Phoenix Veteran Job Fair

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

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We’re preparing for the Phoenix Veteran Job Fair on October 16, 2014. Register for the event today!

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...”

Helping Jobless Vets

“CNN Host Fredricka Whitfield One in nine Iraq and Afghanistan vets is out of work. Fredricka Whitfield talks with Rick Jones about how RecruitMilitary's website and career fair events are helping veterans and military spouses find jobs in the current economy. CNN's Josh Levs shows viewers how to navigate the RecruitMilitary website and points out key features most useful to veteran job seek...”

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 16 events in Phoenix, drawing 6,864 attendees and 538 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 895 Veterans
  • 296 Soldiers
  • 171 Airmen
  • 124 Sailors
  • 89 Marines
  • 10 Spouses
  • 5 Coast Guardsmen
  • 4 DoD Civilians
  • 4 Others
  • 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
This was an awesome networking experience. The exhibitors were cordial; it seemed like they went out of their way to be helpful in providing you with information about their company. I also made a valuable connection with a participant that was not an exhibitor.
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

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