Pittsburgh Veterans Job Fair

Heinz Field

100 Art Rooney Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Pittsburgh Veterans Job Fair

March 23, 2017 11:00 AM March 23, 2017 3:00 PM

Select an Employer Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,295

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $595 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $795 special for law enforcement agencies
  • Targeted

    $1,795

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Branding

    $3,495

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,095 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide

Select an Educator Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $1,795

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Educator Advantage

    $2,195

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,795 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • School name listed in the Search & Employ education directory in the next two issues

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Veteran Opportunity Expo Cancellation Policy

RecruitMilitary does not offer refunds. If an exhibitor is unable to attend a Veteran Opportunity Expo (“Expo”) for which it has already registered, RecruitMilitary will make every effort to allow the exhibitor to attend a future Expo, provided the exhibitor attends the Expo within twelve months of the Invoice Date. However, to qualify, RecruitMilitary must receive a cancellation request at least ten business days' prior to the date of the Expo for which you were registered. Unpaid invoices must be paid whether or not the exhibitor attends the event for which it originally registered. Cancellation requests must be sent via e-mail to support@recruitmilitary.com, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. If a cancellation request is received fewer than ten business days before the Expo, or if the exhibitor does not show up at the Expo at all, then that exhibitor will not be entitled to transfer its registration to a new Expo.

At a Veteran Job Fair, you can begin the selection process with what is normally one of the final stages of a face-to-face meeting with the candidate. We present these events in cooperation with leading corporations, news media, industry associations, veterans organizations, and government agencies. All Veteran Job Fairs take place in major military markets. To attract job candidates to the fairs, we promote the events intensively to our huge database of registered candidates, and we run display ads in major newspapers in the areas where they will take place.

Why Hire Veterans?

If you are not familiar with hiring veterans, we would like to share three reasons why military personnel will make great employees for your organization:

  • Well-trained. Veterans possess skills that are critical for an organization to succeed. They are trained to be mission-oriented and to work as a team. They possess critical skills for organizational success including discipline, responsibility, respect, and unparalleled work ethic.
  • Skills that overlap. Veterans have been trained in specific skills that greatly overlap civilian work. Whether driving an 18-wheel tractor-trailer or leading an organization in an executive position, the military provides people with the training to be successful in trades, as well as the experience and conditioning required for management positions.
  • Diverse backgrounds. The military employs a highly diverse workforce. Approximately 45% of our candidates are women and/or ethnic minorities, enabling you to connect with skilled and diverse candidates through our events.

Heinz Field

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Exhibitor will receive a 6' table with linen and two chairs.

  • The Job Fair will take place in the Hyundai West Club Lounge.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in an area marked with RecruitMilitary Only signage from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strip and extension cords. Without prior arrangements there is no guarantee that power will be available.

  • Complimentary WiFi is available. User: Heinz Field Public. No password is required.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Monday, March 20, 2017. Please ship to:

Heinz Field
900 Art Rooney Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5775
Attn: Meg McCabe
RecruitMilitary Event 3/23/2017
(Your Company Name)*

Please arrange for all items to be picked up from the venue by the end of day 3/24/2017.

Parking Information

Parking is available in the North lot at the Carnegie Science Center at a rate of $7 per car. You can use the pay station in the North lot (across Casino Drive) to pay for parking when you arrive. The pay station will return the ticket to you which should be used to raise the gate to allow you to exit the parking lot.

Stage AE lot on the opposite side of the stadium can be used for overflow parking. The cost to park is $7/ vehicle.

Pittsburgh Veterans Job Fair Coming To Heinz Field

“ Joe Bertagna and Brian Hankinson stop by to talk about an upcoming job fair specifically tailored to military veterans.”

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 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 212 35%
Management/Supervision 190 31%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 128 21%
Manufacturing / Operations 123 20%
Law Enforcement / Security 116 19%
Project / Program Management 101 16%
Construction / Trades 100 16%
Education / Training 100 16%
Administrative / Clerical 93 15%
Human Resources 91 15%
Business / Strategic Management 91 15%
Customer Support / Client Care 81 13%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 78 13%
Medical / Health 76 12%
Quality Assurance / Safety 74 12%
Field Service 69 11%
Marketing / Product Management 61 10%
Sales / Business Development 59 9%
Aviation / Aerospace 58 9%
Other 56 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 55 9%
IT / Software Development 52 8%
Engineering 49 8%
Electronics 48 8%
Part-time 45 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 45 7%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 44 7%
Creative / Design 38 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 33 5%
Editorial / Writing 33 5%
Retail 32 5%
Legal 28 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 13 events in Pittsburgh, drawing 3,115 attendees and 568 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 597 Registered Attendees
  • 221 Soldiers
  • 96 Airmen
  • 77 Sailors
  • 77 Marines
  • 11 Spouses
  • 5 Coast Guardsmen
  • 4 Others
  • 3 DoD Civilians
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
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
More satisfied by the quality of candidates at this event than any other event I have attended! The amount of candidates and the quality were excellent! Overall great experience!
10/20/16 Pittsburg Career Fair -- Staffing Recruiter
Very successful. Great venue with plenty of space and all needed amenities. Always well organized and executed. Top notch. Great support to employers and great pool of candidates.
10/20/16 Pittsburg Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
I have been to a lot of these career fairs and I can say by far this one was the best!!
10/20/16 Pittsburg Career Fair -- Army E-4
Some impressive companies were present. I interpret their presence as proof that they understand the value of hiring veterans who have the discipline and character they need.
10/20/16 Pittsburg Career Fair -- Navy E-5

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