Minnesota Veterans Employment Services and the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs invites all veterans, active military members, and their spouses to this 13th annual event.
If you are a veteran and looking for a career, a higher salary or are interested in exploring new careers, come to the largest veterans career fair in Minnesota.
Employers at the Veterans Career Fair have been encouraged to offer veterans, active military members, and their spouses full-time jobs with benefits and family-sustaining wages. Work for an employer that recognizes and appreciates your experience and the value you bring to their team!
Over 100 employers will be on-site and a complimentary LinkedIn Photography station will be available for career seekers. In addition, the event will include providers who offer services for veterans. Hope to see you there!
In Minnesota hiring a veteran is not goodwill, it’s good business!
As a "Veteran Friendly Employer," you reap the benefits of hiring veterans with experience in teamwork, leadership, integrity, and the ability to get the job done. Join us and advertise your jobs at the largest Veterans Career Fair in Minnesota!
We strongly encourage participation by employers who have full-time jobs with benefits available. Please respect the Veterans military experience and training, and future contributions to your workforce by offering meaningful, family-sustaining wages. Due to the high demand for exhibit space, we are limiting registrations to W2 employers only and will be unable to accommodate staffing agencies or schools.
Prominent booth location
Option to self-select booth
Booth electricity included
One 1/4 page color ad in Exhibitor Directory
Logo recognition on signage
Option to self-select booth
Listed in Exhibitor Directory
All exhibits include
8’x10’ pipe and drape booth
8’ draped table
Company ID sign
Space is limited and we anticipate selling out quickly so register as soon as possible! W2 employers, register online (credit card payments only - MasterCard and Visa).
For questions or accommodations needed to exhibit at the Veterans Career Fair please contact Christine at 651-259-7169.
Check out the Employer Directory for more information on attending employers and their open jobs.
Over 150 open positions in Minnesota, salaried and hourly; primarily located in Hopkins, Wayzata, Big Lake, Monticello, Elk River, Plymouth, Owatonna, and Albert Lea.
Heavy Truck & Trailer Mechanics, Field Mechanics, Customer Service Managers, Sales Representatives, OTR Drivers.
Genuine Parts Company/NAPA
Full Time and Part Time positions. Counter Sales, Delivery Drivers, Warehouse Loaders, Stockroom Associates. In addition we have several training programs: Associate District Manager, Human Resource Manager, Store Manager.
Healthcare Administration, Sales, Nursing, Dental, and many more!
Hearthside Food Solutions LLC.
Production Supervisor, Quality, Maintenance Technicians, Machine Operator, Hopper Filler (Entry Level ), Forklift ( stand up and sit down).
Luther Automotive Group
Automotive Technicians, Service Advisors, Parts Counter-persons and Service Support, Automotive Sales, Administrative, Accounting & Guest Service, Runners & Porters, Body Repair & Glass Technicians and Estimators.
A&P Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, IA preferred but not required.
Nursing, IT & Engineering, Office & Administrative Support, Pharmacy, Clinical Labs & Research, Business, Finance.
McLane has openings in our Warehouse paying from $14/hr all the way up to $17.50/hr. We also are looking for Delivery Drivers. Drivers can expect to make as much as $70,000 in your first year.
We’ll pay for you to go to school and get your CDL-A.
CNC Machinist, CNC Programmer, CNC Lead/Machinist.
Nystrom & Associates, Ltd.
Support Staff Specialist, Patient Account Representative, Mental Health Practitioner, Outpatient Therapist, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatrist.
Direct Support Professionals (Residential Settings), Adult Special Education, Supported Employment, Sales and Manufacturing.
Owens Corning Minneapolis is looking for motivated employees to work on the production line. As a machine operator at our facility, you will work alongside a team to create quality roofing shingles while maintaining a safe workplace.
HERO Assistant Store Manager Trainee, HERO Shift Lead, Beauty Consultant, and Pharmacy Technician.
Production Machine Operators on 2nd (3:00 PM - 11:00 PM) and 3rd (11:00 PM - 7:00 AM) shifts.
IT, Analyst, Project Management, Utility Workers, Accounting/Finance, Apprentices.
IT, Sales, Recruiting, Project Management, etc. (Contract and Permanent).
Ziegler offers career paths for all skills sets and levels, from entry level office to Management and specific trade skills.
A little preparation can help you make the best of the Job Fair. Use these tips to make your visit a success.
Take Your Time
The job fair is an rare opportunity to meet people face-to-face without an appointment. Take full advantage. Plan to stick around. Talk to as many company representatives as possible. Collect information on every employer that interests you.
Make a Good First Impression
Dress as you would for an interview
Display a positive, can-do attitude
Smile, make eye contact, and give a firm handshake
Be courteous, polite and likable
Show that your are willing and motivated to learn and grow
Know Yourself and Your Skills
Develop a 20-second that includes your work background, related skills and training and areas of interest
End your introduction with a question for the recruiter, to help start a conversation
Practice delivering your introduction slowly and clearly, with enthusiasm and a smile
Offer a copy of your resume or business card
Research your targeted companies before you attend the fair
Know the schedules that you're able to work
About prospective jobs
About the application processes
Get the names of key contact personnel within targeted companies
Offer to complete an application during the fair OR ask when you could return a completed application in person
Ask when an interview might be possible
Establish a follow-up time to contact employers of interest
Don't Ask About Salary or Benefits at the Fair
Focus on finding out more about the company and prospective jobs
Establish how you would be an asset to the company
Follow Up with Companies
Send a cover letter and another copy of your resume
Tailor the documents to reflect your conversation with the recruiter
Double-check spelling, especially of names
Being organized, prepared, personable and confident help you be memorable for all the right reasons