Oklahoma City Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on January 30, 2014 at Chevrolet Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

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Our events average over 50 exhibitors, and the list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.

Featured Exhibitors

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Schlumberger
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • The Home Depot
  • DeVry University
  • Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
  • GE Oil & Gas
  • AdvancePierre Foods
  • Chesapeake Energy Drilling Division
  • BNSF Railway


  • Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
  • Support Services for Veteran Families
  • U.S. Army Recruiting
  • Logix Communications
  • Trinity Industries
  • Baker Hughes
  • Horizon Well Logging LLC.
  • CarMax
  • Braun's Ice Cream and Dairy Stores
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • AutoNation
  • NetVersant Solutions LLC.
  • Department of Veteran Affairs/VESO
  • Department of Public Safety Texas Highway Patrol
  • Devon Energy
  • Hartford Financial Services Group
  • eAuth.com
  • Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc.
  • Waste Management
  • Access Midstream
  • The GEO Group
  • Ace Moving and Storage LLC.
  • Scott-Macon Equipment
  • MidFirst Bank
  • HCA HealthCare
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • The Art Institute
  • Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Express Personnel Service
  • Oklahoma College of Construction

Here's What Veterans Want in Their Civilian Careers

“Savvy employers know that military veterans often hold the solution to their continuing struggle to attract and retain high-quality talent. They understand that military-experienced personnel possess skills, attitudes and abilities beyond those of most people who have not served. Thus, veterans can add disproportionate value to any team or organization.”

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.”

The four myths and opportunities of hiring veterans today

“In an era when “support our troops” bumper stickers are common and billboards and radio advertisements abound with rallying calls to give veterans a job, it is not surprising that many employers are overwhelmed and confused. Good intentions permeate most efforts to employ veterans at the national, state and local levels.”

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. ”

Oklahoma event aims to help veterans find jobs

“ABC 5 (KOCO) - An event in Oklahoma City was held Thursday to help veterans find jobs. Veterans said it can be a difficult transition when moving from military to civilian life. ”

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...”

Common Questions

  1. What is a RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo?

    A RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is an event where transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses can meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees. To learn more, watch this video from one of our expos in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  2. Who are the exhibitors?

    RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.

    1. Employers
    2. Franchisors
    3. Educational institutions
    4. Veterans associations and service agencies
  3. What if my only interest is getting a job?

    Even if you are not here to discuss continuing education, we recommend that you talk with the education recruiters.

    • Today’s institutions deliver learning opportunities in many ways other than traditional, full-time, daytime classes on a campus. So a few minutes of conversation may lead to an unexpected continuing-education solution that is right for you.
    • In addition, most of the institutions at our Expos are also large employers and might have job openings at a campus near you.
    • We have similar advice for job seekers who have not been thinking of going into business for themselves. Franchise opportunities are available in a tremendous variety of fields. Financing may be easier than you think, with surprising discounts for veterans.
  4. Are the employers actually hiring?

    Yes, and they have a number of different priorities and requirements. As a result, their recruiters interact with job seekers in a variety of ways.

    • Some recruiters have “hot fills,” job openings that they need to fill immediately. If you happen to qualify for a hot fill, the recruiter may take you to a separate area for a one-on-one interview.
    • Other recruiters are looking for transitioning and veteran military to apply for jobs that are almost always open. That kind of recruiter might ask for a paper résumé and/or give you a business card and ask you to call.
    • Some recruiters have positions that are not available right now, but will be opening up soon. These employers want to identify candidates and get them in the pipeline now so they can fill those positions as soon as possible when they receive hiring approval.
  5. Why don’t all employers accept paper résumés?

    A federal regulation called the OFCCP Internet Applicant Rule tells certain government contractors how to gather and retain job applications via the Internet. Because of the Rule, many contractors require that applicants use their online systems and not submit paper résumés.

    • OFCCP is the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency of the United States Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration. The OFCCP enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination by federal contractors.
    • Some employers that are not bound by the Rule do not accept paper résumés simply because they have put their entire application process on the Internet. One great advantage to applicants is that large employers can easily route the online résumés of desirable applicants to the appropriate divisions, offices, plants, etc.
  6. If they won’t take my résumé, shouldn’t I have stayed home and registered online?

    There is great value in the time you spend talking to recruiters, even if you can’t hand them your résumé.

    • You have a great chance to make an outstanding personal impression. A person who presents himself/herself extremely well at a booth may even get an interview for a job opening that is not on the recruiter’s list.
    • You have a chance to learn about the recruiters’ companies and their job opportunities.
    • You have a chance to network with the recruiters. You can ask a recruiter what it’s like to work at his/her company, and how best to navigate the company’s application process. You can ask the recruiter to take down your name and phone number or email address, and ask for his/her business card so that you can follow up.
  7. What if the employers are in industries that don’t interest me?

