6 Companies Hiring Sales-Minded Veterans Right Now

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Airman's Attic customer shops Army uniforms on May 26, 2016 at shop near PAX terminal area.
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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.


Sales is one of those industries that means a lot of things to a lot of people. When you start learning about sales roles, you’ll find that there is a wide spectrum of opportunity.

Hirepurpose works with many employer partners who are involved with a variety of industries. Each of these companies have sales roles at differing levels that meet the needs of veterans and transitioning service members with an interest and ability to sell products to potential consumers or businesses. People with experience that emphasized interaction with the public, negotiation, service delivery, or those who took on special duties such as recruiting or protocol will be definitely want to check out these six companies with sales roles open now.

Airgas is a company of hardworking men and women dedicated to helping its customers succeed. It is the leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. Airgas services over 1 million customers, and safely and reliably provide products, services, and expertise to more than 18,000 associates.

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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.

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Takeda, a 230-year-old pharmaceutical company that strives to make people’s lives better every day, actively seeks out former service members through its targeted recruiting programs and offers amazing military transition support through its very own veteran-engagement employee group.

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BJ’s Wholesale Club is dedicated to providing its members with high-quality, brand name merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than the prices found at supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores, and specialty retail stores. The company provides unlimited opportunities for career growth, tremendous earning potential, and colleagues and management that will recognize and reward employee achievements.

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Penske Truck Leasing has operations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia — and provides supply-chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. The company 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.

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The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, is seeking motivated veteran candidates to fill a variety of its sales roles. Home Depot has been recognized for its support of military members and their families through its commitment to hire 55,000 veterans in five years. Home Depot also offers a military discount on materials, a scholarship program for military spouses, “Welcome Home” events for returning service members, a military appreciation group that provides volunteers for USO events, and support to volunteer projects that facilitate housing improvements for veterans in need.

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Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials are warning soldiers and military families to be aware of scammers using the Exchange's logo.

In a news release Wednesday, Exchange officials said scammers using the name "Exchange Inc." have "fooled" soldiers and airmen to broker the sale of used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and boat engines.

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KABUL (Reuters) - The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees a pact with the United States.

The Saturday night attack came as the Taliban and the United States try to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government.

Islamic State fighters, who first appeared in Afghanistan in 2014 and have since made inroads in the east and north, are not involved in the talks. They are battling government and U.S.-led international forces and the Taliban.

The group, in a statement on the messaging website Telegram, claimed responsibility for the attack at a west Kabul wedding hall in a minority Shi'ite neighborhood, saying its bomber had been able to infiltrate the reception and detonate his explosives in the crowd of "infidels".

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U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball

Editor's Note: This article by Oriana Pawlyk originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

Calling aviation geeks in New York City: The British are coming.

In their first visit to the United States since 2008, the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" will perform an aerial demonstration next week over the Hudson River, according to an Air Force news release. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams will also be part of the show.

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U.S. Air National Guard/Staff Sgt. Michelle Y. Alvarez-Rea

Frances and Efrain Santiago, natives of Puerto Rico, wanted to show their support last month for protesters back home seeking to oust the island's governor.

The couple flew the flag of Puerto Rico on the garage of their Kissimmee home. It ticked off the homeowners association.

Someone from the Rolling Hills Estates Homeowners Association left a letter at their home, citing a "flag violation" and warning: "Please rectify the listed violation or you may incur a fine."

Frances Santiago, 38, an Army veteran, demanded to know why.

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A West Point graduate received a waiver from the U.S. Army to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, and play in the NFL while serving as an active-duty soldier.

The waiver for 2nd Lt. Brett Toth was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, who said that Toth signed a three-year deal with the Eagles. Toth graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 2018.

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