Sacramento Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on February 16, 2017 at Scottish Rite Center in Sacramento, CA.

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Who's Hiring: Veterans job fair - Jan. 22, 2015

“On Thursday, Jan. 22, there's a job fair for Veterans and their family members. It's from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aerospace Museum. Veterans. Veterans and their families are encouraged to stop by to apply for a job. ”

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 Sacramento 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 264 38%
Management/Supervision 202 29%
Administrative / Clerical 148 21%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 141 20%
Law Enforcement / Security 137 20%
Customer Support / Client Care 132 19%
Education / Training 129 18%
Project / Program Management 125 18%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 118 17%
Human Resources 117 17%
Manufacturing / Operations 111 16%
Business / Strategic Management 111 16%
Quality Assurance / Safety 107 15%
Field Service 101 14%
Medical / Health 101 14%
Aviation / Aerospace 100 14%
Construction / Trades 95 13%
IT / Software Development 89 12%
Electronics 88 12%
Part-time 82 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 82 11%
Other 79 11%
Marketing / Product Management 75 10%
Sales / Business Development 75 10%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 74 10%
Engineering 62 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 58 8%
Retail 51 7%
Creative / Design 47 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 40 5%
Legal 36 5%
Editorial / Writing 33 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 11 events in Sacramento, drawing 3,247 attendees and 286 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 685 Registered Attendees
  • 196 Soldiers
  • 115 Airmen
  • 103 Sailors
  • 66 Marines
  • 16 Others
  • 12 Spouses
  • 8 Coast Guardsmen
  • 1 DoD Civilian
  • 1 Merchant Marine
The career fair was great as it is a good way to talk to employers. You can swap information with other job seekers too and make immediate connections. It is always good to meet others who may give you tips on other employment opportunities. Awesome.
Sacramento Career Fair -- USAF E-8
Come ready and prepared and the possibilities will line up. A great exposure to what's available and what's required.
Sacramento Career Fair -- Army E-6
Outstanding. I appreciated the thoughtfulness of the event planning. I look forward to the next one in our area! It was magnificent and set the bar high for other job fairs.
7/21/16 Sacramento Career Fair -- Services Recruiter
Well organized, a myriad of vendors, a good variety of job opportunities, vendors were knowledgeable, lots of hand-outs, and availability of actual employment.
7/21/16 Sacramento Career Fair -- USAF E-9
I walked away with a chance to go back to school for my Masters' degree, landed one on-the-spot interview, and three strong possible interviews. Overall great job!
7/21/16 Sacramento Career Fair -- Navy E-5

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