San Diego All Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on December 1, 2016 at Scottish Rite Event Center in San Diego, CA.

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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”

KSON John and Tammy Employment After Deployment

“KSON-FM (97.3 and 92.1) in San Diego is doing a segment called Employment After Deployment. They will be “featuring” a different unemployed veteran each week on their station. I have provided them with several veterans, pre-registered for the San Diego event. ”

KSON John and Tammy Employment After Deployment

“KSON-FM (97.3 and 92.1) in San Diego is doing a segment called Employment After Deployment. They will be “featuring” a different unemployed veteran each week on their station. I have provided them with several veterans, pre-registered for the San Diego event. ”

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. ”

Special job fair for veterans in Coronado

“CORONADO (CBS 8) - Local veterans and military spouses gathered at the Hotel Del Coronado day for a special job fair aimed at getting them back to work.”

Local Veterans Brand Themselves for Employment

“NBC 7 (KNSD) - Job fair for veterans focuses on branding their military skills. ”

Hiring Heroes Aims to Help Veterans

“Sgt. Rick Gomez tells NBC 7 reporter Lea Sutton about looking for work as a former active duty Marine.”

Veteran Job Fair

“Military Veterans face big changes when they leave the service. One of the biggest changes is finding a job. ”

Companies Seek Military Vets: Career fair in Liberty Station offers job opportunities to veterans

“By Sarah Grieco Military veterans seeking employment can attend a free career fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Corky McMillin Companies Event Center in Liberty Station on 2875 Dewey Rd. The career fair comes at a time when unemployment rates for young veterans are particularly high. A study performed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that male veterans younger than 2...”

Military Sealift Command to Sponsor Jobs and Education Event for Veterans in San Diego on June 24

“San Diego, CA (PR Log) June 9, 2010 – RecruitMilitary, a military-to-civilian recruiting firm based in Cincinnati, has announced that Military Sealift Command (MSC) will sponsor a RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo in San Diego on June 24. At this event, MSC and other employers as well as franchisors and educational institutions will interview job seekers who have military backgrounds”

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 Diego 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 429 43%
Management/Supervision 316 32%
Law Enforcement / Security 247 25%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 208 21%
Education / Training 203 20%
Aviation / Aerospace 191 19%
Project / Program Management 191 19%
Quality Assurance / Safety 190 19%
Business / Strategic Management 173 17%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 165 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 163 16%
Human Resources 162 16%
Administrative / Clerical 160 16%
Electronics 151 15%
Field Service 141 14%
IT / Software Development 137 13%
Customer Support / Client Care 127 12%
Engineering 124 12%
Medical / Health 118 12%
Construction / Trades 113 11%
Part-time 112 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 108 11%
Marketing / Product Management 105 10%
Sales / Business Development 102 10%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 97 9%
Other 93 9%
Biotech / R&D / Science 81 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 70 7%
Creative / Design 63 6%
Retail 62 6%
Legal 54 5%
Editorial / Writing 53 5%
RecruitMilitary has held 32 events in San Diego, drawing 13,088 attendees and 1,245 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 981 Registered Attendees
  • 391 Sailors
  • 243 Marines
  • 115 Soldiers
  • 46 Airmen
  • 20 Spouses
  • 17 Others
  • 5 Coast Guardsmen
  • 1 DoD Civilian
  • 1 Merchant Marine
It was the most organized, efficient, well spaced, easily accessible event I’ve been to in 6 months.
San Diego Career Fair -- Pharmaceutical Industry HR Manager
Make sure to talk to all of the vendors. I found opportunities were I didn’t expect them.
San Diego Career Fair -- Marine Veteran, E-8
We attend nearly 100 events per year and RM events are always our favorite. RecruitMilitary events in San Diego are always exceptional.
San Diego Career Fair -- Energy & Utilities Recruiter
It was a wonderful event. By far one of the best military events I have been to and I have been to a dozen over the course of 2 years.
San Diego Career Fair -- Staffing Recruiter
The diversity of companies and their willingness to talk to candidates was excellent. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly.
San Diego Career Fair -- Marine E-6
Truly one of the best career fairs in the country.
8/4/16 San Diego Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
One of the best military events I've attended! Will definitely recommend that our organization attend future events. Very well organized and well attended by good candidates.
8/4/16 San Diego Career Fair -- Healthcare Recruiter
I was incredibly impressed by the level of attention placed on informing participants and reminding them as a precursor to attendance. The level of commitment to veterans is noted and appreciated. I am very satisfied with my experience. Thank you!
8/4/16 San Diego Career Fair -- Marine E-8
This career fair is a good and valuable tool for helping military and veterans to connect with organizations that would like to hire veterans.
8/4/16 San Diego Career Fair -- Marine E-7

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