New York Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on September 13, 2012 at New Yorker Hotel in New York, NY.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • The Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • CVS
  • Capital One
  • State Farm
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • G4S Secure Solutions (USA)
  • Veterans Administration, National Vets Employment Program
  • DeVry University
  • Grand Canyon University

Exhibitors

  • Cambridge Business Institute
  • Duane Reade
  • Horizon Bradco
  • SGS North America Inc.
  • Waste Management/Wheelabrator Technologies
  • DHL Express
  • New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • QinetiQ North America TSG
  • Kamco Supply Corp.
  • MTA, New York City Transit
  • Mobile Technical Training
  • Citigroup
  • Northwestern Mutual The Russo Group
  • American Income Life Insurance Co.
  • TD Bank, NA
  • Appliance Empire
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Amtrak, National Passenger Corp
  • St. Moritz Security Services, Inc.
  • Academy Bus
  • The Hudson Group
  • Knighted Computer Systems
  • New York Army National Guard
  • Realogy
  • PVH Corp.
  • Cablevision
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • MDRC
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions
  • Dowling College
  • Lincoln College of Technology
  • Metropolitan College of New York
  • NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • The College of Westchester

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: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/now_h...”

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...”

Helping Jobless Vets

“CNN Host Fredricka Whitfield One in nine Iraq and Afghanistan vets is out of work. Fredricka Whitfield talks with Rick Jones about how RecruitMilitary's website and career fair events are helping veterans and military spouses find jobs in the current economy. CNN's Josh Levs shows viewers how to navigate the RecruitMilitary website and points out key features most useful to veteran job seek...”

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 13 events in New York, drawing 4,158 attendees and 467 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 934 Veterans
  • 423 Soldiers
  • 177 Sailors
  • 148 Marines
  • 100 Airmen
  • 33 Spouses
  • 32 Others
  • 15 Coast Guardsmen
  • 5 DoD Civilians
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In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sponsored by Capital One

Exhibitor Packages
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