Phoenix Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on February 6, 2014 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.

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Here's What Veterans Want in Their Civilian Careers

“Savvy employers know that military veterans often hold the solution to their continuing struggle to attract and retain high-quality talent. They understand that military-experienced personnel possess skills, attitudes and abilities beyond those of most people who have not served. Thus, veterans can add disproportionate value to any team or organization.”

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”

Phoenix Veteran Job Fair


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. ”

Phoenix Veterans Job Fair - Thursday event will pair employers, veterans, spouses of veterans

“Thursday event will pair employers, veterans, spouses of veterans.”

Valley job fair for veterans and military spouses

“Next week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and RecruitMilitary are hosting a job fair for Valley veterans and military spouses. The event is free and part of a nationwide campaign to connect veterans and military spouses with employers. The Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo will be held on Thursday, October 13th, between 11am and 3pm, at University of Phoenix Stadiu...”

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 Phoenix 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 363 40%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 232 25%
Project / Program Management 200 22%
Aviation / Aerospace 199 22%
Law Enforcement / Security 189 21%
Quality Assurance / Safety 187 20%
Manufacturing / Operations 186 20%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 178 19%
Customer Support / Client Care 163 18%
Education / Training 163 18%
Human Resources 156 17%
Administrative / Clerical 154 17%
Business / Strategic Management 145 16%
IT / Software Development 130 14%
Electronics 129 14%
Construction / Trades 114 12%
Other 106 11%
Marketing / Product Management 104 11%
Medical / Health 100 11%
Sales / Business Development 100 11%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 95 10%
Engineering 92 10%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 90 10%
Part-time 78 8%
Retail 76 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 57 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 56 6%
Creative / Design 54 6%
Editorial / Writing 36 4%
Legal 34 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 19 events in Phoenix, drawing 8,446 attendees and 710 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 895 Registered Attendees
  • 296 Soldiers
  • 171 Airmen
  • 124 Sailors
  • 89 Marines
  • 10 Spouses
  • 5 Coast Guardsmen
  • 4 Others
  • 4 DoD Civilians
  • 1 Merchant Marine
  • 38 Exhibitors
I don’t know how you can make this event better for future participants. This was my first one, and as I was leaving, I felt different than when I went in. I felt that there maybe was a chance after all. Thanks.
Phoenix Expo Attendee
It was nice to be in a room full of people who understood the value of military service.
Phoenix Expo Attendee
This was my second Expo, and the information that was sent has helped me prepare for a better career. I was able to net two interviews by attending the Expos.
Phoenix Expo Attendee
Thank you for the opportunity to participate at the Phoenix job fair. I just wanted to let you know it helped me land a job. If it was not for this fair, I truly believe I would be still looking.
Army Veteran, E6, Phoenix Attendee
It was the best Opportunity Expo I have ever attended.
Army Veteran, E7, Phoenix Attendee
This was one of the best attended events that we have attended this year. We saw great quality candidates!
Recruiter, Retail Industry, Phoenix Exhibitor
The quality of the job seeker was far better than any event I have attended in years! Great people, great event, and great experience overall!
HR Manager, Financial Industry, Phoenix Exhibitor
So far we have had the opportunity to extend offers to 3 candidates that we met at the career fair.
Recruiter, Service Industry, Phoenix Exhibitor
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
This was the best job fair I've ever been to.
2/6/14 Phoenix Career Fair -- USAF spouse
I had an on the spot interview that went extremely well. All of the vendors were enthusiastic and willing to assist all veterans that they spoke with.
2/6/14 Phoenix Career Fair -- National Guard E-4
This is an excellent event. It is well organized and advertised. I will gladly attend the next event. This is definitely one of the better career fair style events that I have attended.
2/6/14 Phoenix Career Fair -- Manufacturing Recruiter
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)
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