Entering the civilian workforce is a huge step for any member of the U.S. military—especially if you’re not quite sure what career path you want to pursue.
Between taking time to network and explaining your transferable skills on a resume, job hunting is complicated enough without the added pressure of finding the right company. Luckily, you don’t need to look very far: The following organizations are actively seeking veterans to join their ranks.
Here, you’ll find 18 employers who are committed to hiring and training former service members, from companies founded by veterans, such as Enterprise Holdings, to corporations in military-adjacent industries like BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman, to the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that helps other veterans. One of them may just be the perfect company for you to begin your new career.
1. Enterprise Holdings
World War II Navy veteran Jack Taylor started Enterprise in 1957. Lessons he learned in the Navy—including the values of integrity, hard work, team spirit, and simply doing the right thing—helped shape his personality and made their mark on the company he founded.
A decorated fighter pilot, Jack returned from his service with a big dream and the values that would become the foundation of his company. He even named the company after the ship on which he served—the USS Enterprise. Today, the Taylor family still owns Enterprise, and is committed to maintaining these values and reflecting this deep military heritage.
2. City National Bank
City National Bank delivers highly personal service and complete financial solutions to an extraordinary client base of entrepreneurs, professionals, their businesses and their families, and a wide array of entertainment clients including nearly 50% of Broadway productions. Los Angeles-based, City National is growing—with current locations and opportunities in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C.
City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies.
3. Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman helps do the work that matters. Whether the company is developing the next generation of cyber-secure technology or pioneering a new kind of information network, they're doing it as one team on a single mission of helping enhance global security.
4. Subaru of America
With more than 600 retailers across the United States, Subaru of America is one of the most trusted brands in the automobile industry. Equipped with the unique SUBARU BOXER® engine on all models and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on most, the Subaru product line—renowned for durability, reliability, traction and active safety—represents one of the highest repurchase-loyalty ratings in the U.S. market.
Subaru believes in making the world a better place through the Subaru Love Promise—it is the company's vision to show love and respect to all people. In addition to its actions and efforts, Subaru has signed a commitment to its customers and communities to do its part in making a positive impact in the world, and, throughout the country, its retailers are doing the same because everyone on the Subaru team feels it is the right thing to do.
5. Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project—or WWP—is transforming the way America’s injured veterans are empowered, employed, and engaged in their communities. WWP works with warriors and their families to create paths toward success as they transition back into civilian life. Through direct programs and services, WWP connects warriors to a network of support and resources to address their evolving needs. The WWP team is passionate about creating impact—and since 2003 have improved the lives of over half a million warriors and their families. In fact, many WWP employees are veterans themselves and have experienced firsthand the benefits of its programs and services.
6. BAE Systems
BAE Systems turns defense, aerospace, and security blueprints into tangible realities by partnering with government agencies and other forces in the industry. From delivering technology and cyber solutions to equipping the military with superior resources and optimizing aircraft and intelligence, BAE Systems tackles each project and delivers end results that transcend what previously seemed impossible.
Vrbo, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. Vrbo is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.
8. Goldman Sachs
At Goldman Sachs, your skills and experiences will create a world of possibilities for our clients. From the latest IPO and market insights to investments in clean energy and infrastructure, each one of our teams contributes to innovations that drive progress around the world. Make things possible at Goldman Sachs Careers
9. Bridgestone Americas
Bridgestone Americas, or BSA—and its subsidiaries around the world—develop, manufacture, and market a wide range of tires, air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles for private and commercial customers in the automotive, agricultural, forestry, and mining industries. BSA also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.
In 1944, TAMKO began creating shingles in a small streetcar barn. Today, the company is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial roof and deck construction materials—with facilities all across the country. A family-run company from the very start, TAMKO commits itself to continued and consistent quality, as well as long-standing customer and vendor relationships.
Learn more about how TAMKO recognizes the contributions of U.S. veterans.
Bozzuto develops, builds, and manages vibrant communities in amazing locations with a focus on passion, integrity, and attention to detail. The company continues to diversify its mix of products and services, expanding geographically while remaining true to its vision—to create extraordinary experiences. This vision extends to everyone who comes in contact with the Bozzuto brand—residents, clients, partners, and employees. Because of this, employees' opportunities to positively impact people's lives are unlimited.
12. AAA Club Alliance
AAA Club Alliance represents nearly six million members in 13 states and Washington, DC. AAA Club Alliance began by fixing tires and advocating for better roads—more than a century later, the company has grown its offerings to include more opportunities for its members and associates.
LiveRamp is on a mission to connect the digital and physical world—helping companies to leverage the power of identity resolution to create innovative products and services that improve the world. As a team, LiveRamp is building expertise in a technology that will solve colossal problems for many industries in the coming years. As individuals, they're gaining experience that's not only relevant to improving the consumer experience with marketing, but experience that will also be equally valuable in the medical, energy, connected homes, self-driving cars, and a multitude of other industries. And given the company's values and culture, LiveRamp is proud to solve these problems in a high integrity way that’s great for customers and respectful of real people.
Since 2012, Affirm has set out to change the notion that banks don’t look out for their customers. By giving people the freedom to pay off purchases on their own terms—without surprise fees—Affirm delivers honest services that are backed by modern technologies, unique lending strategies, and flexible ways to use credit online.
PagerDuty is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time, and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and to help prevent them in the future. From digital disruptors to Fortune 500 companies, over 12,000 businesses rely on PagerDuty to help them continually improve their digital operations—so their teams can spend less time reacting and more time building for the future.
16. Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo’s historic bank has been serving communities since 1852—with clients in one in three households nationwide and 8,700 locations across 36 countries today. Wells Fargo—“Most Admired” among the world’s largest banks by Fortune magazine—offers an extensive portfolio of banking, mortgage, insurance, investment, consumer, and commercial expertise for every financial need.
Intel is the world’s leading data-centric company. Partnering closely with their customers, Intel leverages a legacy of technical leadership with a future vision to create a world where the full potential of data is unlocked. Intel is fearless and brings the brightest minds together from across the company and around the world to deliver the necessary advances in performance, power, and connectivity across a diversity of data-centric workloads that will transform industries and impact lives. Together, they enable amazing experiences in 5G, artificial intelligence, driverless cars, and so much more.
On any given day, 2.5 billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good, and get more out of life. From nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, luxurious shampoos, and everyday household items, the company develops a diverse range of products from more than 400 brands. Whatever the brand, Unilever is deeply committed to creating sustainable products that improve health and wellbeing.
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