Our Veterans Deserve More Than Remembrance — They Need Solutions!

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Start A New Career Today! – Weekly Roundup 6/12/15

ATTENTION VETERANS AND TRANSITIONING MILITARY PERSONNEL: 

This Weekly Round Up is jam packed with a TON of useful info. We have job opportunities, education opportunities, entrepreneurial opportunities, employment info, events and so much more!

Please take a moment and share this post with your friends!


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

RED FRIDAY ORANGE

Its R.E.D. 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

May is also National Military Appreciation Month. Head over to THIS site to learn more about events in your state. 


OPPORTUNITY

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS:

IT JOBS – IMMEDIATE OPENINGS:

Java Developer position, MS SQL, (ESB technology: one of the following-Web Service, Integration, JBOSS OR SOAP OR SPRING) Full Time, San Antonio

C#.net/ASP.net Developer with MVC experience, up to 85K, Full time, Fort Sam, NAC

Magento Enterprise, e-Commerce developer Position w/ PHP and MYSQL, Salary up to 90K, full time, REMOTE

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email


APPLY TODAY!!!

If you are looking for a career with a well established large company with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, the career opportunities here are endless. And, as a leading provider of outsourced communications solutions, opportunities exist in most career fields.

These jobs will not last long, if you are interested in any of the following positions contact us right now!  Email Richard  – Send Email

Positions available in Wisconsin:

Sales Manager

Business Support Specialist

Sales Associate – Account Manager

Operations Research Analyst

Telecom Engineer

Senior WBS Sales Manager

Programmer Analyst

Business Support Specialist (Part-Time)

Custodian

Custodian

Customer Care Associate – Customer Service

Sales Associate – Healthcare

Sales Associate – Account Management & Sales

Training and Performance Specialist

Client Support Business Analyst

Sales Associate – Healthcare

Sales Associate – Account Management & Sales

Customer Care Associate (Customer Service)

Business Support Associate

Customer Care Associate – Customer Service

Sales Associate – Healthcare

Customer Care Associate – Customer Service

These jobs will not last long, if you are interested in any of the following positions contact us right now!  Email Richard  – Send Email

Positions available in Texas:

Training and Performance Specialist

Diabetes Education/Sales Associate

Hypercube Provision Specialist

Insulin Management Care Associate

Telecom Engineer

Validation Associate (Insurance Claims Validator)

Global Account Executive – Dallas/Houston (HUNTER)

Implementation Project Manager

Implementation Project Manager

Surgical – Health Care Inside Sales

Customer Care – Health Care

These jobs will not last long, if you are interested in any of the following positions contact us right now!  Email Richard  – Send Email


SQL DBA (clustering, performance tuning, optimization). SQL Server 2012, Salary up to 90K, full time, San Antonio (medical area)

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email


SQL DBA (SSRS, SSIS, SQL Server 2012, T-SQL), up to 75K, Full time, Fort Sam, NAC

Business Analyst/BI-Report Writing w/ SQL Queries, dashboard creation, workflow, 6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary up to 110K, San Antonio (medical area)

Business Analyst-ITIL Foundation or Intermediate Certification, Cloud & Hosting experience, Process Improvement, Analytics, Metric Creation and Tracking, 6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary around 80K’s, San Antonio (medical area)

RHEL LINUX Admin w/ vSphere, 6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary open, San Antonio (medical area)

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email


Vmware Engineer w/ VDI & VCAC or VRAC-6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary open, San Antonio (medical area)

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Vmware Engineer w/ DCV Certification-6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary open, San Antonio (medical area)

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Software Release Build Manager Position-Full time, San Antonio

CCNP- LAN/WAN/VoIP routers, bridges, gateways & firewalls Call Manger, Unity and UCCX- Full time up to 80K, San Antonio

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Job Description – Magento Developer

Required Skills:

  • 3+ Years of Magento Development (current experience)
  • 4+ years’ experience with PHP in a LAMP based environment
  • Good understanding of Object Oriented principles and web application fundamentals
  • Experience with frameworks such as Zend Framework, Prototype(JS), JQuery(JS).
  • Knowledge with working on Relational Databases (MySQL)
  • Experience with Version Control Systems (SVN, GIT).
  • Experience in UNIX systems on a user level. Familiarity with Atlassian suite of products (Jira, Confluence).
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum.
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with people in all levels of the organization (cross-functional, on/shore technical teams and executive management)
  • Experience with architecture design concepts and techniques and the ability to communicate and evangelize those concepts to a broad based team
  • Strong problem solving skills, ability to triage technical issues and drive resolution with cross functional teams
  • Strong decision-making skills, and an understanding of where projects fit into the overall architecture strategy
  • Ability to roll with changes in a dynamic work environment, shaping changes into opportunities. Proven performance record with demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and facilitation skills are required
  • Experience with Agile development methodology and distributed code repositories with GIT

Benefits for You

  • Work in a high paced yet casual atmosphere
  • Join a team of highly talented and dedicated resources
  • Experience tremendous growth and help shape the organization
  • Work within a worldwide development team from North America, South America, Europe, Eastern Europe and India
  • Experience large projects with Fortune 500 customers

Compensation and Hours

  • Competitive base salary
  • Full benefits with retirement plan
  • You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email

 6 month contract to hire.

