Editor's Note: The following story highlights a veteran at Republic Services committed to including talented members of the military community in its workplace. Republic Services is a client of Hirepurpose, a Task & Purpose sister company. Learn More.
To Pedro Garcia, service is important. He was proudly committed to the Marine Corps for 14 years. These years were meaningful to him and it was challenging to leave the military behind. Luckily for Garcia, he discovered a career in the waste industry that not only shared many similarities with his military career but allowed him to continue serving his country.
Texas is a place of large things: wide open spaces, big cities, and huge patriotism, making it a great place for veterans to “hang their hats.” Texas history was shaped by people with similar values who fought for freedom during one of the “biggest” battles for independence in American history: the Battle of the Alamo.
Technology is integrated into every part of our daily lives, from health care to business to entertainment. Advances in technology — like the rise of cloud computing, mobile applications, wearables and big data — have created a high demand for skilled technicians and leaders to fill a variety of IT positions across many sectors. High demand leads to great salaries and benefits. According to the National Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all other occupations.
This week, we highlight job openings with Hirepurpose partner companies in beautiful, southern California. Heralded as the “Golden state,” California has been the land of opportunity since the days of the gold rush. State labor officials are projecting an employment increase of 4.5 % in the next several years. With much to offer in terms of gorgeous weather, sweeping landscapes, great wine, and one of the nation’s largest veteran populations in the nation, California is a location that transitioning service members will want to consider as they plan their post-military course of action.