Weekly Roundup – Job Opportunities, Education Opportunities and More

ATTENTION VETERANS AND TRANSITIONING MILITARY PERSONNEL: 

There is a TON of valuable information in today’s Weekly Roundup!


First and foremost lets not forget its FRIDAY! R.E.D. Friday that is!

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Its Friday again, so break out those red shirts!
R.E.D. Friday is here so remember everyone deployed!

Go learn more about R.E.D. Fridays:

http://redshirtfridays.org/  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Support_our_troops

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Our-Troops-Wear-Red-Fridays/188809874489323


JOB OPENING:

Veterans and Transitioning Military: Outstanding Opportunity

If you like to work outside and like constantly changing scenery then you will really want to look into this opportunity. We are currently looking for MILITARY VETERANS and TRANSITIONING MILITARY personnel who are interested in a ten week course to become a Catastrophic Claims Adjustor. The training for this position can be paid for using your military benefits for education. Upon completion of the course students will receive three certifications that will enable you to work as a Catastrophic Claims Adjustor and a Home Inspector. This is an exciting opportunity with income potential ranging from $60 to $120k annually. For MILITARY VETERANS, TRANSITIONING MILITARY, and Spouses of Veterans and Transitioning military, send us your resume and contact information.

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email


JOB OPENING:

Veterans and Transitioning Military and spouses of Veterans and Transitioning Military: Truck Driver Opportunity

We are currently looking for veterans, transitioning military personnel and spouses of veterans and transitioners who are interested in commercial Truck Driving.

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email


Drivers Wanted!!!!

We have positions available for drivers/truck drivers.

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email

Delivery Driver San Antonio, Austin, Victoria and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)

Shuttle DriverLaredo and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)
 Recruit Military also has a nice list of veteran job fairs which you can find here… 

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Do you want financial freedom?
Are you into fitness and the exercise scene? 

Some military personnel who have transitioned out of the military have taken a fast-track training program at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. In just a few months (that’s right MONTHS) they have gone from knowing little-to-nothing about dance to being actual dance instructors. In a VERY short amount of time they moved up to managing, owning a franchise and now to being among the top producing studios in the company. What we have found at Forward March Inc. is that military personnel are especially suited not only for the training and becoming instructors themselves, but becoming highly successful in the company.  Forward March Inc. has an outstanding relationship with our customer Fred Astarie Dance Studios. You owe it to yourself to check out our previous post to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for employment and even franchise ownership with them.

JOB OPENINGS

Instructor/Trainer

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY We are looking for high-energy individuals who enjoy personal training and working in the fitness industry for positions in our company. This career includes paid travel and a schedule where most of your mornings are free. All of our training and certificates will be paid by the company. You can continue your career into management and ownership with franchise opportunities. These instructor/trainer positions can earn up to $75,000 per year.

Management

Do you have strong leadership and management skills and training? You will need to be able to lead small teams of 5 to 7 instructors/trainers on a daily schedule. You will also need to be able to present packages to clients and enroll them into our programs. Career advancement is available. You can also further your career through franchise opportunities. Income potential can be up to $100,000.

Franchise/Ownership

Would you like to be your own boss? Are you looking for real opportunities that present long term careers and financial freedom? Come and join the ranks of those who work for themselves. Join this franchise system and start living your dream. This franchise started in 1947 and has been one of the top franchise systems in the country since. We will train you in how to run the day to day operations to how to become a multi unit owner and build your legacy.

Currently we are looking for Instructors, Managers, Assistant Managers and more. Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today to learn more!!!!  – Send Email

Learn about the great work Forward March Inc. is doing with Fred Astaire Dance Studios through Dancing With Our Heroes. To date we have worked together to raise over $300,000.00 for The Fisher House Foundation and the USO.  


Job Fairs:

Looking for a great way to network and meet potential employers? Check out some of the job fairs coming to a city near you where dozens of potential employers are searching to recruit great military and veteran talent.

Vets Hiring Event – Thursday, April 23, 11am-2pm (Austin)


Writing a civilian resume:

Translate your military skills, experience and training to find career opportunities in the civilian job market that best align with your capabilities. Click here to learn more…


Job Search Tools:

Find the best jobs that can help you utilize your military skills and training and lead you to a meaningful career path! Military Skills Translators can help. Click here to learn more…

http://www.careerinfonet.org/moc/ part of the Texas Workforce Comission’s Veterans’ Services Program http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/just-veterans


Here is a List of More Than 40 Employers Looking For Veterans!!! 

Amazon: Retailers of books, media, electronics and everything in between. Current Amazon job postings

The Exchange: The Army & Air Force Exchange Service. If you have been on a base/post/etc then no explanation needed. 

BNSF Railway: operates one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America, with 32500 miles of rail across the western two-thirds of the United States.

CACI International Inc: Provides professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in the areas of defense, intelligence, homeland security, and IT modernization and government transformation. 

Capstone Corporation: Customizes the delivery of services and solutions for military and civil operations, enterprise technical requirements and organization and mission support services. 

CenterPoint Energy: Operates in electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, interstate natural gas pipelines, field services, and competitive natural gas sales and services. 