Senior VMware Systems Administrator in San Antonio, Texas.  The selected candidate must have demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and managing a large VMware enterprise environment. A current VMware DCV and/or Cloud certification is required.

Job Duties:

  • Monitor, provide maintenance and support for a large VMware environment
  • Utilize the full spectrum of VMware tools to aid in maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Evaluate, improve, and maintain the information security throughout the infrastructure
  • Documenting troubleshooting resolutions for future use

Job Requirements: 

  • Extensive VMware Virtualization Experience – designing, implementing,  and managing a VMware environment, including Datacenter cluster(s) managed by vCenter
  • Current VMware certification (minimally, Data Center Virtualization and/or Cloud)
  • Demonstrated effective project management experience (managing multiple projects along with day to day system administration)
  • Red Hat Linux System Administration skills
  • Windows Server (2008 R2, 2012) and Active Directory

Plus:

  • Database Administration Skills

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email


Get Out and See the World! Be a Truck Driver!

1Get out and see the world. You could even be an independent contractor. Be a Truck Driver. You can get trained for FREE and start working immediately upon completion of training. It just does not get better than that for anyone wanting to be a driver.

  • Great Training
  • Stable Employment
  • Top-of-the-Line Equipment
  • Strong Driver Support Program
  • Mileage, Safety and Fuel Savings Bonus Program
  • Independent Contractor Opportunities

You can Email your Resume to Richard  – Send Email


  • 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


    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.  

FMI Weekly Roundup – 27 March 15 – New Career Opportunities and More!

ATTENTION VETERANS AND TRANSITIONING MILITARY PERSONNEL: 

There is a TON of valuable information in today’s Weekly Roundup! Pour yourself a cup of joe and use these great resources to get your career, or new career, going.


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 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 the Puget 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 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 Emma  – 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 Emma  – Send Email


Drivers Wanted!

We have positions available for drivers/truck drivers.

Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today if you are interested.  – 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 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.

Myths About Veterans and Why You are Not Hiring Them

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Let me start by saying our country has made great strides lately on the veteran hiring front. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for December 2014, veteran unemployment was at 4.7% slightly up from November. The highest unemployment veteran rate for 2014 was among first-termers in the 18-24 year range with their average unemployment rate being at 16.2%, so there is still much work to do.

Statistics aside, veterans are still plagued with many misconceptions that hinder the hiring process. Here are some of the myths that are impacting the overall veteran unemployment rate.

file0001292130605Veterans want jobs.

Veterans generally do not want “jobs”, they want careers.  Former President Ronald Reagan once said, “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem.” Our military members have dedicated themselves to the profession of arms. As they transition from military service, they are looking for meaningful work and a minimum wage low skilled job is not going to cut it. Veterans want to make a difference in the world and will stay with an organization that will give them the opportunity to learn and grow.

file7071266529091Veterans are uneducated.

Today’s Armed Forces are the most educated and technologically advanced military the world has ever seen. The days of enlisting criminals or dropouts are long gone.

The Department of Defense has set strict quality caps on who can serve in the military which has led to a 99% high school graduation rate, far exceeding that of the general population. Furthermore, veterans are 70% more likely to complete a college degree than their peers.

Veterans are not free thinkers, they just follow orders.

Some aspects of military life are well regulated, such as how long one’s hair can be, and they do occasionally march in straight lines, but the fact is, military members are trained to think on their feet and can operate effectively in the most chaotic of situations. Additionally, our Armed Forces work around the world with a social and cultural understanding of their environment that most can only imagine.

Veterans only know how to yell at people to get things done.

Forget what you learned from Hollywood. Yes, military leaders have a very important and dangerous job to do with life or death consequences, but the fact is, military leaders learn and master the art of transformational leadership.

Transformational leadership motivates the team to achieve a common goal by developing subordinates, showing genuine concern for the team, challenging people to achieve past expectations, and taking ownership for one’s actions. This is done through teaching, coaching, mentoring, and counseling, not regular yelling. Today’ military leaders lead through motivation, not fear and intimidation.

fighter_pilotVeterans do not have applicable civilian skills.

