Washington, DC All Veterans Job Fair

Washington, DC All Veterans Job Fair

June 22, 2017 11:00 AM June 22, 2017 3:00 PM

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  • Exhibitor

    $1,295

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    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $495 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
  • Targeted

    $1,695

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    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
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  • Branding

    $3,495

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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

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  • Educator

    $1,795

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

    $2,195

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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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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 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.

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Here's What Veterans Want in Their Civilian Careers

“Savvy employers know that military veterans often hold the solution to their continuing struggle to attract and retain high-quality talent. They understand that military-experienced personnel possess skills, attitudes and abilities beyond those of most people who have not served. Thus, veterans can add disproportionate value to any team or organization.”

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. ”

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. ”

Job fair helps military connect with veteran-friendly employers

“Job fair helps military connect with veteran-friendly employers ”

Job Fair for Servicemembers Thursday

“Washington, D.C. - The Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair is Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Nationals Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ”

Veterans Seek Work at Special Job Fair

“Reported by Mike Conneen WASHINGTON - With the unemployment rate above 9 percent, everyone is having trouble finding work. Even veterans, who normally find an abundance of job opportunities in the nation's capital, say it's a lot more competitive these days. Retired Pennsylvania Army National Guard Sergeant Christine Moyle says she knows "a lot of vets unemployed right now. " That was...”

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...”

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 Washington, DC All 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
Business / Strategic Management 2 66%
Project / Program Management 2 66%
Government 2 66%
Management/Supervision 1 33%
Law Enforcement / Security 1 33%
Other 1 33%
Part-time 1 33%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 1 33%
Human Resources 1 33%
IT / Software Development 1 33%
Quality Assurance / Safety 1 33%
RecruitMilitary has held 20 events in Washington, drawing 6,378 attendees and 986 exhibitors.
The event was a great experience. There were a variety of exhibitors with diverse job and education opportunities. Staff was very willing to help and assist where they can. They were very knowledgeable and provided a very positive and professional environment. Kudos to the entire experience and event.
Washington DC Expo Attendee
It was organized well. The recruiters from the different companies were very helpful. Most of them explained what I needed to do to have a good chance of my application being considered.
Washington DC Expo Attendee
I was able to make contacts with representatives from companies in this market even though I’m relocating to a different state. They were able to recommend to me the best way to apply for a job with their company while out of state, and in a few cases, who to contact and/or provided me their information to utilize them as a reference.
Washington DC Expo Attendee
This event was run very well and the logistics were extremely easy. It was well worth our time. I look forward to participating again.
HR Manager, Government Agency, past D.C. Exhibitor
RecruitMilitary put on an excellent event. They were able to attract high quality attendees AND high quality exhibitors. Having both groups is very unusual in an event of this size and investment level. They are to be commended.
HR Manager, past Washington, D.C. exhibitor
This has been one of the best events I have attended in a long time. The candidates were well prepared and presented themselves in an excellent manner. I am really excited about following up with them.
Recruiter, Telecommunications Industry, past Washington, DC exhibitor
The caliber of candidates we met was exceptional.
Branch Manager, Staffing Industry, past Washington, D.C. exhibitor
If you wanna know what’s out there waiting for you, then attend the Expo!
Army Veteran, past Washington, D.C. Attendee
I was very impressed with the number and variety of vendors. It was a great opportunity to learn about new companies that I would not have known about.
Navy Veteran, past Washington D.C. attendee
Quality of the participants was better than I expected. Nice crowd. For a small business, I sure got my money’s worth!
Recruiter, Financial Services Industry, June 2013 Washington, DC Career Fair
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 felt very important. I was greeted at the door and everyone knew who I was and where I was from. Very good support staff.
Education Recruiter -- 3/20/14 Washington DC Career Fair
Great group of military candidates!
Financial Services Recruiter -- 3/20/14 Washington, DC Career Fair
Outstanding affair. The knowledge gathered at this expo was sterling. Please add me to your list of future expos. But after yesterday, I may not need to attend another expo. Thanks for the exposure.
Veteran Job Seeker (Navy E-6) -- 3/20/14 Washington, DC Career Fair
Loved the opportunity to network, meet, greet, and receive feedback from prospective employers.
Veteran Job Seeker (Coast Guard E-7) -- 3/20/14 Washington, DC Career Fair
I received a job that very day!
1/30/14 OKC Career Fair -- Army E-6
Excellent. RecruitMilitary always does the best job of advertising and attracting candidates. The venue is great, and the support they provide on the day of the event for exhibitors and job seekers is the best I've ever seen.
6/26/14 Washington DC Career Fair -- Education recruiter
Well thought out. Well organized. Exceptional support. The best one in ten tears of recruiting.
6-26-14 Washington, DC Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
Always topnotch service from the RecruitMilitary team. We are proud to partner with RM in the efforts to recruit veterans and military spouses.
6-26-14 Washington DC Career Fair -- Financial Services recruiter
The RecruitMilitary Job fair was the most productive thing that any veteran job seeker can do. It's organized, informative, and conducive to anyone looking for a job. Highly recommended.
6-26-14 Washington DC Career Fair -- Marine O-2
This was by far the best career fair I have attended in the last 6 months.
6-26-14 Washington DC Career Fair -- Marine E-7
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
The recurring role of "talk to everyone" is extremely important and should be embraced by each job seeker. Please continue to stress the importance of networking, not only with the recruiters but with fellow job seekers to increase the likeliness of finding a hidden opportunity.
1-15-15 San Antonio Career Fair attendee (Army O-3)

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