Oklahoma City Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on January 26, 2017 at Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

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RecruitMilitary job fair for veterans headed to Oklahoma City

“Recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will host a career fair for veterans in Oklahoma City. More than 30 companies are expected to attend the June 11 event at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center and could extend more than 120 job offers to veterans.”

Veterans job fair in Norman draws crowd

“ NORMAN — More than 400 veterans attended an All Veterans Job Fair, networking with veteran-friendly employers including General Electric Co., Xcel Energy, Lockheed Martin and AdvancePierre Foods, to name a few. ”

Local Businesses Commit To Hiring Veterans

“OORE, Oklahoma - President Obama took on the issue of hiring veterans during last night's State of the Union speech. “So to every CEO in America, let me repeat: If you want to hire somebody who's going to get the job done and done right, hire a veteran,” said the President. ”

RecruitMilitary CEO: Hiring Oklahoma's veterans as employees, not charity cases

“Based on last year’s media coverage, Oklahomans would be shocked to learn that there is no veterans’ unemployment crisis. But the numbers don’t lie. The 2014 national unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans was 7.2 percent, the lowest rate recorded in the metric’s seven-year history. The overall veteran unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent, lower than the national workforce unemployment rate.”

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”

Businesses hoping to hire Oklahoma veterans at expo event

“NBC 4 (KFOR) – An organization that helps find jobs for veterans is coming to Oklahoma City later this week. RecruitMilitary is hosting a Veteran Opportunity Expo for veterans and men and women with a military background.”

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. ”

Unemployment Rate for Vets Higher Than That Of Civilians

“CBS 9 (KWTV) - They've bravely served our country overseas. Now some of Oklahoma's finest are struggling to find work here 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...”

Oklahoma City job fair offers opportunity for ex-military personnel

“By PAULA BURKES, Business Writer Blake Eaton of Mustang is planning a search-and-employ mission this week. He’s looking for a job at the RecruitMilitary Career Fair Thursday in Bricktown... "Vets have a great work ethic,” said John Lundberg, a former Marine and director of Thursday’s RecruitMilitary career fair, for which about 300 have preregistered. Employers value veterans for ...”

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 Oklahoma City 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 212 38%
Management/Supervision 171 31%
Law Enforcement / Security 126 22%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 122 22%
Project / Program Management 111 20%
Quality Assurance / Safety 102 18%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 101 18%
Aviation / Aerospace 99 17%
Business / Strategic Management 97 17%
Administrative / Clerical 96 17%
Education / Training 96 17%
Manufacturing / Operations 96 17%
Human Resources 95 17%
Field Service 84 15%
Construction / Trades 74 13%
Electronics 69 12%
Sales / Business Development 69 12%
Customer Support / Client Care 66 11%
IT / Software Development 58 10%
Other 50 9%
Engineering 50 9%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 50 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 48 8%
Marketing / Product Management 46 8%
Part-time 43 7%
Medical / Health 42 7%
Creative / Design 40 7%
Biotech / R&D / Science 31 5%
Retail 29 5%
Food Services / Hospitality 26 4%
Editorial / Writing 24 4%
Legal 15 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 16 events in Oklahoma City, drawing 4,833 attendees and 608 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 551 Registered Attendees
  • 187 Soldiers
  • 131 Airmen
  • 68 Sailors
  • 37 Marines
  • 25 Spouses
  • 10 Others
  • 2 DoD Civilians
  • 2 Coast Guardsmen
I received a job that very day!
OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
The RecruitMilitary Career Fair connected me with career opportunities in industries that I would not have found otherwise.
Oklahoma City Career Fair -- Navy O-3
I thought the event was outstanding. I have worked with several companies that hold job fairs for military in the past and I feel RecruitMilitary events by far exceed others I have attended. Working with RecruitMilitary for the past 9 years I have experienced nothing but professionalism of the staff and an applicant pool that is rich with valuable experience.
Oklahoma City Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
This event was very well organized with a lot of attendees! I loved Doug's enthusiasm before the event started when he asked employers to stand in front of the table and really engage with the veterans. This was, by far, one of the best career fairs I have attended in my 8 years of attending career fairs as an HR Rep!
Oklahoma City Career Fair -- Environmental Services Recruiter
Not only were there a lot of job seekers but they are doing a very good job of following up with me. I've been busy all week from job seekers I met there. Excellent!!
Oklahoma City Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
This event is one of the best ones we attend throughout the year.
Oklahoma City Career Fair -- Environmental Services Recruiter
Twice as productive as other job fairs I have attended.
Oklahoma City Career Fair -- Army E-7
This was the single most productive event I have attended. It is the highest attended event I attend with the highest quality candidates.
10/20/16 Oklahoma City Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
The event was awesome and I enjoyed the atmosphere of the venue. The turn out was excellent. Will do event again.
10/20/16 Oklahoma City Career Fair -- Retail Recruiter
The exhibitors were really interested in hiring veterans. It was great to see so many veterans participating in the career fair.
10/20/16 Oklahoma City Career Fair -- Army E-4
Made some very good face to face contacts. Received two calls from meetings at the job fair.
10/20/16 Oklahoma City Career Fair -- Army W-2

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