San Jose Veterans Job Fair

Levi's Stadium

4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way

Santa Clara, CA 95054

San Jose Veterans Job Fair

March 8, 2018 11:00 AM March 8, 2018 3:00 PM
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Our events average over 50 exhibitors, and the list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.

Featured Exhibitors

  • Colonial Life
  • Express Brands
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • GardaWorld
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • San Jose Police Department
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care Systems


  • Applied Materials
  • Argosy University
  • Arista Networks, Inc
  • BART Police Department
  • C&W Services
  • California Community Colleges
  • California Water Service Co.
  • CBS Interactive Inc.
  • Commmercial Fire Protection
  • Conventus Holdings Corp
  • DeVry University
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • FireMaster
  • First Command Financial Services, Inc.
  • Granite Construction
  • Granite Rock Co.
  • Heavy Equipment College of of California
  • InsideSource
  • ISEC, Inc.
  • Pivot Interiors, Inc.
  • Ranchin' Vets
  • Redwood City Police Dept
  • Santa Clara Police Department
  • Santa Clara University
  • SEFNCO Communications
  • Stevens Creek Chrysler
  • Stevens, Sloan & Shah CPAs
  • Stiles Machinery
  • Subway / Four County Development, Inc.
  • Sutter Health
  • T-Mobile
  • The Fresno County Sheriff's Office
  • Threshold Enterprises, Ltd.
  • Union Institute & University
  • UtiliQuest LLC
  • WEBCOR Builders
  • Work for Warriors

Levi's Stadium

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Levi's Stadium Information

  • The Job Fair will take place in the Brocade Club located on the main level of the stadium on the EAST side. Enter the stadium through Gate E.

Parking Information

There is FREE parking available to Job Fair attendees. The Yellow Lot is closest to the Brocade Club. Enter the stadium through Gate E.

Directions: Turn onto Tasman Drive from Great America Parkway. Pass the stadium and turn LEFT at the traffic light onto Centennial Blvd. Turn LEFT onto Stars and Stripes Drive and continue toward the parking structure. After parking, cross Tasman at Marie P DeBartolo Way and continue walking past Gate F. Enter the stadium through the glass doors on the right, just before the Levi's 501 Club sign.

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 has held 3 events in San Jose, drawing 416 attendees and 134 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

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
This was my first experience with DAV RecruitMilitary. I want to personally thank and celebrate every member of the team for providing such a tremendously awarding experience to our team. Keep up the same level of service. Truly amazing.
3/9/17 San Jose Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
Great event! Highly qualified and personable candidates!
3/9/17 San Jose Career Fair -- Transportation / Logistics Recruiter
It is a great opportunity and a lively experience. If you are unsure of what is out there, I highly encourage you to attend.
3/9/17 San Jose Career Fair -- Army E-5
Excellent place to network and talk to hiring company representatives. The setup is great.
3/9/17 San Jose Career Fair -- Navy E-6
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