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These 7 Companies In The Southeast Are Hiring Vets Right Now
You may be a big fan of the SEC and mild winters, or perhaps you appreciate superior barbecue — whatever your reason is, you’ve decided that the Southeast is the place for you. Hirepurpose partners with 100-plus companies across the United States — with many options in the southeastern states of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. If you’re a transitioning service member or veteran seeking a job in one of these sunnier states, check out these seven Hirepurpose partners with job openings in the Southeast.
As a market-leading producer of glass-fiber technology, Owens Corning is dedicated to making the world a safer place. Based in Ohio, Owens Corning is currently seeking veterans who are located in the southeast to fill their various open opportunities. Veterans with military specialties in maintenance, engineering, logistics and production concepts will find their expertise and experience in high-demand.
MetLife, one of the nation’s top insurance companies, is a great place for veterans to get their feet wet or advance their business skills in the insurance industry. MetLife has a strong tradition of supporting both active and former military service members who have protected and served the nation. The company was founded in 1864 to protect Civil War soldiers and sailors against wartime wounds, accidents and sickness. MetLife is actively seeking veterans looking to relocate or who currently live in North Carolina for their Act2 program, which is a 10-week paid internship in which individuals can assess if they’re ready to restart or change their careers — all the while gaining new tools to realize their professional and personal potential.
AlliedBarton Security Services — a security company with over 60,000 employees and 120 offices — serves thousands of clients with varying levels of protection. Recruiting former service members with security clearances and expertise is an important part of the company’s ability to provide the high level of security services that their customers expect. Military investigators, policemen, and intelligence officers will be right at home on the AlliedBarton team as armed and unarmed security officers, vehicle patrolmen, and security specialists. Full, part, and flexible time jobs are available for candidates with a professional appearance, friendly demeanor and the ability to maintain safety in high-stress situations.
PwC is one of the world’s largest professional services firms with over 750 locations throughout 150+ plus 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 interested in pursuing a career in audit or tax should consider applying for the various opportunities available throughout the southeast.
Adecco, the world’s leading staffing agency, has developed the Adecco Military Alliance, a partnership between Adecco and military installations around the country to recruit and hire military spouses and veterans. Aspects of the program include a variety of transition services from resume enhancement to career counseling. Adecco is also a proud supporter of the Army Reserve Private Public Partnership, Hiring Our Heroes, and the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. The company offers opportunities for all types of people and include medical, technical, administrative, banking, manufacturing, accounting, computer science, facilities management positions, and much more. Adecco is a great place to start for both veterans and their family members who are looking for temp-to-hire, permanent, or contract positions.
Yum! Brands encompasses many fast-food restaurants you have likely patronized many times — think big names like Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell. With locations almost everywhere, you can apply for many types of roles that range from food service to corporate level opportunities at one of the headquarters locations — or you could apply for positions in finance, logistics, management and operations.
Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world’s oldest specialized staffing firm, working to match individuals with positions in organizations operating in all industries. Linking veterans with companies from startups to Fortune 1000 companies, Robert Half’s history of supporting veterans and their families is second to none. Current job openings with Robert Half range from temporary to full time — and the company also specializes in placing veteran job seekers in contract and flexible roles. Military vets of all backgrounds and ranks will be able to find something to match their experience, skills, and education level. Opportunities include inventory management, information technology, business or financial management, customer service, and sales engineering. Robert Half also offers excellent employee training and development, making the company an ideal choice for veterans leaving their uniforms behind.
It is impossible to tune out news about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump now that the hearings have become public. And this means that cable news networks and Congress are happier than pigs in manure: this story will dominate the news for the foreseeable future unless Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt get back together.
But the wall-to-wall coverage of impeachment mania has also created a news desert. To those of you who would rather emigrate to North Korea than watch one more lawmaker grandstand for the cameras, I humbly offer you an oasis of news that has absolutely nothing to do with Washington intrigue.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kiev, Crimea's border guard service was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday.
A Reuters reporter in Crimea, which Russian annexed from Ukraine in 2014, earlier on Sunday saw coastguard boats pulling the three vessels through the Kerch Strait toward the Black Sea where they could potentially be handed over to Ukraine.
Nine years after losing both legs in Afghanistan, he's found purpose in family, friends and inspiring others
There's a joke that Joey Jones likes to use when he feels the need to ease the tension in a room or in his own head.
To calm himself down, he uses it to remind himself of the obstacles he's had to overcome. When he faces challenges today — big or small — it brings him back to a time when the stakes were higher.
Jones will feel out a room before using the line. For nearly a decade, Jones, 33, has told his story to thousands of people, given motivational speeches to NFL teams and acted alongside a three-time Academy Award-winning actor.
On Tuesday afternoon, he stood at the front of a classroom at his alma mater, Southeast Whitfield High School in Georgia. The room was crowded with about 30 honor students.
It took about 20 minutes, but Jones started to get more comfortable as the room warmed up to him. A student asked about how he deals with post-traumatic stress disorder.
"I believe in post-traumatic growth," Jones said. "That means you go through tough and difficult situations and on the back end through recovery, you learn strength."
It didn't take long for a central theme to emerge at the funeral of U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Livermore, an event attended by hundreds of area residents Friday at Union Cemetery in Bakersfield.
It's a theme that stems from a widespread local belief that the men and women who have served in the nation's armed forces are held in particularly high esteem here in the southern valley.
"In Bakersfield and Kern County, we celebrate our veterans like no place else on Earth," Bakersfield Chief of Police Lyle Martin told the gathering of mourners.