San Diego Veterans Job Fair

Scottish Rite Event Center

1895 Camino Del Rio South

San Diego, CA 92108

San Diego Veterans Job Fair

March 1, 2018 11:00 AM March 1, 2018 3:00 PM
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Veteran and Spouse Registration

Our events average over 50 exhibitors, and the list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.

Exhibitors

  • Airstreams Renewables
  • ASML
  • California College San Deigo
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Heavy Construction Academy
  • National Communications Training Center
  • Palomar College Public Safety
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation

Scottish Rite Event Center

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Scottish Rite Event Center Information

The Job Fair will take place in the Corinthian Ballroom.

Please enter the facility through the main entrance which is visible from the parking lot.

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...”

Common Questions

  1. What is a RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo?

    A RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is an event where transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses can meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees. To learn more, watch this video from one of our expos in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  2. Who are the exhibitors?

    RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.

    1. Employers
    2. Franchisors
    3. Educational institutions
    4. Veterans associations and service agencies
  3. What if my only interest is getting a job?

    Even if you are not here to discuss continuing education, we recommend that you talk with the education recruiters.

    • Today’s institutions deliver learning opportunities in many ways other than traditional, full-time, daytime classes on a campus. So a few minutes of conversation may lead to an unexpected continuing-education solution that is right for you.
    • In addition, most of the institutions at our Expos are also large employers and might have job openings at a campus near you.
    • We have similar advice for job seekers who have not been thinking of going into business for themselves. Franchise opportunities are available in a tremendous variety of fields. Financing may be easier than you think, with surprising discounts for veterans.
  4. Are the employers actually hiring?

    Yes, and they have a number of different priorities and requirements. As a result, their recruiters interact with job seekers in a variety of ways.

    • Some recruiters have “hot fills,” job openings that they need to fill immediately. If you happen to qualify for a hot fill, the recruiter may take you to a separate area for a one-on-one interview.
    • Other recruiters are looking for transitioning and veteran military to apply for jobs that are almost always open. That kind of recruiter might ask for a paper résumé and/or give you a business card and ask you to call.
    • Some recruiters have positions that are not available right now, but will be opening up soon. These employers want to identify candidates and get them in the pipeline now so they can fill those positions as soon as possible when they receive hiring approval.
  5. Why don’t all employers accept paper résumés?

    A federal regulation called the OFCCP Internet Applicant Rule tells certain government contractors how to gather and retain job applications via the Internet. Because of the Rule, many contractors require that applicants use their online systems and not submit paper résumés.

    • OFCCP is the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency of the United States Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration. The OFCCP enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination by federal contractors.
    • Some employers that are not bound by the Rule do not accept paper résumés simply because they have put their entire application process on the Internet. One great advantage to applicants is that large employers can easily route the online résumés of desirable applicants to the appropriate divisions, offices, plants, etc.
  6. If they won’t take my résumé, shouldn’t I have stayed home and registered online?

    There is great value in the time you spend talking to recruiters, even if you can’t hand them your résumé.

    • You have a great chance to make an outstanding personal impression. A person who presents himself/herself extremely well at a booth may even get an interview for a job opening that is not on the recruiter’s list.
    • You have a chance to learn about the recruiters’ companies and their job opportunities.
    • You have a chance to network with the recruiters. You can ask a recruiter what it’s like to work at his/her company, and how best to navigate the company’s application process. You can ask the recruiter to take down your name and phone number or email address, and ask for his/her business card so that you can follow up.
  7. What if the employers are in industries that don’t interest me?

    An employer’s primary industry or company name does not necessarily indicate what openings the company is trying to fill.

    • A drugstore chain may be recruiting for positions in transportation and distribution.
    • A brewery may be recruiting for jobs in information technology.
  8. What time should I arrive?

    Feel free to try and arrive a little early to get near the front of the registration line, or you can choose to arrive a few hours after the event starts and avoid the crowd.

If you have a question that is not answered here, email us at support@recruitmilitary.com.

RecruitMilitary has held 35 events in San Diego, drawing 14,017 attendees and 1,417 exhibitors.
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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