People visiting booth at Career FairThroughout the month of May, in-person and virtual career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings. Attend a career fair this month and advance your job search!

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Start Your Job Search in May at a Career Fair

Apr 30, 2015

People visiting booth at Career FairThroughout the month of May, in-person and virtual career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings. Attend a career fair this month and advance your job search!

CAREERS & the disABLED Career Expo (In-Person)

Come register for the Annual Career Expo to meet with Fortune 500 Companies and Government agencies looking to recruit new talent. It is recommended that you pre-register to attend this event. This event is free to attend.

•    May 1 - Washington, DC

Goodwill Career Fair (In-Person)

Did you know Goodwill helps people navigate the challenges they face when seeking employment, including for people with disabilities? Goodwill Industries International is hosting free career fairs May 3-9 to provide interested job seekers with the ability to explore jobs, get to know employers and apply for open positions. Last year these career fairs attracted more than 12,000 job seekers and hundreds of participating employers. Click the link below to see an interactive map of the career fairs in your area.

•    May 3-9 - Register for a Goodwill fair near you

Hiring Our Heroes (In-Person)

Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, helps veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses find meaningful employment. Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 560 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

•    May 5 - Fort Leonard Wood, MO
•    May 6 - Camden, NJ
•    May 7 - Glen Allen, VA
•    May 11 - Austin, TX
•    May 20 - Boston, MA
•    May 21 - Atlanta, GA
•    May 21 - Pensacola, FL
•    May 21 - Arlington, VA

Veteran Recruiting (Virtual)

The Veteran Recruiting virtual career fairs connect transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses and employers in real time. The Veteran Recruiting virtual career fair is delivered to you virtually, and you can participate from anywhere in the word. Since 2011, more than 101,000 veterans have been hired by the companies that have participated in the online Veteran Recruiting fairs, and more than 1.4 million veterans have attended.

•    May 6 - Register for virtual Veteran Recruiting fair

City Career Fairs (In-Person)

Diversity Employment Day Career Fairs provide recruiters access to the United States' largest pool of diverse, multi-cultural and qualified professionals. It is the only career fair that targets and delivers candidates from all classes covered under the Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1964. This includes women, minorities, seniors, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (GLBT) people and people with disabilities. Diversity Career Fairs are held annually in most major cities where the mayor and/or governor proclaim "Diversity Employment Day."

•    May 8 - Sacramento, CA
•    May 21 - Boston, MA
•    May 28 - San Francisco, CA

Virtual Job Scout (Virtual)

Virtual Job Scout is a job search tool for former and transitioning service members and military spouses to find job openings with top companies. Register free and upload your resume to showcase your special skills, experience and talents.

•    May 14 - Register for a Virtual Job Scout fair

Think Beyond the Label (Virtual)

This virtual career fair will connect qualified job seekers with disabilities to companies nationwide who are actively recruiting. Think Beyond the Label is a partnership that delivers information, outreach and resources to job seekers and the workforce to promote greater recruiting and hiring opportunities for people with disabilities.  In real-time, this fair allows participants to engage with employers who are ready to hire.

•    May 20 - Register for virtual Think Beyond the Label fair

 

If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary and you want to work, a career fair can help you start your job search, and the Ticket to Work program can support you along your journey to financial independence. To learn more about Ticket to Work, call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

 

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