New York Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on April 20, 2023 at New York Hilton Midtown in New York, NY.

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 199 39%
Management/Supervision 161 31%
Project / Program Management 132 26%
Business / Strategic Management 128 25%
Law Enforcement / Security 125 24%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 122 24%
Administrative / Clerical 117 23%
Human Resources 106 20%
Customer Support / Client Care 104 20%
IT / Software Development 100 19%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 89 17%
Quality Assurance / Safety 84 16%
Sales / Business Development 81 16%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 81 16%
Education / Training 79 15%
Part-time 78 15%
Aviation / Aerospace 77 15%
Construction / Trades 76 15%
Manufacturing / Operations 74 14%
Marketing / Product Management 73 14%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 72 14%
Medical / Health 70 13%
Other 67 13%
Electronics 61 12%
Field Service 56 11%
Engineering 56 11%
Food Services / Hospitality 55 10%
Biotech / R&D / Science 49 9%
Creative / Design 47 9%
Legal 45 8%
Retail 42 8%
Editorial / Writing 32 6%

Who Attended?

  • 505 Registered Attendees
  • 252 Soldiers
  • 92 Sailors
  • 86 Marines
  • 37 Airmen
  • 10 Others
  • 8 Spouses
  • 6 Coast Guardsmen
  • 3 DoD Civilians
  • 1 Merchant Marine
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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