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Job fair at Whataburger Field to help military veterans find employment

Posted at 10:23 AM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 11:25:00-04


If you’re a veteran, transitioning military personnel or a military spouse looking for a job, you may want to head to Whataburger Field on Thursday.

That is where DAV and RecruitMilitary will be hosting a Veterans Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 The economy may be on the rebound, but that doesn’t mean it is any easier for veterans transitioning out of military life.

This event is organized by RecruitMilitary, a firm founded and owned by veterans, who saw a need to better connect returning warriors with companies needing dependable workers.

“The Corpus Christi Veterans Job Fair is an opportunity for veterans, transitioning military, National Guard members, Reservists and military spouses to connect with veteran-friendly employers in real-time through networking, preliminary interviewing and candid discussion formats.  The goal of the event is to connect military trained talent with civilian job opportunities through employers that understand and appreciate the soft skills that service members bring to the civilian workplace,” said RecruitMilitary event facilitator Heidi Miller.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s February report, the rate of veteran unemployment holds steady at an all-time low, currently at 2.7%, which means military trained talent is in demand by civilian employers. 


“Military skills translate especially well to the civilian workplace.  These soft skills – such as leadership, resilience, tenacity, integrity and a team-oriented approach to solving problems – are the reasons why veterans transition so well into the civilian workplace,” said Miller.

This transition is made even easier through Google’s new Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) Job Search Tool that is being utilized by RecruitMilitary’s job candidates. This new online search engine  allows veterans to use their MOS code to find relevant and compatible civilian job opportunities based upon military skills.  No other job search tool for military trained talent exists like this.

The inaugural Corpus Christi Veterans Job Fair will host more than a dozen exhibitors.

“We produce more than 120 events per year nationwide.  We also host a job board that currently counts more than 1.4 million job candidates and more than 231,000 job opportunities,” said Miller.

Those wishing to talk with employers should “dress to impress” and bring a dozen to two dozen resumes for those companies that can take a paper resume. 

There will also be resources for disabled veterans and others who may not be able to attend.

Registration and browsing through available jobs can be done here:

What is DAV and RecruitMilitary?

    • Disabled American Veterans (DAV) was founded by World War I veterans in Cincinnati in 1920 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1932.
    • DAV ( is a non-profit organization with 1.2 million members.
    • RecruitMilitary is wholly-owned subsidiary of Bradley-Morris, Inc. Together, these two companies form the nation’s single leading veteran employment and resource network for veterans and employers.
    • Together, DAV and RecruitMilitary have partnered to co-host hiring events nationwide because they share a common mission: to connect America’s veterans and their family members with meaningful and fulfilling employment opportunities and to help employers attract, appreciate and retain veterans, spouses, and their survivors.
    • Through career fairs, outreach and resources, the DAV RecruitMilitary partnership fights to ensure veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned to lead productive, dignified and high-quality lives.