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.