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10 Amazing Companies In Texas Hiring Veterans Right Now
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iran's top diplomat threatened an "all-out war" Thursday with the U.S. or Saudi Arabia if either country launches a retaliatory strike over a drone and missile attack on oil reserves that sent energy prices soaring.
Tehran's tough-talking foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, threw the gauntlet down, promising a battle that would go on "to the last American soldier."
Former Army EOD tech gets 5 years probation for trying to sell guns and explosives to buyers in Mexico
After a pair of Army explosive ordnance disposal technicians were indicted on federal charges for attempting to sell weapons and explosives to smugglers headed to Mexico, one of the two men involved has been sentenced after taking a plea deal, according to court documents filed on Wednesday.
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labor in the fields, officials said on Thursday.
The attack on Wednesday night also injured 40 people after accidentally targeting farmers and laborers who had just finished collecting pine nuts at mountainous Wazir Tangi in eastern Nangarhar province, three Afghan officials told Reuters.
"The workers had lit a bonfire and were sitting together when a drone targeted them," tribal elder Malik Rahat Gul told Reuters by telephone from Wazir Tangi.
Built to win World War III, the F-35 is mostly being used to bomb caves and other stationary targets
The F-35 is built to win wars against China and Russia, but since the United States is not fighting either country at the moment, it's mostly being used to bomb caves and weapons caches — a mission that older and cheaper aircraft can do just as well.
The Marine Corps' F-35B variant flew its first combat mission in September 2018 by dropping two bombs on a weapons cache in Afghanistan. The Air Force's F-35A's combat debut came in April, when two aircraft attacked an ISIS cave and tunnel complex in northeast Iraq.
More recently, F-35s joined F-15s in dropping 80,000 pounds of ordnance on Iraq's Qanus Island, which was "infested" with ISIS fighters, Army Col. Myles Caggins, spokesman for U.S. and coalition forces fighting ISIS, tweeted Sept. 10.