New York Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on May 23, 2013 at New Yorker Hotel in New York, NY.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • Military Sealift Command
  • Pitney Bowes, Inc.
  • New York City Police Department
  • Penske Truck Leasing
  • State Farm Insurance
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Amtrak National Passenger Corp.
  • Bank of America
  • DeVry University
  • DHL Express
  • Prudential Financial
  • The Home Depot


  • HirePurpose
  • Veterans Canteen Service
  • City of New York Fire Department
  • Veterans Employment Service Office
  • OTG Management
  • Merendino Contracting, Inc.
  • Cablevision
  • Tokyo Electron
  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • American Income Life Insurance Company
  • BJK National Tennis Center
  • Exchange New Car Sales
  • National Tractor Trailer School
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • New York University
  • MTA, New York City Transit
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions
  • Bramson ORT
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • The College of Westchester
  • New York Army National Guard
  • WyoTech

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.”

The four myths and opportunities of hiring veterans today

“In an era when “support our troops” bumper stickers are common and billboards and radio advertisements abound with rallying calls to give veterans a job, it is not surprising that many employers are overwhelmed and confused. Good intentions permeate most efforts to employ veterans at the national, state and local levels.”

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...”

RecruitMilitary has held 16 events in New York, drawing 5,569 attendees and 664 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 670 Registered Attendees
  • 331 Soldiers
  • 127 Sailors
  • 115 Marines
  • 64 Airmen
  • 14 Spouses
  • 8 Others
  • 8 Coast Guardsmen
  • 2 DoD Civilians
  • 1 Merchant Marine
Exhibitor Registration
RecruitMilitary hosts a solid assortment of military-friendly recruiters with many open positions waiting to be filled by ex-military personnel. It was great to see a variety of different institutions there, especially native NY companies.
NYC Expo Attendee
The overall attendance of veterans was outstanding and I would recommend this exposure to all veterans seeking employment and/or exposure to vast amount of potential employers who are willing to hire our veterans.
NYC Expo Attendee
Had a great turnout due to your marketing. Well organized, representatives were attentive to our needs.
HR Director, Retail Industry, past New York City Exhibitor
Well orchestrated, well advertised, well attended. We have set up at least 5-7 additional onsite interviews and expect to hire 2-3 people from the event.
Recruiter, Financial Services Industry, past New York City Exhibitor
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!
Recruiter, Transportation Industry, past New York City Exhibitor
This is the only paid event that I attend. Always a good turn-out and worth the travel.
Recruiter, Government Agency, past New York City Exhibitor
The expo's environment was exciting and the represented companies welcomed recruits warmly.
Army Veteran - E4, past New York City attendee
This event had the best mix of exhibitors that I have experienced. There were fewer colleges, schools and more (and better) employers.
Navy Veteran - E6, past New York City attendee
Lots of good, understanding people both helping and recruiting. A high number of high caliber companies represented.
Navy Veteran - O3, past New York City attendee
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.
Army Veteran - E5, past New York City attendee
I love working with RM.
Recruiter, Defense Industry, May 2013 NYC Exhibitor
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
It was awesome - we are in the process of hiring 4 individuals.
Healthcare recruiter, 3/27/2014 Houston Career Fair
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
First Class, as usual.
05/22/14 NYC Career Fair -- Non-profit recruiter
The expo had top name companies. Very good event. I recommend attending.
05/22/14 NYC Career Fair -- Navy E-3
There was a nice variety of industries at the job fair - more than you see at most fairs targeted towards veterans.
05/22/14 NYC Career Fair -- USAF O-3
I had an interview with a possible job opportunity right away.
05/22/14 NYC Career Fair -- Navy E-8
Four of the people I spoke with today could come work for me tomorrow! Great event!
August 2014 Employer -- Financial Services recruiter
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)