Tampa Veterans Job Fair

Amalie Arena

401 Channelside Drive

Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa Veterans Job Fair

July 20, 2017 11:00 AM July 20, 2017 3:00 PM

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  • Exhibitor


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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $595 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $795 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $995 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • Branding


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,095 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

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  • Educator


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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Educator Advantage


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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,795 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • School name listed in the Search & Employ education directory in the next two issues

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Additional Items

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Payment Information

Additional Representatives Policy

Your booth purchase includes representatives. The attendance of any additional representatives will require a $50 fee per additional representative which will allow us to provide the appropriate accommodations for the number of recruiters that attend the event on behalf of your organization. If your organization has any additional representatives show up on the day of the event without paying the fee in advance, you will be invoiced $50 for each representative, on the day of the event.

Cancellation Policy

RecruitMilitary does not offer refunds. If an exhibitor is unable to attend a Veteran Opportunity Expo (“Expo”) for which it has already registered, RecruitMilitary will make every effort to allow the exhibitor to attend a future Expo, provided the exhibitor attends the Expo within twelve months of the Invoice Date. However, to qualify, RecruitMilitary must receive a cancellation request at least ten business days' prior to the date of the Expo for which you were registered. Unpaid invoices must be paid whether or not the exhibitor attends the event for which it originally registered. Cancellation requests must be sent via e-mail to support@recruitmilitary.com, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. If a cancellation request is received fewer than ten business days before the Expo, or if the exhibitor does not show up at the Expo at all, then that exhibitor will not be entitled to transfer its registration to a new Expo.

At a Veteran Job Fair, you can begin the selection process with what is normally one of the final stages of a face-to-face meeting with the candidate. We present these events in cooperation with leading corporations, news media, industry associations, veterans organizations, and government agencies. All Veteran Job Fairs take place in major military markets. To attract job candidates to the fairs, we promote the events intensively to our huge database of registered candidates, and we run display ads in major newspapers in the areas where they will take place.

Why Hire Veterans?

If you are not familiar with hiring veterans, we would like to share three reasons why military personnel will make great employees for your organization:

  • Well-trained. Veterans possess skills that are critical for an organization to succeed. They are trained to be mission-oriented and to work as a team. They possess critical skills for organizational success including discipline, responsibility, respect, and unparalleled work ethic.
  • Skills that overlap. Veterans have been trained in specific skills that greatly overlap civilian work. Whether driving an 18-wheel tractor-trailer or leading an organization in an executive position, the military provides people with the training to be successful in trades, as well as the experience and conditioning required for management positions.
  • Diverse backgrounds. The military employs a highly diverse workforce. Approximately 45% of our candidates are women and/or ethnic minorities, enabling you to connect with skilled and diverse candidates through our events.

Amalie Arena

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

  • The Job Fair will take place on the Promenade Level Concourse.

  • Coffee and other refreshments will be available at 9:00 a.m. in the Firestick Grill located one floor above the Promenade Concourse.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served from 1:30-3:00pm in the Firestick Grill located one floor above the Promenade Concourse, marked with "RecruitMilitary Exhibitor Only" signage.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary to make advance payment to ensure there is a live outlet near their exhibitor table. We also request that they bring their own power strip and extension cord.

  • Complimentary WiFi is available. No password is required.

Shipping Instructions

Due to limited storage space at Amalie Arena, any items needed for the event must be shipped to the exhibitor's hotel. The arena has agreed that items can remain following the event as long as those items are picked up no later than end of day Friday, July 21, 2017. Each exhibitor is responsible for scheduling said pickup and neither the venue nor RecruitMilitary will be responsible for items which remain after July 21, 2017.

Parking Information

The most convenient parking for Exhibitors is the Silver Lot just outside of the main entrance of Amalie Arena at a rate of $10 per car. Payment may be made onsite.

Directions to the Silver Lot: Coming from the West on Channelside Drive, turn right onto Florida Ave. and the lot will be on the left. Coming from the East on Old Water St., turn right onto Florida Ave. and the lot will be immediately on the right.

The most economical parking for Exhibitors, but not as convenient, is the Green Lot at $3 per car. Spaces are limited and the lot is across the street from the Arena as opposed to adjacent like the Silver Lot.

NOTE: Parking payment for the Green Lot must either be pre-paid online via https://www.parkjockey.com (Location Code: 81376) or on-site via the parkjockey app as there is no parking attendant.

View a parking map for Amalie Arena.

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. ”

65 local companies look to hire veterans at local job fair Thursday

“More veterans than ever are looking for work these days. Hire Our Heroes wants to get them working at a job fair scheduled Thursday specifically for vets. "I pray my vehicle never goes down. I pray my health never goes bad," said retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelvin Bailey. ”

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. ”

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 for veterans today

“Janie Porter Reporting - Military members and their families are invited to a free job fair at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, formerly known as the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than ten companies and agencies that are currently hiring will be there, including Bank of America, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Hillsborough C...”

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 Tampa 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 173 42%
Management/Supervision 142 34%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 95 23%
Administrative / Clerical 92 22%
Project / Program Management 90 22%
Law Enforcement / Security 86 21%
Customer Support / Client Care 81 19%
Business / Strategic Management 74 18%
Education / Training 74 18%
Human Resources 70 17%
Quality Assurance / Safety 65 15%
Manufacturing / Operations 56 13%
Medical / Health 52 12%
IT / Software Development 48 11%
Aviation / Aerospace 45 11%
Marketing / Product Management 41 10%
Field Service 38 9%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 37 9%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 33 8%
Construction / Trades 33 8%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 32 7%
Other 32 7%
Electronics 32 7%
Part-time 32 7%
Sales / Business Development 29 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 22 5%
Retail 19 4%
Engineering 17 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 17 4%
Legal 16 3%
Editorial / Writing 13 3%
Creative / Design 9 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 21 events in Tampa, drawing 8,819 attendees and 846 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 408 Registered Attendees
  • 140 Soldiers
  • 60 Airmen
  • 45 Sailors
  • 32 Marines
  • 6 Spouses
  • 3 DoD Civilians
  • 2 Coast Guardsmen
  • 2 Others
The venue was beautiful and staff very accommodating. Thank you! It is always great and uplifting to meet the men and women who serve our country!
Tampa Career Fair -- Transportation & Logistics recruiter
Vendors were all excited about the chance to work with veterans. In fact, many were veterans themselves.
Tampa Career Fair -- Marine E-6
This Career Fair was the best I've been to. Good job in putting this all together! A+++
Tampa Career Fair -- Army E-4
I've given up attending other non-military events except yours. Always an excellent turnout of quality candidates.
7/21/16 Tampa Career Fair -- Law Enforcement and Security Recruiter
Excellent service and support. Very impressed as the candidate participation and support personnel were very professional and customer focused.
7/21/16 Tampa Career Fair -- Aerospace Recruiter
This was my first career fair. It was an amazing event. I left with four job leads and made connections with several other companies. Attending one of these events is a must for serious career seekers!
7/21/16 Tampa Career Fair -- Navy E-7
This event is top notch! This is one of the most well organized, well planned events and has great candidates.
1/12/17 Tampa Career Fair -- Healthcare Recruiter
Very productive and positive. RecruitMilitary has this right!
1/12/17 Tampa Career Fair -- Educational Recruiter
Great event, recommend it to all veteran job seekers and transitioning military members.
1/12/17 Tampa Career Fair -- Army O-5
The representatives for the exhibitors are very friendly and seem very sincere in helping you find a job. Thank you!
1/12/17 Tampa Career Fair -- Attendee

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