Best Veteran Employers: A Top-35 List

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What makes an employer a top veteran employer? Depending on who you ask and what factors you use, you'll get a bunch of different answers. Below is one list, the "35 Most Valuable Employers for Military," compiled by Civilian Job News. They looked at large and small companies in multiple industries. Included with each listing below are links to more information about veteran hiring, as well as current job postings for those companies (where available).

Another method is to check out companies that are interested in hiring you, such as those found on's Veteran Employer Profiles. This list of more than 30 companies isn't just raw data: Each listing will help guide veterans toward securing a career and not just a job with a given company.

Whatever you choose, we've compiled Civilian Job News' original list for you below. If you've had experiences with these companies, how would you rate them? Are they deserving of being included in this top-35 list? Or are there other companies you've worked with who you think should be included? Sound off below.

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

The Exchange: The Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Been on a base? No explanation needed.

BNSF Railway: Operates more than 1,000 trains a day on one of the largest freight rail transportation networks in North America.

CACI International Inc.: Provides professional services and information technology (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. (Use 888-884-9417, a dedicated number for the 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.

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.

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

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 Defense Department.

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 in Washington state.

SAYtr: For officers or senior noncommissioned officers who have a background/interest in civil engineering, facilities management, base realignment and closure (BRAC), force realignment and beddown, and similar transitional leadership 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, along with maintenance, warehouse and office careers.

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

Southern Company: Electricity provider services both regulated and competitive markets across the southeastern United States.

Sprint: High-profile wireline and wireless service provider. Sprint merged with T-Mobile in 2020.

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

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, internet protocol (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.

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