Greater Omaha Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on May 11, 2017 at Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, IA.

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. ”

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 Greater Omaha 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 71 39%
Management/Supervision 55 30%
Human Resources 36 19%
Administrative / Clerical 34 18%
Education / Training 33 18%
Law Enforcement / Security 32 17%
Aviation / Aerospace 32 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 31 17%
Quality Assurance / Safety 30 16%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 30 16%
Project / Program Management 30 16%
Business / Strategic Management 29 16%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 28 15%
IT / Software Development 26 14%
Construction / Trades 23 12%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 23 12%
Field Service 22 12%
Part-time 22 12%
Manufacturing / Operations 22 12%
Other 20 11%
Electronics 20 11%
Medical / Health 19 10%
Sales / Business Development 15 8%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 15 8%
Retail 13 7%
Biotech / R&D / Science 12 6%
Marketing / Product Management 10 5%
Engineering 9 4%
Creative / Design 9 4%
Food Services / Hospitality 9 4%
Legal 6 3%
Editorial / Writing 4 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 5 events in Omaha, drawing 442 attendees and 99 exhibitors.

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