5 Companies Actively Hiring Student Vets And Transitioning Service Members

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Major Pete Reddan leans on a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
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Finding employment as a student veteran or a transitioning service member can be difficult. Many companies don't know how to translate your service into a career within their company, and others don't accommodate students — but these Hirpurpose partners do both. These companies are actively seeking student veterans and transitioning service members.


Walgreens is one of the nation’s top pharmacies and wellness and beauty companies. Walgreens is currently looking for transitioning service members or student veterans to fill their store manager-in-training positions. The company provides in-depth leadership training through their two-year program that will equip interested candidates with the experience to move into higher levels of retail management.

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Comerica Bank is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, strategically arranged into three major business segments: the Business Bank, the Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank has locations in Arizona, California, Florida, and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. The company is looking for qualified transitioning service members or student veterans for their 18-to-24-month rotational training program to prepare them to become relationship managers.

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The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, is seeking motivated individuals with military experience to fill their tool rental technician and distribution center office positions. The company has been recognized for its support of military members and their families through its commitment to hire 55,000 veterans in five years.

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Mohawk Industries, the world’s largest flooring company, has a variety of openings that are a great fit for transitioning service members or student veterans. The company values military service and experience, and operates a robust veterans recruiting program that offers a military skills-matching tool on its website. Current job opportunities include positions in warehouse management, supply chain, materials handling, and sales.

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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’s. Kellogg’s is a food products company that is well known for its commitment to those who have served in our armed forces. The company is looking for individuals with communication, leadership, negotiation, problem-solving and at least intermediate technology skills.

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

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