San Antonio All Veterans Job Fair

Norris Conference Centers

618 NW Loop 410, #207

San Antonio, TX 78216

San Antonio All Veterans Job Fair

January 12, 2017 11:00 AM January 12, 2017 3:00 PM

Select an Employer Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,295

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $495 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
  • Targeted

    $1,695

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Branding

    $3,495

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,095 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide

Select an Educator Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $1,795

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Educator Advantage

    $2,195

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,795 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • School name listed in the Search & Employ education directory in the next two issues

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Veteran Opportunity Expo Cancellation Policy

RecruitMilitary does not offer refunds. If an exhibitor is unable to attend a Veteran Opportunity Expo (“Expo”) for which it has already registered, RecruitMilitary will make every effort to allow the exhibitor to attend a future Expo, provided the exhibitor attends the Expo within twelve months of the Invoice Date. However, to qualify, RecruitMilitary must receive a cancellation request at least ten business days' prior to the date of the Expo for which you were registered. Unpaid invoices must be paid whether or not the exhibitor attends the event for which it originally registered. Cancellation requests must be sent via e-mail to support@recruitmilitary.com, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. If a cancellation request is received fewer than ten business days before the Expo, or if the exhibitor does not show up at the Expo at all, then that exhibitor will not be entitled to transfer its registration to a new Expo.

At a Veteran Job Fair, you can begin the selection process with what is normally one of the final stages of a face-to-face meeting with the candidate. We present these events in cooperation with leading corporations, news media, industry associations, veterans organizations, and government agencies. All Veteran Job Fairs take place in major military markets. To attract job candidates to the fairs, we promote the events intensively to our huge database of registered candidates, and we run display ads in major newspapers in the areas where they will take place.

Why Hire Veterans?

If you are not familiar with hiring veterans, we would like to share three reasons why military personnel will make great employees for your organization:

  • Well-trained. Veterans possess skills that are critical for an organization to succeed. They are trained to be mission-oriented and to work as a team. They possess critical skills for organizational success including discipline, responsibility, respect, and unparalleled work ethic.
  • Skills that overlap. Veterans have been trained in specific skills that greatly overlap civilian work. Whether driving an 18-wheel tractor-trailer or leading an organization in an executive position, the military provides people with the training to be successful in trades, as well as the experience and conditioning required for management positions.
  • Diverse backgrounds. The military employs a highly diverse workforce. Approximately 45% of our candidates are women and/or ethnic minorities, enabling you to connect with skilled and diverse candidates through our events.

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • The Career Fair will take place in Red Oak Ballroom “B”. Please make note to use 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216 when traveling to the event as this is a newer location for Norris Conference Center.
  • Coffee and other refreshments will be available at 9:00 a.m.
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in the Live Oak Room and will be marked with RecruitMilitary's "Exhibitors Only" signage.
  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact Recruit Military in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strip and extension cords. *Free WiFi IS available, no code is required

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Career Fair to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Please ship to:

Norris Conference Center
Attn: Angel Gonzalez
618 NW Loop 410, #207
San Antonio, TX 78216
RecruitMilitary Event 1/12/2017
(Your Company Name)

Please be prepared with shipping information on event day in order to ensure packages are in route Friday following the event. Your company will be fully responsible for contacting your own carrier to pick up your equipment after the event.

Parking Information

Ample FREE parking is available outside of the Norris Conference Center's main entrance.

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”

Companies seek to employ veterans. Vets often struggle with transitioning into civilian employment

“ABC 12 (KSAT)"There's not a lot of correlation to when (veterans) enter into the civilian world again of, 'How do I write a resume?'" said Steve Balczo, of RecruitMilitary. "Getting rid of the acronyms that we use in the military, and breaking it down so that the civilian corporations can read a resume and understand the strengths and talents of these veterans."”

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. ”

Vets now battling unemployment

“By Patrick Danner Enrique Alcantara served 12 years in the Marines, including two tours in Iraq, but those credentials can't seem to help him find a job. “I've been applying and sending my résumé everywhere,” said Alcantara, 35, who estimated he's handed out 150 résumés since becoming unemployed in April. Alcantara was among almost 400 military veterans and their spouses who ...”

