Hire G.I – Results-driven job fairs a win for all in Washington State

A win-win dual set of hiring fairs were hosted by HIRE G.I, August 21 at the Best Western Hotel in Silverdale, WA, and Aug 23 at the American Lake Conference Center at Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA. As is with all HIRE G.I fairs, this boutique fair allowed veterans who attended to build relationships with a selective group of HR employers. HIRE G.I aligns with veteran-friendly companies and does this through a unique approach to preparing veterans well in advance for how to maximize the job fair and sell their brand at the events. Hire G.I believes that understanding the strategies of the job search, provides the veteran better chance to be employed after service.

“A refreshing way to look for a job,” said Marvin Frilles, a recent career fair attendee.

At both locations, a combined total of over fifty companies were able to communicate with veterans and transitioning service members about employment opportunities. The fairs were a success for veterans and those transitioning because they had the opportunity to directly communicate with companies who take an active role in employing the brave men and women who have served the country.

“I was expecting the same old career fair and being directed to a website. This was truly a hiring event that allowed me to interview and sell my skills,” said Nicholas Gamboa.

At the Silverdale fair, twenty-four companies drew over 120 job seekers, with 22 veterans hired on the spot. The JBLM event brought 201 job seekers, and 33 veterans were hired immediately. Congratulation to all that gain success at our events.

At both events, AeroTek, BECU, Bonneville Power Administration, Commercial Driver School, Customs and Border Protection, Entrepreneur Source, First Command, HECOFA, Seattle Police, SCIS, Snohomish County Sherriff, TerraFirma Foundation Systems, and the Washing Army National Guard were represented.

The remaining companies in attendance were as follows:


Allied Universal Protection

BAE Systems

Brandman University

Cloise and Mike Construction

Huntington Ingalls Industries

NW College of Design & Art

Olympic Peninsula Personnel

Renton Coil Spring

SAFE Boats International LLC

Service Linen Supply

The Art Institute of Seattle



Allied Universal Protection

Boots to Shoes Foundation

Cambia Health Solution

Clear Water Services

Colonial Life


Entrepreneur Source

First Command

Global Diving & Salvage

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention

Masco Petroleum and Trailer Service

Niagara Water

PaPe Group

Renton Coil Spring

Snoqualmie Casino

The Buffalo Group

Wilson Logistics


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American Family Insurance

American Family Insurance

Leidos Video

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