Oakland Veterans Job Fair

Oakland Alameda Coliseum (formerly O. co)

7000 Coliseum Way

Oakland, CA 94621

Oakland Veterans Job Fair

May 4, 2017 11:00 AM May 4, 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 support@recruitmilitary.com, 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.

Oakland Alameda Coliseum (formerly O. co)

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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 the East Side Club on the club level.

  • Coffee and other refreshments will be available at 9:00 a.m.

  • Lunch will be served from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

  • Client Load-In: For exhibitors who need to drop off materials or heavy items, please drive into K-Lot and unload car there. Use the elevators to bring the materials into the Eastside Club. There are only a few carts available to assist with load in. Exhibitors may consider bringing their own. Please then proceed to A-Lot for complimentary parking.

  • Clients are not permitted to hand out bottled water at this event due to catering restrictions. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should bring their own power strip and extension cords.

*RecruitMilitary will provide mobile hotspots in the event space. As WiFI service can be spotty, Exhibitors who require WiFi as part of their presentation are encouraged to provide their own hotpots for access.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Please ship to:

Oakland Alameda Coliseum
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621

RecruitMilitary Event 5/4/17 in East Side Club
(Your Company Name)

Exhibitors must attach prepaid shipping labels to any items to be shipped out post event. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to schedule the pickup of those items for no later than 4:00pm on Friday, May 5, 2017.

Parking Information

  • Free parking will be available in A-Lot. Enter through the 66th Avenue entrance and tell the guard you are there for the RecruitMilitary Job Fair. Walk up the ramp to the BART Plaza Level and enter the stadium through the glass doors at the top of the ramp. For any exhibitors who arrive by BART, simply walk across the platform bridge to the glass doors.

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. ”

Oakland Job Fair Connecting Veterans With Employers

“RecruitMilitary hosted a job fair for veterans and military spouses at the O.co Coliseum on May 30, 2013.”

San Jose Job Fair Combats High Unemployment Among Veterans

“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...”

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...”

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 Oakland 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 60 38%
Management/Supervision 44 28%
Law Enforcement / Security 39 24%
Education / Training 34 21%
Human Resources 34 21%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 31 19%
Business / Strategic Management 28 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 27 17%
Sales / Business Development 26 16%
Field Service 26 16%
Administrative / Clerical 25 15%
Manufacturing / Operations 25 15%
Project / Program Management 25 15%
Construction / Trades 23 14%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 23 14%
Quality Assurance / Safety 23 14%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 21 13%
Medical / Health 21 13%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 20 12%
Part-time 20 12%
Electronics 19 12%
IT / Software Development 19 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 19 12%
Other 18 11%
Marketing / Product Management 17 10%
Engineering 15 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 15 9%
Creative / Design 15 9%
Biotech / R&D / Science 14 8%
Editorial / Writing 10 6%
Retail 9 5%
Legal 9 5%
RecruitMilitary has held 17 events in Oakland, drawing 3,539 attendees and 543 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

Excellent! Candidates were better prepared than at other military events I've attended.
Oakland Career Fair -- Telecommunications Industry Recruiter
This was my first Recruit Military Job Fair. It was such a positive experience I found myself looking forward to the next one already.
Oakland Career Fair -- Transportation and Logistics Industry Recruiter
Very nice event... as always! We do RecruitMilitary fairs all over the country.
Oakland Career Fair -- Law Enforcement and Security Recruiter
Go!!! It is a very good resource.
Oakland Career Fair -- Marine E-6
It was great to see that so many employers are eager to hire veterans into their company. Looks like they know the value a veteran has to offer.
Oakland Career Fair -- USAF E-5
Very good -- Top 10%. By far the best veteran job fair in California!
9/8/16 Oakland Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
The event had a great turn out and helped us meet a lot of potential candidates. The hosts were very supportive during the event.
9/8/16 Oakland Career Fair -- Hospitality/Entertainment Recruiter
The vendors were knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. All were willing to share information about their company and provide assistance.
9/8/16 Oakland Career Fair -- Army E-7
It was nice that it was so close and offered a nice array of jobs and schools.
9/8/16 Oakland Career Fair -- Navy E-6

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