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Have A Logistics Background? Then You Need To Explore These 8 Companies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article originally appeared on Military.com.
Inside Forward Operating Base Oqab in Kabul, Afghanistan stands a wall painted with a mural of an airman kneeling before a battlefield cross. Beneath it, a black gravestone bookended with flowers and dangling dog tags displays the names of eight U.S. airmen and an American contractor killed in a horrific insider attack at Kabul International Airport in 2011.
It's one of a number of such memorials ranging from plaques, murals and concrete T-walls scattered across Afghanistan. For the last eight years, those tributes have been proof to the families of the fallen that their loved ones have not been forgotten. But with a final U.S. pullout from Afghanistan possibly imminent, those families fear the combat-zone memorials may be lost for good.
After a string of high profile incidents, the commander overseeing the Navy SEALs released an all hands memo stating that the elite Naval Special Warfare community has a discipline problem, and pinned the blame on those who place loyalty to their teammates over the Navy and the nation they serve.
A group of vets are raising money to pay for a medal the Iraqi government awarded them, but never delivered
In June 2011 Iraq's defense minister announced that U.S. troops who had deployed to the country would receive the Iraq Commitment Medal in recognition of their service. Eight years later, millions of qualified veterans have yet to receive it.
The reason: The Iraqi government has so far failed to provide the medals to the Department of Defense for approval and distribution.
A small group of veterans hopes to change that.
For a cool $8.5 million, you could be the proud owner of a "fully functioning" F-16 A/B Fighting Falcon fighter jet that a South Florida company acquired from Jordan.
The combat aircraft, which can hit a top speed of 1,357 mph at 40,000 feet, isn't showroom new — it was built in 1980. But it still has a max range of 2,400 miles and an initial climb rate of 62,000 feet per minute and remains militarized, according to The Drive, an automotive website that also covers defense topics, WBDO News 96.5 reported Wednesday.