San Francisco Veterans Job Fair

Bently Reserve

301 Battery Street

San Francisco, CA 94111

San Francisco Veterans Job Fair

October 5, 2017 11:00 AM October 5, 2017 3:00 PM

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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.

Bently Reserve

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • The Job Fair will take place in the Banking Hall
  • Coffee and other refreshments will be available at 9:00 a.m
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in the Farallon Room and will be marked with "RecruitMilitary Exhibitors Only" signage
  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment and bring their own power strip and extension cords. There will be no guarantee of electricity at exhibitor's table if these steps are not taken.
  • Free WiFi is available

Shipping Instructions

Due to the high cost per package shipped as well as limited storage, Exhibitors are advised to ship into and out of their hotel.

Parking Information

San Francisco is a city with terrific public transportation. The closest BART stops are Embarcadero Station (at Market and Front Streets) and Montgomery Station (at Market and Montgomery Streets).

The closest parking garage is directly across the street at 301 Battery Street.

Driving Directions from North Bay:

From Hwy-1/US-101 head south across the Golden Gate Bridge (toll road). Stay on US-101/Doyle Drive. US-101/Doyle Drive turns into US-101/Lombard Street. Turn right onto Van Ness Avenue. Turn left onto Broadway. Turn right onto Battery Street. The Bently Reserve will be on the right.

Driving Directions from East Bay:

From I-580, I-880 or I-80 head west across I-80 (Bay Bridge-toll road). Take exit 2C for Fremont Street, turn left onto Fremont Street. Continue onto Front Street. Turn left onto California Street. Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto Sansome Street. Turn right onto Clay Street. Take the 1st right onto Battery Street. The Bently Reserve will be on the right.

Driving Directions from South Bay/Peninsula:

From US-101 head north onto US-101/I-80 (signs for Bay Bridge/Oakland). From I-80 take exit 2 for 4th Street. Turn left onto Bryant Street. Take the 1st left onto 3rd Street. Continue onto Kearny Street. Turn right onto Clay Street. Turn right onto Battery Street. The Bently Reserve will be on the right.

From I-280 head northeast onto King Street. Continue onto The Embarcadero. Turn left onto Washington Street. Turn left onto Battery Street. The Bently Reserve will be on the right.

There are several other lots in the area. Use of SpotHero app is recommended.

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”

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. ”

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 Francisco 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 65 39%
Management/Supervision 55 33%
Human Resources 39 23%
Project / Program Management 38 23%
Business / Strategic Management 35 21%
Administrative / Clerical 34 20%
Law Enforcement / Security 32 19%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 31 18%
Sales / Business Development 31 18%
Customer Support / Client Care 29 17%
IT / Software Development 28 17%
Education / Training 28 17%
Marketing / Product Management 26 15%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 25 15%
Medical / Health 24 14%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 23 14%
Aviation / Aerospace 23 14%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 22 13%
Manufacturing / Operations 22 13%
Field Service 19 11%
Biotech / R&D / Science 19 11%
Other 18 10%
Construction / Trades 18 10%
Part-time 17 10%
Engineering 16 9%
Creative / Design 16 9%
Quality Assurance / Safety 15 9%
Electronics 15 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 14 8%
Editorial / Writing 12 7%
Retail 12 7%
Legal 8 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 1 event in San Francisco, drawing 151 attendees and 53 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

Excellent! The veterans' attendance is higher than any other job fair I participated in.
10/6/16 San Francisco Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
Good organization. Helpful staff. Very positive. My only comparison is attending a Hiring our Heroes event. I felt this RecruitMilitary expo was much better organized and the candidate pool was a closer mix to what we hire for.
10/6/16 San Francisco Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
Exhibitors were friendly and eager to talk. They were candid in describing the positions available and whether they could meet your employment objectives.
10/6/16 San Francisco Career Fair -- Attendee
Best career fair I've been to in many years.
10/6/16 San Francisco Career Fair -- Air Force 0-3

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