Phoenix Veteran Job Fair

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

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Veterans' job fair gives interviews to hundreds in Glendale

“GLENDALE, Ariz. - The DAV RecruitMilitary Veterans Job Fair kicked off Thursday morning at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale with a line of veterans looking for that next great job opportunity. ”

Are you a veteran? Need a job? 60 employers are looking to hire you

“More than 670 job-seeking veterans are expected to attend the Greater Phoenix Veterans Job Fair at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Thursday.”

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”

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.”

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%
Education / Training 163 18%
Customer Support / Client Care 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%
Sales / Business Development 100 11%
Medical / Health 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 23 events in Phoenix, drawing 10,062 attendees and 956 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
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.
Phoenix Career Fair -- Army E-6
It was the best Opportunity Expo I have ever attended.
Phoenix Career Fair -- Army E-7
This was one of the best attended events that we have attended this year. We saw great quality candidates!
Phoenix Career Fair -- Retail Industry Recruiter
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!
Phoenix Career Fair -- Financial Industry HR Manager
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.
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.
Phoenix Career Fair -- Manufacturing Recruiter
This is the fourth RecruitMilitary Career Fair I have attended, and as always, I was very impressed with the quality and professionalism of the candidates I met with. The events are always very well-organized and easy to navigate. I highly recommend.
9/22/16 Phoenix Career Fair -- Staffing Recruiter
There is very good attendance; it is advertised very well; candidates who fit our job postings are encouraged to stop by our table and talk about our positions.
9/22/16 Phoenix Career Fair -- Engineering Recruiter
A very robust range of job opportunities for all veteran backgrounds.
9/22/16 Phoenix Career Fair -- Marine E-8
The vendors were all positive and had answers for all my questions. It was the best career fair I have attended.
9/22/16 Phoenix Career Fair -- Air Force / Air Force Reserves E-6

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