Working in shipping and transportation can be a great fit for modern military veterans. The industry is rapidly expanding, pays well, and is mission-driven. Here are six Hirepurpose partners who are actively seeking veterans to fill roles in the booming transportation industry.
Veterans who know their way around vehicles, facilities, or heavy equipment would be well matched to roles that are available with Sysco. This forward-moving company maintains a large vehicle fleet and distribution network to provide food and related products to institutions and restaurants all over North America. With a deep commitment to veterans and their families, Sysco actively hires and recruits former service members of all ranks to work in its facilities that are located across the country.
Baxter International Inc. provides a broad portfolio of essential medical products. Recognizing the experience and dedication veterans bring to the workplace, Baxter actively recruits military personnel transitioning to the business world. Their range of career opportunities provides a vast array of possibilities for matching veterans with the right role.
Waste Management — a leading provider of integrated environmental solutions in North America — operates in over 1,000 locations across the country. Named one of the top 50 “Best for Vets Employer” by the Military Times, a top 100 “Military-Friendly Employer” by G.I. Jobs, and the “Most Valuable Employer – Military” by CivilianJobs.com, Waste Management has demonstrated a real commitment to empowering veterans through great careers after the military.
Heavy equipment operators and mechanics, motor transport operators, vehicle mechanics and drivers should explore the opportunities offered by Republic Services, a leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous waste. The company is committed to the military community and has pledged to hire veterans as a member of the Veterans Jobs Mission Coalition.
PepsiCo, one of the world’s leading beverage companies, has been recognized as one of the nation’s 100 Most Military Friendly Employers by Victoria Media in 2016 and also runs VALOR, an employee resource group with a mission to recognize, appreciate and support PepsiCo’s veterans, military members, their families, and the communities where they live and work.
The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, providing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Coca-Cola has the strongest portfolio of brands in the nonalcoholic beverage industry, featuring 20 brands that each generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales.
President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday with a letter saying he was "sorry to inform" her that her trip to Brussels, Belgium and Afghanistan would be canceled due to the government shutdown, just one day after Pelosi proposed cancelling the State of the Union address for similar reasons.
Marine Corps drill instructor R. Lee Ermey in his iconic role in 'Full Metal Jacket' (Warner Bros.)
Retired Marine Staff Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, the legendary Marine drill instructor turned iconic Full Metal Jacket actor who died last year, will be formally laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Jan. 18, according to the cemetery's web site.