San Antonio Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on January 12, 2017 at Norris Conference Centers in San Antonio, TX.

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Veterans job fair stopping in town Thursday

“ SAN ANTONIO -- A major job fair just for veterans and their spouses is coming to San Antonio on Thursday, January 12.”

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 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 603 43%
Management/Supervision 489 35%
Education / Training 328 23%
Administrative / Clerical 325 23%
Law Enforcement / Security 316 22%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 308 22%
Project / Program Management 293 21%
Human Resources 278 20%
Quality Assurance / Safety 259 18%
Customer Support / Client Care 258 18%
Business / Strategic Management 235 16%
Medical / Health 234 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 200 14%
IT / Software Development 159 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 156 11%
Sales / Business Development 151 10%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 147 10%
Field Service 145 10%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 144 10%
Aviation / Aerospace 139 10%
Marketing / Product Management 137 9%
Other 126 9%
Construction / Trades 117 8%
Electronics 109 7%
Part-time 104 7%
Retail 87 6%
Creative / Design 74 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 74 5%
Food Services / Hospitality 71 5%
Engineering 69 4%
Editorial / Writing 57 4%
Legal 56 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 16 events in San Antonio, drawing 8,499 attendees and 905 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 1384 Registered Attendees
  • 530 Soldiers
  • 306 Airmen
  • 163 Sailors
  • 105 Marines
  • 48 Spouses
  • 9 DoD Civilians
  • 5 Coast Guardsmen
  • 4 Others
Hands-down the best job fair I have ever been to.
San Antonio Career Fair -- Air Force Veteran - O-4
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.
San Antonio Career Fair -- Transportation & Logistics Industry 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.
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.
San Antonio Career Fair -- Defense industry Recruiter
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.
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.
San Antonio Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
The volume of candidates attending exceeds the number of candidates that attend other job fairs. The set up is perfect. Very organized, people willing to help.
9/1/16 San Antonio Career Fair -- Automotive Recruiter
Excellent! Much better organized and publicized than other events . Great attendance. Great flow of quality candidates.
9/1/16 San Antonio Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
All participants I spoke with were friendly and eager to help even if they didn't have a position for me immediately.
9/1/16 San Antonio Career Fair -- USAF E-6
There were a lot of employers in many different employment categories. The career fair had something for everyone.
9/1/16 San Antonio Career Fair -- USAF E-6

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