As a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, you have a lot to offer an employer. You’ve demonstrated dedication, reliability, resourcefulness and discipline, with lots of hands-on experience.
Although many U.S. companies have veteran recruiting programs, some really excel with innovative programs to employ veterans and newly exiting service members.
Continue Serving and Protecting with State Farm
This company is more than State Farm Car Insurance. With 65,000 employees and 18,000 agents in the U.S. and Canada, State Farm specializes in individual and business insurance products as well as mutual fund investing.
An insurance agent serves and protects others just as you did during your service, and you’ll do it right in your own neighborhood. State Farm offers excellent career start up benefits and the flexibility to achieve work/life balance. Check out its military career website for details on jobs and videos of real veteran success stories.
Climb Aboard the Union Pacific Railroad
When veterans join this 145-year old company, they’re following a proud tradition, as some of its first employees were Civil War veterans. With more than 45,000 employees, Union Pacific rails cover 23 states in the western U.S.
Union Pacific was recognized as the most Military Friendly Employer in America in 2010 by G.I. Jobs Magazine. Your experience in military specialties like operations, mechanical, transportation, communication and law enforcement will transfer directly into Union Pacific career opportunities. It’s a chance to apply your relevant training and continue to serve your country.
Home Depot – More than Paint and Nails
Home Depot has hired more than 60,000 veterans since 2004 for its 2,200 stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. By partnering with the U.S. Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Labor, this do-it-yourself home improvement business provides challenging positions in distribution centers and stores.
Home Depot is more than retail sales, and has need of experts in technology, communications, electrical, building, supervision and warehouse/distribution skills. Visit its dedicated military career website and try the Military Skills Translator Tool. Enter your service branch, pay grade and rating, or job title to see open positions that fit your skill set.
Make a Technology Leap with Intel
Intel employs 82,500 people worldwide, with its global headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. This technology giant manufactures semiconductor chips and other communications and computing devices.
Intel looks for veterans as engineers, scientists and accountants in areas like hardware manufacturing, legal, purchasing and logistics, and sales and marketing. At its veteran job website, key in your military job code or title, and watch it translate to a civilian title with similar job postings worldwide.
Explore an Energy Renaissance with Southern Company
Based in Atlanta, Southern Company’s 30,000 employees provide energy and utilities for the southeast U.S. with nuclear and power plants, fiber optics and wireless communications . The company is on the forefront of a new generation of nuclear power and green energy.
Southern Company is a founding partner of the industry’s Troops to Energy jobs program. The company recruits veterans for positions in engineering, security, information technology and power plant technology. Visit its veteran recruiting website for testimonials from real company veterans.