St. Louis Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on July 12, 2012 at Chaifetz Arena at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • MasterCard Worldwide
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • G4S Secure Solutions (USA)
  • The Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • Northrop Grumman
  • BNSF Railway
  • Veterans Administration, National Vets Employment Program
  • DeVry University
  • Grand Canyon University


  • Air Force Reserve
  • Ascension Health
  • Bank of America
  • Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing
  • Brown Mackie College
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Coca-Cola Refreshments
  • Convergys
  • CruiseOne / Cruises, Inc.
  • CTS International
  • Dayton Freight Lines, Inc.
  • DynCorp
  • Ee-Jay Motor Transports, Inc.
  • Enterprise Bank & Trust
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • FedEx Freight, Inc.
  • InSphere Insurance Solutions
  • Intelligrated
  • Kennedy Capital Management
  • L-3 Communications Integrated Systems
  • Laclede Gas Company
  • LTI Trucking Services, Inc.
  • McKendree University
  • Missouri Air National Guard
  • MTC Truck Driver Training
  • NISA Investment Advisors
  • Northwest Mutual
  • Quintiles, Phase I Services
  • Red Rock College
  • Route 66 CDL & Apprenticeship, Inc.
  • SAIC
  • Sensient Colors
  • Siemens
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • St. Louis VA Medical Center
  • Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
  • Swank Motion Pictures
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • United Health Group
  • US Army Recruiting BN
  • US Bank

Here's What Veterans Want in Their Civilian Careers

“Savvy employers know that military veterans often hold the solution to their continuing struggle to attract and retain high-quality talent. They understand that military-experienced personnel possess skills, attitudes and abilities beyond those of most people who have not served. Thus, veterans can add disproportionate value to any team or organization.”

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. ”

Home Depot pushing to hire veterans in St. Louis area

“( – An organization is hosting a job fair where companies will be looking to hire military veterans. The job fair will be held Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena. Home Depot is one of the companies that will be at the job fair. The company is looking to hire at all of its stores in the St. Louis area. ”

Charter Expands Efforts to Recruit Military Veterans

“New recruiting strategies and partnerships enable Charter to maintain a sustainable hiring platform for military veterans ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the broad range of skills they gained in the military, Charter is expanding its outreach to the nation's veterans -- letting them know there's a place for them on its highly skilled and diverse team.”

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. ”

NBC 5 (KSDK) - Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair July 12

“Hiring Our Heroes event being held for veterans and military spouses. Early morning news coverage. ”

KMOX Newsradio 1120 AM - Veterans Job Fair Comes To Chaifetz Arena Thursday

“Military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan often find it difficult trying to transition back to civilian life. That includes finding a job, and helping to connect returning vets and future employers is an organization called “RecruitMilitary”. ”

Career Fair Helps Veterans Find Jobs

“By Travis Zimpfer Debates still rage in Washington over the debt ceiling increase and the unemployment rate is rising, but today, Chaifetz Arena will be full of undeterred heroes looking for work. RecruitMilitary, a hiring firm that helps returning soldiers adjust back into civilian life, will be holding an “Opportunity Expo” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Director of Events John Lundberg, a...”

Veterans Seek Work at Jobs Fair

“by Brian Kelly Hundreds of veterans went to the St. Louis University campus Thursday, looking for jobs. The RecruitMilitary job fair drew 46 companies to Chaifetz Arena, 15 more than last year. They ranged from banks to rental car companies to private security firms. The longest line was at the Lockheed-Martin table. RecruitMilitary event director Robert Walker, a former infantryman, t...”

Veterans crowd job fair in search of work

“by Kevin Killeen They have something on their resume that many job-seekers don’t — they worked in the military. Hundreds of vets — from the War on Terror to the Vietnam War — crowded into a jobs fair at St. Louis University sponsored by the firm Recruit Military. Organizer John Lundberg says veterans have an edge in the job market. “Not only are they well trained and hav...”

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...”

Job fair at Busch Stadium for veterans, spouses

“Casey Nolen reporting: Veterans, military service members and spouses of veterans attended a special job fair especially for them today at Busch Stadium. Companies looking to hire people with military backgrounds are at the Recruit Military Opportunity Expo today from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is intended to help recently returning troops, vets and other service members find jobs...”

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...”

Common Questions

  1. What is a RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo?

    A RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is an event where transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses can meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees. To learn more, watch this video from one of our expos in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  2. Who are the exhibitors?

    RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.

    1. Employers
    2. Franchisors
    3. Educational institutions
    4. Veterans associations and service agencies
  3. What if my only interest is getting a job?

    Even if you are not here to discuss continuing education, we recommend that you talk with the education recruiters.

    • Today’s institutions deliver learning opportunities in many ways other than traditional, full-time, daytime classes on a campus. So a few minutes of conversation may lead to an unexpected continuing-education solution that is right for you.
    • In addition, most of the institutions at our Expos are also large employers and might have job openings at a campus near you.
    • We have similar advice for job seekers who have not been thinking of going into business for themselves. Franchise opportunities are available in a tremendous variety of fields. Financing may be easier than you think, with surprising discounts for veterans.
  4. Are the employers actually hiring?

