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5 More Jobs For Vets In The Best Cities For Hiring This Fall
Editor’s Note: The following article highlights job listings from Hirepurpose clients that are committed to filling its ranks with talented members of the military community. Learn more here.
This week we’re delivering Part Two of our series highlighting veteran-friendly positions located in the 10 cities at the top of the best cities for jobs list this fall, according to Forbes Magazine (Check out Part One here). The list includes some amazing communities and was compiled from projected end-of-year hiring data obtained by employment services firm ManpowerGroup. With much to offer the post-military job seeker, these cities and jobs are certainly worth a look.
RR Donnelley, a national communications company with a track record of hiring veterans, is currently looking for a production coordinator with excellent administrative and organizational skills in the Lodi/Stockton area of California. With an amazing projected hiring gain of 27%, Lodi is number two on the Forbes best cities for jobs list and is becoming known as a favored wine-growing area. Military alumni who served in specialties such as administrative specialist or administrative clerk will find their skills transferrable to the position.
Those veterans with clerical and customer service experience who are also looking for bustling downtown areas and mild winter climates will want to check out this opportunity with Morgan Stanley in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida. TheSt. Petersburg community is number four on the best cities for jobs list and boasts the potential of a 26% increase in hiring this fall. Morgan Stanley is well known for its commitment to veterans, placing a high value on the skills that former service members and their family members bring to their team. Looking to get some experience in the finance industry? This is an excellent place to start.
Armed service members who know their way around firmware and software systems will want to explore this opportunity with Staffmark located in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton came in number six on the Forbes list and is expecting a 24% expansion in hiring during the last quarter of 2015. Staffmark has been awarded the prestigious Best in Staffing Award for three years in a row and has made the recruitment and placement of veterans part of its culture. Qualified candidates for this position will have three years of experience developing embedded software, CAN knowledge, a familiarity with diagnostic troubleshooting, and experience with drives or other power electronics applications.
Penske Truck Leasing is seeking a talented diesel mechanic to join its team in Indianapolis, Indiana — a city with a huge amount of culture and the potential to see a 23% increase in hiring during the last quarter of 2015. Penske is dedicated to those who have served and has been selected as a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media Group year after year. Veterans who were trained to repair and operate diesel vehicles including their cooling and electrical systems would be perfect for this job. Basic computer skills are also required to be successful in this role.
With a whopping 34% projected expansion in hiring this fall, McAllen, Texas is certainly a place that veterans may want to consider as they formulate their plans for relocation. Noncommissioned and junior officers who possess both a bachelor’s degree and strong project management experience will want to explore this production management role with General Electric. As the employer of over 10,000 veterans and a partner in the innovative Get Skills to Work program, GE understands the strength of character and leadership abilities that former service members have to offer. A familiarity with SAP and Six Sigma is also desired for this job.
NASA is reportedly investigating one of its astronauts in a case that appears to involve the first allegations of criminal activity from space.
Hackers could have breached US bioterrorism defenses for years, records show. We'll never know if they did
The Department of Homeland Security stored sensitive data from the nation's bioterrorism defense program on an insecure website where it was vulnerable to attacks by hackers for over a decade, according to government documents reviewed by The Los Angeles Times.
The data included the locations of at least some BioWatch air samplers, which are installed at subway stations and other public locations in more than 30 U.S. cities and are designed to detect anthrax or other airborne biological weapons, Homeland Security officials confirmed. It also included the results of tests for possible pathogens, a list of biological agents that could be detected and response plans that would be put in place in the event of an attack.
The information — housed on a dot-org website run by a private contractor — has been moved behind a secure federal government firewall, and the website was shut down in May. But Homeland Security officials acknowledge they do not know whether hackers ever gained access to the data.
The State Department doesn't really care if its human rights training for partner security forces is working or not
By law, the United States is required to promote "human rights and fundamental freedoms" when it trains foreign militaries. So it makes sense that if the U.S. government is going to spend billions on foreign security assistance every year, it should probably systematically track whether that human rights training is actually having an impact or not, right?
Apparently not. According to a new audit from the Government Accountability Office, both the Departments of Defense and State "have not assessed the effectiveness of human rights training for foreign security forces" — and while the Pentagon agreed to establish a process to do so, State simply can't be bothered.
A Kansas VA hospital police supervisor reported 'dangerous' deficiencies among his officers. Now he says he faced retaliation
The Kansas City VA Medical Center is still dealing with the fallout of a violent confrontation last year between one of its police officers and a patient, with the Kansas City Police Department launching a homicide investigation.
And now Topeka's VA hospital is dealing with an internal dispute between leaders of its Veterans Affairs police force that raises new questions about how the agency nationwide treats patients — and the officers who report misconduct by colleagues.
A New Mexico woman was charged Friday in the robbery and homicide of a Marine Corps veteran from Belen late last month after allegedly watching her boyfriend kill the man and torch his car to hide evidence.