Chesapeake Energy Corporation: Focuses on discovering, acquiring and developing conventional and unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. 

Cintas: Designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity, uniform programs, and also provides promotional and first aid-safety materials to more than 800,000 businesses.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC): Independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization provides innovative management and technology-based solutions. 

CSX Transportation: Operates transportation network of about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. http://www.csx.com — Also use 888 884 9417, a dedicated number for military.

DaVita, Inc.: Delivers dialysis services in more than 1,500 outpatient clinics. 

Dollar General: The nation’s largest small-box discount retailer, with 9,200 stores in 35 states and nine distribution centers, representing 87,904 employees. 

Fluor Corporation: Fortune 500 company delivers engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance (EPCM), and project management to governments and clients in diverse industries around the world. (www.Fluor.com/careers,http://www.Fluor.com/military and http://www.WorkatFluor.com)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Fred Astaire Dance Studios has a strong history of hiring military talent that becomes some of the company’s top producers. No experience is necessary. If you are interested in fitness, working with people, and improving their lives go and apply today here…

G4S Secure Solutions (USA): Leading international security solutions group has more than 50,000 employees across the United States and Canada. 

General Electric: Employs more than 10,000 U.S. veterans, and one in 14 GE employees is a veteran. (www.ge.com/military and www.twitter.com/@gehiresheroes)

Halfaker and Associates, LLC: Specializes in information technology, organization and strategy, intelligence and operations, and supply and logistics. 

Harley Davidson – Harley Davidson, manufacturing American motorcycles, sets the Gold Standard for military hiring. 

HEB – This Texas based supermarket chain is looking for military veteran talent for a variety of positions.  

Lockheed Martin – One of the nation’s largest defense contractors with an outstanding reputation for hiring military personnel. 

ManTech International Corporation: Provides technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs. 

Navy Federal Credit Union: Armed forces bank serves the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Veterans, and DOD. 

Northrop Grumman: Global security company provides innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. 

Paychex, Inc.: provides outsourcing services payroll processing, retirement services, insurance, and human resources. 

Progressive Insurance Company: Auto insurance provider. 

Puget Sound Energy: A regulated utility, providing electric and natural gas service to thePuget Sound region. 

SAYtr: For officers or senior NCOs who have a background/interest in civil engineering, facilities management, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), Force Realignment and Beddown, and similar transitional leadership type work. 

Schlumberger: Oilfield services company supplying technology, information solutions and integrated project management that optimize reservoir performance for customers working in the oil and gas industry. 

Schneider National, Inc.: Specializes in truck driving jobs, and maintenance, warehouse, and office careers. 

Sears Holdings Corporation: The merger of Kmart and Sears has resulted in this company, which manages both stores. 

Southern Company: Electricity providers service both regulated and competitive markets across the southeastern United States.

Sprint: High-profile wireline and wireless service provider.

Tesoro – San Antonio based Tesoro Corporation, an energy company in the oil and gas market, is currently looking for military veterans for various openings. 

Transocean: Handles offshore drilling, from world water-depth and well-depth drilling records to facilitating revolutionary subsea completions. 

Union Pacific – North America’s premier rail franchise sets the Gold Standard for military hiring. Check out their military hiring here…

United Rentals, Inc.: Equipment rental company has an integrated network of more than 550 rental locations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces 

University of Phoenix: Provides local and long-distance education options. 

URS, Federal Services: Engineering, construction and technical services organization.

USAA: Provider of insurance, investments, and banking products to members of the U.S. military and their families. 

Verizon Communications Inc.: Wireless communications, IP networks, and information and entertainment provider. 

Waste Management, Inc.: Partners with customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy. 


http://m.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/job-hunting/top-35-veteran-employers.html


San Antonio businesses encouraged to hire more veterans with disabilities:

85% of the national unemployment rate is made up of veterans with severe disabilities. The Paralyzed Veterans of America Vocational Rehabilitation program based out of San Antonio is making a huge impact by providing the right tools and services to those who were injured while wearing the uniform and match them with career positions in various businesses and organizations.


Job Search Resources

Veterans who want to join the SBA and start down the track of entrepreneurship should check out the latest article on the San Antonio Business Journal site. The SBA is extending their fee waiver program for veterans through 2015!

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Veterans and transitioning military interested in starting their own business should also check out the San Antonio Small Business Development Center at UTSA. This program offers a number of benefits including special veterans assistance.

Check out Forward March Inc.

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 08.16.51Have you seen our website? Check us out online at http://www.forwardmarchinc.com.

Business Consulting with a Military Flair!

