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5 Jobs In Florida That Veterans Should Explore Today
This week we are highlighting job opportunities with Hirepurpose partner companies located in Florida. With many veterans benefits and programs, the “Sunshine” state is one of the most military-friendly in the nation.
Florida is home to over 1.5 million veterans, the third-largest population of military alumni in the United States, after Texas and California. Taking into account a very reasonable cost of living, an upswing in hiring, a no state income tax, and the beautiful weather, veterans will surely want to explore Florida as an option for their transition to the civilian world.
Military nurses who are looking for a bit of freedom and flexibility will want to check out this per-diem position with Parallon located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As one of the top healthcare staffing firms in the country, Parallon is dedicated to the recruitment and placement of veterans and their family members. Former service members who hold a current state nursing license and have at least one year of experience in an acute-care hospital setting would be ideal candidates for this role.
Enterprise Holdings, a veteran-founded organization that currently employs over 78,000 people nationwide, is looking for a maintenance technician to join its team at the Orlando Airport. Since joining the ranks of the 100,000 Jobs Mission coalition in 2012, Enterprise Holdings has hired more than 6,000 military veterans and reservists. Transitioning soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who spent their time in the military performing preventative and regular maintenance on motor vehicles will be well matched for this job. A basic familiarity with computers and the ability to provide customer service is also desired.
This part-time position, offered with a leading sales and marketing company, Marketsource, is responsible for sales and brand outreach for Target Mobile. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to build a good rapport with customers and be able to learn wireless product features and benefits in order to help to grow awareness of and increase sales for Target Mobile within the setting of a Target store. This role is perfect for both veterans and military spouses, as there are similar opportunities available in multiple locations across the nation, making the position extremely portable.
Sears Holdings, honored as one of the “Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers” in 2015 by G.I. Jobs, is looking for a merchandising lead in beautiful Oviedo, Florida. Those veterans or military family members who have served in customer-facing roles and who have a knack for logistics will find their skills transferable here. A talent for “all things visual” is also needed to perform merchandise display design and setup tasks.
Noncommissioned and junior officers who served in military occupational specialties such as financial manager, finance officer, financial management resource analyst, financial management technician, finance specialist, or any job that required working with operational numbers and systems will definitely want to check out this position with MetLife. Founded in 1864 to ensure civil war sailors against war-related disabilities, MetLife is a leader in the insurance industry with roots in the military community. They even have a dedicated military veterans network to help those veterans transition to the civilian workforce. If you have a head for numbers, project and process management skills and a bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting you will definitely want to check this job out.
A search is ongoing for a Camp Lejeune Marine who is wanted in Virginia on a murder charge.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Rocky Mount, Virginia, said Monday they have issued an arrest warrant for Michael Alexander Brown, 22, for second-degree murder as well as use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection with a Nov. 9 homicide.
Editor's Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.
The Marine Corps may one day launch crawling unmanned robots from ships to clear paths through deadly minefields for approaching assault troops to come ashore.
Editor's Note: The following story highlights a veteran at Lowe's committed to including talented members of the military community in its workplace. Lowe's is a client of Hirepurpose, a Task & Purpose sister company. Learn More.
As a military-friendly employer, Lowe's has prioritized hiring military members, veterans, and military spouses while finding value in what they bring to the table. As Jennifer Nagy puts it, Lowe's is working hard to prove it deserves this title.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday.
Vindman, now detailed to the White House National Security Council, has been targeted by Trump following his Oct. 29 congressional testimony. Trump tweeted that Vindman was a "Never Trumper witness," raising questions about potential fallout on his military career.
"He shouldn't have any fear of retaliation," Esper told a small group of reporters during a flight to New York, adding that he had reinforced the "no retaliation" message in a conversation with the secretary of the Army.
'Assistance was essential' — Pentagon leaders advised Trump against freezing aid to Ukraine, senior official testifies
A senior Pentagon official told impeachment investigators that President Donald Trump's freeze on nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine posed a strategic nightmare for the Defense Department and put the American-allied country in a deeply dangerous position, according to impeachment inquiry testimony released Monday.