For the latest veteran jobs postings around the country, including law enforcement jobs, visit the Military.com Job Search section.
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 took a look at a variety of companies both large and small in multiple industries. Included with each listing below are links to more information about veteran hiring, as well as current Military.com job postings for those companies (where available).
Another method is to check out companies that are interested in hiring you like those found on Military.com's Veteran Employer Profiles. This list of more than 30 companies isn’t just raw data: each listing will help guide veterans toward securing 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.
The Exchange: The Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Been on a base? No explanation needed. (www.shopmyexchange.com/AboutExchange/Careers/careerinfo.htm)
BNSF Railway: Operates more than 1000 trains a day on one of the largest freight rail transportation networks in North America. (www.bnsf.com/careers/military)
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. (www.caci.com/careers.shtml) Current CACI job postings
Capstone Corporation: Customizes the delivery of services and solutions for military and civil operations, enterprise technical requirements and organization and mission support services. (www.capstonecorp.com/) Current Captone job openings
CenterPoint Energy: Operates in electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, interstate natural gas pipelines, field services, and competitive natural gas sales and services. (www.centerpointenergy.com/careers)
Cintas: Designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity, uniform programs, and also provides promotional and first aid-safety materials to more than 800,000 businesses. (www.cintas.com/hr/military.asp) Current Cintas job postings
Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC): Independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization provides innovative management and technology-based solutions. (www.ctc.com) Current CTC job postings
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. (www.csx.com -- Also use 888 884 9417, a dedicated number for military.)
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. (www.dollargeneral.com/Careers) Current Dollar General job postings
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, www.Fluor.com/military and www.WorkatFluor.com) Current Fluor job postings
Halfaker and Associates, LLC: Specializes in information technology, organization and strategy, intelligence and operations, and supply and logistics. (www.halfaker.com/careers.htm)
Navy Federal Credit Union: Armed forces bank serves the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Veterans, and DOD. (www.navyfederal.org)
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. (careers.northropgrumman.com) Current Northrop Grumman job postings
Puget Sound Energy: A regulated utility, providing electric and natural gas service to the Puget Sound region. (www.pse.com/aboutpse/careers/Pages/default.aspx)
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. (www.saytr.com/SAYtr/careers.html)
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. (careers.slb.com) Current Schlumberger job postings
Sears Holdings Corporation: The merger of Kmart and Sears has resulted in this company, which manages both stores. (www.searsholdings.com/careers)
Southern Company: Electricity providers service both regulated and competitive markets across the southeastern United Statess. (www.southerncompany.com/careerinfo/home.aspx)
Transocean: Handles offshore drilling, from world water-depth and well-depth drilling records to facilitating revolutionary subsea completions. (www.deepwater.com/fw/main/Career-Center-222.html) Current Transocean job postings
United Rentals, Inc.: Equipment rental company has an integrated network of more than 550 rental locations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces (www.ur.com/index.php/careers) Current United Rental job postings
USAA: Provider of insurance, investments, and banking products to members of the U.S. military and their families. (www.usaa.apply2jobs.com/profext/careers.html)
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. (www.wm.com/careers/index.jsp) Current Waste Management, Inc. job postings