Don’t Know How to Hire Veterans? Our Base Hiring Events Deliver
Combine RecruitMilitary’s highly-regarded job fairs with the nation’s largest database of veteran job seekers, and you have the ingredients for a powerful return on investment. In addition to our traditional venues, we also conduct events at military installations around the country. On-base hiring events provide excellent branding opportunities and direct access to the veteran population.
Base vs. Traditional Events
The primary difference between a base and a traditional event is the demographic of the veterans who’ll be there. At our traditional events, there’s a large percentage of veterans who have already transitioned out of the military, and many of them have already held civilian jobs.
At a base event, your company will interface with veterans who are predominately in the process of transitioning out of the military. This means most veterans at these events will not have civilian industry experience, so keep that in mind when talking with them. Many candidates are also open to relocation and may have one “free” move from the military awaiting them, which means a cost savings for you. That’s why base events provide a perfect opportunity to showcase multiple career options across the country.
Veteran unemployment numbers continue to plummet, and that’s a good thing. In February 2019, the veteran unemployment rate dropped to 2.7 percent, down from 3.5 percent in February 2018. The civilian jobless rate for February 2019 was 4.0 percent. Overall veteran unemployment dropped to 3.7 percent in 2017, down from 4.3 percent in 2016, according to the Department of Labor. Consistently low veteran unemployment means it’s a candidate market, and the competition for high-quality veteran talent is high. An on-base event will put you in front of service members who are eager to jump into the civilian workforce for the first time, giving you the chance to grab in-demand talent right at the source.
We all know that veterans offer the complete package: highly trained leaders who bring with them valuable soft skills that organizations are clamoring for these days. Building an effective veteran hiring strategy is not complicated, but part of it involves reaching veterans on a large scale. At a RecruitMilitary on-base career fair, companies can brand themselves as veteran-friendly while meeting active-duty candidates and military spouses on their home turf.
Our clients love our base events. Here’s what a few have to say about them:
“This event offered us an opportunity to tap into a source of hungry job seekers (with experience) we otherwise would not have been able to find. I would definitely attend another event.”
Joint Base Lewis-McChord:
“The location on base was great for reaching active duty military. Very well organized and run!”
“Being located directly on the military installation made all the difference. Fantastic event.”
We’ve got 21 base events across the country in 2019. We hope to see you at one soon in a location near you.