San Jose Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on March 9, 2017 at San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, 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 137 38%
Management/Supervision 114 32%
Law Enforcement / Security 74 20%
Project / Program Management 74 20%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 67 18%
Business / Strategic Management 66 18%
Education / Training 64 18%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 62 17%
Aviation / Aerospace 60 16%
IT / Software Development 57 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 56 15%
Quality Assurance / Safety 54 15%
Administrative / Clerical 54 15%
Customer Support / Client Care 53 14%
Human Resources 52 14%
Sales / Business Development 52 14%
Engineering 52 14%
Part-time 51 14%
Field Service 48 13%
Electronics 47 13%
Construction / Trades 45 12%
Biotech / R&D / Science 43 12%
Other 40 11%
Medical / Health 39 11%
Marketing / Product Management 39 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 36 10%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 32 9%
Creative / Design 28 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 21 5%
Retail 20 5%
Editorial / Writing 17 4%
Legal 14 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 3 events in San Jose, drawing 416 attendees and 134 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 354 Registered Attendees
  • 108 Soldiers
  • 70 Sailors
  • 51 Marines
  • 47 Airmen
  • 7 Spouses
  • 7 Coast Guardsmen
  • 5 DoD Civilians
  • 4 Others
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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