St. Louis Veteran Job Fair

This event took place on November 10, 2016 at Chaifetz Arena at St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO.

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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. ”

Home Depot pushing to hire veterans in St. Louis area

“(KMOV.com) – 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...”

When attendees registered for the St. Louis Veteran 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 200 35%
Management/Supervision 162 28%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 112 19%
Education / Training 101 18%
Business / Strategic Management 99 17%
Customer Support / Client Care 96 17%
Law Enforcement / Security 94 16%
Human Resources 90 16%
Administrative / Clerical 90 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 80 14%
Project / Program Management 79 14%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 78 13%
Quality Assurance / Safety 72 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 64 11%
Construction / Trades 64 11%
Field Service 64 11%
Medical / Health 61 10%
Part-time 56 9%
IT / Software Development 56 9%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 53 9%
Sales / Business Development 50 8%
Marketing / Product Management 48 8%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 46 8%
Other 44 7%
Engineering 43 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 42 7%
Electronics 41 7%
Creative / Design 40 7%
Retail 32 5%
Legal 31 5%
Biotech / R&D / Science 30 5%
Editorial / Writing 28 4%
RecruitMilitary has held 19 events in St. Louis, drawing 5,908 attendees and 625 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 561 Registered Attendees
  • 205 Soldiers
  • 109 Airmen
  • 74 Sailors
  • 57 Marines
  • 16 Spouses
  • 5 Coast Guardsmen
  • 3 Others
  • 3 DoD Civilians
This is one of the best career fairs I have ever attended! I was impressed from the moment I walked through the doors! Outstanding!
St. Louis Career Fair -- Telecommunications Industry Recruiter
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.
St. Louis Career Fair -- Education Industry Recruiter
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.
St. Louis Career Fair -- Government Agency Recruiter
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.
St. Louis Career Fair -- USAF E-8
It’s one of the finest sources of high caliber applicants in the marketplace.
St. Louis Career Fair -- Financial Services / Insurance Industry Recruiter
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.
St. Louis Career Fair -- Educational Institute Recruiter
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.
St. Louis Career Fair -- Aerospace 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
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.
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

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