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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- Lockheed Martin
- 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.
- Braun's Ice Cream and Dairy Stores
- First Command Financial Planning
- NetVersant Solutions LLC.
- Department of Veteran Affairs/VESO
- Department of Public Safety Texas Highway Patrol
- Devon Energy
- Hartford Financial Services Group
- 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
“ 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. ”
“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. ”
“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.”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”
“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.”
“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”
“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 host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“CBS 9 (KWTV) - They've bravely served our country overseas. Now some of Oklahoma's finest are struggling to find work here at home.”
“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...”
“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 ...”
“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...”