San Diego Veterans Job Fair

Scottish Rite Event Center

1895 Camino Del Rio South

San Diego , CA 92108

San Diego Veterans Job Fair

March 2, 2017 11:00 AM March 2, 2017 3:00 PM

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  • Exhibitor

    $1,295

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    • 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)
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  • 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

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  • 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

  • The event will take place in the Corinthian Ballroom.

  • Coffee and water will be available beginning at 9:00am in the Square & Compass Room near the main event space.

  • Lunch will be served from 1:30-3:00pm in the Square & Compass Room near the main event space. The space will be marked with RecruitMilitary Only signage.

  • Free WiFi is available. The password will be given on the day of the event.

Shipping Instructions

  • Due to storage limitations, the Scottish Rite Cathedral of San Diego cannot accept shipments in advance of the event. Please make arrangements to have all items shipped to and from your hotel.

Parking Information

  • There are 400 FREE parking spaces available in the main parking lot. Please DO NOT park in spaces marked "Reserved and Private Parking Spaces" as cars parked in those spaces are at risk of being towed.

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 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
Administrative / Clerical 5 41%
Government 4 33%
Business / Strategic Management 4 33%
Human Resources 4 33%
Customer Support / Client Care 4 33%
Project / Program Management 3 25%
Management/Supervision 3 25%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 3 25%
Sales / Business Development 3 25%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 2 16%
Quality Assurance / Safety 2 16%
Other 2 16%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 2 16%
IT / Software Development 2 16%
Retail 2 16%
Marketing / Product Management 2 16%
Education / Training 2 16%
Law Enforcement / Security 2 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 2 16%
Legal 2 16%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 1 8%
Medical / Health 1 8%
Part-time 1 8%
Aviation / Aerospace 1 8%
Field Service 1 8%
Editorial / Writing 1 8%
Construction / Trades 1 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 1 8%
Creative / Design 1 8%
Electronics 1 8%
Engineering 1 8%
RecruitMilitary has held 32 events in San Diego, drawing 13,088 attendees and 1,245 exhibitors.
The job opportunities available were of a higher caliber than most other local job fairs. The event was well organized and executed crisply.
San Diego Career Fair -- Attendee
Without question the RecruitMilitary events are by far the most engaged and targeted events a firm can attend.
San Diego Career Fair -- Education Industry Recruiter
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
Great way to get face to face time with recruiters. Very professional staff as well.
San Diego Career Fair -- Air Force Veteran - E5
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
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
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
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
Four of the people I spoke with today could come work for me tomorrow! Great event!
August 2014 Employer -- Financial Services 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
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

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