Tampa Veterans Job Fair

Amalie Arena

401 Channelside Drive

Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa Veterans Job Fair

July 19, 2018 11:00 AM July 19, 2018 3:00 PM
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Veteran and Spouse Registration

The list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.

Featured Exhibitors

  • Disabled American Veterans
  • BlueLine Rental
  • Allstate
  • BayCare Health System
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Hillsborough Public Utilities
  • L-3 Technologies
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Military Sealift Command
  • National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Partner Plus
  • Sysco
  • Tampa General Hospital
  • United States Capitol Police
  • Universal Studios

Exhibitors

  • ABC Supply
  • Air Force Reserve
  • Airstreams Renewables
  • American Insurance Agencies Direct, LLC
  • Amerilife
  • Aramark Corporation
  • Argosy University
  • AVI-SPL
  • Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology
  • Bank of America
  • BICSI
  • Builders Firstsource, Inc.
  • CareerSource Tampa
  • Colonial Life
  • Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.
  • Dekalb County Police Department
  • DeVry University
  • Ecolab, Inc.
  • FireMaster
  • First Command Financial Services, Inc.
  • Formulated Solutions, LLC.
  • G4S Secure Solutions
  • Gartner
  • Great Bay Distributors, Inc.
  • Grow Financial Federal Credit
  • Health Net, Inc.
  • Heavy Equipment College of Georgia
  • Hensel Phelps Construction
  • Jantech Services Inc.
  • Johnson Controls
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kelly Educational Staffing
  • McAllister Towing
  • Morgan Automotive Group
  • National Aviation Academy
  • Naval Recruiting District (NRD)
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
  • NextEra Energy
  • Odyssey Manufacturing Co
  • Ohio Christian University
  • OneBlood
  • PAE Government Services, Inc.
  • Paychex, Inc.
  • Penny Mac
  • Penske Truck Leasing
  • Power Home Remodeling Group
  • Preferred Materials, Inc.
  • Raymond James Financial, Inc.
  • Saint Leo University
  • Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
  • SCC Soft Computer
  • Speedway LLC
  • Strategic System Programs
  • Synergy Equipment
  • Title 4 Services
  • TRANZACT - TZ Insurance Solutions, LLC
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • University of South Florida
  • Versa Integrity Group
  • Waste Connections, Inc.
  • Waste Management
  • Xavier University
  • Yellow Dot Heating & Air Conditioning

Amalie Arena

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Amalie Arena Information

The Job Fair will take place on the Promenade Level Concourse. Enter the stadium from the plaza and take the Grand staircase to Gate A. Those who require ADA accommodations should go to the Premium Assistance gate prior to the Grand staircase. Staff will be onsite to offer assistance.

The venue requires that all attendees be wanded and that their bags be searched prior to entrance to the stadium. Please allow extra time.

Parking Information

Complimentary parking will be provided FOR JOB SEEKERS ONLY in the Green lot located at 401 S. Morgan Street. Please click HERE, to access the parking pass which MUST either be displayed on your vehicle's dash or shown digitally upon arriving to the lot.

From the lots walk toward Ford Thunder Alley and the West entrance of the stadium.

Veterans job fair draws hundreds

“TAMPA (FOX 13) - The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan produced a new generation of veterans. Some of them were wounded physically and mentally. Now they have to transition to civilian life.”

97 companies look to hire veterans at job fair in Tampa on Thursday

“TAMPA, Fla. - RecruitMilitary wants to make sure veterans and active duty military members can find good paying civilian jobs. The organization is teaming up with Disabled American Veterans to host a job fair at Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa on Thursday, July 20. Hundreds of veterans, military members, guardsmen, reservists and their spouses are expected to attend the event.”

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...”

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 support@recruitmilitary.com.

RecruitMilitary has held 23 events in Tampa, drawing 9,766 attendees and 1,008 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 744 Registered Attendees
  • 283 Soldiers
  • 132 Airmen
  • 106 Sailors
  • 72 Marines
  • 17 Spouses
  • 14 Coast Guardsmen
  • 5 DoD Civilians
  • 1 Other
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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