Military Hiring Conferences - Interview Military Job Seekers

Military Hiring Conferences - Interview Technical and Leadership Military Talent Recruited for Your Hiring Needs

What is an Orion Hiring Conference?

Orion Talent holds multiple Hiring Conferences annually with 5000+ Military and Veteran job seekers across the United States, including our exclusive National Distinguished Candidate Conferences. These hiring events are your chance to interview the best in military technical and leadership talent, selected specifically for your open positions and generally available to begin within the next 90 days.

Upcoming Hiring Conferences

National Distinguished Candidate Hiring Conferences

National Distinguished Candidate Hiring Conferences

National Distinguished Candidate Conferences (DCCs) from Orion Talent are exclusive hiring events designed to maximize your chances of connecting with the right candidate. Our unique events present you with top Junior Military Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers to help fill your hiring needs. We invite you to join the 120+ companies each year that hire military leaders from an Orion DCC.

Company Exclusive Hiring Events through Orion Talent

Company Exclusive Hiring Events through Orion Talent

An Orion Talent Company Exclusive Hiring Event is a completely customized event, held at a location of your choice, allowing you to complete all phases of the hiring process in a single day. These one-stop events will bring qualified candidates ready to accept an offer to your doorstep.

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An Orion Hiring Conference is NOT a Job Fair

An Orion Hiring Conference is very different from a job fair. While job fairs have helped companies find veterans, it is a more anonymous and less targeted way to go about it. Unlike a job fair, where no interview takes place, at an Orion Hiring Conference, you will be conducting one-on-one interviews with prescreened, qualified, top-tier military candidates, matched with your opportunity, location and salary, all in a private interview suite.

At a job fair, you are not guaranteed that the right candidate will happen upon your booth and apply for that Field Service Technician, a Maintenance Mechanic, and a Production Supervisor position you need to fill. Orion Hiring Conferences, on the other hand, produce immediate results, with 82% of our clients scheduling follow-up interviews and 76% of final Interviews leading to a Hire. Additionally, 43% of our candidates are still on Active Duty and may not have online job seeker profiles, making them difficult to access otherwise.

According to our Military Transition Survey, when asked to rank the effectiveness of Job Fairs and Hiring Conferences, Hiring Conferences were ranked as "Very Effective" 10 times more often than Job Fairs. Military Job Fairs can be a great way to meet many service members in a single day and collect a high volume of resumes. However, when it comes to hiring effectiveness, Hiring Conferences can't be beat.

Top 10 Industries Recruited for at an Orion Talent Hiring Conference

Top Positions Filled through an Orion Military Hiring Conference


  • Field Service Technicians & Engineers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Maintenance Mechanics
  • Service Specialist
  • Service Technician
  • Electrician


  • Project Manager
  • Production / Maintenance Supervisor
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales Representatives and Managers
  • Engineering
  • Construction Superintendents and Managers

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no cost to attend, other than the hotel suite for your stay and to conduct interviews in. You will pay a fee for each candidate you choose to hire, according to the fee agreement you have arranged with your Orion Account Executive.

Yes. Our conference hotels offer suites with a quiet, professional location to interview candidates. A private room prevents the distractions and noise found in the common areas of the hotel, and sets a good tone for the candidates that your company is serious about hiring. Once you decide to attend, we will make your reservation for you under our reserved (discounted) block of rooms.

After identifying your hiring needs, Orion's Recruiting Team will actively recruit qualified candidates for your openings. Our conferences are by invitation only and we invite only those candidates that are a qualified match for the positions for which we are hiring. Our candidates are generally available to begin within the next 90 days.

What Do Orion's Clients Say about Hiring Conferences?

This was our first conference, and the Orion staff was very prompt and professional throughout the entire event. It was a great experience with very qualified applicants. We will definitely use Orion services in the future.

- Manufacturer of air compressor systems

The Hiring Conference we attended was an excellent, productive experience. We will offer 6 out of 9 candidates positions. That's an amazing success ratio! We'll be using Orion again!

- Leader in critical infrastructure services

Our first Orion Hiring Conference experience was well worth the time. I prefer to use Orion in the future rather than going through hundreds of job board resumes!

I let Orion know my needs and they selected the perfect candidates that met the criteria for the interview. No time wasted!

- Industrial Packaging Manufacturer

The Hiring Conference we attended was a great experience. We are bringing 50% of the candidates we interviewed on-site for second interviews.

- Innovator in Medical Imaging and Information Technologies

Orion's hiring events always impress me. I truly believe there is no better way to hire the right people than a face-to-face interview and appreciate that Orion still believes in this philosophy, as well.

- Global Leader in Engineering Construction

The support, communication, and logistics at conference resulted in a productive experience. Ten resumes, ten candidates, and a schedule in hand all in one day! The candidates were high quality and inspiring. I was honored to interview them.

- Public Research University

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  • August 25 - 26, 2024 - Norfolk, VA
  • September 15 - 16, 2024 - Houston, TX
  • October 13 - 14, 2024 - San Diego, CA