Seattle All Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on November 20, 2014 at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA.

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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. ”

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...”

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 Seattle All 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 329 45%
Management/Supervision 286 39%
Project / Program Management 236 32%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 213 29%
Law Enforcement / Security 189 25%
Aviation / Aerospace 177 24%
Quality Assurance / Safety 163 22%
Manufacturing / Operations 157 21%
Business / Strategic Management 152 20%
Education / Training 152 20%
IT / Software Development 149 20%
Administrative / Clerical 149 20%
Human Resources 149 20%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 145 19%
Customer Support / Client Care 132 18%
Field Service 130 17%
Electronics 126 17%
Marketing / Product Management 102 14%
Construction / Trades 99 13%
Sales / Business Development 95 13%
Engineering 92 12%
Medical / Health 88 12%
Other 85 11%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 80 10%
Part-time 72 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 71 9%
Retail 67 9%
Biotech / R&D / Science 66 9%
Creative / Design 60 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 45 6%
Legal 38 5%
Editorial / Writing 36 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 21 events in Seattle, drawing 7,001 attendees and 793 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 728 Registered Attendees
  • 301 Soldiers
  • 169 Sailors
  • 80 Airmen
  • 41 Marines
  • 13 Coast Guardsmen
  • 10 Spouses
  • 3 Others
  • 1 Merchant Marine
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.
Seattle Career Fair -- 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 Career Fair -- 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 Career Fair -- 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 Career Fair -- 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 Career Fair -- Attendee
AWESOME event! Top-notch candidates, set-up, and logistics!
Seattle Career Fair -- Education Industry Recruiter
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.
Seattle Career Fair -- Transportation & Logistics Recruiter
Email blasts and media presence were important to us. We received coverage on the local news!
Seattle Career Fair -- Education Industry Recruiter
Excellent event! I lost my job last week but because of this event, it looks like I may be back to work as early as in a few weeks, plus getting free training!
March 2014 - Veteran Job Seeker, Army National Guard - E6
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
Far superior to other job fairs......the candidates were well prepared, had command presence and asked smart questions.
Seattle Career Fair -- Law Enforcement and Security Recruiter
Four of the people I spoke with today could come work for me tomorrow! Great event!
August 2014 Employer -- Financial Services recruiter
Do your research and dress for the occasion. Bring at least two different resumes, one which targets the job you are trying to land. The other should be a more broad based, generic one highlighting all of the jobs skills you have.
Nov 2014 Attendee -- Navy E-7
The recurring role of "talk to everyone" is extremely important and should be embraced by each job seeker. Please continue to stress the importance of networking, not only with the recruiters but with fellow job seekers to increase the likeliness of finding a hidden opportunity.
1-15-15 San Antonio Career Fair attendee (Army O-3)

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