Forward March, Inc. (FMI) is a Service Disabled Veteran-owned small business based in San Antonio, Texas.  FMI was formed in 2013 by retired US Military Members and successful business professionals with offices in San Antonio and Houston, Texas. We are Veterans serving our military members and corporate America.  FMI is an industry leader in client partner relationships offering second-to-none consultative expertise at an effective cost, making us a premier choice.  We provide our clients with highly qualified Veteran employees who know their business!  FMI offers flexible solutions for your business needs, specializing in:

  • Military Talent Pipeline Services
    – Helping companies find the right military talent, at the right time, for the right skill-set
  • Leadership Training
    – Corporate leadership training with a military flair
  • Heroes Career Academy
    – Military talent with your custom training on your location and in budget
  • Strategic Business Services
    – Helping businesses achieve their performance goals
  • Military Hiring 101 Workshops
    – Teaching the information needed to start a military talent pipeline no matter the size
  • Camouflage to Corporate Conferences
    – Providing the tools for mission success through military talent for a more focused, motivated and productive team
  • Business Bootcamps
    – Leadership, management, motivational, you name it, we can do a bootcamp for it
  • Government Contracting
    – Providing military talent in all levels and positions of contracting
  • Public Speaking Engagements
    – Inquire about our public speakers and topics by contacting us today

We put the HOOAH! in business!

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We Can Train You How To Hire Veterans!

MILITARY HIRING 101 WORKSHOP

Professionals today, across virtually every industry, will attest to the power of quality training. Quality training that keeps professionals up to date in their skill areas helps companies and organizations achieve their mission but it also has the power to help professionals to reach their career-track goals and expectations. Within the world of recruiting and human resources professionals today have a lot to juggle. Finding high quality talent is one of those things that recruiting specialists put at the top of their list. Finding, attracting, hiring and retaining top talent can make a recruiting specialist a “hero” in their organization.

Today’s veterans represent the highest caliber workforce our nation has ever produced. If you are looking to build a strong veteran workforce in your company or organization Forward March, Inc. stands ready to assist. The Forward March Inc. team can bring high quality training to help recruiters learn how to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent through our Military Hiring 101 Workshop. This training is very powerful and the Forward March Training Team stands ready to deliver this training to you. We can do custom training for your organization on your location and within your time frame. Check out our website to learn more. http://www.forwardmarchinc.com/mil101.html

Friday Weekly Roundup – April 10, 2015

ATTENTION VETERANS AND TRANSITIONING MILITARY PERSONNEL: 

There is a TON of valuable information in today’s Weekly Roundup!


First and foremost lets not forget its FRIDAY! R.E.D. Friday that is!

USS George Washington flight operations

Its Friday again, so break out those red shirts!
R.E.D. Friday is here so remember everyone deployed!

Go learn more about R.E.D. Fridays:

http://redshirtfridays.org/  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Support_our_troops

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Our-Troops-Wear-Red-Fridays/188809874489323


JOB OPENING:

Full or Part Time- Government Employee Benefits Specialist

Financial Group is interested in Active and Retired Government Employees across the country to become part of its team of Government Employee Benefit Specialists.

Compliment your existing career through supplemental income by providing support and benefit services to individuals struggling to understand the complex nature of the government benefit structure.

By partnering with our Financial Group’s expert benefit counselors, you will be equipped to review, diagnose, and resolve issues within the government benefit structure.

You will receive: Licensing, training, and the support of a company rated excellent by A.M. Best with over #1.3 billion in assets.

Job Requirements

  • Actively employed federal, postal, or military personnel
  • As a Government Benefits Specialist, you must have strong organizational and time management skills as well as exceptional interpersonal communication abilities.
  • We are seeking individuals with a willingness to work hard and are able to commit themselves to the success of this business opportunity
  • Must be able to convey routine and complex information to customers in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner.
  • Ability to exercise superior judgment with regard to confidential information
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be flexible and have a strong multitask ability.
  • Life insurance license is preferred but not required.

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email


Drivers Wanted!!!!

We have positions available for drivers/truck drivers.

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email

Delivery Driver San Antonio, Austin, Victoria and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)

Shuttle DriverLaredo and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)
 Recruit Military also has a nice list of veteran job fairs which you can find here… 

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 09.22.42

Do you want financial freedom?
Are you into fitness and the exercise scene? 

Some military personnel who have transitioned out of the military have taken a fast-track training program at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. In just a few months (that’s right MONTHS) they have gone from knowing little-to-nothing about dance to being actual dance instructors. In a VERY short amount of time they moved up to managing, owning a franchise and now to being among the top producing studios in the company. What we have found at Forward March Inc. is that military personnel are especially suited not only for the training and becoming instructors themselves, but becoming highly successful in the company.  Forward March Inc. has an outstanding relationship with our customer Fred Astarie Dance Studios. You owe it to yourself to check out our previous post to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for employment and even franchise ownership with them.

JOB OPENINGS

Instructor/Trainer

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY We are looking for high-energy individuals who enjoy personal training and working in the fitness industry for positions in our company. This career includes paid travel and a schedule where most of your mornings are free. All of our training and certificates will be paid by the company. You can continue your career into management and ownership with franchise opportunities. These instructor/trainer positions can earn up to $75,000 per year.

Management

Do you have strong leadership and management skills and training? You will need to be able to lead small teams of 5 to 7 instructors/trainers on a daily schedule. You will also need to be able to present packages to clients and enroll them into our programs. Career advancement is available. You can also further your career through franchise opportunities. Income potential can be up to $100,000.

