Washington, DC Veterans Job Fair

Nationals Park

1500 South Capitol Street SE

Washington, DC 20003

Washington, DC Veterans Job Fair

March 2, 2017 11:00 AM March 2, 2017 3:00 PM

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • 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)
    • * $595 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $795 special for law enforcement agencies
  • Targeted

    $1,795

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    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($795 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
  • 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

Select an Educator Package

For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • 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 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.

Nationals Park

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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 in the Norfolk Southern Club.
  • Coffee and water station will be available at 9:00 a.m. in the Suite Level overlooking the Norfolk Southern Club.
  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served from 1:30-3:00pm in an area of the event space marked with "RecruitMilitary Exhibitors Only" signage
  • Free WiFi is available and no passcode is needed.
  • For electrical needs please contact RecruitMilitary in advance of the event to make payment. Without advance payment there is no guarantee that the stadium will have a live outlet near the Exhibitor's table. Exhibitor should bring their own extension cord and surge protector.
  • Stadium security will be checking bags and using wands or metal detectors. Please allow extra time to allow for this safety measure.

Shipping Instructions

Due to liability the facility does not allow for shipment to the venue. Please arrange for all items to be shipped to and picked up from Exhibitor's hotel.

Parking Information

FREE parking is available in Lot B. Enter the lot from N Street, adjacent to Centerfield Gate. From Lot B, walk down staircase toward Centerfield Plaza. Follow signage to take you across Centerfield toward section 107, where you will take an escalator upstairs to the landing. Walk down the red hallway toward double doors which lead into the Norfolk Southern Club. The registration area will be just inside those doors.

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 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 261 45%
Management/Supervision 177 30%
Project / Program Management 154 26%
Administrative / Clerical 141 24%
Law Enforcement / Security 121 21%
Customer Support / Client Care 110 19%
Human Resources 109 19%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 101 17%
Business / Strategic Management 96 16%
Education / Training 86 15%
IT / Software Development 78 13%
Quality Assurance / Safety 75 13%
Medical / Health 66 11%
Sales / Business Development 62 10%
Part-time 56 9%
Other 50 8%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 50 8%
Manufacturing / Operations 49 8%
Field Service 48 8%
Marketing / Product Management 48 8%
Electronics 47 8%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 47 8%
Aviation / Aerospace 46 8%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 44 7%
Construction / Trades 42 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 35 6%
Engineering 33 5%
Creative / Design 33 5%
Legal 31 5%
Retail 28 4%
Editorial / Writing 26 4%
Biotech / R&D / Science 18 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 21 events in Washington, drawing 6,654 attendees and 1,065 exhibitors.

Who’s Registered?

  • 573 Registered Attendees
  • 208 Soldiers
  • 83 Sailors
  • 67 Airmen
  • 54 Marines
  • 12 Spouses
  • 7 Others
  • 4 DoD Civilians
  • 3 Coast Guardsmen
  • 1 Merchant Marine
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.
Washington DC Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
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.
Washington, DC Career Fair-- Navy E-6
Loved the opportunity to network, meet, greet, and receive feedback from prospective employers.
Washington, DC Career Fair -- Coast Guard E-7
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.
Washington DC Career Fair -- Education Recruiter
Well thought out. Well organized. Exceptional support. The best one in ten years of recruiting.
]Washington, DC Career Fair -- Government 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.
Washington DC Career Fair -- Marine O-2
Looking forward to the next event in March of 2017. This has been one of the best events I have seen.
11/3/16 Washington, DC Career Fair -- Transportation / Logistics Recruiter
RecruitMilitary management on-site was by far one of the most professional coordinators that I've encountered throughout my 18 years of recruiting.
11/3/16 Washington, DC Career Fair -- Government Recruiter
I really appreciated the variety of employers and companies that were represented here. A potential employer even reached out to me before the actual event. The affair was well organized.
11/3/16 Washington, DC Career Fair -- Navy E-4
I secured an interview and then a job out of the fair!
11/3/16 Washington, DC Career Fair -- Attendee

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