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5 Job Opportunities For Vets In The Top Cities For Hiring This Fall
As transitioning service members consider what their lives might look like after the military, many are wondering just where their next adventure will begin. Deciding where to live is a big decision and it’s worth considering whether relocation should be part of your career plan.
Recently, employment services firm ManpowerGroup surveyed more 11,000 employers on their three-month hiring plans for the remainder of 2015 and compiled a list of the list of the best cities for jobs this fall, according to Forbes magazine. This two-part Hot Jobs series highlights positions suitable for veterans of all ranks located in the 10 cities that made the top of the Forbes list. Here’s Part I.
Those transitioning service members who prefer warm climates and beautiful beaches most of the year should definitely explore this merchandising position with Sears in Fort Myers, Florida. As the number five city for hiring this fall, the area will see a 25% net increase in hiring over the next three months. Sears Holdings, a leading retailer of household items, employs over 30,000 veterans and 1,500 active-duty service members or reservists. The role requires someone with a knack for creating visually appealing sales displays. Those who served in visual communications specialties like mass communications specialist, public relations specialist, still photography specialist, or multimedia illustrator will find their skills transferrable here.
The number eight city for hiring, Phoenix, Arizona, has a lot to offer job seekers, anticipating a net increase in hiring of 23% this fall. Veterans who understand the sales cycle, have the ability to identify customer needs, and enjoy interacting with diverse audiences should explore this opening with T-Mobile. Known for its military-friendly culture, T-Mobile actively seeks to hire and retain military alumni for their dedication, technical skill, and ability to lead teams.
Tech-savvy veterans with organizational skills and three years Agile development experience will definitely want to look at this job with Capital One in Richmond, Virginia. Just 100 miles outside of Washington, D.C., Richmond has a lot of potential for outgoing military members who are seeking employment, touting an anticipated hiring surge of 23%. Capital One has demonstrated its commitment to hiring veterans through its major support of the Hiring Our Heroes and Military Spouse Alliance programs as well as its own military associate network. Noncommissioned and junior officers with a bachelor’s degree in computer science who also have excellent problem-solving and analytical skills would feel right at home in this role.
The city of Bloomington, Minnesota, is not only the home to the largest indoor mall in America, but also expects to see a 23% uptick in hiring through the end of the year. Veterans with great time-management skills, who also demonstrate adaptability and a knack for fostering teamwork in a sales-oriented environment will find their skills transferrable to this assistant manager position with Staples. As the world’s largest office products retailer, Staples actively recruits former service members and maintains veterans resource groups within the organization. Financial acumen and the ability to analyze information to make sound business decisions is also needed to be successful in this job.
This position with Verizon is located in Greenville, South Carolina. This dynamic city came in number two on the Forbes list, boasting a projected 27% net gain in hiring for the last quarter of 2015. The ideal candidate for this role is both professional and poised with an aptitude to learn the features and benefits of a variety of technology products and service offerings. With a dedicated military talent network, Verizon has demonstrated a deep commitment to the armed services and their families, ranking number 10 on G.I. Jobs’ Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer list in 2015.
Retired Army Master Sgt. Mark Allen has died 10 years after he was shot in the head while searching for deserter Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan.
Allen died on Saturday at the age of 46, according to funeral information posted online.
For U.S. service members who have fought alongside the Kurds, President Donald Trump's decision to approve repositioning U.S. forces in Syria ahead of Turkey's invasion is a naked betrayal of valued allies.
"I am ashamed for the first time in my career," one unnamed special operator told Fox News Jennifer Griffin.
In a Twitter thread that went viral, Griffin wrote the soldier told her the Kurds were continuing to support the United States by guarding tens of thousands of ISIS prisoners even though Turkey had nullified an arrangement under which U.S. and Turkish troops were conducting joint patrols in northeastern Syria to allow the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, to withdraw.
"The Kurds are sticking by us," the soldier told Griffin. "No other partner I have ever dealt with would stand by us."
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday he and the Pentagon will comply with House Democrats' impeachment inquiry subpoena, but it'll be on their own schedule.
"We will do everything we can to cooperate with the Congress," Esper said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "Just in the last week or two, my general counsel sent out a note — as we typically do in these situations — to ensure documents are retained."
Most of the U.S. troops in Syria are being moved out of the country as Turkish forces and their Arab allies push further into Kurdish territory than originally expected, Task & Purpose has learned.
Roughly 1,000 U.S. troops are withdrawing from Syria, leaving a residual force of between 100 and 150 service members at the Al Tanf garrison, a U.S. official said.
"I spoke with the president last night after discussions with the rest of the national security team and he directed that we begin a deliberate withdrawal of forces from northern Syria," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday's edition of CBS News' "Face the Nation."'
More than 700 women and children affiliated with ISIS escape Kurdish prison camp after Turkish shelling
BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Women affiliated with Islamic State and their children fled en masse from a camp where they were being held in northern Syria on Sunday after shelling by Turkish forces in a five-day-old offensive, the region's Kurdish-led administration said.
Turkey's cross-border attack in northern Syria against Kurdish forces widened to target the town of Suluk which was hit by Ankara's Syrian rebel allies. There were conflicting accounts on the outcome of the fighting.
Turkey is facing threats of possible sanctions from the United States unless it calls off the incursion. Two of its NATO allies, Germany and France, have said they are halting weapons exports to Turkey. The Arab League has denounced the operation.