7 Companies With Amazing Job Opportunities For Vets In California

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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U.S. special operations forces are currently field testing a lightweight combat armor designed to cover more of an operator's body than previous protective gear, an official told Task & Purpose.

The armor, called the Lightweight Polyethylene (PE) Armor for Extremity Protection, is one of a handful of subsystems to come out of U.S. Special Operations Command's Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) effort that media outlets dubbed the "Iron Man suit," Navy Lieutenant Cmdr. Tim Hawkins, a SOCOM spokesman, told Task & Purpose on Wednesday.

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Petty Officer Derek Buitrago and his wife, Sandra, say they found black mold along their Corvias home's baseboards (Courtesy of Covington & Burling)

Ten military families are taking their privatized housing provider, Corvias, to court over "appalling housing conditions and cavalier treatment" at Fort Meade in Maryland, according to a new lawsuit.

The lawsuit filed on Tuesday by law firm Covington & Burling —which is handling the lawsuit pro bono, according to their press release — details "distressingly similar stories of poorly maintained infrastructure leading to serious problems, such as mold growing on walls, windows, and pipes," at the the installation.

The lawsuit was first reported by the Washington Post. The defendants identified include Corvias Management-Army LLC and Meade Communities, LLC, which is a part of Corvias.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Democratic and Republican lawmakers presented dueling narratives on Wednesday as a U.S. congressional impeachment inquiry that threatens Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency entered a crucial new phase with the first televised public hearing.

The drama unfolded in a hearing of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in which two career U.S. diplomats - William Taylor and George Kent - voiced alarm over the Republican president and those around him pressuring Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit Trump politically.

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The Navy is looking into the possibility of sending explosive ordnance disposal units on shorter and possibly more frequent deployments, service officials said on Wednesday.

Right now, EOD techs train for 18 months and deploy for another six months as part of their optimized fleet response plan, but the Navy is conducting a review of that training and deployment cycle, Navy officials told reporters.

A Navy analysis is looking at whether EOD techs should spend a total of 32 or 36 months training and deployed per cycle, said Capt. Oscar Rojas, who leads Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 1 in San Diego.

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