Richmond Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on February 16, 2017 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA.

Fort Lee Army Base hosting veterans job fai

“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.”

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. ”

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...”

When attendees registered for the Richmond 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 325 42%
Management/Supervision 257 33%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 243 31%
Education / Training 173 22%
Law Enforcement / Security 172 22%
Project / Program Management 172 22%
Quality Assurance / Safety 171 22%
Administrative / Clerical 153 19%
Human Resources 145 18%
Customer Support / Client Care 144 18%
Business / Strategic Management 131 17%
Manufacturing / Operations 111 14%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 96 12%
IT / Software Development 85 11%
Medical / Health 75 9%
Sales / Business Development 75 9%
Construction / Trades 74 9%
Field Service 72 9%
Other 72 9%
Marketing / Product Management 72 9%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 67 8%
Part-time 64 8%
Aviation / Aerospace 59 7%
Electronics 52 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 51 6%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 50 6%
Engineering 49 6%
Retail 48 6%
Legal 38 4%
Creative / Design 37 4%
Editorial / Writing 35 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 33 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 9 events in Richmond, drawing 2,711 attendees and 333 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 767 Registered Attendees
  • 346 Soldiers
  • 106 Sailors
  • 64 Marines
  • 63 Airmen
  • 23 Spouses
  • 11 Others
  • 8 Coast Guardsmen
  • 7 DoD Civilians
Great variety of exhibitors.
Richmond Career Fair -- Army E-4
Well attended and managed event. The caliber of candidates is higher than at other job fairs. Good flow, excellent on site support and location.
8/18/16 Richmond Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
Great work! Can't wait to go back again. This is a great event. This group does a great job of being prepared and welcoming.
8/18/16 Richmond Career Fair -- Services Recruiter
Go! It's worth your time! I had an interview set up for the very next day.
8/18/16 Richmond Career Fair -- USAF E-6
The experience was well suited for military personnel.
8/18/16 Richmond Career Fair -- Navy and USAF E-5
Outstanding job fair. The only way you could make it better, is to do it again. This was one of the best and I've been going to these for years. Great location and parking. Well advertised and so many employers were there. I loved it.
2/16/17 Richmond Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
I really liked the event and how professional it was compared to some others. I also liked that you list detailed tips to make the career fair successful on the site. I read them twice and tried to implement them as best as I could. Seriously, thanks!
2/16/17 Richmond Career Fair -- Staffing Recruiter
Genuine enthusiasm about trying to get vets jobs.
2/16/17 Richmond Career Fair -- Navy 0-6
Doug Turner (event director) was super motivated to get us in front of the right people. I met a company rep at the fair Thursday, interviewed Monday, and was hired Tuesday. I would say that this was the best job fair I have attended.
2/16/17 Richmond Career Fair -- Army E-7

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