Franchise/Ownership

Would you like to be your own boss? Are you looking for real opportunities that present long term careers and financial freedom? Come and join the ranks of those who work for themselves. Join this franchise system and start living your dream. This franchise started in 1947 and has been one of the top franchise systems in the country since. We will train you in how to run the day to day operations to how to become a multi unit owner and build your legacy.

Currently we are looking for Instructors, Managers, Assistant Managers and more. Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today to learn more!!!!  – Send Email

Learn about the great work Forward March Inc. is doing with Fred Astaire Dance Studios through Dancing With Our Heroes. To date we have worked together to raise over $300,000.00 for The Fisher House Foundation and the USO.  


Job Fairs:

Looking for a great way to network and meet potential employers? Check out some of the job fairs coming to a city near you where dozens of potential employers are searching to recruit great military and veteran talent.

Vets Hiring Event – Thursday, April 23, 11am-2pm (Austin)


Writing a civilian resume:

Translate your military skills, experience and training to find career opportunities in the civilian job market that best align with your capabilities. Click here to learn more…


Job Search Tools:

Find the best jobs that can help you utilize your military skills and training and lead you to a meaningful career path! Military Skills Translators can help. Click here to learn more…

http://www.careerinfonet.org/moc/ part of the Texas Workforce Comission’s Veterans’ Services Program http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/just-veterans


Here is a List of More Than 40 Employers Looking For Veterans!!! 

Amazon: Retailers of books, media, electronics and everything in between. Current Amazon job postings

The Exchange: The Army & Air Force Exchange Service. If you have been on a base/post/etc then no explanation needed. 

BNSF Railway: operates one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America, with 32500 miles of rail across the western two-thirds of the United States.

CACI International Inc: Provides professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in the areas of defense, intelligence, homeland security, and IT modernization and government transformation. 

Capstone Corporation: Customizes the delivery of services and solutions for military and civil operations, enterprise technical requirements and organization and mission support services. 

CenterPoint Energy: Operates in electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, interstate natural gas pipelines, field services, and competitive natural gas sales and services. 

Chesapeake Energy Corporation: Focuses on discovering, acquiring and developing conventional and unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. 

Cintas: Designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity, uniform programs, and also provides promotional and first aid-safety materials to more than 800,000 businesses.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC): Independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization provides innovative management and technology-based solutions. 

CSX Transportation: Operates transportation network of about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. http://www.csx.com — Also use 888 884 9417, a dedicated number for military.

DaVita, Inc.: Delivers dialysis services in more than 1,500 outpatient clinics. 

Dollar General: The nation’s largest small-box discount retailer, with 9,200 stores in 35 states and nine distribution centers, representing 87,904 employees. 

Fluor Corporation: Fortune 500 company delivers engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance (EPCM), and project management to governments and clients in diverse industries around the world. (www.Fluor.com/careers,http://www.Fluor.com/military and http://www.WorkatFluor.com)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Fred Astaire Dance Studios has a strong history of hiring military talent that becomes some of the company’s top producers. No experience is necessary. If you are interested in fitness, working with people, and improving their lives go and apply today here…

G4S Secure Solutions (USA): Leading international security solutions group has more than 50,000 employees across the United States and Canada. 

General Electric: Employs more than 10,000 U.S. veterans, and one in 14 GE employees is a veteran. (www.ge.com/military and www.twitter.com/@gehiresheroes)

Halfaker and Associates, LLC: Specializes in information technology, organization and strategy, intelligence and operations, and supply and logistics. 

Harley Davidson – Harley Davidson, manufacturing American motorcycles, sets the Gold Standard for military hiring. 

HEB – This Texas based supermarket chain is looking for military veteran talent for a variety of positions.  

Lockheed Martin – One of the nation’s largest defense contractors with an outstanding reputation for hiring military personnel. 

ManTech International Corporation: Provides technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs. 

Navy Federal Credit Union: Armed forces bank serves the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Veterans, and DOD. 

Northrop Grumman: Global security company provides innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. 

Paychex, Inc.: provides outsourcing services payroll processing, retirement services, insurance, and human resources. 

Progressive Insurance Company: Auto insurance provider. 

Puget Sound Energy: A regulated utility, providing electric and natural gas service to thePuget Sound region. 

SAYtr: For officers or senior NCOs who have a background/interest in civil engineering, facilities management, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), Force Realignment and Beddown, and similar transitional leadership type work. 

Schlumberger: Oilfield services company supplying technology, information solutions and integrated project management that optimize reservoir performance for customers working in the oil and gas industry. 

Schneider National, Inc.: Specializes in truck driving jobs, and maintenance, warehouse, and office careers. 

Sears Holdings Corporation: The merger of Kmart and Sears has resulted in this company, which manages both stores. 

Southern Company: Electricity providers service both regulated and competitive markets across the southeastern United States.

Sprint: High-profile wireline and wireless service provider.

Tesoro – San Antonio based Tesoro Corporation, an energy company in the oil and gas market, is currently looking for military veterans for various openings. 

