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Transitioning veterans who are looking to get in on the ground floor at military-friendly companies can explore entry-level opportunities with a number of Hirepurpose partners. These great organizations are known for empowering their employees and providing professional advancement to get former service members started in new fields or expand on the skills they learned in the military.
They offer many contract, full-time, and part-time roles in finance, information technology, customer service, and account management. These opportunities open up various realms of career possibility for veterans of all ranks and occupational specialties to go in new directions after you leave the service.
Here are five companies with entry-level jobs you should check out.
TEKsystems, one of the leading recruiters and providers of IT talent to corporations across America, is looking for talented information technology, recruiting and account management professionals to join its team. Recognized as a Military-Friendly Employer by Victory Media, TEKsystems has employed over 3,000 veterans since 2014. If you spent your time in the military providing desktop or IT support services, or in a relationship-building role such as recruiting, operations, protocol, or public relations, you will find your skills transferrable here. From direct hire to contract roles, there are a variety of lucrative positions from desktop support to IT development and engineering to sales and recruiting jobs in equally great locations. While each job has its own requirements, many lend themselves to experienced individuals and specific skill sets, rather than requiring a large amount of education or a degree at all, making veterans with military training and at least one tour of duty great candidates.
RR Donnelley is multi-layer communications company that helps its clients manage and distribute content efficiently and effectively. It is known for its extensive veterans recruiting program and dedication to the military community. Veterans who have experience or education in the communications or sales field will have an edge for some positions. However, other positions only require a high school diploma, developed communications skills, computer skills, and the ability to work within a team. For veterans who have a bachelor’s degree and are looking to move into communications from another career field, they have an associate development program that incorporates floor training, online learning, and job shadowing. It is designed to accelerate associates into management positions within the company.
If banking or financial services is an area of interest, then you should explore the 800 jobs open at TD Bank right now. As one of the nation’s top 10 banking institutions, TD Bank has many locations to choose from along the East Coast all the way down to Florida. TD Bank has shown consistent support to transitioning service members, reservists, and military spouses. Teller and customer service positions are a great way to break into the banking industry, and they typically require a high school diploma and one or two of years experience handling money. Other positions such as debt specialist or retail credit analyst require a four-year degree, but equivalent experience would be relevant for those who served three years or more in military specialities such as finance specialist, financial management technician, finance officer, or other related jobs. Veterans or military family members who have an aptitude for numbers, outgoing personalities, the ability to pay attention to details, and above average organizational skills would be great candidates for the many roles available with TD Bank.
Aramark is an innovative provider of food, facilities, and uniform services that employs over 250,000 people. Right now, the company is looking for motivated veterans and military family members across the country to fill a range of roles from culinary arts and custodial roles, to operations and administration. Many jobs have a low barrier to entry and represent a chance to get your foot in the door with a great company that focuses on employee development and satisfaction. As a Veterans Jobs Mission coalition member, Aramark has made a commitment not just to hire veterans but to support them with their career goals. Veterans of all ranks and backgrounds should consider the over 2,500 open positions with Aramark. The company is looking to hire in the areas of finance, operations, culinary arts, administration, information technology, sales, retail, transportation, healthcare, and engineering.
Morgan Stanley, a leading financial services company, understands the value of the leadership and organizational skills that veterans have to offer. Transitioning service members who are good with numbers and want to break into the finance industry should look into their internship positions. The programs are designed to help participants develop business, financial, and analytical skills needed for a career in global wealth management and financial services. While internships are limited to specific locations, there are also many nationwide entry-level associate roles that only require a high school diploma and several years of financial experience. Higher level business, finance analyst, management, and sales jobs are also available, and would be appropriate for senior enlisted service members or officers with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Candidates for all positions should have strong computer knowledge, the ability to prioritize tasks and superior interpersonal and customer service skills.
This article originally appeared on Military.com.
Inside Forward Operating Base Oqab in Kabul, Afghanistan stands a wall painted with a mural of an airman kneeling before a battlefield cross. Beneath it, a black gravestone bookended with flowers and dangling dog tags displays the names of eight U.S. airmen and an American contractor killed in a horrific insider attack at Kabul International Airport in 2011.
It's one of a number of such memorials ranging from plaques, murals and concrete T-walls scattered across Afghanistan. For the last eight years, those tributes have been proof to the families of the fallen that their loved ones have not been forgotten. But with a final U.S. pullout from Afghanistan possibly imminent, those families fear the combat-zone memorials may be lost for good.
After a string of high profile incidents, the commander overseeing the Navy SEALs released an all hands memo stating that the elite Naval Special Warfare community has a discipline problem, and pinned the blame on those who place loyalty to their teammates over the Navy and the nation they serve.
A group of vets are raising money to pay for a medal the Iraqi government awarded them, but never delivered
In June 2011 Iraq's defense minister announced that U.S. troops who had deployed to the country would receive the Iraq Commitment Medal in recognition of their service. Eight years later, millions of qualified veterans have yet to receive it.
The reason: The Iraqi government has so far failed to provide the medals to the Department of Defense for approval and distribution.
A small group of veterans hopes to change that.
For a cool $8.5 million, you could be the proud owner of a "fully functioning" F-16 A/B Fighting Falcon fighter jet that a South Florida company acquired from Jordan.
The combat aircraft, which can hit a top speed of 1,357 mph at 40,000 feet, isn't showroom new — it was built in 1980. But it still has a max range of 2,400 miles and an initial climb rate of 62,000 feet per minute and remains militarized, according to The Drive, an automotive website that also covers defense topics, WBDO News 96.5 reported Wednesday.