Stop by any local Omni Financial branch office and you’ll find that many of our employees are former military service members. We are proud of our veteran workforce and believe that no one understands the military better than the people who have served.
But Omni isn’t the only company to realize how much veterans have to offer the workplace. Many other businesses have taken notice of the fact that our nation’s heroes have leadership and team building skills and a wealth of experience that benefit all types of civilian careers. The following is a list of just a few global companies that hire veterans.
The global coffee company and coffee retailer Starbucks has committed to hiring at least 10,000 veterans (and military spouses) by the end of 2018. The company acknowledges the skills and experience of our nation’s heroes and puts that recognition into initiatives that help veterans find jobs and transition to civilian life. Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive of Starbucks said that “Transitioning U.S. veterans and military spouses share our mission-driven sensibility and work ethic and can build long-term careers at Starbucks as they return home.” Veteran and military spouses who are seeking employment, can visit the Starbucks website to see current job openings and read some job search tips.
The Walt Disney Company
Heroes Work Here is a Disney commitment to hiring and supporting military veterans. Now in its third year, the company-wide initiative has resulted in 5,000 veteran hires at Disney. Heroes Work Here encourages other companies to hire veterans as well. Through week-long workshops that educate companies on how to create or improve their existing veteran programs, Disney has helped an additional 5,000 veterans obtain employment. The company makes it easy for veterans to match their skills and expertise with jobs. Veterans can visit the Heroes Work Here career page and select their prior military occupation to find a Disney career match.
The leading global security company Northrop Grumman was named Top Military Friendly Employer from 2008 to 2015 by GI Jobs. The company is committed to hiring and assisting military-experienced candidates and employees and provides military transitioning tips, including resume preparation and job search strategies. It also runs Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition), an award-winning diversity program that assists severely wounded service members with transitioning to their next career opportunity. If the injured service member is unable to work, Operation IMPACT will provide the same level of career support to the individual’s immediate family member who will be the primary wage earner.
The global financial services firm JPMorgan Chase is committed to supporting transitioning service members and veterans in several ways. The company has a military recruiting team that is focused exclusively on hiring veterans and military spouses and providing them with the resources and training they need to succeed. In addition, the company was one of the founding member-companies of the 100,000 Jobs Mission. The initiative which was launched in 2011 is a coalition of 11 companies dedicated to hiring 100,000 veterans by 2020. As of December 31, 2014, 217,344 veterans have been hired.
Deloitte believes that military veterans bring leadership to the workplace. The auditing, consulting, tax, and advisory services firm employs more than 1,000 armed forces members and veterans, and has set a goal of doubling the number of its veteran hires over the next three years. Deloitte also runs the Career Opportunity Redefinition & Exploration (CORE) Leadership Program at Deloitte University, in Westlake, TX. The program helps armed forces members and veterans translate their skills, knowledge, and experiences into a business environment. Read profiles of some of the veterans who are currently leading at Deloitte.
Veterans possess valuable skills and experience that can translate into rewarding civilian careers. If you are looking for employment, reach out to those companies and organizations that support the hiring of veterans and turn your job search into career success!