely expensive. We encourage the use of public transportation.

  • Suggested Garages:
    Manhattan Parking Group: 180 West 20th Street; (646) 638-0695 — See attached coupon
    Icon Parking: 16 West 16th Street; (212) 242-9635
    Rapid Park Industries: 124 West 20th Street; (212) 627-7739
    Sawyer Parking: 148-150 West 20th Street; (212) 627-4505
    Other parking location: 140 West 18th (cash-only)

Download the parking coupon

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. ”

U.S. military veterans march on job fair to prepare for return to civilian workface

“By Lore Croghan They came, 300 strong, to Manhattan Center Thursday, soldiers and sailors and leathernecks, all in need of a job. For military veterans, it can be a hard battle to get back into the civilian workforce. A job fair just for them, organized by a former Marine Captain, was meant to make their fight a little easier. "I'm a certified sharpshooter - what does that mean to a ci...”

Veterans Look To Transition To Civilian Life At Midtown Job Fair

“It is tough enough for veterans to find civilian jobs when they end their military duty. In the current job market, the situation is even worse. On Tuesday, more than 2,000 veterans crowded a Midtown hotel to attend a job fair just for them. For 4 years U.S. Navy technician, Nelson Romero loaded live ammunition into airplanes on a marine amphibious ship. Now, he is looking for a job. Like ma...”

Out of Uniform and Out of Work, and Seeking a Break in a Tough Civilian Job Market

“By Cara Buckley Ample of girth, his scalp gleaming beneath a thinning thatch of hair, Alex De Francis stood out in the small sea of veterans that filled a Midtown hotel ballroom on Thursday. They were all there for a veterans’ job fair, and while many were young, Mr. De Francis was 61. He left the military in 1972, after a tour of duty in Vietnam, before many of his fellow job seekers w...”

A jobs fair for veterans

“New York-area veterans on the hunt for a new job can get a big leg up today as some 50 corporations, universities and other institutions gather in Midtown to bid for their talents. The RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo, put on by a recruiting firm in cooperation with veterans' groups like the American Legion, runs from 11 am to 3 pm at the New Yorker Hotel on Eighth Avenue. Obviously, the ...”

Now hiring: vets

“By ANDY SOLTIS Here's where unemployed veterans should be on Thursday -- a jobs "opportunity expo." Vets will get a chance to sell themselves to major firms like Amtrak, New York Life, T-Mobile and Time Warner Cable, as well as government agencies. The expo runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave. Read more:”

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...”

Job fair helps get military veterans jobs in the civilian sector

“BY Samantha Strong AND Oren Yaniv Military veterans who traded rifles for resumes flocked to a job fair just for them Thursday - and said their service is more of a barrier than a blessing in the search for employment. "I'm not expecting people to kiss my feet or anything, but I am looking for a chance," said Anthony Ramos, 28, of Baldwin, L.I., who served four years in the Navy until his...”

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 York 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
Government 196 37%
Management/Supervision 146 27%
Law Enforcement / Security 125 23%
Administrative / Clerical 119 22%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 98 18%
Project / Program Management 97 18%
Human Resources 93 17%
Business / Strategic Management 93 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 84 15%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 83 15%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 81 15%
Education / Training 80 15%
IT / Software Development 69 13%
Part-time 64 12%
Medical / Health 63 11%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 61 11%
Sales / Business Development 61 11%
Other 61 11%
Quality Assurance / Safety 58 11%
Construction / Trades 55 10%
Marketing / Product Management 55 10%
Field Service 55 10%
Manufacturing / Operations 54 10%
Aviation / Aerospace 53 10%
Engineering 46 8%
Electronics 46 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 44 8%
Retail 41 7%
Legal 39 7%
Creative / Design 34 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 26 4%
Editorial / Writing 26 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 21 events in New York, drawing 7,467 attendees and 1,067 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 527 Registered Attendees
  • 192 Soldiers
  • 83 Sailors
  • 63 Marines
  • 39 Airmen
  • 7 Others
  • 6 Coast Guardsmen
  • 6 Spouses
  • 1 Merchant Marine
40% of the individuals we hire are prior military, so this is an outstanding recruiting tool we use on a regular basis to find quality applicants for our positions. Thanks!
NYC Career Fair -- Transportation Industry Recruiter
This is the only paid event that I attend. Always a good turn-out and worth the travel.
NYC Career Fair -- Government Agency Recruiter
This event had the best mix of exhibitors that I have experienced. There were fewer colleges, schools and more (and better) employers.
NYC Career Fair -- Navy Veteran - E6
I researched the companies listed and jobs they were seeking to fill. As a result, I was able to move quickly to the ones that I wanted to talk to, and ask informed specific questions based on the printouts I had with me. It was enough to convince one recruiter to give me her personal email and ask that my resume be sent directly to her.
NYC Career Fair -- Army Veteran - E5
I routinely refer fellow employers to the RecruitMilitary team as a leader in the veteran employment effort.
NYC Career Fair -- Aerospace Recruiter
I obtained three job referrals as a result of my meeting with recruiters at this event! I am also pursuing other opportunities that resulted from this engagement. Thank you.
9/15/16 NYC Career Fair -- USAF
This is definitely an opportunity that should be taken advantage of. Really an invaluable event.
9/15/16 NYC Career Fair -- Navy E-5
Great event! Candidates were well-prepared. Set up and flow were awesome. Space was great. Marketing and communication prior to event was strong. Well-attended. Better than others I have attended for vets.
9/15/16 NYC Career Fair -- Construction / Building Supplies Recruiter
There were a lot of candidates who are very eager, determined, and ready to get into the civilian workforce. They presented themselves professionally and were very engaging. We were able to gather a strong pool of candidates.
9/15/16 NYC Career Fair -- Services Recruiter

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