7 Manufacturers Hiring Veterans For All-American Jobs

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Airman 1st Class Morgan Williams, an aircraft metals technology apprentice with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, welds pieces of aluminum at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 13, 2016.
U.S. Air Force photo by Sr. Airman Jeff Parkinson

There’s a rumor going around that America doesn’t have a manufacturing base anymore, but it’s simply not true. Lots of great products are made in the United States, from shoes to high end electronics to elevators and to incredibly useful things like Post-It notes. Many manufacturers are hiring veterans, including the seven great companies below.


Panasonic Avionics designs, develops, manufactures, and installs customized inflight entertainment and satellite communications solutions that positively impact the airline’s business, based on their specific fleet, brand, and operations requirements. Customers include most commercial airline carriers and aircraft manufacturers, such as Airbus and Boeing.

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Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. The company values the contributions of the men and women who have served our country and are now making daily contributions to the continued success of our company. Their outstanding leadership skills and ethics have added to our solid foundation for Eaton’s continued growth.

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Tidal NYC was founded upon the simple idea that in order to make better footwear, it needed to be done domestically. The company is committed to hiring veterans of the U.S. armed forces to lead its team and has partnered with Heroes in Transition, to whom they donate a portion of the sale of every pair of Tidal New York flip flops.

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Otis is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. The company values military experience and skills, and offers a wide range of unique opportunities for military personnel interested in joining their mission — from design engineering and manufacturing to field sales and service.

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Mohawk Industries, Inc. is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Transitioners and Veterans of all ranks and education level who served in military specialties such as Combat Arms, Logistics and/or Maintenance will easily find an opening to match their skills and experience. Leadership, management and a mission Accomplishment mindset are the highly desired skills at Mohawk.

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Applied Materials is the global leader in materials and engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display, and solar photovoltaic industries. The company has a robust veterans recruiting program — and values the technical skills and leadership traits that military members bring to the table.

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3M is a global innovation company, with more than 90,000 employees and offices in 70 countries. A few of their best-known brands include Post-it, Scotch, and Nexcare. 3M recognizes that military veterans, service members, and spouses have skills and experience the company can’t find just anywhere. Their military support network provides active support and outreach to veterans and their families, including scholarships, professional development, a military speaker series, and networking opportunities.

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