Orange County Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on April 27, 2017 at Business Expo Center in Anaheim, 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. ”

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 Orange County 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 226 39%
Management/Supervision 190 33%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 132 23%
Law Enforcement / Security 125 21%
Administrative / Clerical 124 21%
Project / Program Management 110 19%
Education / Training 110 19%
Human Resources 109 19%
Business / Strategic Management 99 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 98 17%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 97 16%
Aviation / Aerospace 94 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 92 16%
Quality Assurance / Safety 92 16%
Medical / Health 87 15%
Field Service 84 14%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 81 14%
Sales / Business Development 78 13%
Engineering 76 13%
Construction / Trades 76 13%
IT / Software Development 71 12%
Marketing / Product Management 69 12%
Electronics 68 11%
Part-time 64 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 64 11%
Other 44 7%
Retail 43 7%
Creative / Design 38 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 37 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 36 6%
Legal 35 6%
Editorial / Writing 34 5%
RecruitMilitary has held 3 events in Orange County, drawing 354 attendees and 84 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 571 Registered Attendees
  • 155 Soldiers
  • 118 Marines
  • 90 Sailors
  • 45 Airmen
  • 15 Others
  • 12 Spouses
  • 5 Coast Guardsmen
  • 1 DoD Civilian
Excellent candidates. Came prepared, dressed professionally, and appeared to be genuinely interested in seeking a career with our organization. Best candidates that we've ever encountered at any military event.
4/27/17 Orange County Career Fair -- Healthcare Recruiter
Very professional. Better attendance from both employers and job seekers than other events.
4/27/17 Orange County Career Fair -- Construction/Building Supplies Recruiter
Meeting real people in potential employment opportunities and getting the chance to ask how they like their company is far superior to randomly reading job descriptions on-line. This job fair was a great experience.
4/27/17 Orange County Career Fair -- Attendee
If you are a veteran and are looking for a job, RecruitMilitary is a great place to start.
4/27/17 Orange County Career Fair -- Marine E-4

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