Oakland Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on June 6, 2019 at Oakland Alameda Coliseum in Oakland, CA .

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 75 39%
Management/Supervision 57 30%
Project / Program Management 57 30%
Administrative / Clerical 47 25%
Business / Strategic Management 44 23%
Quality Assurance / Safety 40 21%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 36 19%
Human Resources 35 18%
Marketing / Product Management 34 18%
IT / Software Development 34 18%
Law Enforcement / Security 33 17%
Education / Training 32 17%
Manufacturing / Operations 29 15%
Customer Support / Client Care 28 14%
Construction / Trades 27 14%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 27 14%
Medical / Health 27 14%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 27 14%
Electronics 26 13%
Sales / Business Development 26 13%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 25 13%
Engineering 25 13%
Aviation / Aerospace 23 12%
Biotech / R&D / Science 23 12%
Part-time 20 10%
Field Service 19 10%
Creative / Design 15 7%
Other 14 7%
Legal 13 6%
Editorial / Writing 12 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 12 6%
Retail 6 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 21 events in Oakland, drawing 3,820 attendees and 664 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

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!
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.
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.
Oakland Career Fair -- Army E-7
It was nice that it was so close and offered a nice array of jobs and schools.
Oakland Career Fair -- Navy E-6
The turn out from this event was greater than expected. We were able to converse with many potential candidates for our agency. Their skills and training from past military services are a great asset.
Oakland Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
The event hosts, security, and staff were great and were willing to help you with anything. The candidates were prepares individuals ready to make a career choice.
Oakland Career Fair -- Retail Recruiter
Appreciate the effort by DAV, RecruitMilitary, and business companies looking to hire veterans...this means a lot to me as a veteran.
Oakland Career Fair -- Army 0-4

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