Norfolk Veterans Job Fair

Nauticus Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

One Waterside Drive

Norfolk, VA 23510

Norfolk Veterans Job Fair

November 2, 2017 11:00 AM November 2, 2017 3:00 PM
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The list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.

Featured Exhibitors

  • DAV
  • BlueLine Rental
  • Bradley-Morris Inc
  • Constellis Group
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • GardaWorld
  • General Dynamics
  • Hearst Television Inc.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • MyComputerCareer
  • Nucor Corporation
  • United States Postal Service
  • VCU Health System

Exhibitors

  • ABC Supply
  • Anne Arundel County Police Department
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • Busch, LLC
  • Campbell University Inc.
  • Cape Henry Associates, Inc.
  • Centura College
  • Chantel Ray Real Estate
  • ComEd
  • Community Alternatives, Inc.
  • DeVry University
  • DUMC
  • Duquesne Light
  • Exelon Corporation
  • Farmers Insurance
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Heavy Equipment College of Georgia
  • HMSHost
  • Integrity Staffing Services, Inc.
  • Jones & Frank
  • LifeNet Health
  • McGlone Insurance Group
  • MIAT College of Technology
  • MillerCoors LLC
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Center
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Inc.
  • North Carolina Dept. of Public Safety
  • Oceaneering International, Inc.
  • Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services
  • Ohio Christian University
  • Pae Government Services, Inc.
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Southern Auto Group
  • Suffolk Police Department
  • Tenaska
  • Tidewater Tech
  • Vectrus

Nauticus Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

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Nauticus Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center Information

  • The Career Fair will take place at Nauticus in the Half Moon Cruise and Celebration Center.

Parking Information

  • Hourly paid parking is available directly across the street in the West Plume Street Garage.

Fort Lee Army Base hosting veterans job fair

“FORT LEE, Va. — A job fair for veterans in the Richmond area will be held this week on the Fort Lee Army Base. The job fair will be held at the Regimental Club at Fort Lee from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 9.”

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. ”

Job fair targeting veterans short on opportunities

“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. ”

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. ”

Military job fair held in Virginia Beach

“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.”

Here’s the Good News: Lots of jobs available for Veterans at Recruit Military job fair

“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.”

Military job fair in Virginia Beach draws hundreds

“Brice Maccubbin, left, formerly of the Air Force and recently a civilian contractor for the Navy, talks with Boeing recruiter Donna Sinclair.”

Military job fair in Virginia Beach tomorrow

“Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.”

Hiring event for military veterans

“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...”

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...”

Military veteran job fair to be held in Norfolk

“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...”

Norfolk Job Fair Targets Veterans

“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...”

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...”

Service members are in demand in the private sector

“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...”

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 support@recruitmilitary.com.

RecruitMilitary has held 23 events in Norfolk, drawing 8,214 attendees and 999 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

The recruiters were open and well informed about their organization's mission capabilities and future employee needs. I was impressed by the extent of the recruiter’s ability to summarize my capabilities and work them into a possible fit within the recruiter’s organization. Well done recruiters and RecruitMilitary!
Norfolk Career Fair -- Attendee
I have been to a lot of career fairs, and I would rate this one the best. The communication and organization of this event was well worth my effort to attend. The staff had a warm and friendly approach to the attendees and the positive attitude made all the difference. After attending this career fair, I feel more confident in re-joining the work force and becoming a productive citizen. Semper Fi.
Norfolk Career Fair -- Marine - E9
1-10...I give it a 10! More qualified candidates than other job fairs.
Norfolk Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
Do not know how you could improve it...that says a lot.
Norfolk Career Fair -- Franchisor Recruiter
Great event. When I retired from the military I got my current job from attending this same Career Fair at the exact same location.
11/10/16 Norfolk Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
Outstanding! More engaged than other job fairs.
11/10/16 Norfolk Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
There was a good diversity of jobs being offered at the career fair for people with many different backgrounds.
11/10/16 Norfolk Career Fair -- Navy E-6
The veterans career fair was amazing and provided a lot of avenues of approach for employment.
11/10/16 Norfolk Career Fair -- Attendee
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