New York Veterans Job Fair

New York Hilton Midtown

1335 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10019

New York Veterans Job Fair

May 25, 2017 11:00 AM May 25, 2017 3:00 PM

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $595 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $795 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $995 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • Branding


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,095 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Educator Advantage


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,795 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • School name listed in the Search & Employ education directory in the next two issues

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Veteran Opportunity Expo Cancellation Policy

RecruitMilitary does not offer refunds. If an exhibitor is unable to attend a Veteran Opportunity Expo (“Expo”) for which it has already registered, RecruitMilitary will make every effort to allow the exhibitor to attend a future Expo, provided the exhibitor attends the Expo within twelve months of the Invoice Date. However, to qualify, RecruitMilitary must receive a cancellation request at least ten business days' prior to the date of the Expo for which you were registered. Unpaid invoices must be paid whether or not the exhibitor attends the event for which it originally registered. Cancellation requests must be sent via e-mail to, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. If a cancellation request is received fewer than ten business days before the Expo, or if the exhibitor does not show up at the Expo at all, then that exhibitor will not be entitled to transfer its registration to a new Expo.

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.

New York Hilton Midtown

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • The Job Fair will take place in Rhinelander Gallery on the second floor of the hotel.
  • Load-In: Loading dock is located on 54th St. between 6th and 7th Avenue. The loading dock leads directly to the Rhinelander.
  • Coffee and water will be available in The Gramercy West, next to the Rhinelander Gallery and marked with RecruitMilitary Exhibitors Only signage.
  • Lunch will be served from 1:30pm-3:00pm in The Gramercy West, next to the Rhinelander Gallery and marked with RecruitMilitary Exhibitors Only signage.
  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment. There is no guarantee that an outlet will be live unless advance arrangements are made. Exhibitor should also bring their own power strip and extension cords.
  • RecruitMilitary will be placing mobile hotspots in the event room for Exhibitor use. As overuse and other variables can effect the connectivity to these hotspots, Exhibitor has the option to purchase WiFi directly from the hotel at a cost of $45 per user. Instructions for adding WiFi are below. THIS RATE APPLIES FOR WIFI PURCHASED BY MAY 22, 2017. ALL ORDERS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL $250 ADMINISTRATIVE RUSH FEE.

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Shipping Instructions

Items for the event can be shipped to the Hilton at the address below. Exhibitors who wish to ship items to the venue should complete the shipping/receiving form in the link below and follow instructions within the form. SHIPPING AND RECEIVING FEES MUST BE PAID BY THE EXHIBITOR IN ORDER FOR SHIPPED ITEMS TO BE RETRIEVED FROM THE PACKAGE ROOM. Exhibitors who opt not to make advance payment will be asked to retrieve their items from the Package Room of the hotel upon arrival to the event. Please allow extra time for pickup.

Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of The Americas
New York, NY 10019
Attn: Package Room
Name (of onsite person)
Company Name
In Connection with: RecruitMilitary/Rhinelander Room 5/25/2017
Box # of #

Rates per shipped item/per day:

Boxes up to 15 lbs $ 4
Boxes 16-30 lbs $ 6
Boxes 31-50 lbs $12
Boxes 51-75 lbs $18
Boxes 76-99 lbs $25
Boxes 100 lbs+ $25 plus $0.20 per pound over 100 lbs

Items can be shipped from the Hilton. Exhibitors should label the packages with prepaid shipping labels and schedule the pickup with the appropriate carrier. Items can be picked up as late as 7:00pm. Neither the Hilton, nor RecruitMilitary is responsible for items remaining post event. The charges above will be applied to any items remaining after Friday, May 26, 2017.

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Parking Information

  • Valet parking is available at the hotel parking lot. Access to the lot is at the rear entrance of the hotel. Traveling East to West on 53rd Street, the entrance to the garage is on the right just below the PARK sign. Traveling West to East on 54th Street, the entrance to the garage is on the right just below the PARK sign (across from the Ziegfeld Theatre). Parking rates are:
    $10 up to 1/2 hour
    $25 up to 1 hour
    $28 up to 2 hours
    $40 up to 10 hours

*PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: Parking in the city is very expensive; we strongly encourage the use of public transit if possible.

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...”

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...”

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 295 37%
Management/Supervision 222 28%
Law Enforcement / Security 181 23%
Administrative / Clerical 176 22%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 160 20%
Human Resources 154 19%
Project / Program Management 143 18%
Customer Support / Client Care 140 17%
Business / Strategic Management 137 17%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 123 15%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 119 15%
IT / Software Development 117 14%
Education / Training 116 14%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 108 13%
Medical / Health 100 12%
Construction / Trades 99 12%
Sales / Business Development 98 12%
Quality Assurance / Safety 94 12%
Field Service 91 11%
Manufacturing / Operations 90 11%
Part-time 86 11%
Aviation / Aerospace 84 10%
Other 84 10%
Food Services / Hospitality 79 10%
Marketing / Product Management 72 9%
Electronics 69 8%
Engineering 68 8%
Retail 65 8%
Legal 55 7%
Creative / Design 55 7%
Editorial / Writing 34 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 32 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 22 events in New York, drawing 7,835 attendees and 1,143 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 781 Registered Attendees
  • 296 Soldiers
  • 135 Sailors
  • 82 Marines
  • 54 Airmen
  • 17 Spouses
  • 9 Coast Guardsmen
  • 7 Others
  • 3 DoD Civilians
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!
NYC Career Fair -- Transportation Industry Recruiter
This is the only paid event that I attend. Always a good turn-out and worth the travel.
NYC Career Fair -- Government Agency Recruiter
This event had the best mix of exhibitors that I have experienced. There were fewer colleges, schools and more (and better) employers.
NYC Career Fair -- Navy Veteran - E6
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.
NYC Career Fair -- Army Veteran - E5
I routinely refer fellow employers to the RecruitMilitary team as a leader in the veteran employment effort.
NYC Career Fair -- Aerospace Recruiter
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
This is definitely an opportunity that should be taken advantage of. Really an invaluable event.
9/15/16 NYC Career Fair -- Navy E-5
Great event! Candidates were well-prepared. Set up and flow were awesome. Space was great. Marketing and communication prior to event was strong. Well-attended. Better than others I have attended for vets.
9/15/16 NYC Career Fair -- Construction / Building Supplies Recruiter
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

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