San Antonio Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on January 9, 2014 at Norris Conference Centers – San Antonio in San Antonio, TX.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • USAA
  • Lockheed Martin
  • General Dynamics C4 Systems
  • DeVry University
  • Northrop Grumman Corp.
  • National Oilwell Varco


  • Flowers Baking Company of San Antonio
  • Prestige Gunite of South Texas
  • PEC Premier
  • International Academy of Design & Tech
  • Accenture
  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Waste Management
  • United Parcel Service
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Department of Veteran Affairs/VESO
  • Platinum Wealth Solutions of Texas, LLC
  • FTS International
  • One Click Cleaners
  • West Business Services LP
  • Hartford Financial Services Group
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • Department of Public Safety Texas Highway Patrol
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Ramsey Enterprises
  • Argosy University
  • Troops to Teachers
  • HCA HealthCare
  • Access Midstream
  • HealthCare Systems Staffing
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Precision Well Logging, Inc.
  • CarMax
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • TravelCenters of America / Petro Stopping Centers
  • The Art Institutes
  • Silotech Group, Inc.
  • Trident University International
  • Sanderson Farms, Inc.
  • Oklahoma College of Construction

DAV RecruitMilitary San Antonio All Veterans Job Fair

“RecruitMilitary, a national military recruiting firm established in 1998, and DAV, a major veteran service organization established in 1920 and serving veterans of all eras, have partnered and are delivering a career fair for military veterans in the San Antonio area. ”

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.”

The four myths and opportunities of hiring veterans today

“In an era when “support our troops” bumper stickers are common and billboards and radio advertisements abound with rallying calls to give veterans a job, it is not surprising that many employers are overwhelmed and confused. Good intentions permeate most efforts to employ veterans at the national, state and local levels.”

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. ”

Job fairs help veterans make transition to civilian life - Veterans have qualities employers want

“ABC 12 (KSAT) San Antonio - For many veterans, leaving the service and starting a new career in the civilian world can seem daunting.”

Hiring For Heroes job fair tailored for veterans - Hundreds of veterans crowd AT&T Center for job fair

“ABC 12 - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Recruit Military held a Hiring For Heroes job fair at the AT&T Center Thursday. The line was out the door as hundred of veterans and their spouses showed up looking for work. ”

Veterans find opportunities at special job fair - Event designed to place local veterans, their spouses

“Hundreds of veterans turned out Thursday at a special job fair designed to pair veterans and their spouses with local companies looking to hire.”

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...”

RecruitMilitary has held 10 events in San Antonio, drawing 5,584 attendees and 553 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 1028 Registered Attendees
  • 398 Soldiers
  • 223 Airmen
  • 96 Sailors
  • 71 Marines
  • 21 Spouses
  • 7 Others
  • 6 DoD Civilians
  • 1 Coast Guardsman
Exhibitor Registration
Awesome. Best hiring fairs that are on the market today.
Recruiter, Aerospace & Defense Industry, past San Antonio Exhibitor
Another very good event. We are getting resumes from quality candidates. We are already attempting to get some of these candidates to Dallas for interviews.
Recruiter, IT 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
It was awesome - we are in the process of hiring 4 individuals.
Healthcare recruiter, 3/27/2014 Houston Career Fair
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)