The attendees included those who already have civilian work experience, men and women transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, and military spouses.
It was the 98th of 102 RecruitMilitary Career Fairs in 2008. Organizers said the events always feature veteran-friendly organizations that are looking to fill a variety of positions.
"Our goal is to help their transition be as smooth as possible," a RecruitMilitary spokesman said. "So what we do is, we contact companies who are looking for active-duty military transitioning out, or veterans who are in the community already."
Recruiters at the North Texas event included American Airlines, Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Stores, the Grand Prairie Police Department, Dallas Fire-Rescue, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the United States Secret Service and the United States Border Patrol. Several hundred job seekers attended the event.
Staff Sgt. Vincent Gipson said he was pleased with the variety of jobs available, and liked being able to talk to recruiters face-to-face.
"I'm quite impressed with the companies that are here, representatives that are here," Gipson said. "It was well worth the visit."
In addition to career fairs, RecruitMilitary offers subscriptions to two databases of self-registered job seekers who have military backgrounds.