Transocean: Handles offshore drilling, from world water-depth and well-depth drilling records to facilitating revolutionary subsea completions. 

Union Pacific – North America’s premier rail franchise sets the Gold Standard for military hiring. Check out their military hiring here…

United Rentals, Inc.: Equipment rental company has an integrated network of more than 550 rental locations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces 

University of Phoenix: Provides local and long-distance education options. 

URS, Federal Services: Engineering, construction and technical services organization.

USAA: Provider of insurance, investments, and banking products to members of the U.S. military and their families. 

Verizon Communications Inc.: Wireless communications, IP networks, and information and entertainment provider. 

Waste Management, Inc.: Partners with customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy. 


http://m.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/job-hunting/top-35-veteran-employers.html


San Antonio businesses encouraged to hire more veterans with disabilities:

85% of the national unemployment rate is made up of veterans with severe disabilities. The Paralyzed Veterans of America Vocational Rehabilitation program based out of San Antonio is making a huge impact by providing the right tools and services to those who were injured while wearing the uniform and match them with career positions in various businesses and organizations.


Job Search Resources

Veterans who want to join the SBA and start down the track of entrepreneurship should check out the latest article on the San Antonio Business Journal site. The SBA is extending their fee waiver program for veterans through 2015!

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Veterans and transitioning military interested in starting their own business should also check out the San Antonio Small Business Development Center at UTSA. This program offers a number of benefits including special veterans assistance.

Your Company Needs High Quality Talent For Mission Success

macbook-air-all-faded-and-stuffIf you are looking for high quality talent for your company or organization then give Forward March Inc. a call today. We help companies and organizations every day find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent. What you may not know however is thatwe also have veterans ready to go to work for you immediately. Forward March Inc. receives input and then pre-screens veterans daily who are looking for a veteran friendly company to start a career with. No matter your skill or education requirements for your position we can help you.

We specialize in finding high quality military talent in almost any area you could possibly want. Here are just a few areas we recruit for:

  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Construction
  • Driving (CDL)
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical (including clinical)
  • Sales
  • Recruiting
  • State and Government Contract Positions
  • Unskilled Labor

Many companies and organizations are unfamiliar with how to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent. Many do not realize that military talent represents a gold mine of highly trained skilled people who can make a huge difference with regards to mission success. Our clients frequently tell us “I don’t want just anybody for this position, I need…”. Those needs range from skills and experience to abilities to communicate and perform in a variety of environment with a variety of stressors. Military veterans are very often the best choice for their needs. Forward March Inc. has scalable solutions that can help organizations hire anywhere from one to a thousand or more employees.

Forward March Inc. is a company of veterans committed to veterans. While we have a wide variety of services we can offer our customers we never NEVER charge a veteran. 

Military Hiring Guide Book Standingsm

Recently we launched our Military Hiring Guide which is an excellent resource for anyone to use who is looking to learn how to hire military talent. This resource we combine with our training programs that can be done on location and in a very short period of time. With training from Forward March Inc. you will be ready to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent in no time at all.


To learn more visit our website and contact us today! www.forwardmarchinc.com 

VETERANS U NEED THEM

Looking For A New Career? Check Out The Weekly Roundup!

ATTENTION VETERANS AND TRANSITIONING MILITARY PERSONNEL: 

There is a TON of valuable information in today’s Weekly Roundup!


First and foremost lets not forget its FRIDAY! R.E.D. Friday that is!

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Its Friday again, so break out those red shirts!
R.E.D. Friday is here so remember everyone deployed!

Go learn more about R.E.D. Fridays:

http://redshirtfridays.org/  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Support_our_troops

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Our-Troops-Wear-Red-Fridays/188809874489323


JOB OPENING:

Looking for a military veteran who is a graphic artist that knows or is willing to learn autocad. This job will include some outside sales.

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email


JOB OPENING:

Full or Part Time- Government Employee Benefits Specialist

Financial Group is interested in Active and Retired Government Employees across the country to become part of its team of Government Employee Benefit Specialists.

Compliment your existing career through supplemental income by providing support and benefit services to individuals struggling to understand the complex nature of the government benefit structure.

By partnering with our Financial Group’s expert benefit counselors, you will be equipped to review, diagnose, and resolve issues within the government benefit structure.

You will receive: Licensing, training, and the support of a company rated excellent by A.M. Best with over #1.3 billion in assets.

Job Requirements

  • Actively employed federal, postal, or military personnel
  • As a Government Benefits Specialist, you must have strong organizational and time management skills as well as exceptional interpersonal communication abilities.
  • We are seeking individuals with a willingness to work hard and are able to commit themselves to the success of this business opportunity
  • Must be able to convey routine and complex information to customers in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner.
  • Ability to exercise superior judgment with regard to confidential information
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be flexible and have a strong multitask ability.
  • Life insurance license is preferred but not required.

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email


Drivers Wanted!!!!

We have positions available for drivers/truck drivers.

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email

Delivery Driver San Antonio, Austin, Victoria and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)

Shuttle DriverLaredo and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)
 Recruit Military also has a nice list of veteran job fairs which you can find here… 

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 09.22.42

Do you want financial freedom?
Are you into fitness and the exercise scene? 

