Riverside Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on February 2, 2017 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 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 276 40%
Management/Supervision 219 32%
Law Enforcement / Security 159 23%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 157 22%
Education / Training 140 20%
Administrative / Clerical 140 20%
Human Resources 137 20%
Business / Strategic Management 131 19%
Customer Support / Client Care 130 19%
Quality Assurance / Safety 123 17%
Project / Program Management 123 17%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 107 15%
Sales / Business Development 107 15%
Construction / Trades 100 14%
Aviation / Aerospace 100 14%
Medical / Health 99 14%
Manufacturing / Operations 96 14%
Field Service 94 13%
Part-time 87 12%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 81 11%
Marketing / Product Management 81 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 80 11%
IT / Software Development 76 11%
Electronics 70 10%
Other 68 9%
Engineering 65 9%
Creative / Design 57 8%
Retail 56 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 48 7%
Biotech / R&D / Science 44 6%
Legal 34 4%
Editorial / Writing 32 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 5 events in Riverside, drawing 1,508 attendees and 159 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 684 Registered Attendees
  • 191 Soldiers
  • 152 Marines
  • 116 Sailors
  • 66 Airmen
  • 14 Others
  • 13 Spouses
  • 3 Coast Guardsmen
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.
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.
Riverside Career Fair -- Manufacturing Recruiter
I start my new job on October 1st because of this job fair.
Riverside Career Fair -- Veteran
Excellent location. Good variety and amount of employers. Very well organized and orchestrated.
Riverside Career Fair -- USAF E-3

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