San Antonio Veterans Job Fair

San Antonio Shrine Auditorium

901 N. Loop 1604 W

San Antonio, TX 78232

San Antonio Veterans Job Fair

May 17, 2018 11:00 AM May 17, 2018 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)
    • * $595 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $795 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $995 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted

    $1,795

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • 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
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

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

    Select Package
    • 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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Additional Representatives Policy

Your booth purchase includes representatives. The attendance of any additional representatives will require a $50 fee per additional representative which will allow us to provide the appropriate accommodations for the number of recruiters that attend the event on behalf of your organization. If your organization has any additional representatives show up on the day of the event without paying the fee in advance, you will be invoiced $50 for each representative, on the day of the event.

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 Job Fair will take place in the Ballroom.
  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in the Dining Room.
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in the Dining Room and will be marked with "RecruitMilitary 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.

*Please take care NOT to leave the glass doors open during loading and unloading.

Parking Information

There is complimentary parking in the Shrine Auditorium parking lot. Please do NOT park in the designated Shrine Employee parking areas or Security parking areas.

Military veterans job fair to be held Thursday at Norris Conference Centers

“SAN ANTONIO - Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary are hosting a veterans job fair Thursday, which will include more than 70 San Antonio-area employers ready to hire hundreds of military veterans and military spouses. ”

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
RecruitMilitary has held 18 events in San Antonio, drawing 9,204 attendees and 1,039 exhibitors.
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
Great event and great experience. A valuable partnership for our company. Much higher volume and turnout than other job fairs. The events are always well organized and the staff is extremely accommodating and helpful.
1/12/17 San Antonio Career Fair -- Services Recruiter
There is no comparison as RM is the best in the business. Well organized and conducted by Chris Newsome and his support team.
1/12/17 San Antonio Career Fair -- Non-Profit Recruiter
The employers were very high good quality. I liked that there were both professional and trade positions.
1/12/17 San Antonio Career Fair -- Attendee
It was a great opportunity to meet with employers and learn about different job opportunities. Great atmosphere! Thank you for organizing it!!!!
1/12/17 San Antonio Career Fair -- Army Spouse

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