Some military personnel who have transitioned out of the military have taken a fast-track training program at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. In just a few months (that’s right MONTHS) they have gone from knowing little-to-nothing about dance to being actual dance instructors. In a VERY short amount of time they moved up to managing, owning a franchise and now to being among the top producing studios in the company. What we have found at Forward March Inc. is that military personnel are especially suited not only for the training and becoming instructors themselves, but becoming highly successful in the company.  Forward March Inc. has an outstanding relationship with our customer Fred Astarie Dance Studios. You owe it to yourself to check out our previous post to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for employment and even franchise ownership with them.

JOB OPENINGS

Instructor/Trainer

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY We are looking for high-energy individuals who enjoy personal training and working in the fitness industry for positions in our company. This career includes paid travel and a schedule where most of your mornings are free. All of our training and certificates will be paid by the company. You can continue your career into management and ownership with franchise opportunities. These instructor/trainer positions can earn up to $75,000 per year.

Management

Do you have strong leadership and management skills and training? You will need to be able to lead small teams of 5 to 7 instructors/trainers on a daily schedule. You will also need to be able to present packages to clients and enroll them into our programs. Career advancement is available. You can also further your career through franchise opportunities. Income potential can be up to $100,000.

Franchise/Ownership

Would you like to be your own boss? Are you looking for real opportunities that present long term careers and financial freedom? Come and join the ranks of those who work for themselves. Join this franchise system and start living your dream. This franchise started in 1947 and has been one of the top franchise systems in the country since. We will train you in how to run the day to day operations to how to become a multi unit owner and build your legacy.

Currently we are looking for Instructors, Managers, Assistant Managers and more. Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today to learn more!!!!  – Send Email

Learn about the great work Forward March Inc. is doing with Fred Astaire Dance Studios through Dancing With Our Heroes. To date we have worked together to raise over $300,000.00 for The Fisher House Foundation and the USO.  


Job Fairs:

Looking for a great way to network and meet potential employers? Check out some of the job fairs coming to a city near you where dozens of potential employers are searching to recruit great military and veteran talent.

Military Job Fair –Wednesday, April 1, 9am-2pm (Ft. Hood)

All Vets Job Fair – Thursday, April 2, 11am-3pm (Austin)

Vets Hiring Event – Thursday, April 23, 11am-2pm (Austin)


Writing a civilian resume:

Translate your military skills, experience and training to find career opportunities in the civilian job market that best align with your capabilities. Click here to learn more…


Job Search Tools:

Find the best jobs that can help you utilize your military skills and training and lead you to a meaningful career path! Military Skills Translators can help. Click here to learn more…

http://www.careerinfonet.org/moc/ part of the Texas Workforce Comission’s Veterans’ Services Program http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/just-veterans


Here is a List of More Than 40 Employers Looking For Veterans!!! 

Amazon: Retailers of books, media, electronics and everything in between. Current Amazon job postings

The Exchange: The Army & Air Force Exchange Service. If you have been on a base/post/etc then no explanation needed. 

BNSF Railway: operates one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America, with 32500 miles of rail across the western two-thirds of the United States.

CACI International Inc: Provides professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in the areas of defense, intelligence, homeland security, and IT modernization and government transformation. 

Capstone Corporation: Customizes the delivery of services and solutions for military and civil operations, enterprise technical requirements and organization and mission support services. 

CenterPoint Energy: Operates in electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, interstate natural gas pipelines, field services, and competitive natural gas sales and services. 

Chesapeake Energy Corporation: Focuses on discovering, acquiring and developing conventional and unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. 

Cintas: Designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity, uniform programs, and also provides promotional and first aid-safety materials to more than 800,000 businesses.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC): Independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization provides innovative management and technology-based solutions. 

CSX Transportation: Operates transportation network of about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. http://www.csx.com — Also use 888 884 9417, a dedicated number for military.

DaVita, Inc.: Delivers dialysis services in more than 1,500 outpatient clinics. 

Dollar General: The nation’s largest small-box discount retailer, with 9,200 stores in 35 states and nine distribution centers, representing 87,904 employees. 

Fluor Corporation: Fortune 500 company delivers engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance (EPCM), and project management to governments and clients in diverse industries around the world. (www.Fluor.com/careers,http://www.Fluor.com/military and http://www.WorkatFluor.com)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Fred Astaire Dance Studios has a strong history of hiring military talent that becomes some of the company’s top producers. No experience is necessary. If you are interested in fitness, working with people, and improving their lives go and apply today here…

G4S Secure Solutions (USA): Leading international security solutions group has more than 50,000 employees across the United States and Canada. 

General Electric: Employs more than 10,000 U.S. veterans, and one in 14 GE employees is a veteran. (www.ge.com/military and www.twitter.com/@gehiresheroes)

Halfaker and Associates, LLC: Specializes in information technology, organization and strategy, intelligence and operations, and supply and logistics. 

