New York Veterans Job Fair

The Altman Building

135 West 18th Street

New York, NY 10011

New York Veterans Job Fair

March 8, 2018 11:00 AM March 8, 2018 3:00 PM
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Join us at 10:00 for the seminar, “Pursuing Graduate Business Education in Midtown Manhattan: The Veteran Student Experience at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business."
Register separately for the seminar at fordham_ny.

Learn about the variety of graduate business degree offerings at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business. The seminar will cover general information about the 3 MBA and 14 specialized Masters programs offered at our Lincoln Center campus located in midtown NYC. As an institution that has been ranked as a top Military-Friendly Yellow Ribbon University by Military Times for 5 consecutive years, Fordham University is the home to many veterans across all graduate and undergraduate academic programs. Come to learn more about their experiences pursuing a degree at one of New York City's finest universities.

Veteran and Spouse Registration

The list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.

Featured Exhibitors

  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Canon USA, Inc.
  • City of New York Fire Department
  • GardaWorld
  • General Dynamics
  • Hill-Rom, Inc.
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • MyComputerCareer
  • Nestle USA
  • New York City of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • NYC Department of Correction
  • New York Department of Education
  • PepsiCo
  • Ralph Lauren
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • The Port Authority of NY & NJ Police Department
  • Unilever United States, Inc.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Walgreens


  • ABC Supply
  • Adelphi University
  • Amalgamated Bank
  • Arkwin Industries
  • BenefitMall
  • Berkeley College
  • California University of Pennyslvania
  • Career-Visions
  • Children's Village
  • Chubb Corporation
  • Connecticut School of Broadcasting
  • DeVry University
  • EquipSystems LLC
  • Farmers Insurance
  • First Command Financial Services, Inc.
  • First Data Corp
  • Florida Crystals
  • Focus Personal Training Institute
  • Fordham University - The Gabelli School
  • G4S Secure Solutions (USA), Inc.
  • Global Operations
  • Gramercy Healthcare Management
  • Guardian Service Industries
  • H.O. Penn Machinery
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • HERC
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Merendino Contracting, Inc
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
  • New York Army National Guard
  • New York Community Bancorp
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Northwell Health, Inc.
  • NYSCAS, Touro College
  • PNC Bank
  • PSEG
  • Related Management
  • RMS Industries of NY
  • Roto-Rooter
  • Services for the Underserved
  • SGS North America
  • Skidmore, Owings, & Merill LLP
  • Spectrum
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Sunbelt Rentals
  • The Durst Organization
  • Town and Gardens
  • TriNet HR III, Inc.
  • Turner Construction Company

The Altman Building

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The Altman Building Information

  • The Job Fair will be held on the Main Floor of The Altman Building.

Parking Information

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

  • The 1 and 2 subway lines are .08 miles away
  • The F and M lines are 0.17 miles away

  • Suggested Garages:
    Manhattan Parking Group: 180 West 20th Street (646) 638-0695
    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)

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:”

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...”

Common Questions

  1. What is a RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo?

    A RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is an event where transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses can meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees. To learn more, watch this video from one of our expos in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  2. Who are the exhibitors?

    RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.

    1. Employers
    2. Franchisors
    3. Educational institutions
    4. Veterans associations and service agencies
  3. What if my only interest is getting a job?

    Even if you are not here to discuss continuing education, we recommend that you talk with the education recruiters.

    • Today’s institutions deliver learning opportunities in many ways other than traditional, full-time, daytime classes on a campus. So a few minutes of conversation may lead to an unexpected continuing-education solution that is right for you.
    • In addition, most of the institutions at our Expos are also large employers and might have job openings at a campus near you.
    • We have similar advice for job seekers who have not been thinking of going into business for themselves. Franchise opportunities are available in a tremendous variety of fields. Financing may be easier than you think, with surprising discounts for veterans.
  4. Are the employers actually hiring?

    Yes, and they have a number of different priorities and requirements. As a result, their recruiters interact with job seekers in a variety of ways.

    • Some recruiters have “hot fills,” job openings that they need to fill immediately. If you happen to qualify for a hot fill, the recruiter may take you to a separate area for a one-on-one interview.
    • Other recruiters are looking for transitioning and veteran military to apply for jobs that are almost always open. That kind of recruiter might ask for a paper résumé and/or give you a business card and ask you to call.
    • Some recruiters have positions that are not available right now, but will be opening up soon. These employers want to identify candidates and get them in the pipeline now so they can fill those positions as soon as possible when they receive hiring approval.
  5. Why don’t all employers accept paper résumés?

    A federal regulation called the OFCCP Internet Applicant Rule tells certain government contractors how to gather and retain job applications via the Internet. Because of the Rule, many contractors require that applicants use their online systems and not submit paper résumés.

    • OFCCP is the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency of the United States Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration. The OFCCP enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination by federal contractors.
    • Some employers that are not bound by the Rule do not accept paper résumés simply because they have put their entire application process on the Internet. One great advantage to applicants is that large employers can easily route the online résumés of desirable applicants to the appropriate divisions, offices, plants, etc.
  6. If they won’t take my résumé, shouldn’t I have stayed home and registered online?

    There is great value in the time you spend talking to recruiters, even if you can’t hand them your résumé.

    • You have a great chance to make an outstanding personal impression. A person who presents himself/herself extremely well at a booth may even get an interview for a job opening that is not on the recruiter’s list.
    • You have a chance to learn about the recruiters’ companies and their job opportunities.
    • You have a chance to network with the recruiters. You can ask a recruiter what it’s like to work at his/her company, and how best to navigate the company’s application process. You can ask the recruiter to take down your name and phone number or email address, and ask for his/her business card so that you can follow up.
  7. What if the employers are in industries that don’t interest me?

    An employer’s primary industry or company name does not necessarily indicate what openings the company is trying to fill.

    • A drugstore chain may be recruiting for positions in transportation and distribution.
    • A brewery may be recruiting for jobs in information technology.
  8. What time should I arrive?

    Feel free to try and arrive a little early to get near the front of the registration line, or you can choose to arrive a few hours after the event starts and avoid the crowd.

If you have a question that is not answered here, email us at

RecruitMilitary has held 24 events in New York, drawing 8,391 attendees and 1,297 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 611 Registered Attendees
  • 225 Soldiers
  • 100 Sailors
  • 80 Marines
  • 35 Airmen
  • 11 Spouses
  • 9 Coast Guardsmen
  • 4 Others
  • 1 Merchant Marine
  • 1 DoD Civilian
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
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
It was an excellent job fair and we will definitely participate in any future events. Very organized and the candidates are qualified.
3/9/17 NYC Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
RecruitMilitary is an amazing organization and has a professional staff. I am so happy to have discovered this recruiting venue.
3/9/17 NYC Career Fair -- Wholesale Recruiter
Great to see fellow brothers and sisters at arms. There was a good amount of exhibitors. The layout worked very well as I was able to talk to virtually every exhibitor. Everyone was in a positive attitude and genuine.
3/9/17 NYC Career Fair -- Navy E-5
I was able to meet recruiters I talked to on the phone -- simply amazing.
3/9/17 NYC Career Fair -- Army National Guard E-4
Very little comparison...this is one of the best vendors. Great to do business with.
9/14/17 New York Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
The event was very well organized and the staff was excellent! Enjoyable event!
9/14/17 New York Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
The job fair exceeded my expectations with the quality and amount of vendors. Everyone was friendly, approachable, and offered valuable information.
9/14/17 New York Career Fair -- Attendee
A serious job fair with a very diverse group of employers and job openings.
9/14/17 New York Career Fair -- Naval Reserve E-3
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