San Francisco Veteran Job Fair

Mission Bay Conference Center

1675 Owens Street

San Francisco, CA 94158

San Francisco Veteran Job Fair

October 6, 2016 11:00 AM October 6, 2016 3:00 PM

Veteran and Spouse Registration

The list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.

Featured Exhibitors

  • Accenture
  • Air Liquide USA, LLC
  • Brink's, Inc.
  • Cintas Corp.
  • Constellation Brands, Inc.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Oracle Corporation
  • San Jose Police Department
  • Sodexo, Inc.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • United States Postal Service
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care Systems
  • Wells Fargo


  • AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah
  • Academy of Art University
  • Air Force Reserve
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Argosy University
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit
  • City of Sunnyvale
  • Clarus Power
  • Combined Insurance
  • Coverall North America, Inc.
  • Darling Ingredients
  • Ecolab, Inc.
  • Farmers Insurance
  • FFC Capital Ventures, Inc.
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Garda
  • Genio
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Heavy Equipment College of California
  • HighCom Security Services
  • Hornblower Cruises
  • HSS, Inc.
  • NEK Insurance
  • Nevada Dept. of Public Safety Personnel
  • Planet
  • Plant Construction Company, L.P.
  • Room & Board
  • Ross Stores, Inc.
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Staff Management/SMX
  • State Farm Insurance
  • The Art Institutes
  • Veterans First Real Estate & Mortgage
  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Mission Bay Conference Center

Get driving directions to Mission Bay Conference Center

Mission Bay Conference Center Information

  • The Job Fair will take place in Robertson Auditorium.

Parking Information

Mission Bay offers 1,650 mixed use (public and permit) paid parking spaces.

Please visit the UCSF Campus Life Services Transportation website for more details on location, pricing, hours of operation, and sustainable transit options:

As parking in San Francisco can be extremely expensive, we encourage the use of PUBLIC TRANSIT

MUNI T-Third Metro Line picks up at the 4th and King Street Caltrain Station and the Embarcadero BART station. Stop: UCSF Mission Bay Station on 3rd Street opposite the campus.

BART/UCSF SHUTTLES Disembark at the 16th Street Mission BART station. Pick up the UCSF Shuttle - Red Line at the NE corner of the intersection. Shuttles run every 15 minutes, Monday through Friday, to 4th Street, in front of the UCSF Mission Bay Campus.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the North Bay/Golden Gate Bridge

After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, drive east on 101 (Doyle Drive) towards downtown. Exit at Marina Boulevard and follow Marina Boulevard past Fort Mason. Turn left onto Bay Street. Turn right onto the Embarcadero. After passing under the Bay Bridge, the Embarcadero will become King Street. Turn left onto 3rd Street just past AT&T Baseball Park. Cross 3rd street (Lefty O'Doul Bridge) and continue south on 3rd Street. Turn right on 16th Street. Turn right onto Owens Street.

From the South Bay/San Francisco Airport: 101 North

Exit onto Vermont Street. Turn right onto 16th Street and continue for 0.6 miles. Cross the railroad tracks that are under the I-280 overpass. Turn left onto Owens Street.

From the South Bay/San Francisco Airport: 280 North

Exit at Mariposa Street and turn left. Turn right on Mississippi Street and go two blocks. Turn right on 16th Street. Turn left onto Owens Street.

From the East Bay/Bay Bridge

After crossing the Bay Bridge, exit at Fifth Street and turn left onto Harrison. Go one block, then turn left on 6th Street. Turn right on Brannan. Turn left on 7th and go straight until 16th Street. Turn left on 16th Street. Turn left onto Owens Street.

Here's What Veterans Want in Their Civilian Careers

“Savvy employers know that military veterans often hold the solution to their continuing struggle to attract and retain high-quality talent. They understand that military-experienced personnel possess skills, attitudes and abilities beyond those of most people who have not served. Thus, veterans can add disproportionate value to any team or organization.”

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...”

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

RecruitMilitary is excited to produce our inaugural veteran recruiting event in San Francisco. We look forward to having you join us and help make the event a great success for area veterans and companies.

Who’s Registered?

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
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
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
The recurring role of "talk to everyone" is extremely important and should be embraced by each job seeker. Please continue to stress the importance of networking, not only with the recruiters but with fellow job seekers to increase the likeliness of finding a hidden opportunity.
1-15-15 San Antonio Career Fair attendee (Army O-3)
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