Pittsburgh All Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on October 20, 2016 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.

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All Veterans Career Fair aims to connect employers and job seekers

“PITTSBURGH —Making the transition from military service to civilian life is not easy. And unemployment for veterans can be a stressor for the men and women who have served their country so courageously. Now, companies like RecruitMilitary are working to connect employers and educational institutions with job seekers with military backgrounds.”

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. ”

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...”

Job Fair Helps Veterans Connect With Employers

“Mary Robb Jackson Reporting: A day-long job expo is drawing nearly 400 veterans to Heinz Field. They are all ages and from all eras. They are here for many reasons, according to John Lundberg of RecruitMilitary. "I think we have a lot of people here that may already be employed. Maybe they're just looking for something a little bit better. Maybe there'll a little nervous about where they'...”

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 Pittsburgh All Veterans 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 187 37%
Management/Supervision 152 30%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 112 22%
Law Enforcement / Security 104 20%
Manufacturing / Operations 98 19%
Education / Training 94 18%
Administrative / Clerical 93 18%
Quality Assurance / Safety 91 18%
Customer Support / Client Care 90 18%
Business / Strategic Management 87 17%
Construction / Trades 84 16%
Human Resources 79 15%
Project / Program Management 78 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 73 14%
Field Service 59 11%
Sales / Business Development 58 11%
Marketing / Product Management 58 11%
Food Services / Hospitality 58 11%
Medical / Health 57 11%
Electronics 56 11%
Other 56 11%
Aviation / Aerospace 56 11%
Engineering 53 10%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 53 10%
Part-time 52 10%
IT / Software Development 48 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 46 9%
Retail 41 8%
Biotech / R&D / Science 39 7%
Editorial / Writing 36 7%
Creative / Design 33 6%
Legal 27 5%
RecruitMilitary has held 13 events in Pittsburgh, drawing 2,858 attendees and 568 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 497 Registered Attendees
  • 206 Soldiers
  • 73 Airmen
  • 65 Sailors
  • 58 Marines
  • 7 Others
  • 4 Spouses
  • 3 Coast Guardsmen
Very organized, well run, and allowed us to get interactions with people that we may have never crossed paths. This is the main job fair that we attend yearly. It was a very good event.
Pittsburgh Career Fair -- Retail Industry Recruiter
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
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
Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen... the staff at RecruitMilitary are here for you. During the event that I participated in, the staff were professional and more than helpful. If you are a struggling veteran, spouse, etc, give this a try. You will make connections and hopefully find yourself in a career.
Pittsburgh Career Fair -- National Guard O-3
The biggest advantage to RecruitMilitary's All Veterans Career Fair is that companies prepare to talk to veterans and send representatives that understand the value of a veteran's military service.
Pittsburgh Career Fair -- Army O-4
Felt like I got special treatment for being a veteran!
Pittsburgh Career Fair -- Marine E-5
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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