If you’ve read our blog posts, Most Common Interview Questions and What Questions to Ask in an Interview, you are ready to start applying to these top 10 companies that hire Veterans:
1. Lockheed Martin
At Lockheed Martin, Veterans are at the center of everything they do — in fact, one in five of their employees have served in uniform. They help men and women successfully transition into civilian careers. Their goal is to find opportunities for Veterans to take on the same kind of long-term challenging assignments they tackled while in the military.
For the past three years, USAA has aimed to have thirty percent of all new hires be Veterans or military spouses or partners. USAA has Veteran-specific programs internally set up to train Veterans on transitioning to civilian life, how to be mortgage specialists, and more. These programs are one of the reasons it makes VetCV’s top 10 list of companies that hire Veterans.
Boeing offers personal and professional network support and skills transition opportunities that ease the burden of the military-to-civilian transition process. This includes offering skill development and training for workforce transition; supporting recovery and rehabilitation programs that focus on post-traumatic stress, mental and physical injuries and suicide prevention; and employee volunteerism in Veteran-specific communities. Boeing has consistently remained on top of the list of companies that hire Veterans.
4. Intelligent Waves
Intelligent Waves is a service-disabled, Veteran Owned Small business that specializes in providing information technology and communications support to a wide variety of U.S. government customers. Their number one priority is the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen serving our country.
5. ManTech International
If you’re returning to civilian life and looking to start your new career, ManTech has opportunities that fit exceptionally well with the skills and experiences acquired in the military. And if you’re a Veteran who has gained civilian work experience or earned university degrees since your time on active duty, they would like to talk to you. Forty-six percent of their employees have a military background.
6. U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Roughly a third of CBP’s staff has served in the military. If you are a Veteran joining CBP, you will find many others that share your military background and principles. When it comes to principles, Veterans personify CBP’s core values: vigilance, integrity and service to country. Furthermore, Veterans fit in well with CBP’s culture of teamwork, integrity, and innovation.
7. Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen was founded by a Veteran, has continuously supported the Department of Defense since working with their first DoD client in 1940, and, today, one-third of Booz Allen’s employees have a military background. Booz Allen invests in helping its Veteran, reservist, and military spouse employees thrive.
8. BAE Systems
Veterans possess the skills, character, and determination to get the job done, from cyber operations and intelligence analysis to combat vehicles and mission-critical electronic systems. BAE Systems provides solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and its allies, and they offer an environment where Veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work.
9. Schneider National
Schneider hires military veterans for the right reasons and has been committed to those who serve for over 80 years. Their Credit for Military Experience Program takes that commitment to new heights. If you served in the military, they’ll reward you with higher starting pay — in addition to Apprenticeship Program monthly educational benefit checks.
10. Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific recognizes that members of the United States military are dedicated individuals who bring a unique set of experience and skills to their company. Since their inception in 1862, they’ve supported the military – both in moving troops, supplies and equipment, and in hiring Veterans. There is support at every level of their company – all the way up to the Board of Directors.
To be among the top companies that hire Veterans, you don’t have to set up new programs for Veterans or be founded by a Veteran. You just have to make a few changes including gaining support from the executive level, positioning your company as actively seeking to hire Veterans, and making sure your overall company values align with the values of service men and women.