Harley Davidson – Harley Davidson, manufacturing American motorcycles, sets the Gold Standard for military hiring. 

HEB – This Texas based supermarket chain is looking for military veteran talent for a variety of positions.  

Lockheed Martin – One of the nation’s largest defense contractors with an outstanding reputation for hiring military personnel. 

ManTech International Corporation: Provides technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs. 

Navy Federal Credit Union: Armed forces bank serves the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Veterans, and DOD. 

Northrop Grumman: Global security company provides innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. 

Paychex, Inc.: provides outsourcing services payroll processing, retirement services, insurance, and human resources. 

Progressive Insurance Company: Auto insurance provider. 

Puget Sound Energy: A regulated utility, providing electric and natural gas service to thePuget Sound region. 

SAYtr: For officers or senior NCOs who have a background/interest in civil engineering, facilities management, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), Force Realignment and Beddown, and similar transitional leadership type work. 

Schlumberger: Oilfield services company supplying technology, information solutions and integrated project management that optimize reservoir performance for customers working in the oil and gas industry. 

Schneider National, Inc.: Specializes in truck driving jobs, and maintenance, warehouse, and office careers. 

Sears Holdings Corporation: The merger of Kmart and Sears has resulted in this company, which manages both stores. 

Southern Company: Electricity providers service both regulated and competitive markets across the southeastern United States.

Sprint: High-profile wireline and wireless service provider.

Tesoro – San Antonio based Tesoro Corporation, an energy company in the oil and gas market, is currently looking for military veterans for various openings. 

Transocean: Handles offshore drilling, from world water-depth and well-depth drilling records to facilitating revolutionary subsea completions. 

Union Pacific – North America’s premier rail franchise sets the Gold Standard for military hiring. Check out their military hiring here…

United Rentals, Inc.: Equipment rental company has an integrated network of more than 550 rental locations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces 

University of Phoenix: Provides local and long-distance education options. 

URS, Federal Services: Engineering, construction and technical services organization.

USAA: Provider of insurance, investments, and banking products to members of the U.S. military and their families. 

Verizon Communications Inc.: Wireless communications, IP networks, and information and entertainment provider. 

Waste Management, Inc.: Partners with customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy. 


http://m.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/job-hunting/top-35-veteran-employers.html


San Antonio businesses encouraged to hire more veterans with disabilities:

85% of the national unemployment rate is made up of veterans with severe disabilities. The Paralyzed Veterans of America Vocational Rehabilitation program based out of San Antonio is making a huge impact by providing the right tools and services to those who were injured while wearing the uniform and match them with career positions in various businesses and organizations.


Job Search Resources

Veterans who want to join the SBA and start down the track of entrepreneurship should check out the latest article on the San Antonio Business Journal site. The SBA is extending their fee waiver program for veterans through 2015!

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Veterans and transitioning military interested in starting their own business should also check out the San Antonio Small Business Development Center at UTSA. This program offers a number of benefits including special veterans assistance.

Even After the Army, Noncommissioned Officers Continued to Lead the Way!

Leonard Nimoy - Photo Credit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy – Photo Credit – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Nimoy

With the recent passing of Leonard Nimoy, not only did we lose a great actor, director, and author; we, unfortunately lost a veteran and former Noncommissioned Officer (NCO). Staff Sergeant Nimoy, was assigned to Army Special Services and even acted in a military training video depicting a Solider with “shell shock”, now referred to Post Traumatic Stress. This great NCO was discharged in 1955.

The non-commissioned officer corps is often referred to as “the backbone” of our armed forces. NCOs are the primary and most visible leaders in military units. They are highly skilled senior leaders primarily responsible for executing an organization’s mission through tough training and unwavering care for their troops.   You might even say NCOs are our military’s “Super Leaders”

Throughout American history, noncommissioned officers have made significant contributions to the U.S. Army and have left an indelible mark on the psyche of our nation. Today’s NCO is the most educated, professional and dedicated Soldier in the world’s profession of arms. While many NCOs choose to make the Army a lifelong career, many have left the Army, using it as a springboard into other careers. Those former NCOs took a piece of their Army service and became successful in other areas of our culture. They epitomize the true essence of the NCO.

Charles Schulz - Photo credit http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Charles_M._Schulz

Charles Schulz – Photo credit http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Charles_M._Schulz

Cartoonist Charles M. Shultz, known best for his creation of Charlie Brown and Peanuts, was an infantry machine gun squad leader during World War II and was discharged as a staff sergeant. Late in his life, Shultz said his proudest possession was his Combat Infantryman Badge. When asked about his Army service, he would simply say, “I was a foot Soldier.” For his contributions to the arts, Shultz was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2000, the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow upon a citizen.

In the world of business, Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s, served as a mess sergeant in Germany as a staff sergeant and during the Korean War. In his autobiography, Dave’s Way, he noted that serving food to 2,000 soldiers per day gave him the foundation he needed to open a restaurant chain. He said the Army gave him “some important skills about the big picture of feeding a lot of people.” Thomas went on to create the Dave Thomas Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to child adoption services.

