Our Soldiers fight for us on the battlefield every single day helping citizens from other countries try to break free of oppressive rulers, all the while protecting our country and the Constitution from dangers and threats to our freedom. When these patriots return home safe, it’s our duty to ensure that they have a smooth transition from their military service to the civilian workforce. I wish I could say that this is a common occurrence, however for the majority of Veterans, it is a struggle to find employers that are willing to give them a chance. Fortunately, there is good news though, we’ve compiled a list for you of companies that are actively seeking Veterans to bring into their ranks. Here’s the list of companies hiring Veterans:
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service
In both times of war and peace the Army & Air force Exchange Service helps provide active duty troops with the goods and services that they need while deployed overseas and at home. They hire veterans, spouses of military members and people who are in some way connected with the military. It is the goal of the exchange to always hire veterans and always increase the amount of military or military related people to hire. This is why the Army & Air Force Exchange Service tops the list as one of the most perfect jobs for veterans and military members. To find open positions for Veterans to apply to you can search their website here.
CACI helps the military, defense and intelligence contractors with mission critical planning and services. With global locations the company assists in terrorist prevention efforts and more. It employs 3,984 veterans and 1,144 active duty soldiers. Almost 30% of CACI’s workforce is made up of active and retired military. To ensure that veterans feel comfortable and connected with the company upon hire, CACI also offers the Veteran Support, Diversity and Inclusion (VSI) office which is dedicated full time to veterans and military workers needs. For more information on open positions for veterans check out their website.
The Boeing Company
Boeing is the second largest defense contractor in the world, seemingly perfect for veterans to find careers in this company. At Boeing they build such things as satellites, rockets and airplanes. 15% of the company’s workforce is made up of veterans and they offer an assortment of veteran training programs. Boeing even helped to found “Joining Forces which is a White House initiative aimed at seeking out and training veterans to learn skills in the workplace. To get started with a career at Boeing check out their page specifically for Veterans.
With a wide range of production, General Electric offers plenty of job types. Specializing on Oil, electronics and more. Offering a Junior Officer Leadership Program and rotational positions and a strong support system in place for veterans, vets have plenty of options in this company. However despite all that they only have a 7% workforce that is made up of vets. If GE sounds appealing, you can apply at here.
United States Auto Association is based out of San Antonio Texas USAA has hired right around 9,000 veterans since 2006. They provide online support via website for small to medium sized businesses who may not be able to afford an extensive human resources department. The programs and website are meant to help those who do the hiring at these businesses find suitable ways to help veterans transition into the workplace. USAA’s page for Veteran hiring can be found here.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
With a president who is hell bent on protecting our borders, there is no better time for veterans to apply to work here. Veterans make up about 28.8% of the workforce within this agency. With rotational assignments along with support programs and mentoring for transitioning vets, this might be a near perfect job for most veterans coming home from assignment. You can apply for their open positions here.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Their headquarters are located in Mclean Virginia and right around 75 years ago Booz Allen Hamilton won their very first Navy contract, since then it has always proudly served its military clientele. Considered to be a top class employer for veterans, military spouses and reservists one third of their employees have military backgrounds. They deal in engineering, strategy and development for both the public and private sector. Check out their website for all their open positions.
With it’s headquarters located in Deerfield Illinois, this medical company is extremely pro veteran and even hires them whenever possible. Baxter International has something called BaxVets which is made up of veterans and supports veteran transitioning efforts, along with veteran career assistance in the community. They have even teamed up with Medtech and Biotech Veterans Program (MVP) to assist in the outreach to veterans. Open positions can be search on their website here.
23% of this companies workforce are veterans. They have set into place a full time recruitment program for vets who are transitioning back to life outside of the battlefield. This company also offers mentoring programs for veterans, military veteran leadership forums and more from their affinity program geared at veteran employees. Click here to apply.
Union Pacific Railroad
With it’s headquarters based out of Omaha Nebraska, Union Pacific Railroad is a great employer who tries to hire veterans any chance they get. UPR uses Military leadership hiring programs to hire veterans and it can boast a 24% hiring of veterans at least two years straight. They specialize in shipping products and equipment via railroad. They also offer mentoring, networking and other support for veterans. Check their open positions here.
Black Rifle Coffee Company
Black Rifle Coffee Company recently made headlines after Starbucks vowed to hire a ton of refugees to make their coffee. Soon after that announcement Black Rifle challenged Starbucks by releasing a press release that they would be hiring quite a few more veterans. Soon after Black Rifle saw a rise in stocks and Starbucks saw a drastic drop. Their website is well laid out and offers a variety of different coffee choices with some fantastic names like “silencer” and “AK-47” they have quickly become a well known name in coffee. Many items on their site continue to be sold out across the board so good luck ordering yourself a bag right now. You can apply to work at Black Rifle Coffee on their website.
Do you have any other companies that are hiring Veterans? If so, please share them in the comments section below.