Have A Logistics Background? Then You Need To Explore These 8 Companies

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson

Companies in all sectors rely on logisticians to oversee activities that include purchasing, transportation, inventory, and warehousing. This opens a large opportunity for veterans to transition from their current military role to a private sector or government contract position that will provide both stability and great pay.


Here are eight Hirepurpose partners that are actively seeking former service members who are seeking to use their military leadership and technical skills to fill private sector logistics roles today.

Vivint Solar is a leading solar energy provider in the United States providing affordable, renewable energy to over 80,000 customers in 13 states. Vivint Solar is headquartered in Lehi, Utah, and employees almost 4,000 employees, including veterans. Vivint Solar strongly believes in the value that military service members and dependents can and do bring to companies across this great nation.

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With over 3,000 employees across 35 states, Associated Materials Incorporated has a track record of recruiting and developing military alumni and their family members. Whether you’re looking for part-time opportunities while you earn your degree or you’re ready to establish a post-military career development track, AMI has unique opportunities for you to investigate. We encourage you to view all of their open positions.

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AmerisourceBergen is driving innovative partnerships with global manufacturers, providers and pharmacies to improve product access and efficiency throughout the healthcare supply chain. Whether your passion is distribution, consulting, customer service, sales, clinical, technology, global sourcing or logistics, AmerisourceBergen provides a collaborative and innovative culture that fosters your professional growth and development.

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Staffmark, a leader in the staffing industry, is looking for veterans and their family members for their logistics and supply chain positions. Staffmark is known for its robust military recruiting program and has been awarded the prestigious Best in Staffing award for three years in a row. Its recruiting process helps match candidates to exceptional companies that best fit their backgrounds and experience.

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Airgas, the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, is looking for qualified service members to join its team. Known for its military-friendly policies and dedication to military causes such as Operation Homefront, Airgas is a great company for veterans to consider as they move into the private sector.

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Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is a great company for veterans to explore for their next career move. With a robust veterans recruiting program, Schneider is known for its attention to detail and dedication to helping employees learn, grow, and thrive.

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McKesson, the oldest healthcare service company in the nation, has been recognized as a military-friendly employer by G.I. jobs and utilizes veterans at every level of their organization. Veterans who possess solid knowledge of operations management or warehouse management will want to look into jobs with McKesson.

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As one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, in 2016, Amgen was named one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, as well as one of Fast Company’s 500 Most Innovative Companies. Amgen has a history of hiring veterans and provides a positive work environment that emphasizes the same values that veterans are accustomed to: integrity, innovation, and passion for service.

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Photo illustration by Paul Szoldra

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Protesters and militia fighters gather to condemn air strikes on bases belonging to Hashd al-Shaabi (paramilitary forces), outside the main gate of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq December 31, 2019. (Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani)

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"In the time that I have been in Iraq, we've taken a couple of casualties from ISIS fighting on the ground, but most of the attacks have come from those Shia militia groups, who are launching rockets at our bases and frankly just trying to kill someone to make a point," Grynkewich said Wednesday at an event hosted by the Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies.

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