Richmond Veterans Job Fair
Richmond International Raceway
600 East Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
Richmond Veterans Job FairFebruary 14, 2019 11:00 AM – February 14, 2019 3:00 PM
Our events average over 50 exhibitors, and the list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.
- ABB Inc.
- Anne Arundel County Police Department
- Foresters Financial
Richmond International Raceway
Richmond International Raceway Information
The Job Fair will take place in the Torque Club on the 3rd floor of the Grandstand overlooking the racetrack.
Enter the Torque Club via the flagged entrance through the glass doors at the base of the Grandstand and take the elevators to the 3rd floor.
- Pass the main parking lot and continue on Laburnum Avenue to Gate 4 where parking is complimentary. For GPS purposes, use 900 E. Laburnum Avenue as the address for Gate 4.
FROM THE NORTH Travel I-95 to Exit 82, take Chamberlayne Avenue (301), turn left at third traffic light onto Azalea Avenue, follow signs (2.5 miles). OR Travel I-95 to Exit 43 onto I-295 South. Follow I-295 to Exit 38-B – Meadowbridge Road. Travel Meadowbridge Road approximately five miles to Laburnum Avenue. Turn left on Laburnum Avenue and enter through Gate 4.
FROM THE SOUTH Travel I-95 to Exit 82 (DO NOT TAKE FAIRGROUND EXIT 76-A), at end of exit ramp turn right on Chamberlayne Avenue (301), at a second traffic light turn left onto Azalea Avenue turn right on Richmond Henrico Turnpike to Laburnum Avenue. Turn left on Laburnum Avenue and enter through Gate 4.
FROM THE WEST Travel I-64 east to Exit 186, turn left at end of exit ramp onto Laburnum Avenue, follow Laburnum about 2 miles to Richmond Raceway Complex, enter through Gate 4 off Laburnum Avenue.
FROM THE EAST Travel I-64 west to Exit 195, turn right at end of exit ramp onto Laburnum Avenue, about five miles to Richmond Raceway Complex, enter through Gate 4.
“FORT LEE, Va. — A job fair for veterans in the Richmond area will be held this week on the Fort Lee Army Base. The job fair will be held at the Regimental Club at Fort Lee from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 9.”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”
“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 host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”
“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. ”
“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 ...”
“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...”
“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...”
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.
Who are the exhibitors?
RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.
- Educational institutions
- Veterans associations and service agencies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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