Richmond Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on August 16, 2012 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • Capital One
  • The Home Depot
  • General Electric
  • Amazon
  • Verizon Communications
  • State Farm
  • Northrop Grumman
  • DeVry University

Exhibitors

  • Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Haynes Furniture
  • Richmond VA Medical Center
  • Emerson Process Management
  • Atlantic Bulk Carrier Corp.
  • Allstate
  • 7-Eleven
  • Weed Man USA
  • Marshall Space Flight Center
  • C.R. England, Inc.
  • Schlumberger
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Metropolitan Police Department Recruiting Division
  • U.S. Army
  • HCA HealthCare
  • Cellular Sales of Virginia, LLC
  • U.S. Department of State - Facility Manager Program
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Centura College
  • Strayer University
  • Georgia College of Construction
  • South University
  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • Troy University

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.”

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. ”

Hundreds attend RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo

“By: PETER BACQUÉ Focused and eager, hundreds of veterans put in applications, collected information and, in at least one case, found a job at a career fair Thursday in Henrico County. Phil Baehr with Colgan Air Inc. at Washington Dulles International Airport hired a veteran for an aviation mechanics' job at the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo. For certified military aviation mechani...”

Job fair targets military veterans

“A job fair aimed at military veterans draws hundreds to Richmond International Raceway Thursday afternoon, including Nilda Davis. After serving her country for more than 14 years Davis, a Navy veteran, is now searching for employment. "I've been looking for work for about a year. The process has been difficult and rewarding at times," said Davis. Nearly 30 companies, looking for a few ...”

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...”

RecruitMilitary has held 5 events in Richmond, drawing 1,696 attendees and 171 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 572 Registered Attendees
  • 248 Soldiers
  • 134 Sailors
  • 74 Airmen
  • 65 Marines
  • 22 Others
  • 15 Coast Guardsmen
  • 12 Spouses
  • 1 Merchant Marine
  • 1 DoD Civilian
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In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sponsored by Capital One

Exhibitor Registration
A great opportunity to meet a variety of employers, service organizations, academic institutions, and franchisors.
Richmond Expo Attendee
Some people were hired on the spot because of this event.
Richmond Expo Attendee
The participating employers were friendly and they had a great attitude and assisted in all areas as well as provided other websites to check out. I also enjoyed the atmosphere that was great, the setup was excellent.
Richmond Expo Attendee
Good opportunity to shake hands and work on introductions and face time.
Richmond Expo Attendee
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 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
Much better organized and professionally managed than other job fairs. Attendance remains stronger than most events. The on site support was great!
8-21-14 Richmond Career Fair -- Defense recruiter
Great variety of exhibitors.
8-21-14 Richmond Career Fair -- Army E-4
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)