Norfolk Area Veteran Job Fair
This event took place on May 9, 2013 at Nauticus - Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center in Norfolk, VA.
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- DeVry University
- Norfolk Southern Corporation
- Newport News Ship Building
- National Oilwell Varco
- The Home Depot
- Military Sealift Command
- Microsoft Corporation
- First Command Financial Planning
- C.R. England, Inc.
- State Farm
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Apex Systems
- Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.
- Office Pride
- PSE & G
- Five Guys Burgers & Fries
- PAL Services, Inc.
- American Income Life Insurance Company
- U.S. Army
- CE Power Solutions
- Commonwealth Building Materials, Inc.
- Aviation Institute of Maintenance
- Navy Exchange Service Command
- Veteran Tech Brigade
- Detroit Stoker Company
- EKS Group, LLC
- Tri-County Aerospace, Inc.
- The Dwyer Group
- Atlantic Bulk Carrier Corp.
- Smithfield Foods
- Hampton Roads Transit
- Heavy Construction Academy
- Niagara Bottling, LLC
- The Art Institutes
- Cellular Sales of Virginia, LLC
- Centura College
- Georgia College of Construction
- Bryant and Stratton College
- Airstreams Renewables
- Trident University International
- United Rentals, Inc.
- Strayer University
“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. ”
“Dozens of companies took part in a veterans job fair today, but as it turns out, barely any were willing to hire people on the spot. And many of the available positions aren’t based in Hampton Roads. The event was held at Nauticus today. NewsChannel 3 found out of the 53 companies taking part, only two were willing to hire on the spot. ”
“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.”
“In an era when “support our troops” bumper stickers are common and billboards and radio advertisements abound with rallying calls to give veterans a job, it is not surprising that many employers are overwhelmed and confused. Good intentions permeate most efforts to employ veterans at the national, state and local levels.”
“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. ”
“CBS 3 (WTKR) Norfolk - Hundreds of retired military and their spouses were in Virginia Beach for a “Hiring Our Heroes” job fair at the Sandler Center.”
“Veterans already face challenges finding work when they come home from war–and sometimes, military job fairs don’t help matters. This week, you are in luck. NewsChannel 3 found one job fair where companies are indeed hiring for jobs open right now–and lots of them.”
“Brice Maccubbin, left, formerly of the Air Force and recently a civilian contractor for the Navy, talks with Boeing recruiter Donna Sinclair.”
“Penny was among dozens of job seekers who attended a veterans job fair at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, part of a nationwide campaign by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and RecruitMilitary. ”
“Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.”
“More and more veterans are finding themselves unemployed and in desperate need of a job. Today, a group called Recruit Military held a free hiring event to get Hampton Roads veterans back to work. They have served us for years - former military who used to wear uniforms, now wearing suits, desperate to impress a new employer. "I'm looking for mechanical work, which goes back to my mili...”
“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...”
“Reporter: Marie Coronel As an army recruiter, it's Ed Tucker's job to convince others to join the armed forces. But after nearly 20 years the tables have turned: now Ed will have to convince employers to give him a job. "Of course I'm nervous," he said. Tucker will retire from the army this summer and wants to find a new career. But, looking at new options also comes with more quest...”
“Marie Coronel reporting: Quiana Crittenden has worked her way up the ranks from enlisted to officer. But now, after 12 years in the military, she's looking for her first civilian job. Crittenden says, "It's overwhelming. Even though I have a bachelor's degree in math. I was an officer in the Navy. It's still just as difficult if I had only served three months in the military." So she's...”
“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...”
“By Philip Walzer When Robert Walker left the Army in 1996, he didn't know "where to go or what to do." Walker got three job offers: two in trucking, one in hazardous waste. He ruled out trucking because of his bum knee, so he moved to Missouri to handle hazardous waste. Today, Walker would find lots more help. A burgeoning number of recruitment companies have sprouted to place transiti...”