New York Veterans Job Fair
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
New York Veterans Job FairSeptember 27, 2018 11:00 AM – September 27, 2018 3:00 PM
WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE USE OF THE NYC SUBWAY SYSTEM DUE TO THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING AND THE MANY STREET CLOSURES TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC.
The list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.
- Disabled American Veterans
- Aramark Corporation
- CBS Interactive, Inc.
- City of New York Fire Department
- Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
- Department Veteran Affairs
- Gramercy Healthcare Management
- JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Mercedes-Benz Manhattan
- Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- Montefiore Medical Center
- Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
- NYC Department of Corrections
- NYU Langone Medical Center
- Ralph Lauren
- The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
- UPMC Health System
- United States Capitol Police
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- Air Force Reserve
- Alliance Building Services
- Atlantic Health System, Inc.
- Bank of America
- Berkeley College
- California University of Pennsylvania
- Children's Village
- Cintas Corporation
- Combined Insurance
- ConEdison Clean Energy Businesses
- Crestron Electronics, Inc.
- Crunch Fitness
- Custom Computer Specialists, Inc.
- Deutsche Bank
- DeVry University
- Dragados USA
- Economic Development Authority, NJ
- Farmers Insurance
- FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
- First Command Financial Services, Inc.
- First Data Corp.
- Glenwood Mason Supply Co., Inc.
- Global Operations
- Guardian Bus Company, Inc.
- H.O. Penn Machinery
- Heavy Construction Academy
- Herc Rentals
- Investors Bank
- Jones & Frank
- Long Island University
- McAllister Towing
- Merendino Contracting
- New York Air National Guard
- New York Army National Guard
- New York City Police Department
- New York Community Bancorp
- New York Life Insurance Company
- New York University
- New York University
- Northwell Health
- NYSCAS, Touro College
- Orange and Rockland Utilities
- Pilot Catastrophe Services, Inc.
- Rapid Armored Corporation
- Related Management
- Ricoh USA, Inc.
- Services for the Underserved
- Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP
- Strategic System Programs
- Success Academy Charter Schools
- Sunbelt Rentals
- The International Culinary Center
- Valley National Bank
- VSP Global
- W Y Industries, Inc.
- Winston & Strawn LLP
New York Hilton Midtown
New York Hilton Midtown Information
- The Job Fair will take place in the Rhinelander Gallery on the second floor of the hotel.
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.
* NOTE - there are MULTIPLE street closures on the east side of Manhattan on streets surrounding the United Nations building. Please plan for more travel time than usual.
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).
“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. ”
“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. ”
“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”
“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 host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”
“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. ”
“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...”
“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...”
“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 ...”
“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...”
“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...”
“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...”
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.
Who are the exhibitors?
RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.
- Educational institutions
- Veterans associations and service agencies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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