First, less than 20% of military specialties are considered direct combat roles such as the infantry, armor, or artillery. The other 80% are in fields that have a direct correlation to the civilian job market such as medical, finance, food service, human resources, mechanical maintenance, etc. The focus here should be less on what a veteran’s job in the military was, but more on the intangibles such as team-work, loyalty, leadership, and great work-ethic. A company can train skills, but you can’t train dedication.

All veterans have Post Traumatic Stress.

Let’s put this in perspective and put all the hype aside. According to the National Institutes of Health, 26% of Americans over the age of 18, about 1 in 4, have some form of mental disorder. So, if your company has 100 employees and none of them were veterans, 25 will have some form of mental illness to include possible PTS.

PTS is an affliction that not only affects veterans, but could impact anyone who faced a traumatic life event such as an auto accident or becoming a victim of a crime. Additionally, it is estimated that only 20% of veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have symptoms of PTS.

Veterans are poor and joined the military because it was their only option.

Believe it or not, the military sits firmly in the middle-class of America. The percentage of military personnel recruited from areas with the lowest of incomes is only about 7% of total enlistments. The highest percentage of military enlistments come from median household incomes nationwide.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI should not hire current members of the Guard and Reserve, they are just going to deploy.

A veteran who continues to serve their country in the Guard or Reserve should not be viewed as a liability. Yes, the possibility of a deployment is there. Yes, they are required to serve a minimum of one weekend a month and two weeks out of the year, but the knowledge, skills, and abilities that individual will bring to your organization are immeasurable. Hiring current National Guard and Reserve members is not only a good practice it is the law!

FMI TENANTS LOGOThe best way to “support our troops” is to ensure they have gainful employment after their dedicated term of service. It’s time we all look past the hype, myths, and misconceptions and make hiring veterans and top priority.   Let Forward March show you how to get the most out of military talent with our comprehensive HR training program and military talent pipeline services.

~ Article written by Jason Caswell, Forward March Inc – Director of Training and Talent Pipeline Services

Want to be a Military Friendly Company?

For the most part we see “military/veteran friendly” employers as being employers who give the perception that they have a veteran hiring strategy which they actively employ. Sadly, as we have highlighted in previous posts, many employers prefer to use their veteran/military friendly strategy more for marketing than actually hiring veterans or concerning themselves with giving veterans real careers. It is refreshing to find companies who are actively engaging veterans through a veteran hiring strategy. Those companies, no matter their size, we see as moving American industry forward and truly honoring our national treasure… our nation’s veterans.

For larger companies who want to set the bar even higher there are ratings institutions such as Military Friendly who use survey-driven methods to determine just how effective a company’s veteran hiring strategy is.
2015_MFE_LogoMilitary Friendly is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business founded by veterans and leads the industry as a ratings entity for companies who hire veterans. They produce survey-driven lists each year and have been doing so for more than a decade. These lists highlight schools and employers who represent the “top tier of institutions with leading opportunities for military service members and spouses.”

The 2015 Military Friendly Employers list has been released. The pool of about 5,000 employers produces less than 5% which earn the designation of Military Friendly within the context of Military Friendly’s rating process.

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The top 100 employers, according to Military Friendly are published in their GI Jobs publication. Becoming one of these employers is a highly coveted achievement, which requires a tremendous amount of effort and dedication to veterans by the companies on this list. The list for 2015 includes companies such as Union Pacific, AT&T, CSC, Intel, Merck, CDW, J.B. Hunt, BNSF Railway, Brinks, HP, Deloitte and many others. You can see the list here…
For a more detailed list of Military Friendly employers you can go here… 

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Forward March Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business founded by veterans who have a passion for helping veterans. Forward March Inc. is dedicated to moving American Industry forward by helping employers develop successful military hiring strategies. If your company or institution does not have a veteran hiring strategy we can help! If your company or institution wants a proven plan to become a company that is known for hiring veterans like those highlighted in the links above, then give us a call. Forward March Inc. has over 30 years of collective experience connecting employers and veterans. Come over to our website here… and learn more.

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Military Hiring 101 Workshops

MILITARY HIRING 101 WORKSHOP

Our Military Hiring 101 Workshops will give you the information and tools you need to succeed in hiring the very best military candidates. Our highly successful solutions are based on the proven military leadership models and a systematic approach to organizational growth.

We now offer the opportunity to come and conduct our Military Hiring 101 events at your company! 

Another way that FMI can help you with your Military Talent Acquisition & Transition goals is with our Military Talent Hiring Guide which we can customize to fit your solution for your company or organization. This Hiring Guide can help you through each step of your hiring process to find the right veteran talent for your mission.

