These 7 Companies With Cybersecurity Jobs Are Seeking Veterans

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According to a report by Forbes, there will be over one million cybersecurity job openings in 2016. Cybersecurity is a thriving market that is continuing to expand — it’s expected to grow from its current $75 billion a year to $170 billion by 2020. These jobs are highly lucrative, steady, and have excellent upward mobility potential. There are currently 209,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the United States alone, and demand is rising. Check out these seven Hirepurpose partners that are actively hiring veterans to fill these essential and rewarding roles.


Chances are if you are looking for a job, you’ve heard of LinkedIn — the world’s largest professional networking site with over 400 million members across the globe. LinkedIn goes above and beyond to help the military community and currently has 1.9 million military members and veterans that use their service. The company is not just dedicated to hiring veterans, it has also created a resource-rich veterans page and offers U.S. armed forces members and veterans a free one-year job seeker subscription.

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Walgreens — one of the nation’s top pharmacy, wellness and beauty companies — is looking for qualified veterans to fill their IT engineering and developer roles. The company offers several resources for veteran employees, such as a business resource group comprised of former veteran and military service members, active National Guard and Reserve service members, and military and veteran supporters.

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Former service members who served in occupational specialties such as information systems technician, information assurance technician, data network specialist, or client systems specialist will want to take a look at this opening with Accenture. As a leading provider of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations, Accenture has made a commitment to hiring 5,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years. To be competitive for this position, you should have a clear understanding of hardware and software configuration, as well as a knack for problem-solving.

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PwC is one of the world’s largest professional services firms with over 750 locations throughout 150+ countries. PwC has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers since 2011 by G.I. Jobs Magazine as well as a Military Times’ Best For Vets Employer in 2016. Veterans with at least two years of IT, intelligence, or communications-related experience should apply to PwC.

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The nation’s leading competitive energy provider, Exelon, is currently looking for veterans with IT and computer security expertise to join its team. Exelon has demonstrated a commitment to those who have served through its veterans services and extensive recruiting out of the military community. In fact, over 10% of its current workforce hold a veteran status. Position openings include entry-level jobs and internships, as well as part and full-time jobs.

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One of the 10 largest banks in the country, Capital One, is seeking transitioning veterans or family members with expertise in software engineering, information security, IT, or encryption technology. The company currently has over 1,000 opportunities available across the country. Whether you served four years or long-term in the military, you should definitely check out what Capital One has to offer. It has a long history of supporting veterans; currently operating a veteran’s resource group and maintaining partnerships with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program and the Military Spouse’s Business Alliance.

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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. Most client support openings require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 soldiers and National Guard in the north of the country to stem the flow of illegal immigration across the border into the United States, the head of the Mexican Army said on Monday.

Mexico has not traditionally used security forces to stop undocumented foreign citizens leaving the country for the United States, and photographs of militarized police catching Central American and Cuban women at the border in recent days have met with criticism.

Mexico is trying to curb a surge of migrants from third countries crossing its territory in order to reach the United States, under the threat of tariffs on its exports by U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made tightening border security a priority.

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Packages containing suspected heroin were found in the home of the driver charged with killing seven motorcyclists Friday in the North Country, authorities said Monday.

Massachusetts State Police said the packages were discovered when its Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and New Hampshire State police arrested Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, at his West Springfield home. The packages will be tested for heroin, they said.

Zhukovskyy faces seven counts of negligent homicide in connection with the North Country crash on Friday evening that killed seven riders associated with Jarhead Motorcycle Club, a club for Marines and select Navy corpsmen.

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On Nov, 10, 2004, Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia knew that he stood a good chance of dying as he tried to save his squad.

Bellavia survived the intense enemy fire and went on to single-handedly kill five insurgents as he cleared a three-story house in Fallujah during the iconic battle for the city. For his bravery that day, President Trump will present Bellavia with the Medal of Honor on Tuesday, making him the first living Iraq war veteran to receive the award.

In an interview with Task & Purpose, Bellavia recalled that the house where he fought insurgents was dark and filled with putrid water that flowed from broken pipes. The battle itself was an assault on his senses: The stench from the water, the darkness inside the home, and the sounds of footsteps that seemed to envelope him.

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With the Imperial Japanese Army hot on his heels, Oscar Leonard says he barely slipped away from getting caught in the grueling Bataan Death March in 1942 by jumping into a choppy bay in the dark of the night, clinging to a log and paddling to the Allied-fortified island of Corregidor.

After many weeks of fighting there and at Mindanao, he was finally captured by the Japanese and spent the next several years languishing under brutal conditions in Filipino and Japanese World War II POW camps.

Now, having just turned 100 years old, the Antioch resident has been recognized for his 42-month ordeal as a prisoner of war, thanks to the efforts of his friends at the Brentwood VFW Post #10789 and Congressman Jerry McNerney.

McNerney, Brentwood VFW Commander Steve Todd and Junior Vice Commander John Bradley helped obtain a POW award after doing research and requesting records to surprise Leonard during a birthday party last month.

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

Hundreds of Marines will join their British counterparts at a massive urban training center this summer that will test the leathernecks' ability to fight a tech-savvy enemy in a crowded city filled with innocent civilians.

The North Carolina-based Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, will test drones, robots and other high-tech equipment at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center near Butlerville, Indiana, in August.

They'll spend weeks weaving through underground tunnels and simulating fires in a mock packed downtown city center. They'll also face off against their peers, who will be equipped with off-the-shelf drones and other gadgets the enemy is now easily able to bring to the fight.

It's the start of a four-year effort, known as Project Metropolis, that leaders say will transform the way Marines train for urban battles. The effort is being led by the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, based in Quantico, Virginia. It comes after service leaders identified a troubling problem following nearly two decades of war in the Middle East: adversaries have been studying their tactics and weaknesses, and now they know how to exploit them.

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