Check Out These 3 Exciting Companies That Just Became Hirepurpose Partners

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Made for veterans by veterans, we at Hirepurpose know that transitioning from the military is a big step for service members and their families. That is why we are constantly forging new relationships with military-friendly employers who are looking to leverage the skills and leadership characteristics that our former soldier, sailors, airmen, Marines and military family members have to offer. This week we are highlighting three jobs with new Hirepurpose partners that have joined us in our mission of connecting great veterans with great companies.


1. Operations Claim Assistant in San Ramon, California

Chubb, the 12th largest property and casualty insurer in the United States, is looking for a operations claim assistant to support its dynamic claims team in San, Ramon, California. Known for its commitment to its employees, Chubb is dedicated to recruiting and developing veterans and their family members. This job would be well-suited for those military veterans who served in administrative support specialties such as yeomen, administrative support specialist, or administrative clerk. If you are a veteran who is organized, conscientious, computer savvy, and who has great customer service skills this just might be the job you are looking for.

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2. Information technology roles in multiple locations

Veterans and their family members who are looking for jobs in this modern era know at least something about LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network that exists online today. In order to keep this network of 400 million users running smoothly and on the cutting edge, LinkedIn is currently looking for skilled IT professionals to fill a variety of roles in several locations across the country. Transitioning military men and women who know their way around software development and engineering, data analysis, information assurance, and cyber security should explore these openings. LinkedIn is excited to provide extensive resources to veterans, including a free, year-long upgrade to their premium job-seeker service, a dedicated veterans page, and access to free online training through Lynda.com.

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3. Systems administrator in Austin, Texas

PayPal, a global provider of online payment and merchant-processing solutions, is looking for a systems administrator to join its team. With a robust military recruiting program, PayPal values the mission-oriented mindset and exceptional skills that our service members carry with them throughout their lives. Those veterans who have at least five years of systems administration experience and a familiarity with Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM) infrastructure are perfect for this role. Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills are also necessary to be successful in the position.

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U.S. Air Force airmen from the 405th Expeditionary Support Squadron work together to clear debris inside the passenger terminal the day after a Taliban-led attack at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2019. (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Brandon Cribelar)

Blasts from Taliban car bombs outside of Bagram Airfield on Wednesday caused extensive damage to the base's passenger terminal, new pictures released by the 45th Expeditionary Wing show.

The pictures, which are part of a photo essay called "Bagram stands fast," were posted on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service's website on Thursday.

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The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, June 17, 2017 (U.S. Navy photo)

Editor's Note: The following is an op-ed. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Task & Purpose.

Shortly after seven sailors died aboard USS Fitzgerald when she collided with a merchant ship off Japan in 2017, I wrote that the Fitzgerald's watch team could have been mine. My ship had once had a close call with me on watch, and I had attempted to explain how such a thing could happen. "Operating ships at sea is hard, and dangerous. Stand enough watches, and you'll have close calls," I wrote at the time. "When the Fitzgerald's investigation comes out, I, for one, will likely be forgiving."

The investigations, both public and private, are out, and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report assessing the changes to training implemented since the collisions.

So, am I forgiving? Yes — for some.

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Belgian nurse Augusta Chiwy, left, talks with author and military historian Martin King moments before receiving an award for valor from the U.S. Army, in Brussels, Dec. 12, 2011. (Associated Press/Yves Logghe)

Editor's note: a version of this story first appeared in 2015.

Most people haven't heard of an elderly Belgian-Congolese nurse named Augusta Chiwy. But students of history know that adversity and dread can turn on a dime into freedom and change, and it's often the most humble and little-known individuals who are the drivers of it.

During the very darkest days of the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, Chiwy was such a catalyst, and hundreds of Americans lived because of her. She died quietly on Aug. 23, 2015, at the age of 94 at her home in Brussels, Belgium, and had it not been for the efforts of my friend — British military historian Martin King — the world may never have heard her astonishing story.

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A Ukrainian serviceman watches from his position at the new line of contact in Zolote, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine Nov. 2, 2019 (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

More than $20 million of the Pentagon aid at the center of the impeachment fight still hasn't reached Ukraine.

The continued delay undermines a key argument against impeachment from President Trump's Republican allies and a new legal memo from the White House Office of Management and Budget.

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Average pay, housing and subsistence allowances will increase for members of the military in 2020, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

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