Oakland Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on November 29, 2012 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, CA.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • The Home Depot
  • DeVry University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • G4S Secure Solutions (USA)
  • Lowe's


  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System
  • HighCom Security Services
  • United Spiral Pipe
  • Oakland Police Department
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Sleep Train, Inc.
  • Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
  • Amtrak
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • MassMutual San Francisco
  • Verizon Communications
  • San Francisco Police Department - Recruitment Unit
  • Snap-on Tools
  • Military Sealift Command
  • The Art Institutes
  • Argosy University
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
  • HSS-Hospital Shared Services
  • Oaksterdam University
  • Citigroup
  • Brandman University
  • Northern California College of Construction
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • RAI Services Company
  • CalPERS

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...”

Helping Jobless Vets

“CNN Host Fredricka Whitfield One in nine Iraq and Afghanistan vets is out of work. Fredricka Whitfield talks with Rick Jones about how RecruitMilitary's website and career fair events are helping veterans and military spouses find jobs in the current economy. CNN's Josh Levs shows viewers how to navigate the RecruitMilitary website and points out key features most useful to veteran job seek...”

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...”

RecruitMilitary has held 12 events in Oakland, drawing 2,617 attendees and 355 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 695 Veterans
  • 191 Soldiers
  • 119 Sailors
  • 103 Airmen
  • 86 Marines
  • 30 Coast Guardsmen
  • 14 Spouses
  • 11 Others
  • 3 DoD Civilians

In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sponsored by Toyota

Exhibitor Packages
The particular advantage at RecruitMilitary is that the exhibitors took the time to speak with you (the applicant) about your goals and their corporate needs rather than just take your resume.
Oakland Expo Attendee
This event was well executed and very high energy. The people were friendly, and I felt we were meeting candidates that were actually interested in finding positions. "Funnest" job fair I have participated in!
HR Manager, Retail Industry, past Oakland Exhibitor
Veterans are always more prepared and more professional than candidates at other fairs. The media coverage was outstanding and so was the turn-out. I look forward to the next event.
Recruiter, Financial Services Industry, past Oakland Exhibitor
This event allowed me to talk face-to-face with HR representatives from some of the companies with whom I had already applied. They were able to give me up-to-date feedback and a direct contact for future correspondence. In addition, they were able to give me feedback on their future hiring plans.
Navy Veteran - O4, past Oakland attendee
It was worth the visit. Unlike other job expos I’ve attended in the Bay Area, most company’s reps seemed very motivated to get prior service military employees, and if you are prior service looking for work you should be there.
Marine Veteran - E-6, past Oakland attendee
Great experience. Lots of different fields for employment.
Air Force Veteran - E-7, past Oakland attendee
Excellent! Candidates were better prepared than at other military events I've attended.
Recruiter, Telecommunications Industry, May 2013 Oakland Expo
This was my first Recruit Military Job Fair. It was such a positive experience I found myself looking forward to the next one already.
Recruiter, Transportation and Logistics Industry, May 2013 Oakland Expo