One of the biggest challenges of transition is choosing your next career field. The first thing to remember is that you’re not defined by your MOS. Therefore, it’s important to check out the industry fields that are growing in the coming years and will help you support yourself and your family. Hirepurpose is proud to partner with these five companies that are hiring veterans right now in various fields.
Spectrum, the nation’s fastest growing TV, internet, and voice company is actively hiring vets for its Field Technician openings across the country. The field technician role is an entry-level position, and qualified candidates will be provided the necessary training to complete reconnects. If you’re someone who doesn’t want to be in the same place doing the same thing everyday, then apply now.
Manpower’s mission is to provide job seekers with meaningful career opportunities. The company has various openings across the United States that is relevant to individuals of all ranks. If you’re looking for a career in customer service, manufacturing, production, or logistics, look no further than Manpower.
Associated Materials is a leading manufacturer and wholesale distributor of professionally installed, exterior building products for remodeling and new construction. The company is eager to find a vet with mechanical engineering or electronic technology experience for its industrial maintenance manager position in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader, recruiting current and former military members is an integral strategy for building its business, with 150,000 employees in over 1,500 locations across over 150 countries. Johnson Controls is hiring individuals who have experience installing and repairing fire alarm panels and systems to become service technicians.
Takeda, a Japanese-founded pharmaceutical company that produces and sells medications to help improve patients’ quality of life, has plenty to offer to veterans looking to transition into civilian employment and continue to serve their communities. The company is currently looking for individuals of all ranks who are skilled in the areas of aircraft maintenance, machining, civil engineering, construction or transportation for its openings in its Brooklyn Park, Minnesota plant.
NEWPORT — The explosion and sinking of the ship in 1943 claimed at least 1,138 lives, and while the sea swallowed the bones there were people, too, who also worked to shroud the bodies.
The sinking of the H.M.T. Rohna was the greatest loss of life at sea by enemy action in the history of U.S. war, but the British Admiralty demanded silence from the survivors and the tragedy was immediately classified by the U.S. War Department.
Michael Walsh of Newport is working to bring the story of the Rohna to the surface with a documentary film, which includes interviews with some of the survivors of the attack. Walsh has interviewed about 45 men who were aboard the ship when it was hit.
Editor's note: this story originally appeared in 2018
How you die matters. Ten years ago, on Memorial Day, I was in Fallujah, serving a year-long tour on the staff and conducting vehicle patrols between Abu Ghraib and Ramadi. That day I attended a memorial service in the field. It was just one of many held that year in Iraq, and one of the countless I witnessed over my 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Like many military veterans, Memorial Day is not abstract to me. It is personal; a moment when we remember our friends. A day, as Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “sacred to memories of love and grief and heroic youth."