Orlando Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on December 8, 2016 at Heaven Event Center in Orlando, FL.

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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. ”

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...”

When attendees registered for the Orlando Veteran 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 364 43%
Management/Supervision 290 34%
Law Enforcement / Security 207 24%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 191 22%
Administrative / Clerical 162 19%
Project / Program Management 159 18%
Quality Assurance / Safety 155 18%
Education / Training 149 17%
Business / Strategic Management 147 17%
Human Resources 138 16%
Customer Support / Client Care 135 16%
Aviation / Aerospace 127 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 125 14%
Manufacturing / Operations 124 14%
Sales / Business Development 106 12%
Medical / Health 93 11%
Field Service 92 10%
IT / Software Development 92 10%
Other 91 10%
Marketing / Product Management 89 10%
Part-time 88 10%
Construction / Trades 88 10%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 87 10%
Electronics 81 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 72 8%
Retail 68 8%
Engineering 65 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 63 7%
Biotech / R&D / Science 37 4%
Editorial / Writing 35 4%
Legal 35 4%
Creative / Design 32 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 7 events in Orlando, drawing 2,046 attendees and 282 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 837 Registered Attendees
  • 341 Soldiers
  • 130 Sailors
  • 98 Airmen
  • 86 Marines
  • 21 Spouses
  • 5 DoD Civilians
  • 5 Others
  • 4 Coast Guardsmen
  • 2 Merchant Marines
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.
Orlando Career Fair -- Army E-4
I was able to secure a couple of interviews immediately.
Orlando Career Fair -- Marine E-5
Much better than any regular job fair I've been to. (Army E-4)
Orlando Career Fair -- Army E-4
Very well run event. So glad to participate!
Orlando Career Fair -- Educational Recruiter
Excellent event, good attendance. We had a lot of activity. Thank you!
Orlando Career Fair -- Government Recruiter

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