Veterans Job & Resource Fair
Thursday, November 10, 2016
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
In honor of Veterans Day 2016, the USS Hornet Museum is hosting a job fair for veterans, military spouses and active military soon to be transitioning to civilian jobs. Partnering with the Oakland Private Industry Council and the Veterans Supportive Services Agency, this event is an opportunity to meet face-to-face with top Bay Area-located companies from a cross-section of industries ready to hire.
The Veterans Job Fair not only offers access to top Bay Area businesses but also valuable veteran resources. The following organizations will be attending:
Rep. Barbara Lee
Farmer Veteran Coalition
Alameda County Veterans Service Office
Alameda County Workforce Development Board
Alameda County Veterans Employment Committee
Hire a Hero
Oakland Vet Center
CA Employment Development Department
Jewish Vocational Services’ Veterans Program
Swords to Plowshares
Work for Warriors
Vets in Tech
Social Security Administration
Top Bay Area businesses have booths at the job fair. Below are the businesses currently confirmed. More signing up daily!
Free For Veterans
Bring copies of your resume, pens and confirmation of your registration. Registering is important for prompt on-boarding and to give us an accurate head count for refreshments. Your registration provides an opportunity to tour the ship in between seeing recruiters.
The USS Hornet is a restored WWII-era aircraft carrier. This fair takes place on the Hangar Deck with possible workshops or services on a lower deck. The lower deck is only accessible via a ladder so do write in advance if you have accessibility needs so we can accommodate in advance as best as possible.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
I.D. required to match name on registration. Bring your VA or military card, form DD214, just in case an employer or service provider asks. You may register at the door but we strongly encourage advance registration so we know you are attending. No age limit.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Free parking lot in front of the ship, including many handicap stalls. Located at the former Naval Air Station (now Alameda Point). We are working on free shuttles from BART and the Alameda/Oakland Ferry; stay tuned. If you have a lead for a shuttle service to help your fellow job seekers, write to us at Outreach@uss-hornet.org.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Outreach@uss-hornet.org. For more information about the museum, visit www.uss-hornet.org. The Hornet will also have a Veterans Day service the next day, November 11 at 11:00 am. Join us if you can.
We encourage you to dress professionally, but not required. If planning to explore other parts of the ship beyond the Hangar Deck, we discourage wearing open toe shoes and heels for your safety as reaching those decks or levels will require using a ladder.
Reserve your booth today at this special recruiting opportunity to meet and interview veterans, active military and their spouses onboard a historic naval aircraft carrier in Alameda, CA.
The Hornet, a state and national landmark, is a unique venue for your recruiting needs. Participating in this job fair demonstrates your company’s commitment to hiring veterans, helping active military transition to civilian jobs and their spouses who also need new jobs when transferred to a new location.
For-Profit Company $600
Government Agency $400
Veteran/Women/Minority Owned Small Business $300
Non-Profit Organization/School/Alameda Business $150
Veterans Organizations FREE
Booth Fee includes:
- a 6’ table and 2 chairs
- lunch for 2-4 recruiters
- morning coffee & pastries
- break room
- interview space
- access to explore the ship (including docent-led tours)
- listing in the fair’s Event Guide
- pre-event publicity and job postings
- Wi-fi is available but limiting due to being on a 1943-built aircraft carrier (bring your own hot spot and extra cell/laptop battery packs if possible)
- providing lunch and refreshments for job seekers as well
- ability to ship materials to the Hornet ahead of time (Hornet must know in advance)
- free parking
Set-up: 8-10 am. Tear down: 3-5pm. Tear down is a great time to tour the ship.