Tampa Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on January 12, 2017 at Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, FL.

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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. ”

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 504 43%
Management/Supervision 436 37%
Administrative / Clerical 270 23%
Project / Program Management 266 22%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 265 22%
Education / Training 243 20%
Customer Support / Client Care 237 20%
Human Resources 233 20%
Law Enforcement / Security 232 19%
Business / Strategic Management 229 19%
Quality Assurance / Safety 208 17%
Medical / Health 177 15%
Manufacturing / Operations 173 14%
IT / Software Development 161 13%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 144 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 142 12%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 138 11%
Field Service 137 11%
Sales / Business Development 133 11%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 127 10%
Marketing / Product Management 126 10%
Part-time 121 10%
Electronics 117 10%
Other 110 9%
Construction / Trades 108 9%
Food Services / Hospitality 90 7%
Engineering 86 7%
Retail 74 6%
Creative / Design 64 5%
Editorial / Writing 58 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 57 4%
Legal 43 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 21 events in Tampa, drawing 8,819 attendees and 847 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 1163 Registered Attendees
  • 410 Soldiers
  • 213 Airmen
  • 148 Sailors
  • 86 Marines
  • 60 Spouses
  • 21 Coast Guardsmen
  • 8 Others
  • 5 DoD Civilians
  • 2 Merchant Marines
The RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is everything you’re looking for from a job fair!! Come early and expect to stay the day. There are plenty of opportunities available.
Tampa Career Fair -- Veteran Job Seeker
I did make several positive contacts with potential employers. So much better speaking to a company representative versus completing applications via the Internet.
Tampa Career Fair -- Veteran Job Seeker
Busy and robust event. Worth the time and investment.
Tampa Career Fair -- Government recruiter
Extraordinary event. Exceptionally organized with a commitment to supporting the veteran.
Tampa Career Fair -- Information Technology recruiter
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

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