Washington, DC All Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on November 3, 2016 at FedExField in Landover, MD.

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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. ”

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
Government 358 44%
Management/Supervision 254 31%
Project / Program Management 212 26%
Administrative / Clerical 197 24%
Law Enforcement / Security 168 21%
Human Resources 164 20%
Education / Training 158 19%
Customer Support / Client Care 158 19%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 155 19%
Business / Strategic Management 144 18%
Quality Assurance / Safety 111 13%
IT / Software Development 105 13%
Medical / Health 88 11%
Manufacturing / Operations 83 10%
Sales / Business Development 82 10%
Part-time 80 10%
Other 77 9%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 75 9%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 73 9%
Marketing / Product Management 70 8%
Field Service 70 8%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 60 7%
Aviation / Aerospace 57 7%
Construction / Trades 56 7%
Engineering 54 6%
Editorial / Writing 53 6%
Food Services / Hospitality 47 5%
Electronics 45 5%
Creative / Design 41 5%
Retail 40 5%
Legal 31 3%
Biotech / R&D / Science 31 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 21 events in Washington, drawing 6,654 attendees and 1,065 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 796 Registered Attendees
  • 303 Soldiers
  • 117 Sailors
  • 94 Airmen
  • 79 Marines
  • 28 Spouses
  • 13 Others
  • 10 DoD Civilians
  • 6 Coast Guardsmen
  • 1 Merchant Marine
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 Career Fair -- 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 Career Fair -- 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.
Washington, D.C. Career Fair -- Government Agency HR Manager
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.
Washington, D.C. Career Fair -- HR Manager
Quality of the participants was better than I expected. Nice crowd. For a small business, I sure got my money’s worth!
Washington, DC Career Fair -- Financial Services Industry Recruiter
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.
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
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.
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
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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