Texas. It’s the biggest state in the continental United States. It’s the home of the largest Army base. So you know it has big opportunities for veterans. Here are five great employers looking to hire veterans who want to live and work in Texas.
Dell innovates across devices, ecosystem, and services to design solutions specifically for the way people work — from award-winning thin clients, tablets, and laptops, to powerful workstations and rugged devices. The company takes employee morale, professional growth, and community very seriously and reinforces its commitment to these areas with its veterans employee resource groups.
Hospital Corporation of America is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. HCA is comprised of locally managed facilities, which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, more than 120 surgery centers, and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom. HCA currently has over 37,000 self-identified military veterans as members of its organization. In 2016 alone, HCA hired over 5,400 military veterans and 1,100 military spouses.
Veterans who served in military occupations such as food service specialist or culinary specialist will want to explore this retail manager position with Aramark. Aramark is a leading provider of food services and facilities management to institutions, stadiums, arenas, and businesses around the world. The company has consistently demonstrated its dedication to those that have served through its extensive veterans recruitment efforts.
With over 10,000 veterans in their workforce, General Electric is known for its support of military programs and causes that uplift transitioning military members and their families. With plenty of opportunities — ranging from maintenance to supply chain — General Electric is the perfect place for transitioning military to start a career in Texas at a company that is committed to helping veterans succeed.
Veterans with varying education and backgrounds will want to explore these jobs with Wells Fargo, one of the nation’s most diversified and well-known financial services organizations. As a Veterans Jobs Mission coalition member, the company has pledged to hire 20,000 veterans by the year 2020 and is committed to retaining and developing those employees.
Every once in a while, we run across a photo in The Times-Picayune archives that's so striking that it begs a simple question: "What in the name of Momus Alexander Morgus is going on in this New Orleans photograph?" When we do, we've decided, we're going to share it — and to attempt to answer that question.
Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces control the monitor of their drone at their advanced position, during the fighting with Islamic State's fighters in Nazlat Shahada, a district of Raqqa. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
MUSCAT (Reuters) - The United States should keep arming and aiding the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) following the planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, provided the group keeps up the pressure on Islamic State, a senior U.S. general told Reuters on Friday.
Long before Tony Stark took a load of shrapnel to the chest in a distant war zone, science fiction legend Robert Heinlein gave America the most visceral description of powered armor for the warfighter of the future. Forget the spines of extra-lethal weaponry, the heads-up display, and even the augmented strength of an Iron Man suit — the real genius, Heinlein wrote in Starship Troopers, "is that you don't have to control the suit; you just wear it, like your clothes, like skin."
"Any sort of ship you have to learn to pilot; it takes a long time, a new full set of reflexes, a different and artificial way of thinking," explains Johnny Rico. "Spaceships are for acrobats who are also mathematicians. But a suit, you just wear."
First introduced in 2013, U.S. Special Operations Command's Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) purported to offer this capability as America's first stab at militarized powered armor. And while SOCOM initially promised a veritable Iron Man-style tactical armor by 2018, a Navy spokesman told Task & Purpose the much-hyped exoskeleton will likely never get off the launch pad.
"The prototype itself is not currently suitable for operation in a close combat environment," SOCOM spokesman Navy Lt. Phillip Chitty told Task & Purpose, adding that JATF-TALOS has no plans for an external demonstration this year. "There is still no intent to field the TALOS Mk 5 combat suit prototype."