Riverside Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on October 20, 2016 at Riverside Municipal Auditorium in Riverside, CA.

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PETER GUDMUNDSSON: Hiring veterans as employees, not charity cases

“Based on last year’s media coverage, Californians would be shocked to learn that there is no veterans’ unemployment crisis. But the numbers don’t lie. The 2014 national unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans was 7.2 percent, lower than Riverside County’s current unemployment rate and the lowest rate recorded in seven years. Overall, veteran unemployment fell to 4.7 percent.”

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 Riverside 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 234 37%
Management/Supervision 197 31%
Administrative / Clerical 135 21%
Law Enforcement / Security 130 21%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 130 21%
Education / Training 115 18%
Quality Assurance / Safety 111 18%
Human Resources 111 18%
Business / Strategic Management 108 17%
Project / Program Management 107 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 101 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 97 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 93 15%
Sales / Business Development 81 13%
Field Service 78 12%
Construction / Trades 78 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 77 12%
Medical / Health 76 12%
Part-time 70 11%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 70 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 69 11%
Other 65 10%
IT / Software Development 65 10%
Electronics 64 10%
Marketing / Product Management 57 9%
Engineering 55 8%
Retail 42 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 41 6%
Legal 36 5%
Creative / Design 32 5%
Editorial / Writing 28 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 27 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 4 events in Riverside, drawing 1,252 attendees and 125 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 616 Registered Attendees
  • 183 Soldiers
  • 125 Marines
  • 108 Sailors
  • 56 Airmen
  • 18 Spouses
  • 4 Coast Guardsmen
  • 3 Others
  • 2 DoD Civilians
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)
This was a very organized event. Went like clock work. We will attend as many events as possible. We are here to support our US veteran.
9/17/15 Riverside Career Fair -- Transportation / Logistics recruiter
Very organized event. As a Navy veteran myself with 10 years of service, I was impressed with the level of care and concern for the vets.
9/17/15 Riverside Career Fair -- Manufacturing recruiter
I start my new job on October 1st because of this job fair.
9/17/15 Riverside Career Fair -- Veteran attendee
Excellent location. Good variety and amount of employers. Very well organized and orchestrated.
9/17/15 Riverside Career Fair -- USAF E-3

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