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 San Antonio All 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 71 44%
Management/Supervision 61 38%
Education / Training 44 27%
Project / Program Management 43 27%
Administrative / Clerical 36 22%
Human Resources 35 22%
Law Enforcement / Security 34 21%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 34 21%
Customer Support / Client Care 34 21%
Quality Assurance / Safety 30 18%
Business / Strategic Management 28 17%
Manufacturing / Operations 26 16%
Marketing / Product Management 24 15%
IT / Software Development 24 15%
Sales / Business Development 23 14%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 23 14%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 22 13%
Field Service 20 12%
Medical / Health 19 11%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 18 11%
Other 18 11%
Part-time 16 10%
Construction / Trades 16 10%
Aviation / Aerospace 13 8%
Electronics 13 8%
Legal 11 6%
Retail 11 6%
Engineering 10 6%
Creative / Design 9 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 9 5%
Editorial / Writing 9 5%
Food Services / Hospitality 7 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 15 events in San Antonio, drawing 7,925 attendees and 855 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

Awesome. Best hiring fairs that are on the market today.
Recruiter, Aerospace & Defense Industry, past San Antonio Exhibitor
Right up there in the Top 3! It was organized and publicized. THANK YOU!
Human Resources, Government Agency, past San Antonio Exhibitor
Far exceeds other job fairs for the value provided.
HR Manager, Distribution Industry, past San Antonio Exhibitor
This was the best job fair I have been to! I left feeling positive about my military experiences, and the companies looked for ways to fit me into their organizations! Thank you!!!! I only want RecruitMilitary job fairs from now on!
Air Force Veteran E-8, past San Antonio attendee
Overall, it was the best job fair I have seen in the San Antonio area.
Navy Veteran - E-7, past San Antonio attendee
Hands-down the best job fair I have ever been to.
Air Force Veteran - O-4, past San Antonio attendee
The expo is the best one that I have attended since retiring from active duty in Nov 2009. The employers actually had HR available to set up interview appointments for employment.
Navy Veteran - E-7, past San Antonio attendee
We have attended the last few years and each year it appears that the candidates are getting better and better.
Recruiter, Manufacturing Industry, May 2013 San Antonio Expo
It was a great experience with excellent Military candidates. It was a pleasure to meet such deserving men & women that have served our country with such honor.
Recruiter, Transportation & Logistics Industry, May 2013 San Antonio Expo
I highly commend RecuitMilitary for working to help us veterans attain employment after serving our country. THANK YOU!!!!!
Veteran Job Seeker -- 5/30/13 San Antonio Career Fair
I received multiple job offers as a result of the job fair!
Veteran, Navy E-4, Sep 2013 San Antonio Attendee
Thank you, I received a job interview within a week and was offered a job on the spot. I’m now working for Performance Technologies, a Chesapeake Energy company.
Veteran, Marine E-3, Sep 2013 San Antonio Attendee
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
Definitely a "Top-Shelf" event.
Manufacturing Recruiter -- 1/9/14 San Antonio Career Fair
The event was well advertised and organized. We had a constant stream of applicants throughout the day.
1/9/14 San Antonio Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
As always, top notch and very pleased!
1/9/14 San Antonio Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
This was a good opportunity to meet company representatives face-to-face and make connections that cannot be made through the standard electronic job search.
1/9/14 San Antonio Career Fair -- National Guard O-3
I was very impressed and came away with lots of ideas to improve our presentation and to draw more job applicants.
Defense industry recruiter -- 5/8/14 San Antonio Career Fair
Exactly what we have come to expect -- Excellent! Always well attended and always well planned.
Telecommunications recruiter --5/8/14 San Antonio Career Fair
This is by far one of the better Job Fairs that I have attended in San Antonio.
5/8/14 San Antonio Career Fair -- Navy E-7
This was probably the best event I have attended in the last 3 years. Lots of opportunities and companies with real jobs looking to hire and not just companies selling stuff or services.
5/8/14 San Antonio Career Fair -- Navy E-6
It was a great event. There are a lot of unemployed vets out there. Thanks for the support. (USAF E-7)
5/8/14 San Antonio Caraeer Fair -- USAF E-7
Four of the people I spoke with today could come work for me tomorrow! Great event!
August 2014 Employer -- Financial Services recruiter
Definitely be prepared to find your next employer because most of the employers were ready to hire.
9/11/14 San Antonio Career Fair -- Navy E-6
Very good event. High quality folks looking for employment opportunities. You guys run the best Job Fairs in the San Antonio area.
9/11/14 San Antonio Career Fair (Financial Services recruiter)
Great candidates and great atmosphere. My feet were on fire by the end of the fair, but it was worth every bit of the pain to have the opportunity to help fellow Vets.
9/11/14 San Antonio Career Fair (Healthcare recruiter)
This is an outstanding career fair and I would highly recommend it to my brothers and sisters-in-arms.
9/11/14 San Antonio Career Fair (Veteran job seeker)
Very military friendly exhibitors. Very welcoming attitudes.
9/11/14 San Antonio Career Fair (USAF E-7)
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)

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