New York Veterans Job Fair

New York Hilton Midtown

1335 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10019

New York Veterans Job Fair

April 20, 2023

11:00 AM
April 20, 2023 3:00 PM Eastern

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  • Exhibitor

    $1,495

    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • * $960 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $960 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted

    $2,295

    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • Pre-event Targeted Email ($1,295 value)

Educator Packages

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  • Educator

    $2,195

    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide

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

BEFORE THE EVENT

  • Attending Representatives should log in to their Event Portal prior to event day to ensure they have access.

  • Organizations' Attending Representative(s) will receive an email the morning of the event to begin event check-in. The check-in process is electronic and your event pass will be displayed on your phone. We strongly recommend arriving with your device fully charged.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strips and extension cords. Without prior notification and payment, there is no guarantee electric will be provided.

  • No outside food & beverage may be distributed without prior approval. Please reach out to RecruitMilitary for approval process.

  • We always encourage all attendees to check back 24-48 hours prior to the event to view the most up to date instructions/directions.

AT THE EVENT

  • The Job Fair will take place in the Rhinelander Gallery on the second floor of the hotel.

  • Exhibitor set up is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Each Exhibitor will have a 6' or 8' table with linen and two chairs.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in an area marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitor Only" signage.

  • There will be two assigned windows of time for the Exhibitors lunch. Each exhibitor will receive their assigned time at check-in.

Shipping Instructions

Items for the event can be shipped to the Hilton at the address below. SHIPPING AND RECEIVING FEES MUST BE PAID BY THE EXHIBITOR IN ORDER FOR SHIPPED ITEMS TO BE RETRIEVED FROM THE PACKAGE ROOM.

The venue requires a shipping form and payment authorization be submitted prior to shipment. The shipping form will be available no later than Friday, February 10th for Exhibitors to download and return to the venue.

Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of The Americas
New York, NY 10019
Attn: Package Room
Name (of your onsite person)
Company Name
In Connection with: RecruitMilitary/Rhinelander Room 4/20/2023
Box # of #

Rates per shipped item vary with weight of package.

OUTBOUND SHIPPING:
Arrangements for your shipments MUST BE MADE in advance.

  • Label the shipments with PREPAID shipping labels.
  • Schedule the pickup with the appropriate carrier.

Items MUST BE picked up by 7:00 p.m.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: In ALL situations, exhibitors are responsible for management and payment of their own shipping needs. Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary for shipping associated with an exhibitor will be passed on to that exhibitor for payment. These fees and management of the shipping process are the sole responsibility of the client/exhibitor.

Parking Information

  • Public transportation is highly recommended. There is a subway station 1 block from the hotel on 7th Avenue with stops from multiple lines. B ,D, E, F, Q, R, N and 1 trains are steps away from the hotel.

  • Use Main Entrance to hotel on 6th Avenue.

  • There are multiple parking garages within one to two blocks of the hotel that are much less expensive than the hotel parking.

  • Note only valet parking is available at the hotel parking lot. Access is on 53rd St (westbound traffic only) and 54th street (eastbound traffic only) between 6th & 7th Ave. Traveling westbound on 53rd Street, the entrance to the garage is on the right just below the PARK sign. Traveling eastbound on 54th Street, the entrance to the garage is on the right just below the PARK sign (across from the Ziegfeld Theatre).

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...”

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...”

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 17 33%
Management/Supervision 12 23%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 11 21%
Quality Assurance / Safety 11 21%
Project / Program Management 11 21%
Human Resources 10 19%
Education / Training 9 17%
Administrative / Clerical 8 15%
Sales / Business Development 7 13%
Business / Strategic Management 7 13%
Aviation / Aerospace 6 11%
Customer Support / Client Care 6 11%
Law Enforcement / Security 6 11%
Part-time 5 9%
Marketing / Product Management 5 9%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 4 7%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 4 7%
Engineering 4 7%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 4 7%
Manufacturing / Operations 4 7%
Medical / Health 4 7%
Other 4 7%
Electronics 3 5%
IT / Software Development 3 5%
Construction / Trades 3 5%
Field Service 3 5%
Retail 3 5%
Legal 2 3%
Biotech / R&D / Science 2 3%
Editorial / Writing 2 3%
Creative / Design 1 1%
Food Services / Hospitality 1 1%
Very little comparison...this is one of the best vendors. Great to do business with.
New York Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
The job fair exceeded my expectations with the quality and amount of vendors. Everyone was friendly, approachable, and offered valuable information.
New York Career Fair -- Attendee
Our company is very enthusiastic about hiring veterans and that is something I would encourage any company to do.
New York -- Construction / Building Supplies recruiter
Candidates are available who have the right attitude, aptitude, work ethic and relevant work experience. Hiring military veterans is the right thing to do!
New York -- Machinery recruiter
There was a different variety of vendors than other job fairs. Not just the usual schools and government agencies.
New York -- Army E-5
Plenty of employers that lead to good solid jobs.
New York -- Marines E-4
Bring a team with you because there are a lot of hungry veterans looking for their next career and you need an entire team to maximize your ability to touch every candidate there!
New York -- Telecommunications recruiter
Military veterans have valuable work experience in their respective fields that benefit employers.
New York -- Information Technology recruiter
I had a pleasant day connecting with exhibitors in person. I landed a job interview hours after the event and made a handful of connections I can recommend to other veterans.
New York -- Army E-5
There is something for everyone.
New York -- Army E-3

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