San Jose Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on March 8, 2018 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

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 141 39%
Management/Supervision 107 29%
Law Enforcement / Security 75 20%
Project / Program Management 66 18%
Business / Strategic Management 63 17%
Human Resources 61 17%
Education / Training 61 17%
Administrative / Clerical 60 16%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 60 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 59 16%
Quality Assurance / Safety 58 16%
Customer Support / Client Care 55 15%
Electronics 52 14%
IT / Software Development 52 14%
Engineering 51 14%
Medical / Health 50 13%
Aviation / Aerospace 50 13%
Field Service 48 13%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 48 13%
Marketing / Product Management 47 13%
Construction / Trades 45 12%
Sales / Business Development 44 12%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 40 11%
Part-time 39 10%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 34 9%
Biotech / R&D / Science 32 8%
Other 32 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 27 7%
Retail 25 6%
Editorial / Writing 21 5%
Creative / Design 18 5%
Legal 17 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 4 events in San Jose, drawing 564 attendees and 189 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 358 Registered Attendees
  • 106 Soldiers
  • 71 Sailors
  • 49 Marines
  • 44 Airmen
  • 7 Spouses
  • 6 Coast Guardsmen
  • 5 DoD Civilians
  • 3 Others
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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