Known as the “Golden state,” California has been the land of opportunity since the days of the gold rush. With much to offer in terms of gorgeous weather, sweeping landscapes, great wine, and one of the nation’s largest veteran populations in the nation, California is a location that transitioning service members will want to consider as they plan their post-military course of action.
If you’re looking to live and work in California after you get out of the military, then check out these seven Hirepurpose partner companies offering jobs across the state.
eBay is a global commerce platform and payments leader connecting millions of buyers and sellers. Consider joining their team of professionals who connect millions of buyers and sellers around the globe, empowering people and creating opportunity. The company develops technologies that enable connected commerce and make every interaction effortless — and more human.
Fiserv, a global financial services technology provider with more than 13,000 clients and 22,000 associates worldwide, is seeking veterans and transitioning service members with IT or software development experience. The company has been named Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years. Veterans looking for an environment where leadership, collaboration and innovation are valued should consider Fiserv as their next career path.
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.
Activision, the company behind some of the biggest video games of the past decade, and one of Fortune magazine’s top 100 companies to work for, is looking for qualified service members to fill its positions throughout California. Activision has established the Call of Duty Endowment, a nonprofit, public benefit corporation that seeks to help organizations that provide meaningful job placement and training services for veterans.
Comerica Bank offers fantastic opportunities in the banking industry for any motivated individual who is able to knock out a couple of community college level accounting classes. Comerica Bank is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, strategically arranged into three major business segments: the Business Bank, the Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank has locations in Arizona, California, Florida, and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states.
Aquent — a leading staffing firm that connects top companies with highly skilled creative talent on a contract basis — has a large amount of openings for veterans and reservists in California. Those who possess creative backgrounds, education, and experience in areas such as graphic design, public relations, copy writing, digital design and programming will fit right in. If you thrive in a collaborative and entrepreneurial environment then you should most definitely explore these openings today.
T-Mobile, a leading communications company that has been celebrated for its commitment to veterans, is currently looking for talented people to join its teams across California. The company proudly serves approximately 43 million wireless subscribers and provides products and services through 70,000 points of distribution. Former soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines who have a desire to learn and a familiarity with the sales cycle would be a great fit for many of these positions.
If the Pentagon had to take Consumer Math class in high school, they'd flunk.
The U.S. military—correction, the U.S. taxpayer—is spending more money to buy fewer weapons. The reason? Poor acquisition practices, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
"DOD's 2018 portfolio of major weapon programs has grown in cost by $8 billion, but contains four fewer systems than last year," GAO found.
He's an Oklahoman and an Air Force vet, an actor and martial artist. The intensity of his badassery formed the basis of one of the earliest and most ubiquitous internet memes. He's a fictional member of Delta Force and a Texas Ranger, his beard a source of such virile endurance and strength that it makes Samson's biblical mane look like a bouquet of hobo pubes.
Now, Norris will live forever as the ultimate instrument of righteousness: an M1 Abrams tank.