These 7 Companies With Cybersecurity Jobs Are Seeking Veterans

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Jim Blesse, from the Office of Naval Research, explains project BlueShark to Lt. Col. John Moore.
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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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Editor's Note: This article by Oriana Pawlyk originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

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