Malcolm Forbes, the former publisher, CEO and president of Forbes magazine, served as an NCO with the 84th Infantry Division during World War II. Staff Sgt. Forbes was wounded during the Battle of Aachen and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism. Upon returning home from the war, he took over his father’s magazine and turned it into a multimillion dollar enterprise. Forbes was a philanthropist who gave millions of dollars to charity over his lifetime. He was an avid hot-air balloonist and dedicated motorcycle rider. He was also an advocate and driving force for the passing of many motorcycle safety laws. Forbes became known as the happiest millionaire in America.

Edgar Allen Poe - Photo Credit - http://www.poemuseum.org/life.php

Edgar Allen Poe – Photo Credit – http://www.poemuseum.org/life.php

Edgar Perry was born in 1809 in Boston. He enlisted into the Army in 1827 as an artilleryman. He was later discharged as a Sergeant Major in order to accept an appointment to West Point. After being at West Point for less than a year, he dropped out. Perry is better known as Edgar Allen Poe, the famous author of gothic horror, crime and detective fiction, such as The Tell-Tale Heart. Poe has been called the father of the modern short story.

Frank McCourt - Photo Credit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_McCourt

Frank McCourt – Photo Credit – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_McCourt

Frank McCourt, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela’s Ashes, and Teacher Man, was a former Army corporal. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1930 to Irish immigrants. He was drafted during the Korean War where he served as a dog trainer and personnel clerk. After his discharge, McCourt used his G.I. Bill to attend New York University to become a teacher. He retired after 30 years of teaching both high school and college. His book ‘Tis: A Memoir, gives a very candid account of his Army experience.

Mel Brooks - Photo Credit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Brooks

Mel Brooks – Photo Credit – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Brooks

Mel Brooks, born Melvin Kaminsky in 1926, served in the Army as a combat engineer during World War II and attained the rank of corporal. In the book, It’s Good To Be The King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks by James R. Parrish, Brooks is quoted as satirically commenting on his job as a combat engineer saying, “I was two things I hated, engineering and combat.” He was remembered by his fellow Soldiers for his ability to keep them occupied by antics and singing. Brooks is best known as an actor, director and producer who was involved in such production as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and the two films, The Producers.

Rod Sterling - Photo Credit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Serling

Rod Sterling – Photo Credit – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Serling

Rod Serling served as a paratrooper with the 11th Air-borne Division in the Pacific during World War II, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. He is best known for his work on the Twilight Zone, where he often reflected on his wartime service for inspiration in writing episodes. He was awarded six Emmys and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1985.

Joe Louis -  Photo Credit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Louis

Joe Louis – Photo Credit – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Louis

The world of sports has seen its share of former NCOs. Joseph Louis Barrow was born in Alabama in 1914. He was an impressive amateur boxer who quickly rose to boxing greatness. He was drafted during World War II and first served in a segregated cavalry unit. He continued to box while in the Army as a morale booster for the troops. Sgt. Joe Louis was discharged in 1945 and was awarded the Legion of Merit. He went on to defend his title as a heavyweight champion for almost 12 years. Louis was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1982.

Many former NCOs have continued to serve their nation as statesmen. Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, was a sergeant in the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam, where he was wounded twice. Charles Rangel, a representative from New York, was with the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War. He was attaining the rank of staff sergeant before his discharge.

Silvestre Reyes - Photo Credit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvestre_Reyes

Silvestre Reyes – Photo Credit – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvestre_Reyes

Staff Sgt. Sylvestre Reyes, a former representative from Texas, was a helicopter crew chief and was awarded the Air Medal during the Vietnam War. When talking about what the Army had done for him, Reyes said, “I have often wondered how different my life would have been if, in 1966, I had not been drafted into the U.S. Army. I was born and raised on a farm near EI Paso, Texas. I believe that had I not served in the U.S. Army, I might still be on that farm today instead of serving in the United States Congress.”

Tim Waltz - Photo Credit -  http://walz.house.gov/about/full-biography

Tim Waltz – Photo Credit – http://walz.house.gov/about/full-biography

Tim Waltz, a representative from Minnesota, retired from the Army National Guard as a command sergeant major. When asked about his service to the nation, Waltz said, “It was my great honor and privilege to serve this nation in uniform for 24 years. The leadership experience that this opportunity provided serves me well every day in Congress.”

 The United States Army gave millions of people the framework of success, drive and motivation that carried them through life. Some have made a conscious decision to stay in its ranks for a lifetime, while others have utilized the Army as a stepping stone to another career. Although most did not continue their career in the Army, the individuals outlined above join many others who truly carried on the principle idea of the Noncommissioned Officer that, “no one is more professional than I.”

The common denominator here is that former NCOs made a difference in the Army they served and continued to make a difference in the world after their tours of duty were over. Just imagine what a former Noncommissioned Officer can do to enhance your organization.

As a leader in veteran hiring strategies, Forward March, Inc., will help your organization realize the true value of our veterans and show you the best and most efficient way to attract, hire, and retain top military talent. Its people that make organizations great, are you hiring the right people?

~ Article written by Jason Caswell, Forward March Inc – Director of Training