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!
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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
We have positions available for drivers/truck drivers.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Texas Work Force Commission
- Texas Veterans Commission
- GI Jobs
- Military Friendly Employers
- Feds Hire Vets
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!
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.