Seattle Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on November 14, 2013 at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • USAA
  • BNSF Railway
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Amazon
  • UTC Aerospace
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Bank of America
  • DeVry University
  • The Home Depot
  • Prudential

Exhibitors

  • Walmart
  • Veterans Employment Service Office
  • Starbucks Coffee Co.
  • GCG
  • Department of Social and Health Services
  • BlackRock, Inc.
  • Walgreens
  • 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
  • T-Mobile
  • Medical Sales College
  • Port of Seattle
  • Argosy University
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • WyoTech
  • Fred Meyer
  • Griffith University
  • WESCO
  • Trident University International
  • Air Force Recruiting
  • Niagara Bottling, LLC.
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • AutoNation
  • The Art Institutes
  • American Income Life Insurance Company
  • Northern CA College of Construction
  • Sleep Train, Inc.

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. ”

Seattle employers compete for job seekers leaving the military

“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.”

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...”

Helping Jobless Vets

“CNN Host Fredricka Whitfield One in nine Iraq and Afghanistan vets is out of work. Fredricka Whitfield talks with Rick Jones about how RecruitMilitary's website and career fair events are helping veterans and military spouses find jobs in the current economy. CNN's Josh Levs shows viewers how to navigate the RecruitMilitary website and points out key features most useful to veteran job seek...”

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...”

RecruitMilitary has held 16 events in Seattle, drawing 5,067 attendees and 535 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 928 Veterans
  • 393 Soldiers
  • 230 Sailors
  • 78 Airmen
  • 51 Marines
  • 27 Coast Guardsmen
  • 22 Spouses
  • 4 Others
  • 1 Merchant Marine
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In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sponsored by SAP

Exhibitor Packages
I firmly believe that the companies recruiting at the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo have a solid commitment to helping the transitioning military community. It’s a wonderful organization that is truly helping create a bridge from military service to the business community.
1LT Geoffrey P. Oakley
From start to end, my total experience was very positive! I followed the online directions to the event without a hitch. The parking was affordable and access was excellent. The event was well organized, spacious, and thoughtfully laid out. Lastly, the exhibitors present were engaging, very informative and offered careers that can benefit from military training!
Seattle Expo Attendee
I was very impressed with the diversity of companies that were present and the energy they brought to the event.
Seattle Expo Attendee
The Opportunity Expo was a great venue to pair military job seekers with companies targeting them. I enjoyed the chance to engage with so many companies in one venue. Plus, it’s nice to talk to military recruiters who “speak the language” and helped translate my military experience into civilian jobspeak.
Seattle Expo Attendee
From my contacts with vendors at the expo, I have already scheduled one interview, and am expecting a call for a second with a different company.
Seattle Expo Attendee
The RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo showcased a strong variety of employers looking to fill both local and national positions, and were very engaging and shared their wealth of knowledge with jobseekers. I look forward to attending other RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos.
Seattle Expo Attendee
It’s good to be at an event where the exhibitors understand the value of the veteran’s skills.
Seattle Expo Attendee
From beginning to end, the expo was a very positive and beneficial experience! It was well organized, every one was helpful, attentive and genuine. I was able to make a few contacts with employers and leave resumes. I left with a new sense of hope!
Seattle Expo Attendee
I was most impressed with the attitudes of all the exhibitors. They made it a point to talk to you like you were already a part of their team. I was most impressed with Amazon and AutoNation. I landed interviews with both. Well worth my effort, and I highly recommend it to anyone that has served our country to attend.
Seattle Expo Attendee
The companies’ representatives were very helpful and energetic. They were very willing to answer my questions and if there was a possible fit for my skill set, they encouraged me to apply and directed my to the correct web site.
Seattle Expo Attendee
The participating Exhibitors seemed to genuinely want prior military personnel. They didn’t just tell us to go on some website; they listened, advised and even took hard copies of our resumes. I walked away feeling like I had some real leads. I haven’t felt this positive about prospective employment for a couple of years.
Seattle Expo Attendee
Quality and caliber of individuals much better than other job fairs.
Store Manager, Retail, past Seattle Exhibitor
Well planned and executed. This event attracted a very diverse and competent workforce for employers to select from.
Recruiter, Food Industry, past Seattle Exhibitor
AWESOME event! Top-notch candidates, set-up, and logistics!
Recruiter, Education Industry, past Seattle Exhibitor
Glad I went, and wouldn’t hesitate to attend another. There’s no telling who might stop by the booth. There was enough talent to keep me interested.
Recruiter, Transportation & Logistics, past Seattle Exhibitor
Email blasts and media presence were important to us. We received coverage on the local news!
Recruiter, Education Industry, past Seattle Exhibitor
For those in the military and veterans, definitely a better opportunity to talk to people more familiar with your military background than a normal local job fair.
Army Veteran, past Seattle Expo Attendee