San Diego Veterans Job Fair

Scottish Rite Event Center

1895 Camino Del Rio South

San Diego, CA 92108

San Diego Veterans Job Fair

November 30, 2017 11:00 AM November 30, 2017 3:00 PM

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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


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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


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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

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Educator Advantage


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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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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, 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 event will take place in the Corinthian Ballroom. Exhibitors will receive an 8' table with linen and two chairs.

  • 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.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary at least two weeks in advance of the event to make payment and should bring their own power strip and extension cords. Without advance notice there is no guarantee that power will be available.

  • Mobile hotspots will be available for available for WiFi. Based on usage, the service may be spotty. Exhibitors who rely on WiFi for their presentation are encouraged to bring their own hotspot or may purchase WiFi on the date of the event at a cost of approximately $7 per device.

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.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary at those events for which venues charge to receive and/or ship out packages will be passed on to the client/exhibitor. These fees are the sole responsibility of the client/exhibitor.

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. ”

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
Government 168 45%
Management/Supervision 133 36%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 89 24%
Project / Program Management 87 23%
Law Enforcement / Security 86 23%
Education / Training 84 22%
Quality Assurance / Safety 72 19%
Human Resources 71 19%
Administrative / Clerical 66 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 62 16%
Business / Strategic Management 58 15%
Manufacturing / Operations 57 15%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 56 15%
Aviation / Aerospace 54 14%
IT / Software Development 48 13%
Part-time 48 13%
Field Service 47 12%
Sales / Business Development 46 12%
Engineering 45 12%
Electronics 42 11%
Medical / Health 42 11%
Construction / Trades 41 11%
Other 40 10%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 39 10%
Marketing / Product Management 36 9%
Biotech / R&D / Science 30 8%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 28 7%
Creative / Design 27 7%
Retail 23 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 20 5%
Legal 15 4%
Editorial / Writing 13 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 36 events in San Diego, drawing 14,121 attendees and 1,470 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 367 Registered Attendees
  • 141 Sailors
  • 72 Marines
  • 42 Soldiers
  • 13 Airmen
  • 10 Spouses
  • 4 Coast Guardsmen
  • 2 DoD Civilians
  • 1 Other
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
Outstanding! I like the location and facilitators of RecruitMilitary events. They do an excellent job. One of the best on the market today.
12/1/16 San Diego Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
The event is better than most general fairs. We found more focused candidates in a short span of time.
12/1/16 San Diego Career Fair -- Retail Recruiter
The San Diego RecruitMilitary career fair created large and diverse employment opportunities for military veterans as they transition to the civilian sector. Thanks for your efforts in 2016 and good luck in 2017.
12/1/16 San Diego Career Fair -- Air Force E-7
The career fair representatives were very helpful in assisting with questions and concerns.
12/1/16 San Diego Career Fair -- Attendee
You get a wide array of candidates -- from blue collar to white collar, highly educated folks. It's nice to see the diversity. Lots of qualified candidates for us. Great job. Best one yet!
3/2/17 San Diego Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
Professionally run, top notch. The quality of the candidates was outstanding.
3/2/17 San Diego Career Fair -- Services Recruiter
The variety of employers and positions being recruited was impressive. There was a good mix of positions across skills and experience. The venue was very convenient with lots of parking and all on one level.
3/2/17 San Diego Career Fair -- Marine 0-5
Good variety of occupational industries. Knowledgeable assistance provided throughout the process.
3/2/17 San Diego Career Fair -- Navy E-6

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