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5 Companies That Hire Veterans

By    |   Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 06:04 PM

While transitioning from the military to the civilian lifestyle can be difficult for veterans, some companies are working to hire them, easing the transition.

A 2013 Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows unemployment rates for veteran men to be over eight percent, and for women, it is almost 10 percent, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times. Younger veterans have an even higher rate.

Some businesses are hoping to change that.

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart announced last month a program that helps veterans gain experience and connections in the entertainment and broadcasting business to help them pursue their dreams, according to CBS News.

Here is a list of some of the top businesses that hire veterans.

1. Booz Allen Hamilton
This company deals with security, according to Forbes. It is frequently found at the top of the magazine’s list of the best employers for veterans.

“One of Booz Allen’s greatest points of pride is our longstanding commitment to veterans and military families who are represented in our workforce, among our clients and in the communities where we live,” Chief Personnel Officer Betty Thompson told Forbes. “Nearly 50 of our most senior leaders and one third of our employees have served our country.”

2. USAA
The Military Times named this insurance company the number one employer for veterans in 2014, providing opportunities in financial planning and investments to customer service and sales.

According to USAA’s website, they ensure at least 30 percent of their hiring comes from the military community.

3. Amazon
The giant retail website has a partnership that looks to hire veterans in all sorts of its operations, according to its website.

“[Amazon’s] principles look very familiar to men and women who have served our country in the armed forces, and we find that their experience leading people is invaluable in our fast-paced work environment,” CEO Jeff Bezos said.

4. Safeway, Inc.
This grocery company incorporates classroom, independent study, and on-the-job training to veterans so they can work in local stores and the corporate headquarters in positions from management to IT, according to its website.

5. Concurrent Technologies Corporation
CTC is a nonprofit, applied scientific research and professional services organization that develops technology to assist government and industry. In a news release, President and Chief Executive Officer Edward J. Sheehan, Jr. said veterans’ experience provides insights and information that has been beneficial to the business.

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