Seattle Veteran Job Fair
This event took place on November 14, 2013 at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA.
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- BNSF Railway
- Microsoft Corporation
- UTC Aerospace
- Military Sealift Command
- Bank of America
- DeVry University
- The Home Depot
- Veterans Employment Service Office
- Starbucks Coffee Co.
- Department of Social and Health Services
- BlackRock, Inc.
- The Mission Continues
- Snohomish Fire District 1
- University of Phoenix
- Dept. of Veterans Affairs
- Auto Warehousing Company
- West Coast Training
- Seattle Goodwill
- Farmers Insurance District Office
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Medical Sales College
- Port of Seattle
- Argosy University
- National Federation of Independent Business
- Fred Meyer
- Griffith University
- Trident University International
- Air Force Recruiting
- Niagara Bottling, LLC.
- First Command Financial Planning
- The Art Institutes
- American Income Life Insurance Company
- Northern CA College of Construction
- Sleep Train, Inc.
“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. ”
“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. ”
“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”
“In an era when “support our troops” bumper stickers are common and billboards and radio advertisements abound with rallying calls to give veterans a job, it is not surprising that many employers are overwhelmed and confused. Good intentions permeate most efforts to employ veterans at the national, state and local levels.”
“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 host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”
“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. ”
“The job fair was sponsored by Microsoft and produced by RecruitMilitary, a for-profit company run by veterans that organizes job fairs for veterans across the U.S. The employers with booths at the Seattle Center job fair appreciate the value of job-seekers with a military background.”
“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...”
“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...”