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In the information age that we live in, many opportunities abound for transitioning service members and veterans who know their way around technology equipment, computers, programming languages, technical project management, and data. With such a high demand for skilled professionals, Hirepurpose partner companies in all business sectors — from gaming to manufacturing — are frequently seeking individuals who have spent their time in the military working as software engineers, information security analysts, and network administrators.
Check out these seven companies that are hiring vets for these roles now.
Software Engineer Roles
Cisco is transforming the way people work, live, play and learn. For 17 years, the company has been named a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, and has been listed among 25 companies as one of the world’s best multinational workplaces. Cisco is currently hiring service members for its tech-focused roles.
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. is a leader in the design, development, manufacture, and support of defect inspection, lithography, process control metrology, and data analysis systems and software used by microelectronic device manufacturers worldwide.
TEKsystems, one of the leading recruiters and providers of IT talent to corporations across America, is looking for talented information technology professionals to join its team. Recognized as a Military-Friendly Employer by Victory Media, TEKsystems has employed over 3,000 veterans since 2014.
Network & Systems Administrator Roles
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, from startups to Fortune 1000 companies. Its history of supporting veterans and their families is second to none.
Veterans with computer programming, software and hardware development skills will want to take a look at Oracle. Oracle is an innovative leader in the information technology space with a focus on hiring veterans. It operates a veterans buddy program and internship program for wounded veterans and a university workforce development program for veterans.
Information Security Analyst Roles
Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. The company strives to create an environment that's conducive to the spirit of inspiration and innovation and new challenges can be found behind every door.
Veterans with varying education and backgrounds will want to explore the jobs with Wells Fargo, one of the nation’s most diversified and well-known financial services organizations. As a Veterans Jobs Mission coalition member, the company has pledged to hire 20,000 veterans by the year 2020 and is committed to retaining and developing those employees.
A massive billing glitch in Tricare's East region, managed by Humana, on Thursday slammed about 25,000 beneficiaries with premium charges 100 times more than they owe monthly for their coverage.
A Minnesota Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with three Guardsmen aboard crashed south of St. Cloud on Thursday, said National Guard spokeswoman Army Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens.
At this time, the National Guard is not releasing any information about the status of the three people aboard the helicopter, Heusdens told Task & Purpose on Thursday.
A missing Canadian ex-soldier was reportedly smuggled across the US border and is hiding with a neo-Nazi group
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
Former Canadian Army Reserve Master Cpl. Patrik Mathews, 26, was first identified as a member of The Base by Winnipeg Free Press reporter Ryan Thorpe.
Days after Thorpe's report was published, Mathews went missing and was discharged from the military for his alleged ties to the group. His car was found about 10 miles from the U.S. border soon thereafter, and police found a cache of weapons when they raided his home.
Vice reporters Ben Makuch, Mack Lamoureux, and Zachary Kamel, citing confidential sources, reported on Thursday that Mathews had been illegally smuggled across the border and is being hidden by members of The Base, which has operated in encrypted chatrooms as a largely online organization.
The Pentagon's latest attempt to twist itself in knots to deny that it is considering sending up to 14,000 troops to the Middle East has a big caveat.
Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said there are no plans to send that many troops to the region "at this time."
Farah's statement does not rule out the possibility that the Defense Department could initially announce a smaller deployment to the region and subsequently announce that more troops are headed downrange.
The Navy could deploy a second carrier to the Middle East if Trump orders an Iran surge, top admiral says
The Navy could send a second aircraft carrier to the Middle East if President Donald Trump orders a surge of forces to the region, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said on Thursday.
Gordon Lubold and Nancy Youssef of the Wall Street Journal first reported the United States is considering sending up to 14,000 troops to the Middle East to deter Iran from attacking U.S. forces and regional allies. The surge forces could include several ships.