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

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $495 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
  • Targeted


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • 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

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  • Educator


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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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Veteran Opportunity Expo 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.

Mission Bay Conference Center

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Exhibitor's table will be 6' x 30" with linen and two chairs.
  • The Job Fair will take place in the Robertson Auditorium.
  • Coffee and other refreshments will be available at 8:30am
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in Conference Room 4, near the event room.
  • If electricity is needed, exhibitor should contact RecruitMilitary to make advance payment, and should plan to bring their own extension cord and power strip. Without advance payment, there is not a guarantee that an outlet near the exhibitor's table will be live.
  • Complimentary WiFi is available. Username: UCSF Guest. No password is required.

Shipping Instructions

You may ship packages and boxes for the Opportunity Expo to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Please ship to:

Mission Bay Conference Center @UCSF
Attn: Kelin Shaw (Event Coordinator)
1675 Owens Street, Suite # 251
San Francisco, CA 94158 (UPS or FedEx) 94143-3008 (USPS) For RecruitMilitary Expo 10/06/2016
(Your Company Name)*

Return shipping information packages will not be shipped to P.O. boxes. Ground labels must be printed and it is the responsibility of the exhibiting company to schedule the pickup of any items left following the event. 1. seal and /or label all packages. 2. label all packages-client to complete appropriate tags. 3. leave boxes which are to be shipped in your event room.

All materials that remain at MBCC after the event must be picked up withing 3 working days or are subject to being discarded.

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...”

When attendees registered for the San Francisco Veteran 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
Management/Supervision 50 37%
Government 46 34%
Project / Program Management 35 26%
Business / Strategic Management 33 25%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 29 21%
Law Enforcement / Security 26 19%
Human Resources 26 19%
Administrative / Clerical 25 18%
Education / Training 24 18%
Quality Assurance / Safety 21 15%
Manufacturing / Operations 20 15%
Sales / Business Development 19 14%
Customer Support / Client Care 19 14%
Marketing / Product Management 18 13%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 18 13%
Field Service 17 12%
Other 17 12%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 17 12%
IT / Software Development 15 11%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 15 11%
Part-time 13 9%
Engineering 13 9%
Medical / Health 12 9%
Aviation / Aerospace 12 9%
Creative / Design 11 8%
Construction / Trades 10 7%
Biotech / R&D / Science 10 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 9 6%
Editorial / Writing 7 5%
Electronics 7 5%
Retail 7 5%
Legal 6 4%
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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