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Bringing the Value of a Veteran to Your Workforce

Today’s businesses recognize the value of having veteran employees in their workforce. Finding, attracting, hiring, and retaining veterans is a skill that companies looking for the highest caliber employees simply must have. FMI has created a Military Talent Hiring Guide that teaches companies the basics of just how to do this. Contact FMI today to get your copy of our Military Talent Hiring Guide.

• Learn how to find and attract military talent to your business
• Discover the methods and benefits to hiring veterans
• Learn how to approach all branches of military service
• Learn how to translate rank, pay-scale, and military job skills

Contact us today for information on how to schedule an event at your company or to learn more about our Military Talent Hiring Guide. 1-888-723-6223

How to Hire the Best of the Best!

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Do you want a vibrant and more productive workforce?

Do you want higher caliber employees with skills, training, and leadership experience?

Are you looking for “the best of the best”?

Look no further than today’s military veterans.

Did you know that todays transitioning military men and women are of the highest caliber in US history with regards to their training, their leadership development, and their varied skill sets? Its true, and Forward March Inc (FMI) has been helping organizations find, attract, hire, and retain the perfect veterans for their employment needs. Today’s veterans bring a wealth of experience, talent, and energy to your company.

FMI can help train your organization how to find, attract, and retain high quality military talent or we can manage your military talent pipeline for you. We offer complete training that can get your organization staffing military talent very quickly. Our services are completely scalable to your organization’s needs.

If your company already has a veteran population that you would like to increase FMI stands ready to help you meet your hiring needs. We can also help your organization build a closer more vibrant veteran community. We have helped organizations realize real benefits to building vibrant veteran communities within their organizations.

Check out our website to learn more about what we can do for your organization today!

Don’t forget to check out our Camouflage to Corporate Conference, November 17th, in San Antonio. This is an outstanding opportunity for your company to get started with hiring high quality military talent! Space is limited so register today! Click here to learn more…

Also, check out our Military Hiring 101 Event. This event will give you an introduction to how to get started with hiring high quality military talent.

~ Article by Tobin Pilotte, Directer of Marketing and Technology for Forward March Inc. 

The Forward March Inc. 2014 Roundup

The Forward March Inc. Year in Review

This is just a small part of what we have done during 2014. Make sure to check our blog as we post regularly news and events.

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
  • 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

We put the HOOAH! in business!

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Forward March Inc. (FMI) opened the doors to our new offices in July and hit the ground running. We are a small company of men and women who are likeminded in our desire to help veterans find meaningful careers while helping industry move America forward with the highest caliber military talent. We don’t just stop there as we offer Leadership Training, Strategic Business Services, and the very best workshops and conferences that your company or organization can attend.

Below are some highlights of our year.

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New year, new website!

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We started off our year with a trip to Washington D.C. and a meeting with the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Chief of Staff.

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Forward March Inc. held our Camouflage to Corporate Conference in Houston, Texas. This was an outstanding conference giving businesses and organizations an in-depth understanding of how to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent.

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New offices were opened in July. Forward March Inc. has hosted training sessions, AUSA breakfast meetings, and much more since then.

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A few of Team FMI at the USAA/Disney Veteran’s Institute conference. We make friends everywhere we go!

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The FMI Operation Outreach program Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation was started by Farzad Azad working with local businesses around Lahaina, Maui. The mission of the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation is to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service to our nation by providing them a one week all expenses paid vacation. Farzad (pictured below) is arguably the most patriotic man on Maui and has made it his mission to give back to those who have given so much for our freedom. Farzad is also the owner of Java Jazz and provides all the food and dining for the vacations. Forward March Inc. and Farzad have formed a partnership to grow the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation program and increase its outreach.

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FMI continued our work with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios through Dancing with our Heroes raising well over $300,000 for The Fisher House Foundation helping wounded veterans and their families.

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FMI hosted our Military Hiring 101 workshop in the fall which gave businesses concentrated training to achieve their military hiring goals.

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ACAP to job fairs, FMI could be seen around the town working hard to connect veterans with meaningful careers.

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Through the Forward March Inc. Operation Outreach program we are reaching out to help veterans in our community. Through our Professional Women’s Veterans Coalition we hosted a number of very successful events including a job fair for veterans highlighting the importance of employment for women veterans.

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The fall ushered in our second Camouflage to Corporate conference, this one held in San Antonio.

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FMI is a company of veterans helping veterans. November saw our first Veteran Employment Transition Networking event which was a great success.

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Forward Marc Inc. can train your organization in leadership, hiring, and sales. Here we are with the outstanding folks at Design Materials Inc. at the completion of their sales force training.

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2014 was an exciting year for Forward March Inc. and our partners. 2015 promises to be even better so make sure to join us.