    Yes, and they have a number of different priorities and requirements. As a result, their recruiters interact with job seekers in a variety of ways.

    • Some recruiters have “hot fills,” job openings that they need to fill immediately. If you happen to qualify for a hot fill, the recruiter may take you to a separate area for a one-on-one interview.
    • Other recruiters are looking for transitioning and veteran military to apply for jobs that are almost always open. That kind of recruiter might ask for a paper résumé and/or give you a business card and ask you to call.
    • Some recruiters have positions that are not available right now, but will be opening up soon. These employers want to identify candidates and get them in the pipeline now so they can fill those positions as soon as possible when they receive hiring approval.
  5. Why don’t all employers accept paper résumés?

    A federal regulation called the OFCCP Internet Applicant Rule tells certain government contractors how to gather and retain job applications via the Internet. Because of the Rule, many contractors require that applicants use their online systems and not submit paper résumés.

    • OFCCP is the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency of the United States Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration. The OFCCP enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination by federal contractors.
    • Some employers that are not bound by the Rule do not accept paper résumés simply because they have put their entire application process on the Internet. One great advantage to applicants is that large employers can easily route the online résumés of desirable applicants to the appropriate divisions, offices, plants, etc.
  6. If they won’t take my résumé, shouldn’t I have stayed home and registered online?

    There is great value in the time you spend talking to recruiters, even if you can’t hand them your résumé.

    • You have a great chance to make an outstanding personal impression. A person who presents himself/herself extremely well at a booth may even get an interview for a job opening that is not on the recruiter’s list.
    • You have a chance to learn about the recruiters’ companies and their job opportunities.
    • You have a chance to network with the recruiters. You can ask a recruiter what it’s like to work at his/her company, and how best to navigate the company’s application process. You can ask the recruiter to take down your name and phone number or email address, and ask for his/her business card so that you can follow up.
  7. What if the employers are in industries that don’t interest me?

    An employer’s primary industry or company name does not necessarily indicate what openings the company is trying to fill.

    • A drugstore chain may be recruiting for positions in transportation and distribution.
    • A brewery may be recruiting for jobs in information technology.
  8. What time should I arrive?

    Feel free to try and arrive a little early to get near the front of the registration line, or you can choose to arrive a few hours after the event starts and avoid the crowd.

If you have a question that is not answered here, email us at

RecruitMilitary has held 17 events in St. Louis, drawing 5,415 attendees and 540 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 1005 Registered Attendees
  • 419 Soldiers
  • 217 Airmen
  • 151 Sailors
  • 116 Marines
  • 73 Spouses
  • 15 Coast Guardsmen
  • 6 Others
  • 5 DoD Civilians
  • 1 Merchant Marine

In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

This is one of the best career fairs I have ever attended! I was impressed from the moment I walked through the doors! Outstanding!
Recruiter, Telecommunications Industry, past St. Louis exhibitor
Right up there with the best. It had all the right components. Well organized, marketed, attended, facilitated. Great lunch to boot. Great job. Look forward to doing more RecruitMilitary events.
Recruiter, Education Industry, past St. Louis Exhibitor
I have attended each RecruitMilitary event in St. Louis and feel it is the best way to reach our veterans and capture their specific skills.
Recruiter, Government Agency, past St. Louis Exhibitor
Very impressed. I learned a lot about individuals as well as a great opportunity to instill unique skill sets into our work environment.
HR Manager, Banking Industry, past St. Louis Exhibitor
RecruitMilitary’s efforts in highlighting the skills and abilities veterans bring and encouraging companies to hire veterans was evident. I was able to make connections with two recruiters for future dialogue, one of whom I have already connected with on LinkedIn.
Dale R. - USAF Veteran - E-8, past St. Louis Attendee
Using the list of exhibitors, I applied for jobs beforehand. I then visited those exhibitors and used the expo as a introductory interview.
Army Veteran, past St. Louis attendee
Most of the employers were really outstanding with regards to information and insight about their companies.
R.B., Marine Veteran - E-5, past St. Louis attendee
It was nice to see that there was a variety of vendors from all industries.
J.T., USAF veteran - E-7, past St. Louis attendee
It’s one of the finest sources of high caliber applicants in the marketplace.
Recruiter, FInancial Services / Insurance Industry, July 2013 St. Louis event
This was very well marketed and produced a MUCH higher quality of candidate than many other job fairs in the St. Louis area. The staff handling the event were very friendly and helpful.
Recruiter, Educational Institute, July 2013 St. Louis event
As an aerospace recruiting firm, our clients love to see the military background because it directly correlates to the on-the-job experience they are looking for. Creating fairs geared toward our vets is one of the best things we can do for our service men and women.
Recruiter, Aerospace Industry, July 2013 St. Louis event
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
There must have been an excellent job of pre-marketing. This was one of the best I have attended anywhere, and by far the best I have seen in St. Louis.
7-10-14 St. Louis Career Fair -- Transportation / Logistics 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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