    An employer’s primary industry or company name does not necessarily indicate what openings the company is trying to fill.

    • A drugstore chain may be recruiting for positions in transportation and distribution.
    • A brewery may be recruiting for jobs in information technology.
  8. What time should I arrive?

    Feel free to try and arrive a little early to get near the front of the registration line, or you can choose to arrive a few hours after the event starts and avoid the crowd.

If you have a question that is not answered here, email us at support@recruitmilitary.com.

RecruitMilitary has held 12 events in Oklahoma City, drawing 3,462 attendees and 432 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 678 Registered Attendees
  • 298 Airmen
  • 209 Soldiers
  • 102 Sailors
  • 44 Marines
  • 16 Spouses
  • 4 DoD Civilians
  • 3 Coast Guardsmen
  • 2 Others
Met a lot of company representatives that led me to a good job with a great company. Thank you for the opportunity to meet with so many companies.
Army E-6 & Oklahoma City Attendee
I really enjoyed this event. We got resumes from some excellent candidates. We have already brought a few to Dallas for interviews.
Recruiter, Telecommunications, January 2013 Exhibitor
Exceptional event that provided exactly what we spend a lot of time searching for.
Recruiter, Services Industry, January 2013 Oklahoma City Exhibitor
Very much exceeded other events. Very professional and upscale.
General Manager, Financial Services, January 2013 Oklahoma City Exhibitor
Excellent event! I lost my job last week but because of this event, it looks like I may be back to work as early as in a few weeks, plus getting free training!
March 2014 - Veteran Job Seeker, Army National Guard - E6
It was awesome - we are in the process of hiring 4 individuals.
Healthcare recruiter, 3/27/2014 Houston Career Fair
This event was very well organized and better than other job fairs.
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
Great location and opportunity to learn about companies dedicated to helping veterans secure employment.
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- USMC & USAF O-2E
Now I have a job prospect that I would have missed. Thank you for hosting such a great event.
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- USAF E-9
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
I thought it was a great event and I have communicated to our corporate recruiting manager that we are interested in doing more around the country.
6/12/14 OKC Career Fair - Services recruiter
In contrast with most employment recruiting activities, each of your presenters was looking at "How can you fit on our team?", rather than "What disqualifies you for this position?"
6/12/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army O-5
I left with at least 4 solid leads for potential positions and have already received word that I'll be interviewed for 2 of those. It was a pleasure to be in an environment where recruiters understand and appreciate the skills that a veteran has to offer.
6/12/14 OKC Career Fair -- Navy O-4
The RecruitMilitary Career Fair connected me with career opportunities in industries that I would not have found otherwise.
6/12/14 OKC Career Fair -- Navy O-3
Four of the people I spoke with today could come work for me tomorrow! Great event!
August 2014 Employer -- Financial Services recruiter
It gave me just the right opportunity I was looking for to change my career for a better future!
9/4/14 Oklahoma City Career Fair -- Army E-1
It was great to have the experience of talking face to face with potential employers. I recommend going. A fantastic experience and great networking tool.
9/4/14 Oklahoma City Career Fair -- USAF E-7
Do your research and dress for the occasion. Bring at least two different resumes, one which targets the job you are trying to land. The other should be a more broad based, generic one highlighting all of the jobs skills you have.
Nov 2014 Attendee -- Navy E-7
The recurring role of "talk to everyone" is extremely important and should be embraced by each job seeker. Please continue to stress the importance of networking, not only with the recruiters but with fellow job seekers to increase the likeliness of finding a hidden opportunity.
1-15-15 San Antonio Career Fair attendee (Army 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.
1/22/15 OKC 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!
1-22-15 OKC 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!!
1-22-15 OKC Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
Good overall career fair. I came in from three hours away and it was worth the trip. (Army E-8)
1-22-15 OKC Career Fair (Army E-8)
The POC retired Marine Sergeant was a great motivator! After 2 1/2 hours I was exhausted, talked to 90% of company reps and I walked out with three interview offers, one initial interview on site, and five other leads. Any positive results? Heck yeah! A job offer letter in my hands 14 days later! This after 180+ job applications, three job offers declined (all overseas) and only seven phone calls in 7 1/2 months of searching for full time employment. RecruitMilitary Job Fairs work! Thank You!
6/11/15 OKC Career Fair (USAF E-7)
This event is one of the best ones we attend throughout the year.
6/11/15 OKC Career Fair (Environmental Services recruiter)
I have found RecruitMilitary career fairs to be the best.
6/11/15 OKC Career Fair (Manufacturing recruiter)
Twice as productive as other job fairs I have attended.
6/11/15 OKC Career Fair (Army E-7)
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