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Technology is ubiquitous — it pervades every aspect of our lives. It’s no wonder that job growth in the tech industry has outpaced private sector job growth by a rate of three to one since 2004. In a 2012 study by the Bay Area Economic Institute, tech jobs earn between 17% to 27% more other fields, have a low unemployment rate, and offer a demand that will steadily increase through at least the year 2020.
That’s why transitioning service members and veterans in the job market should consider careers in the field of technology. We’ve highlighted nine companies below that are actively seeking veterans for tech openings located around the country.
IBM is the world’s largest information technology company with more than 360,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries.
Oracle specializes in developing and marketing database software and technology, cloud engineered systems, and enterprise software products.
TEKsystems provides corporations with IT staffing, talent management expertise, and IT services, enabling them to meet their business objective.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions.
Aquent helps leading companies achieve their goals by connecting them with talented marketing, creative, and digital professionals on a contract basis.
Fiserv has been a trusted name in financial services technology for more than 30 years through our innovative solutions and deep expertise.
eBay is a global commerce platform and payments leader connecting millions of buyers and sellers.
EMC is a global leader in IT products and services. We have 60,000 people worldwide driving IT transformation for the world's largest enterprises and government.
Intel has transformed from a company that primarily served the PC industry, to one now also powering the majority of the world’s data centers, connecting hundreds of millions of mobile and Internet of Things devices, and helping to secure and protect enterprise and government IT systems.
For U.S. service members who have fought alongside the Kurds, President Donald Trump's decision to approve repositioning U.S. forces in Syria ahead of Turkey's invasion is a naked betrayal of valued allies.
"I am ashamed for the first time in my career," one unnamed special operator told Fox News Jennifer Griffin.
In a Twitter thread that went viral, Griffin wrote the soldier told her the Kurds were continuing to support the United States by guarding tens of thousands of ISIS prisoners even though Turkey had nullified an arrangement under which U.S. and Turkish troops were conducting joint patrols in northeastern Syria to allow the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, to withdraw.
"The Kurds are sticking by us," the soldier told Griffin. "No other partner I have ever dealt with would stand by us."
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has confirmed that a nightmare scenario has come to pass: Captured ISIS fighters are escaping as a result of Turkey's invasion of Kurdish-held northeast Syria.
Turkey's incursion has led to "the release of many dangerous ISIS detainees," Esper said in a statement on Monday.
Video footage of a purported "bombing of Kurd civilians" by Turkish military forces shown on ABC News appeared to be a nighttime firing of tracer rounds at a Kentucky gun range.
The U.S. military's seemingly never-ending mission supporting civil authorities along the southwestern border will last at least another year.
On Sept. 3, Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved a request from the Department of Homeland Security to provide a total of up to 5,500 troops along the border until Sept. 30, 2020, Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Army North, said on Monday.