Portland Veteran Job Fair

Moda Center at the RoseQuarter

One Center Court

Portland, OR 97227

Portland Veteran Job Fair

September 29, 2016 11:00 AM September 29, 2016 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)
    • * $495 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
  • Targeted

    $1,695

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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 expos@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.

Moda Center at the RoseQuarter

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 8:30am and 10:30am
  • Exhibitor will receive a 8' x 30" table with linen and two chairs.
  • The Job Fair will take place in the West Club.
  • Coffee and other refreshments will be available at 8:30a in the PDR Room near the event space.
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in the PDR Room near the event space and marked with RecruitMilitary Exhibitors Only signage.
  • Complimentary WiFi is available. Choose Toyota Free WiFi option. No password is required.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Job Fair to arrive no earlier than Monday, September 26, 2016.

Please ship to:

RoseQuarter at Moda
100 N. Drexler Drive
Portland, OR 97227
Attn: Courtney Gifford
RecruitMilitary Event 9/29/2016
(Your Company Name)

Please be prepared with prepaid shipping labels and schedule a pickup of shipped items in order to ensure packages are in route Friday following the event. Your company will be fully responsible for contacting your own carrier to pick up your equipment after the event.

Parking Information

  • Free parking is available in the Garden Garage, located at One North Center Court Street, Portland, OR 97227. From the garage, take the elevator to P4. Enter the doors to the Moda Center. Turn right and take the hallway to the West Club . Guest Services will be on site to help with directions and there will be signage as well.

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.”

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...”

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 Portland 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 135 48%
Management/Supervision 104 37%
Law Enforcement / Security 81 29%
Project / Program Management 75 27%
Business / Strategic Management 71 25%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 63 22%
Quality Assurance / Safety 63 22%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 61 22%
Manufacturing / Operations 59 21%
Education / Training 58 20%
Human Resources 55 19%
Administrative / Clerical 54 19%
Customer Support / Client Care 46 16%
Construction / Trades 45 16%
Marketing / Product Management 42 15%
Medical / Health 42 15%
Aviation / Aerospace 40 14%
Sales / Business Development 39 14%
Field Service 38 13%
Electronics 38 13%
Engineering 35 12%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 35 12%
Part-time 34 12%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 32 11%
IT / Software Development 29 10%
Other 24 8%
Creative / Design 24 8%
Biotech / R&D / Science 21 7%
Editorial / Writing 19 6%
Legal 19 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 19 6%
Retail 14 5%
RecruitMilitary has held 6 events in Portland, drawing 1,159 attendees and 139 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

It is night and day how much better this was compared to other military or general job fairs.
T.S., Recruiter, Security Industry
RecruitMilitary has always had exceptional job expos and this one was no different.
A.K., HR Manager, Healthcare Industry
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
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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