Raleigh Opportunity Expo

This event took place on March 8, 2012 at Vaughn Towers at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC.

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Our events average over 50 exhibitors, and the list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.

Featured Exhibitors

  • The Home Depot
  • City of Winston-Salem Police Department
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Veterans Administration, National Vets Employment Program
  • DeVry University
  • Grand Canyon University

Exhibitors

  • The Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • State Farm
  • Progress Energy
  • UNC-Chapel Hill - Office of Human Resources
  • TSA
  • Cisco
  • Homeland Security Solutions
  • Allscripts
  • Frontier Communications
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • AXA Advisors
  • CPI Security Systems
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Family Health International 360
  • Delta Gypsum, LLC
  • DSU, Inc.
  • United Rentals, Inc.
  • New Horizons - Raleigh
  • Bayer
  • My Computer Career
  • Academi
  • The Art Institutes
  • Georgia College of Construction
  • Strayer University
  • Limestone College

Military job fair held in Raleigh

“RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Hundreds of military veterans and their spouses are hoping to get hired after a free career fair expo Thursday. More than 40 local and national companies set up booths inside Vaughn Towers at Carter-Finley Stadium to recruit employees and offer jobs immediately to people with military backgrounds. ”

Job fair for veterans being held in Raleigh

“RALEIGH, N.C. - A career fair for veterans will be held Thursday at Vaughn Towers at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. Companies like Home Depot, Lowe's and State Farm will be on hand to discuss opportunities with job seekers.”

Veterans hiring fair - interview with Javon Chavis of TWC

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Fort Bragg Report: Veterans Job Fair in Raleigh on Thursday

“he DAV and RecruitMilitary, a military-to-civilian recruitment firm, are teaming up for a job fair for veterans in Raleigh tomorrow, Jan. 29. The All Veterans Career Fair will be held at Vaughn Towers at Carter-Finley Stadium from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.”

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.”

The four myths and opportunities of hiring veterans today

“In an era when “support our troops” bumper stickers are common and billboards and radio advertisements abound with rallying calls to give veterans a job, it is not surprising that many employers are overwhelmed and confused. Good intentions permeate most efforts to employ veterans at the national, state and local levels.”

"Recruit Military" Job Fair A Hit In Raleigh

“Hundreds of military veterans from across the Triangle region and beyond packed a special job fair Thursday in Raleigh. This job fair at Carter-Finley Stadium was for veterans like Jimmy Hicks of Cameron, near Ft. Bragg.”

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. ”

Veteran Job Fair

“RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fair in Raleigh”

Job fair aimed at finding work for veterans

“More than 1,000 veterans got to meet face-to-face with jobs seekers in Raleigh.”

Veteran Hiring Event in Raleigh

“A special hiring event for veterans and military spouses was held at Carter Finley Stadium. The event was produced by RecruitMiltiary.com in cooperation with the American Legion. Hundreds of veterans showed up to meet face-to-face with veteran-friendly organizations.”

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...”

Common Questions

  1. What is a RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo?

    A RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is an event where transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses can meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees. To learn more, watch this video from one of our expos in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  2. Who are the exhibitors?

    RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.

    1. Employers
    2. Franchisors
    3. Educational institutions
    4. Veterans associations and service agencies
  3. What if my only interest is getting a job?

    Even if you are not here to discuss continuing education, we recommend that you talk with the education recruiters.

    • Today’s institutions deliver learning opportunities in many ways other than traditional, full-time, daytime classes on a campus. So a few minutes of conversation may lead to an unexpected continuing-education solution that is right for you.
    • In addition, most of the institutions at our Expos are also large employers and might have job openings at a campus near you.
    • We have similar advice for job seekers who have not been thinking of going into business for themselves. Franchise opportunities are available in a tremendous variety of fields. Financing may be easier than you think, with surprising discounts for veterans.
  4. Are the employers actually hiring?

