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We all know that money is an important part of what makes the world go “round.” Finance companies and professionals make sure that money is managed, secured, accessible, moved, saved, invested, donated and more. According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor and Statistics, business and financial occupations are expected to add 632,400 jobs between 2014 and 2024, and have a higher median annual salary than other occupational areas.
A wealth of opportunity exists for veterans of all ranks who have an analytical nature, are good with numbers, and who have training or experience in the areas of finance, cybersecurity, customer service, and administration. Numerous financial companies also have many entry-level to senior management roles in administration, human resources, marketing, and customer service. Internships are great for those wanting to make a career change or go back to school.
These five Hirepurpose partner companies are known for their military-friendly hiring practices and have immediate openings for veterans and their family members today.
Ernst and Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transactions, and advisory services has thousands of positions in many desirable locations across the country, many in accounting, financial analysis, information assurance, risk management, and information technology. The company is known for its support of the military community through its recruiting efforts, internal veterans network, and its support of organizations that provide programs and services to veterans and their family members. Veterans who served in occupational specialities such as finance specialist, information assurance technician, finance officer, financial services technician, cyber systems operations specialist, or financial management resource analyst will find their skills transferrable into these highly lucrative roles.
Veterans with varying education and backgrounds will want to explore the jobs with Wells Fargo, one of the nation’s most diversified and well-known financial services organizations. As a Veterans Jobs Mission coalition member, the company has pledged to hire 20,000 veterans by the year 2020 and is committed to retaining and developing those employees. Open positions range from entry-level customer service jobs to senior managerial and financial analyst roles. Wells Fargo offers internship, full or part-time arrangements. With over 8,700 locations nationwide, many positions offer exceptional portability, making them a great fit for military spouses and family members. Veterans who have advanced communication skills, financial acumen, the ability to build rapport with customers, and work within a team will feel right at home on the Wells Fargo team.
If you are a former service member that holds a bachelor’s degree and spent your time in the military conducting risk analysis, working with data, maintaining cyber security, or working with information technology then you need to look at these openings with PayPal. As a top provider of online financial services, PayPal understands the value of diversity and has a robust veterans recruiting program. While the bulk of its job openings are in San Jose, California, several other locations are available. For those with an interest in accounting who want to break into the finance sector, PayPal offers internship opportunities; a bachelor’s degree in any field is required to apply.
TIAA, founded in 1918, provides financial services to those working in the academic, medical, cultural, governmental, and research fields. Its employee-run veterans employee resource group combined with its participation in the Veterans Jobs Mission and its newly developed veterans mentorship program creates a work atmosphere that military vets will thrive within. Outgoing veterans or spouses that have a bachelor’s degree, financial management experience, a knack for building relationships, a responsiveness to coaching, and competent computer skills would be excellent candidates. Openings are available in great locations like Chicago, New York, Ann Arbor, Charlotte, Denver, Los Angeles, and more.
One of the 10 largest banks in the country, Capital One, is seeking transitioning veterans or family members with expertise in a variety of areas like customer service, software engineering, data analytics, legal services, financial management, sales, marketing, public relations, human resources, and much more. The company currently has over 1,000 opportunities available across the country. Some administrative and customer service roles have a low barrier to entry, requiring a high school diploma, one year of professional experience and simple math skills, while others are suited to senior enlisted or officers require higher degrees and specialized training. Whether you served four years or long-term in the military, and regardless of your speciality, you should definitely check out what Capital One has to offer. It has a long history of supporting veterans; currently operating a veteran’s resource group and maintaining partnerships with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program and the Military Spouse’s Business Alliance.
Constant deployments broke the Air Force's B-1 fleet. Now the service is facing a major bomber shortfall
On April 14, 2018, two B-1B Lancer bombers fired off payloads of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles against weapons storage plants in western Syria, part of a shock-and-awe response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons against his citizens that also included strikes from Navy destroyers and submarines.
In all, the two bombers fired 19 JASSMs, successfully eliminating their targets. But the moment would ultimately be one of the last — and certainly most publicized — strategic strikes for the aircraft before operations began to wind down for the entire fleet.
A few months after the Syria strike, Air Force Global Strike Command commander Gen. Tim Ray called the bombers back home. Ray had crunched the data, and determined the non-nuclear B-1 was pushing its capabilities limit. Between 2006 and 2016, the B-1 was the sole bomber tasked continuously in the Middle East. The assignment was spread over three Lancer squadrons that spent one year at home, then six month deployed — back and forth for a decade.
The constant deployments broke the B-1 fleet. It's no longer a question of if, but when the Air Force and Congress will send the aircraft to the Boneyard. But Air Force officials are still arguing the B-1 has value to offer, especially since it's all the service really has until newer bombers hit the flight line in the mid-2020s.
Editor's Note: The following story highlights a veteran at Verizon committed to including talented members of the military community in its workplace. Verizon is a client of Hirepurpose, a Task & Purpose sister company. Learn More.
Verizon values leadership, motivation, self-discipline, and hard work — all characteristics that veterans bring to the table. Sometimes, however, veterans struggle with the transition back into the civilian workplace. They may need guidance on interview skills and resume writing, for example.
By participating in the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program and developing internal programs to help veterans find their place, Verizon continues its support of the military community and produces exceptional leaders.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State's media network on Monday issued an audio message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi saying operations were taking place daily and urging freedom for women jailed in Iraq and Syria over their alleged links to the group.
"Daily operations are underway on different fronts," he said in the 30-minute tape published by the Al Furqan network, in what would be his first message since April. He cited several regions such as Mali and the Levant but gave no dates.
'An insane game changer' — Soldiers are about to receive the Army's most advanced night vision goggles yet
Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division are just days away from becoming the first to get their hands on the most advanced night vision goggles the Army has fielded yet.