Washington Opportunity Expo

This event took place on February 23, 2012 at Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.

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Featured Exhibitors

  • Microsoft Corporation
  • The Home Depot
  • Capital One
  • Department of Energy
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • First Command Financial Planning
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Veterans Administration, National Vets Employment Program
  • DeVry University
  • Grand Canyon University

Exhibitors

  • AMVETS National Service Foundation
  • U.S. Department of State - Facility Manager Program
  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Kelly Services
  • District of Columbia Army National Guard
  • Amtrak
  • U.S. Department of State – Job Opportunities
  • Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.
  • Watkins Meegan, LLC
  • Koons Automotive Group
  • Sullivan Cove Consultants, LLC
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Coleman Cadillac, Inc.
  • Homeland Security Solutions
  • GameStop, Inc.
  • Public Broadcasting Service
  • Service Disabled Veterans Business Association
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Niitek
  • Thompson Creek
  • Sheehy Ford & Mazda of Marlow Heights
  • Accenture
  • Decisive Communications
  • Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.
  • Vocus, Inc.
  • The Washington Group of Mass Mutual
  • Allstate
  • PostNet International Franchise Corporation
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • American K9 Detection Services, LLC
  • Bechtel Systems & Infrastructure, Inc.
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • NJVC, LLC
  • Pepco Holdings, Inc.
  • University of Maryland University College
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • The Art Institutes
  • Lincoln College of Technology
  • Union Institute & University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Strayer University
  • George Washington University
  • Drexel University
  • Excelsior College

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 Job Fair

“WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- President Barack Obama announced a drawdown of 30,000 troops in Afghanistan but that number pales in comparison to the number of military veterans who are entering the workforce every year: 200,000. That is why special military-only hiring events like the one Thursday at FedEx Field are badly needed. Brittany Morehouse has more in the video. ...”

Technology job fair at National Harbor

“by Jeff Clabaugh About two dozen exhibitors representing government agencies, education and private sector contractors will be on hand for a cyber-technology jobs fair Friday as part of the Air Force Association’s CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exhibition at National Harbor. The career fair, being held at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, is being produced RecruitM...”

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...”

Job fair for veterans on Thursday

“Military veterans have the chance to explore career options with more than 30 companies at the Verizon Center on Thursday. RecruitMilitary, a military-to-civilian recruiting firm, is inviting job seekers with military backgrounds to its Opportunity Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Washington Mystics will give away tickets for their Military Appreciation Game (Saturday afternoon vs. Phoenix) t...”

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...”

Helping Jobless Vets

“CNN Host Fredricka Whitfield One in nine Iraq and Afghanistan vets is out of work. Fredricka Whitfield talks with Rick Jones about how RecruitMilitary's website and career fair events are helping veterans and military spouses find jobs in the current economy. CNN's Josh Levs shows viewers how to navigate the RecruitMilitary website and points out key features most useful to veteran job seek...”

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...”

RecruitMilitary has held 13 events in Washington, drawing 3,820 attendees and 525 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

  • 1490 Veterans
  • 623 Soldiers
  • 307 Sailors
  • 222 Airmen
  • 202 Marines
  • 54 Spouses
  • 32 Others
  • 29 Coast Guardsmen
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In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Exhibitor Packages
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
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