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
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! (Branch / Rank not provided)
11/3/16 Washington, DC Career Fair -- Attendee

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