San Diego Veterans Job Fair

Scottish Rite Event Center

1895 Camino Del Rio South

San Diego, CA 92108

San Diego Veterans Job Fair

February 23, 2023

11:00 AM
February 23, 2023 3:00 PM Pacific

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor

    $1,495

    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • * $960 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $960 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted

    $2,295

    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • Pre-event Targeted Email ($1,295 value)

Educator Packages

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  • Educator

    $2,195

    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide

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

BEFORE THE EVENT

  • Attending Representatives should log in to their Event Portal prior to event day to ensure they have access.

  • Organizations' Attending Representative(s) will receive an email the morning of the event to begin event check-in. The check-in process is electronic and your event pass will be displayed on your phone. We strongly recommend arriving with your device fully charged.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strips and extension cords. Without prior notification and payment, there is no guarantee electric will be provided.

  • No outside food & beverage may be distributed without prior approval. Please reach out to RecruitMilitary for approval process.

  • We always encourage all attendees to check back 24-48 hours prior to the event to view the most up to date instructions/directions.

AT THE EVENT

  • The event will take place in the Corinthian Ballroom.

  • Exhibitor set up is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in a designated area marked with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • There will be two assigned windows of time for the Exhibitors lunch. Each exhibitor will receive their assigned time at check-in.

Shipping Instructions

Due to venue regulations and/or limitations, Exhibitors are asked to ship items into and out of their hotel.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: In ALL situations, exhibitors are responsible for management and payment of their own shipping needs. Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary for shipping associated with an exhibitor will be passed on to that exhibitor for payment. These fees and management of the shipping process 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. ”

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 74 37%
Management/Supervision 65 32%
Project / Program Management 50 25%
Quality Assurance / Safety 45 22%
Business / Strategic Management 43 21%
Aviation / Aerospace 39 19%
Administrative / Clerical 38 19%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 37 18%
Human Resources 37 18%
IT / Software Development 33 16%
Electronics 31 15%
Manufacturing / Operations 30 15%
Law Enforcement / Security 30 15%
Education / Training 29 14%
Engineering 29 14%
Customer Support / Client Care 27 13%
Medical / Health 27 13%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 26 13%
Field Service 25 12%
Biotech / R&D / Science 21 10%
Construction / Trades 21 10%
Marketing / Product Management 20 10%
Sales / Business Development 19 9%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 19 9%
Other 18 9%
Part-time 17 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 16 8%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 14 7%
Creative / Design 12 6%
Editorial / Writing 6 3%
Legal 6 3%
Retail 6 3%

Who’s Registered?

Best / most productive job fair I've attended. I didn't make it to the lunch because I was so busy. Thank you!
San Diego -- Non-profit recruiter
Always a good job fair. Very accommodating event staff.
San Diego -- Government recruiter
Friendlier than expected and very easy to talk with high profile vendors. I did not have to wait around and there were plenty of people to talk to. All seemed very interested in talking to me whether they had a job for me or not, and most did.
San Diego -- Air Force E-4
Excellent job fair with on-site interviews in a wide variety of occupations.
San Diego -- Branch / Rank not indicated
If you are looking for highly skilled employees with excellent skills, this is the place. All DAV/RM events are great.
San Diego -- Staffing recruiter
The event was great. We were able to contact a large number of people who were extremely interested in the department. We look forward to the next event. Keep up the great work! Semper Fi.
San Diego -- Law Enforcement and Security recruiter
I was excited to attend the job fair after all of the good things I have heard, but I was not expecting to walk in to so many available jobs. Was way more than I expected. I have recommended to all of my thousands of friends.
San Diego -- Navy W-4
This is an outstanding event and worth the time to attend.
San Diego -- Air Force E-4

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