Oakland Veteran Job Fair
This event took place on May 1, 2014 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, CA.
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- Lockheed Martin
- Amtrak National Passenger Corp.
- Waste Management
- The Home Depot
- Bayer Corp.
- Health Net, Inc.
- Verizon Communications
- DeVry University
- New York Life
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Sterling Foods
- SGS North America
- Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
- Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
- SelectQuote Insurance Services
- HighCom Security Services
- AC Transit
- Good Technology
- Google Project Loon
- Starbucks Coffee Company
- Stockton Police Department
- Tesla Motors
- Veteran Franchise Centers
- Ecolab, Inc.
- CHP Golden Gate Division
- West Coast Training
- Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept.
- Grand Canyon University
- Air Force Reserve
- First Command Financial Planning
- National Federation of Independent Business
- HSS, Inc.
- Northern CA College of Construction
- Aviation Institute of Maintenance
- The Art Institutes
- Trident University International
“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.”
“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. ”
“RecruitMilitary hosted a job fair for veterans and military spouses at the O.co Coliseum on May 30, 2013.”
“By Mike Colgan Many of the more than 300 veterans attending a job fair Thursday in San Jose were young people who had recently served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. The high unemployment rate is even worse for young veterans. Some estimates put the jobless rate among veterans under 25 around 26 percent. Coast Guard veteran Josh Callandry spent the last year and a half as a stay-at-home...”
“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...”