10 Amazing Companies In Texas Hiring Veterans Right Now

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If you’re a veteran looking for a job in Texas, you’re not alone. With nearly 2 million active duty, veteran, guard, and reservist service members living within its borders, the Lone Star state has the second highest number of military and veteran residents in the United States. Everything that you’ve accomplished in the military should be recognized and respected by your employer — that’s why we’ve compiled this list of 10 veteran-friendly companies that are currently hiring in Texas.


If you are a veteran or family member who has considered sales, but who may not have a degree — you should definitely explore the hundreds of roles available with Kellogg. Kellogg is a food products company that is well known for its commitment to those who have served in our armed forces. Kellogg has a large selection of sales representative roles available throughout Texas, many of which do not require a degree. The company is looking for individuals with communication, leadership, negotiation, problem-solving and intermediate technology skills.

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Transitioning military men and women who are looking to join a group of dedicated finance and insurance professionals in a well-established company with a culture of military support should take a look at Nationwide. Nationwide is known for being a leader in the insurance industry and has been named a “Top 100 Company to Work for” by Fortune magazine for two years in a row. The company also recently reached its goal to hire 1,000 veterans. Open positions include jobs in claims, adjusting, financial analysis and accounting, information technology, administration and marketing.

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Global technology leader Dell is actively seeking veterans for their IT infrastructure, cyber and logistics roles. Dell was recently named a top veteran company, “Best of the Best,” by U.S. Veterans Magazine and operates a veterans employee resource group.

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T-Mobile, a leading communications company that has been celebrated for its commitment to veterans, is currently looking for talented people to join its sales teams across Texas. The company proudly serves approximately 43 million wireless subscribers and provides products and services through 70,000 points of distribution. Former soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines who have a desire to learn and a familiarity with the sales cycle would be a great fit for many of these positions. If your occupational specialty is centered around sales (recruiting) or customer service (personnel, supply, administration or related) you would be a great match.

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Enterprise Holdings, the largest transportation provider in the world, was founded by a Navy veteran and continues to recruit from the military community. The company is actively seeking men and women in the Texas area for its management trainee program, which allows motivated individuals to learn all aspects of the business and advance within the company quickly and effectively. If you are a military spouse or veteran with good communication skills, an outgoing personality and the desire to learn, Enterprise is definitely worth a look.

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IBM, the world’s largest information technology company, is just the place for veterans to launch their careers — or start a new one — while developing skills for navigating the cognitive computing era. Veterans are an integral part of the company’s innovative workforce. They are represented in the executive ranks, management, and throughout every business unit or division in the organization. Offering a variety of positions which require various levels of education and experiences, individuals of all backgrounds should look into IBM.

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With over 10,000 veterans in their workforce, General Electric is known for its support of military programs and cause that uplift transitioning military members and their families. With plenty of opportunities that range from maintenance to supply chain, General Electric is the perfect place for transitioning military to start a career at a company that is committed to helping veterans succeed.

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PepsiCo, one of the world’s leading beverage companies, is looking for sales professionals at all levels to become part of its celebrated workforce. PepsiCo has been recognized as one of the nation’s 100 Most Military Friendly Employers by Victoria Media in 2016 and also runs VALOR, an employee resource group with a mission to recognize, appreciate and support PepsiCo’s veterans, military members, their families, and the communities where they live and work. Available positions include everything from customer-service roles to supply chain roles — all of which require a high school diploma and leadership experience. The company acts as a great jumping-off point for veterans at all levels looking to make their mark in the civilian world.

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Staffmark, a leader in the staffing industry, is looking for veterans and their family members to fill positions throughout Texas. Staffmark is known for its robust military recruiting program and has been awarded the prestigious Best in Staffing award for three years in a row. Its recruiting process helps match candidates to exceptional companies that best fit their backgrounds and experience. Current opportunities include positions in customer service, administration, electronics, information technology, warehousing, and more. Most base jobs require a high school diploma, computer skills and one year of experience, while other more technical jobs in electronics and business management require specialty training or a degree plus experience. Bilingual candidates will have an edge when applying.

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McKesson, the oldest healthcare service company in the nation, has been recognized as a military-friendly employer by G.I. jobs and utilizes veterans at every level of their organization. Veterans who possess solid knowledge of operations management, warehouse management or have a business background will want to look into jobs with McKesson.

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Former Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, whom President Donald Trump recently pardoned of his 2013 murder conviction, claims he was nothing more than a pawn whom generals sacrificed for political expediency.

The infantry officer had been sentenced to 19 years in prison for ordering his soldiers to open fire on three unarmed Afghan men in 2012. Two of the men were killed.

During a Monday interview on Fox & Friends, Lorance accused his superiors of betraying him.

"A service member who knows that their commanders love them will go to the gates of hell for their country and knock them down," Lorance said. "I think that's extremely important. Anybody who is not part of the senior Pentagon brass will tell you the same thing."

"I think folks that start putting stars on their collar — anybody that has got to be confirmed by the Senate for a promotion — they are no longer a soldier, they are a politician," he continued. "And so I think they lose some of their values — and they certainly lose a lot of their respect from their subordinates — when they do what they did to me, which was throw me under the bus."

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Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps march during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2011. (Reuters photo)

Fifteen years after the U.S. military toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein, the Army's massive two-volume study of the Iraq War closed with a sobering assessment of the campaign's outcome: With nearly 3,500 U.S. service members killed in action and trillions of dollars spent, "an emboldened and expansionist Iran appears to be the only victor.

Thanks to roughly 700 pages of newly-publicized secret Iranian intelligence cables, we now have a good idea as to why.

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Mark Esper expressed confidence on Sunday in the U.S. military justice system's ability to hold troops to account, two days after President Donald Trump pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan.

Trump also restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq.

Asked how he would reassure countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq in the wake of the pardons, Esper said: "We have a very effective military justice system."

"I have great faith in the military justice system," Esper told reporters during a trip to Bangkok, in his first remarks about the issue since Trump issued the pardons.

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U.S. Army Rangers resting in the vicinity of Pointe du Hoc, which they assaulted in support of "Omaha" Beach landings on "D-Day," June 6, 1944. (Public domain)

Editor's Note: This article by Richard Sisk originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

For one veteran who fought through the crossfires of German heavy machine guns in the D-Day landings, receiving a Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of his service and that of his World War II comrades would be "quite meaningful."

Bills have been introduced in the House and Senate to award the Army Rangers of World War II the medal, the highest civilian award bestowed by the United States, along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Senior Airman Marlon Xavier Cruz Gonzalez

An airman at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was arrested and charged with murder on Sunday after a shooting at a Raleigh night club that killed a 21-year-old man, the Air Force and the Raleigh Police Department said.

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