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5 Job Opportunities For Veterans In The Lone Star State
As your career or armed services tour winds down and you begin to formulate your professional plans beyond military life, you may be searching for the perfect place to “hang your hat.”
This week, we are honing in on opportunities with Hirepurpose partner companies located in the beautiful state of Texas. The “Lone Star” state has a lot to offer veterans and their families, outpacing the national economy for job growth this past year. Boasting both wide-open spaces and large metropolitan areas, Texas is definitely worth a look.
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 their extensive veterans recruitment efforts. Ideal candidates will have financial and inventory management skills as well as food service and customer service proficiency.
Black & Veatch, a worldwide leader in the design and production of infrastructure facilities for energy, water, and communications, is currently looking for an engineering technician to join its team. With deep ties to the military community and a dedication to hiring and developing veterans, Black & Veatch partners with the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, U.S. Army Reserve Employment Partnership, Army Career and Alumni Program, and other veteran-centered organizations. Former service members with over five years of experience in construction design and engineering management, serving in military roles such as construction engineering supervisor or civil engineering corps officer will find their skills transferrable here.
Military alumni who served in healthcare administration specialties during their time in the service will want to explore this training program with Hospital Corporation of America. HCA’s veteran-focused hiring practices and commitment to the career development of former armed service members make the company a great option for transitioning service members and veterans. This exciting program could be just the thing needed to take your career to the next level, providing field training and classroom assignments to prepare you to function as a manager in a shared-services organization. The ability to prioritize and organize, a familiarity with financial management, and a knack for leading teams is needed to be successful in this role.
Noncommissioned officers who have a great mix of analytical skills and management acumen would be well matched for this mid-level leadership role with Johnson Controls. A global diversified technology and industrial leader, Johnson Controls has a history of recruiting veterans and their family members and even has a dedicated veterans engagement team. Located in the bustling city of Houston, this position requires someone who can give precise instructions, oversee the work of others, and formulate detailed reports on unit production.
Visa, a global company at the forefront of the electronic payments industry, is looking for an experienced scrum master to join their cutting-edge digital and product development team in Austin, Texas. Transitioning servicemen and women who spent their military careers in information technology development and who have exceptional communication skills would be fully prepared to take on this project management role. Agile experience, first-level scrum master certification, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science is also required.
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.