San Jose Veterans Job Fair

San Jose Convention Center

150 W. San Carlos St.

San Jose, CA 95113

San Jose Veterans Job Fair

March 9, 2017 11:00 AM March 9, 2017 3:00 PM

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Exhibitor


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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $595 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $795 special for law enforcement agencies
  • 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

Select an Educator Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • 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.

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Venue Information

  • Your representatives should arrive at the venue at 9:00 a.m.

  • The career fair will take place in Meeting Room LL20 on the lower level of the Convention Center.

  • Exhibitor will have an 8' table with linen and two chairs.

  • Coffee and other refreshments will be available at 8:30 a.m. in a section of the event room, marked with RecruitMilitary Only signage.

  • Lunch will be served from 1:30-3:00pm in a section of the event room, marked with RecruitMilitary Only signage.

  • If you have will need electric power at your booth, please call your representative at RecruitMilitary to make advance payment to ensure electricity is turned on near your table. We ask that you bring your own extension cord.

  • Complimentary WiFi is available.

Shipping Instructions

The facility will not allow the receipt of shipped items that weigh in excess of 70 pounds. Please make arrangements to ship larger items to and from your hotel as these items will be rejected upon delivery. Smaller items can be shipped to:

San Jose Conference Center
C/o UPS Store
Attn: RecruitMilitary Event 3/9/2017
150 W. San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(Your Company Name)

Please have prepaid labels placed on your items so they can be picked up from the venue no later than 4:00pm on Friday, March 10, 2017. Your company will be fully responsible for contacting your own carrier to pick up your equipment after the event.

Parking Information

  • Parking is available in the Convention Center Garage at a cost of $3 per hour to a maximum of $20 per day.

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 Jose 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 25 39%
Management/Supervision 24 37%
Customer Support / Client Care 14 21%
Project / Program Management 14 21%
IT / Software Development 12 18%
Law Enforcement / Security 12 18%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 12 18%
Part-time 12 18%
Other 11 17%
Business / Strategic Management 11 17%
Education / Training 11 17%
Human Resources 10 15%
Medical / Health 10 15%
Administrative / Clerical 10 15%
Aviation / Aerospace 10 15%
Field Service 9 14%
Construction / Trades 9 14%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 9 14%
Sales / Business Development 8 12%
Manufacturing / Operations 7 10%
Biotech / R&D / Science 7 10%
Engineering 7 10%
Marketing / Product Management 7 10%
Quality Assurance / Safety 6 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 6 9%
Electronics 6 9%
Creative / Design 5 7%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 5 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 4 6%
Editorial / Writing 3 4%
Retail 2 3%
Legal 2 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 2 events in San Jose, drawing 281 attendees and 95 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

I had been out of a job for almost 2 1/2 months. It's been extremely rough. Because of this event, I've secured three job interviews with the potential of two more, all from great, reputable tech companies! The event was perfect! Thank you for putting this on for us veterans.
San Jose Career Fair Attendee -- Army E-4
Being able to meet with recruiters face-to-face is invaluable. I had my resume forwarded to three hiring managers within a week.
San Jose Career Fair -- Navy O-5
Great organization and great opportunity to help our vets.
9/15/16 San Jose Career Fair -- Law Enforcement and Security Recruiter
Excellent event. I register for as many as I can. The event is always very professional and organized. Anytime you need assistance for anything at all, there is always a representative available. Much better than general job fairs that I've attended in the past.
9/15/16 San Jose Career Fair -- Retail Recruiter
The event promotion, location, organization, follow-up survey were all positives.
9/15/16 San Jose Career Fair -- Army 0-4
Lots of companies and all eager to talk to us!! Bring copies of resume.
9/15/16 San Jose Career Fair -- Army E-4

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