    Yes, and they have a number of different priorities and requirements. As a result, their recruiters interact with job seekers in a variety of ways.

    • Some recruiters have “hot fills,” job openings that they need to fill immediately. If you happen to qualify for a hot fill, the recruiter may take you to a separate area for a one-on-one interview.
    • Other recruiters are looking for transitioning and veteran military to apply for jobs that are almost always open. That kind of recruiter might ask for a paper résumé and/or give you a business card and ask you to call.
    • Some recruiters have positions that are not available right now, but will be opening up soon. These employers want to identify candidates and get them in the pipeline now so they can fill those positions as soon as possible when they receive hiring approval.
  5. Why don’t all employers accept paper résumés?

    A federal regulation called the OFCCP Internet Applicant Rule tells certain government contractors how to gather and retain job applications via the Internet. Because of the Rule, many contractors require that applicants use their online systems and not submit paper résumés.

    • OFCCP is the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency of the United States Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration. The OFCCP enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination by federal contractors.
    • Some employers that are not bound by the Rule do not accept paper résumés simply because they have put their entire application process on the Internet. One great advantage to applicants is that large employers can easily route the online résumés of desirable applicants to the appropriate divisions, offices, plants, etc.
  6. If they won’t take my résumé, shouldn’t I have stayed home and registered online?

    There is great value in the time you spend talking to recruiters, even if you can’t hand them your résumé.

    • You have a great chance to make an outstanding personal impression. A person who presents himself/herself extremely well at a booth may even get an interview for a job opening that is not on the recruiter’s list.
    • You have a chance to learn about the recruiters’ companies and their job opportunities.
    • You have a chance to network with the recruiters. You can ask a recruiter what it’s like to work at his/her company, and how best to navigate the company’s application process. You can ask the recruiter to take down your name and phone number or email address, and ask for his/her business card so that you can follow up.
  7. What if the employers are in industries that don’t interest me?

    An employer’s primary industry or company name does not necessarily indicate what openings the company is trying to fill.

    • A drugstore chain may be recruiting for positions in transportation and distribution.
    • A brewery may be recruiting for jobs in information technology.
  8. What time should I arrive?

    Feel free to try and arrive a little early to get near the front of the registration line, or you can choose to arrive a few hours after the event starts and avoid the crowd.

If you have a question that is not answered here, email us at support@recruitmilitary.com.

RecruitMilitary has held 14 events in Raleigh, drawing 4,306 attendees and 373 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 939 Registered Attendees
  • 462 Soldiers
  • 166 Marines
  • 142 Airmen
  • 113 Sailors
  • 22 Spouses
  • 20 Others
  • 7 Coast Guardsmen
Exhibitor Registration
Extremely professional and organized. Really brought forth highly qualified and skilled military professionals that will transition easily into the opportunities that were made available to them.
Recruiter, Financial Services Industry, past Raleigh exhibitor
The best! Overall very positive and looking forward to seeing you in the future! Great job. Great event.
Recruiter, Education Industry, past Raleigh Exhibitor
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
It was very well organized and had a very good cross representation of every type of occupation.
Veteran Job Seeker (Army) -- 3/20/14 Raleigh Career Fair
Great location, organization, and energy from attendees and participating enterprises! Enjoyed being there! Thanks for the great work!
Veteran Job Seeker (Coast Guard) -- 3/20/14 Raleigh Career Fair
Ya'll are great. Best in the business!
Recruiter, Construction Industry, 3/20/14 Raleigh Career Fair
It was awesome - we are in the process of hiring 4 individuals.
Healthcare recruiter, 3/27/2014 Houston Career Fair
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
Great response from veterans. Definitely worth coming! (Restaurant & Food Services recruiter)
8/28/14 Raleigh Career Fair -- Restaurant & Food Services recruiter
I was surprised at the variety of participating employers. There was everything from landscaping to police departments to financial institutions. (Branch / Rank not provided)
8/28/14 Raleigh Career Fair -- Veteran job seeker
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)