Oakland Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on May 4, 2017 at Oakland Alameda Coliseum (formerly O. co) 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 98 34%
Management/Supervision 69 24%
Law Enforcement / Security 64 22%
Education / Training 52 18%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 51 18%
Administrative / Clerical 51 18%
Human Resources 50 17%
Business / Strategic Management 45 15%
Customer Support / Client Care 45 15%
Medical / Health 44 15%
Field Service 43 15%
Manufacturing / Operations 43 15%
Project / Program Management 43 15%
Sales / Business Development 39 13%
Quality Assurance / Safety 39 13%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 35 12%
Part-time 34 12%
Construction / Trades 33 11%
Other 32 11%
IT / Software Development 32 11%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 31 10%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 30 10%
Aviation / Aerospace 28 9%
Marketing / Product Management 27 9%
Electronics 27 9%
Engineering 25 8%
Creative / Design 21 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 20 7%
Biotech / R&D / Science 20 7%
Retail 14 4%
Editorial / Writing 12 4%
Legal 12 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 18 events in Oakland, drawing 3,647 attendees and 580 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!
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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