Orlando Veteran Job Fair
This event took place on April 24, 2014 at Bahia Shriners Event Center in Orlando, FL.
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- Lockheed Martin
- Express Scripts, Inc.
- 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
- 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
- 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
“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”
“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. ”
“"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. ”
“A job fair for veterans and military spouses was hosted by RecruitMilitary at the UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center on February 7, 2013.”
“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...”
“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...”