The event takes place on April 15 and 16, 2011, at Des Moines Marriott Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa, and is free to gunsmiths and exhibitors. Prospective employers and gunsmiths will gather to network. Bring your resume and talk to “big names” in the industry – manufacturers, custom shops, retailers, service centers.
The gathering is not limited to a simple job fair, there will also be valuable seminars that will enhance a gunsmith’s ability to choose a direction and make a good living in the trade. Seminars range from advancing your career in the gunsmithing profession to starting or expanding a gunsmithing business. Some topics include:
- Am I Gunsmithing or Manufacturing and Marking Variances & When are They Required: the Firearms Technology Branch of the ATF
- Essential Components of A Business Plan: Tom Shay of Profits Plus
- Professional Techniques On Gunsmithing Guns: Ron Power of Grand Master LLC
- Communicating With the Public: Getting Your Message Across: Reid Coffield
- Finding Your Niche in the Industry: Sharon Dressel of Dressels
Keynote speaker Ron Power will also address attendees on Responsible, Professional Gunsmith Opportunities. The BATF will be on hand to answer questions.
You can see the full seminar schedule at gunsmithcareerfair.com
Hard to believe that it’s been five years already since Brownell’s started hosting their job fairs. This is a great opportunity for gunsmiths to meet potential employers face to face.
Tax Day, 2011
The job fair includes seminars so gunsmiths attending will pick up valuable information no matter how the job search turns out. This is the only job fair I know of that gives gunsmiths access to these well known premium employers all in one location.
Seminars for 2009:
Which Job Opportunity is Right For You?
Creating Additional Markets for Your Skills
Marketing Your Business Through local and firearms industry media
Generating Sales & Traffic With Reloading
Other seminars by the key industry organizations, and participating employers are in development. In addition, NRA and NSSF have signed on as sponsors of the April 17th breakfast (NRA) and lunch (NSSF).
There is now a web site devoted to this job fair.
||Gunsmiths and gunsmithing students about to graduate, this is the one and only opportunity to meet with employers from all around the country. Bring your resume and talk to “big names” in the industry – manufacturers, custom shops, retailers, service centers. Plus you can attend seminars with reps from the NRA, BATF, NSSF, and learn from a panel of experienced gunsmithing professionals – and that’s just the first day!
|If you’re an employer you’ll have over 120 qualified gunsmiths to choose from – lots more applicants than any ad in your local newspaper could ever hope to generate. Whether you want someone to train in your style, or someone who can start generating income right away, they’ll all be here.