Tampa Veteran Job Fair

Tampa Veteran Job Fair

August 28, 2014 11:00 AM August 28, 2014 3:00 PM

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  • Exhibitor

    $1,195*

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * 10% discount for Chamber Members
    • * $695 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $295 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
  • Targeted

    $1,695*

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,195 value)
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * 10% discount for Chamber Members
  • Branding

    $3,495*

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,195)
    • 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
    • * 10% discount for Chamber Members

Select an Educator Package

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  • Educator

    $1,595

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • Educator Advantage

    $1,995

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,595 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • School name listed in the Search & Employ education directory in the next two issues

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Veteran Opportunity Expo 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 expos@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 RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo, you can begin the selection process with what is normally one of the final stages of a face-to-face meeting with the candidate. RecruitMilitary presents these events in cooperation with leading corporations, news media, industry associations, veterans organizations, and government agencies. All Veteran Opportunity Expos 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 RecruitMilitary candidates are women and/or ethnic minorities, enabling you to connect with skilled and diverse candidates through our events.

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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. ”

Veterans search for opportunity at Tampa job fair

“News 10 (WTSP) - Every person at the Recruit Military job fair has served their country and many of them have found the transition into the civilian workforce a tough one. They have the work ethic and the discipline, it's the skills they acquired in the military that don't necessarily translate into civilian life.”

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 aimed at unemployed military men and women

“Reporter Elizabeth Dinh It's the first handshake that could mean the beginning of a new chapter. At least, that's how some men and women saw it at Thursday's Recruit Military job fair for military men and women. Lt. Colonel Vincent Telfare said "I know the economy's hard right now and a lot of people are looking for jobs, so I figured I'd get started early." Talking to employers lik...”

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...”

Bay area veterans struggle to find work

“Ellen McNamara Reporting - Hundreds of military veterans hoping to land a job took their resumes to the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Recruit Military organized Thursday's job fair so that local and national employers could meet with potential candidates. Click on Full Story below to watch the Video. Even with years of military experience, many who return home cannot find jobs. Acc...”

Job fair for veterans in downtown Tampa

“By Joshua Lee Holton for WMNF Evening News: Seeing combat oversees can be a challenge, but for many veterans, finding a job is a battle that is just as hard to wage. A group called Recruit Military held a job fair for veterans this morning at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts to help veterans get work. About 300 unemployed veterans were expected to attend a job fair ...”

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...”

When attendees registered for the Tampa 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 17 39%
Project / Program Management 15 34%
Quality Assurance / Safety 14 32%
Human Resources 13 30%
Aviation / Aerospace 12 27%
Law Enforcement / Security 11 25%
Administrative / Clerical 11 25%
Customer Support / Client Care 11 25%
IT / Software Development 10 23%
Other 10 23%
Education / Training 8 18%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 8 18%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 8 18%
Business / Strategic Management 7 16%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 7 16%
Electronics 6 13%
Engineering 6 13%
Manufacturing / Operations 6 13%
Sales / Business Development 6 13%
Legal 5 11%
Part-time 5 11%
Marketing / Product Management 5 11%
Construction / Trades 5 11%
Retail 5 11%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 4 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 3 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 2 4%
Medical / Health 2 4%
Creative / Design 1 2%
Editorial / Writing 1 2%
RecruitMilitary has held 15 events in Tampa, drawing 5,970 attendees and 498 exhibitors.
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