10 Companies Actively Hiring Reservists and Guard Members

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If you’re a Guard Member or Reservist, you know that it’s not always easy to live in two different worlds. In one world, you balancing work and family life, and in the other, you’re bound by the needs of the military. Landing a steady job that respects your service commitments can be difficult, so we’ve compiled this list of 10 Hirepurpose partners that are actively recruiting people just like you.


Sysco, a forward-moving company, maintains a large vehicle fleet and distribution network to provide food and related products to institutions and restaurants all over North America. With a deep commitment to veterans and their families, Sysco actively hires and recruits former service members and reservists of all ranks to work as drivers or in its facilities located across the country.

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Applied Materials is the global leader in materials and engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display, and solar photovoltaic industries. The company has a robust veterans recruiting program — and values the technical skills and leadership traits that military members bring to the table. Most jobs require great communications skills, the commitment to safety first, and the ability to lead projects and teams. A qualified candidate will utilize techniques obtained through formal training, on-the-job training, and self study to perform maintenance and to diagnose and correct failures on Applied Materials’ products.

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Aquent — a leading staffing firm that connects top companies with highly skilled creative talent on a contract basis — has a large amount of openings for veterans and reservists. Those who possess creative backgrounds, education, and experience in areas such as graphic design, public relations, copy writing, digital design and programming will fit right in. Aquent values the creativity, technical acumen, and discipline that former armed-service members and their families bring to the table. If you thrive in a collaborative and entrepreneurial environment then you should most definitely explore these openings today.

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Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transactions, and advisory services has thousands of positions in many desirable locations across the country —  from financial analysis, to information assurance, and risk management. The company is known for its support of the military community through its recruiting efforts, internal veterans network, and its support of organizations that provide programs and services to veterans and their family members. Veterans who served in occupational specialities such as finance or information assurance will find their skills transferrable into these highly lucrative roles.

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The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, providing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Coca-Cola has the strongest portfolio of brands in the nonalcoholic beverage industry, featuring 20 brands that each generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales.  Guard and reserve members who have logistical skills and experience working with warehouse supplies and materials should apply for these openings.

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Intel is a household name — its chips and semiconductors enable much of what we’ve come to take for granted in the digital age. The company has a long-standing commitment to hire from the military talent pool; in fact, Intel has its own team dedicated to hiring transitioning service members who have technical backgrounds — including electrical, mechanical, and maintenance experience. Those who have worked in these career fields are assessed for manufacturing technician roles.

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Waste Management — a leading provider of integrated environmental solutions in North America — operates in over 1,000 locations across the country. The company is currently looking for individuals with a high aptitude for leadership and the ability to supervise in front-line supervisor roles. Named one of the top 50 “Best for Vets Employer” by the Military Times, a top 100 “Military-Friendly Employer” by G.I. Jobs, and the “Most Valuable Employer – Military” by CivilianJobs.com, Waste Management has demonstrated a real commitment to empowering veterans through great careers after the military.

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Cisco is transforming the way people work, live, play and learn. For 17 years, the company has been named a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, and has been listed among 25 companies as one of the world’s best multinational workplaces. Cisco is currently hiring service members for its tech-focused roles. Employees will enjoy working flexibly, using Cisco’s own market-leading collaboration technology to drive innovation. Employees also have the opportunity to take advantage of numerous health and wellness resources, participate in programs to help local communities, and fulfill philanthropic interests.

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At Visa, the mission is to transform the way the world pays. Visa creates new possibilities for people around the globe, and has a deep admiration for military service. High performance is celebrated and recognized at Visa — those with an IT background can help shape a global success story while growing within their own careers. Those with experience in information security, technology, network administration, as well as problem-solving and analysis should explore the many opportunities that Visa has to offer.

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Fiserv is a global financial services technology provider with more than 13,000 clients and 22,000 associates worldwide. The company has been named FORTUNE World's Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years. Veterans looking for an environment where leadership, collaboration and innovation are valued should consider Fiserv as their next career path. Most client support openings require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

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