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According to Forbes, sales jobs count as some of the most populous professions in the country, with average salaries of $102,510 annually in certain fields. That’s why transitioning service members and veterans in the job market should consider careers in the field of sales. We’ve highlighted six companies below that are actively seeking veterans for sales openings located around the country.
If you are a veteran or family member who has considered sales, but who may not have a degree — you should definitely explore the hundreds of roles available with Kellogg Company. Kellogg Company is a food products company that is well known for its commitment to those who have served in our armed forces. The company is looking for individuals with communication, leadership, negotiation, problem-solving and at least intermediate technology skills.
Pfizer, one of the world’s most innovative providers of healthcare solutions, is looking for veterans to fill sales-focused roles within its company. Its values of leadership, commitment, and service have created a deep dedication to the success of its veteran associates through veterans resource groups. As a participant in the Veterans Jobs Mission, Pfizer has pledged to hire and develop those who have served.
Cisco is transforming the way people work, live, play and learn. For 17 years, the company has been named a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, and has been listed among 25 companies as one of the world’s best multinational workplaces. Cisco is currently hiring service members for its consulting systems engineer roles that are focused on sales and customer service.
As a dedicated Veterans Jobs Mission coalition member and leader in the telecommunications field, Verizon is known for its military friendliness. It currently employs over 12,000 veterans, service members, and family members, with plans to hire more. The company is currently looking for sales-minded veterans to fill both retail and business to business sales roles across the country.
Dell innovates across devices, ecosystem, and services to design solutions specifically for the way people work. The company takes employee morale, professional growth, and community very seriously and reinforces its commitment to these areas with its veterans employee resource groups.
Farmers Insurance is a leading U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes, and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers has established itself as a military-friendly employer. One in four Farmers agents is a military veteran, and Farmers is among the top 150 military employers and among the top 50 military spouse employers according to MilitaryFriendly.com.
Iran's top diplomat threatened an "all-out war" Thursday with the U.S. or Saudi Arabia if either country launches a retaliatory strike over a drone and missile attack on oil reserves that sent energy prices soaring.
Tehran's tough-talking foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, threw the gauntlet down, promising a battle that would go on "to the last American soldier."
Former Army EOD tech gets 5 years probation for trying to sell guns and explosives to buyers in Mexico
After a pair of Army explosive ordnance disposal technicians were indicted on federal charges for attempting to sell weapons and explosives to smugglers headed to Mexico, one of the two men involved has been sentenced after taking a plea deal, according to court documents filed on Wednesday.
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labor in the fields, officials said on Thursday.
The attack on Wednesday night also injured 40 people after accidentally targeting farmers and laborers who had just finished collecting pine nuts at mountainous Wazir Tangi in eastern Nangarhar province, three Afghan officials told Reuters.
"The workers had lit a bonfire and were sitting together when a drone targeted them," tribal elder Malik Rahat Gul told Reuters by telephone from Wazir Tangi.
Built to win World War III, the F-35 is mostly being used to bomb caves and other stationary targets
The F-35 is built to win wars against China and Russia, but since the United States is not fighting either country at the moment, it's mostly being used to bomb caves and weapons caches — a mission that older and cheaper aircraft can do just as well.
The Marine Corps' F-35B variant flew its first combat mission in September 2018 by dropping two bombs on a weapons cache in Afghanistan. The Air Force's F-35A's combat debut came in April, when two aircraft attacked an ISIS cave and tunnel complex in northeast Iraq.
More recently, F-35s joined F-15s in dropping 80,000 pounds of ordnance on Iraq's Qanus Island, which was "infested" with ISIS fighters, Army Col. Myles Caggins, spokesman for U.S. and coalition forces fighting ISIS, tweeted Sept. 10.