Orlando Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on April 24, 2014 at Bahia Shriners Event Center in Orlando, FL.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • USAA
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Express Scripts, Inc.
  • PNC
  • Niagara Bottling LLC.
  • TJX Companies, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Prudential Financial
  • Plastipak Packaging
  • DeVry University
  • The Home Depot


  • Troops to Teachers
  • Military Sealift Command
  • JCQ Services
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Center
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • M.C. Dean, Inc.
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Bank of America
  • On Target Staffing
  • TriQuint
  • AmerisourceBergen
  • LBB Architects & Engineers
  • The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
  • Southeastern Laundry Equipment
  • Cummins Power South LLC.
  • LaSalle Learning Center
  • David Griswold & Associates
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Regions Financial Corp.
  • Veteran Franchise Centers
  • University of Central Florida Marriage & Family
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • International Cruise & Excursions
  • DaVita
  • Troy University
  • Roadmaster Drivers School
  • US Army Recruiting Command
  • Home Builders Institute
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • Centura College
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • The Art Institutes
  • Trident University International
  • Georgia College of Construction

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”

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. ”

Hiring Our Heroes job fair takes to Orlando Employers seeking veterans, spouses at jobs event

“"The biggest challenge a veteran faces when they get out is knowing where to go. They're starting all over again," said organizer John Lundberg. ”

Local businesses seek veterans at job fair

“A job fair for veterans and military spouses was hosted by RecruitMilitary at the UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center on February 7, 2013.”

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...”

RecruitMilitary has held 4 events in Orlando, drawing 1,150 attendees and 156 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 775 Registered Attendees
  • 337 Soldiers
  • 124 Sailors
  • 116 Airmen
  • 76 Marines
  • 12 Spouses
  • 6 Coast Guardsmen
  • 3 DoD Civilians
  • 3 Others
Exhibitor Registration
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
I have been to different job fairs but this one was the best of all. Good variety of companies & educational institutions offering opportunities; very good care by the people who represented their organizations.
4/24/14 Orlando Career Fair -- Army E-4
I was able to secure a couple of interviews immediately.
4/24/14 Orlando Career Fair -- Marine E-5
Much better than any regular job fair I've been to. (Army E-4)
4/24/14 Orlando Career Fair -- Army E-4
Very well run event. So glad to participate!
Educational recruiter 4/24/14 Orlando Career Fair
Excellent event, good attendance. We had a lot of activity. Thank you!
Government recruiter 4/24/14 Orlando Career Fair
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
Four of the people I spoke with today could come work for me tomorrow! Great event!
August 2014 Employer -- Financial Services recruiter
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)