U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Josh Cote.
Leave the “service economy” stuff to other people. You were in the military. You do things, and now that you’ve transitioned, you want to make things. Maybe you swung a wrench, or maybe you designed systems; any way you slice it, you did. Join these great companies that manufacture stuff — that make; that do.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Texas. It’s the biggest state in the continental United States. It’s the home of the largest Army base. So you know it has big opportunities for veterans. Here are five great employers looking to hire veterans who want to live and work in Texas.
The old saying that “amateurs talk tactics; professionals talk logistics” is as true in business as it is in the military. Whether a company needs to get products onto store shelves or spare parts to vital customers, it all comes down to logistics. No matter what your MOS was, you spent a lot of your military career on logistics. Put that experience to good use with these great companies today.
Every veterans above the rank of E-1 has had some leadership experience. When you join the civilian sector, some companies have management training programs that take your existing leadership skills and help you apply them to a new industry. You have what these companies are looking for.
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.