Veteran Employment Weekly Roundup

FMI Vet Employment Weekly RoundupVeterans make great employees, as we are always thrilled to point out here on our blog. Army Gen. Martin E. Empsey the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff highlighted this fact said in a New York symposium of Veterans on Wall street. Take a minute to go read more about what he had to say here…

Veterans are filling needs for top job qualifications according to a recent article in the Houston Chronicle. Read more here… If you are a veteran or transitioning military person then you may want to check out the employers and industries in Houston referenced in this article.

While we love San Antonio, home of Forward March Inc., we know that many other cities have a lot to offer veterans and transitioning military. The Washington Business Journal just posted an article ranking Houston and San Antonio numbers one and two in the 2014 Best Places for Veterans: Mid-career rankings. While Texas seems to dominate the list with cities in the numbers 1, 2, 5 and 9 positions, there are other cities that are making great strides with regards to veteran employment.

November is Military Families Month but its also Celebrate America’s Military Month here in San Antonio. The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has a list of events for the entire month that you can check out here… There are a wide variety of events but keep your calendar open for the Hiring Red White and You event on November 13th if you are a veteran looking for a job.

If you are a veteran Starbucks and Amazon are looking for you! Starbucks has pledged to hire 10,000 veterans and their spouses within the next five years. Market Watch has a really good article with information about companies such as Starbucks, Amazon and Walmart who are hiring veterans. They also have some other great links for veterans in the article you can read here…

Hire a Vet in November
November is “Hire A Veteran Month” in Colorado… (read more here)

In Las Vegas? There are two fairs helping veterans find the right employment fit… (read more here)

Are you a gamer and a veteran? If so, check out the news posted in Gameinformer; “Activision Holding Veteran Employment Drive”. Why not turn that passion for gaming into an exciting career?

That’s it for this week. If you know of events anywhere in America, post them in the comments below and we will share them. As we often repeat here on this blog, we are veterans committed to helping veterans. We would love to put a veteran into a position we are trying to fill with one of our customers, but at the end of the day, what is most important to us is that a veteran gets a great career opportunity.


Veterans, Transitioning Military Personnel, and their families are encouraged to meet with employers at this free event.

Don’t forget, that if you are a veteran or transitioning military and you are looking for employment or a career change make sure you check out our FREE Veteran Employment Transition Networking Event on November 17th. Details can be found here. 

If you represent a company, organization, or educational institution this VET Networking Event is free for you as well.  Forward March Inc. is committed to continuing our 35+ year history of bringing veterans and companies together to make careers happen! Details can be found here. Make sure you check out or Corporate to Camouflage Conference where we teach businesses and organizations the art of finding, attracting, hiring and retaining veteran talent.



Our Camouflage to Corporate Conference can get you on the fast track to developing a Veteran Talent Pipeline. November 17th, San Antonio, Texas.

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