Register for VET Talks 2021
Are you looking for a career with a company that supports and values your military service?
BestCompaniesAZ is proud to present our 7th Annual Veteran Business Networking and Career Event in conjunction with Career Connectors. This event brings together Arizona’s award-winning, military-friendly companies with veteran business professionals. The event is March 11, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and is open to all military – active, retired, reservists — as well as their spouses and significant others.
The Best Companies for Veterans
The year 2020 impacted employment for everyone in the market, including veterans. However, despite the impacts of COVID-19, the veteran unemployment rate was 4.9% in January 2021 —lower than the 6.3% civilian unemployment rate.
This encouraging news may prove partially related to more and more employers pledging to hire veterans. Additionally, COVID-19 brought unique competitive advantages of hiring veterans to the forefront.
Who are these companies hiring veterans?
In this article, BestCompaniesAZ recognizes companies that honor our heroes and demonstrate a commitment to hiring veterans!
- Cable One/Sparklight
- Farmers Insurance
- Freedom Financial
- Habitat for Humanity
- Liberty Mutual
- MFRG-ICON Construction
- Sonora Quest Laboratories
- Spear Education
ADP offers flexible, scalable HR solutions including talent recruiting and development, payroll, benefits administration, time and attendance. ADP’s Tempe location has multiple openings on their Client Services, Implementation and Sales teams. ADP has consistently been recognized as a best place to work for veterans topping many national lists, such as being a 2021 Military Friendly Gold Employer. At ADP, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and inclusive culture. Veterans can join ADP’s Military Business Resource Group where veterans can influence the business, develop their careers, and volunteer for great causes. They are led by associates and demonstrate ADP’s inclusive culture.
Veterans thrive at Axon, and they focus a portion of their recruiting efforts on them. At Axon, they have two senior leaders who have a military background, Luke Larson, President, and Josh Goldman, VP Operations — they were both Marines. Axon’s mission is to protect life and help bring transparency to justice. Axon believes that resonates deeply with veterans. The benefits at Axon are excellent and include 24/7 access to mental health professionals via Ginger and a platform from Weldon to better support parents. They’re focused on personal and professional growth, giving voices to ideas, and, truthfully, they like spreadsheets! If you’ve been in the military, there’s a high likelihood that you want things orderly. When you’re managing 52+ petabytes of data every day to bring truth to the table, Axon needs people with a mindset of, as Luke Larson puts it, “The actions of social justice. If Axon is going to drive active participation among their employees in the communities that they serve, they are going to work with employees on how best they can engage with the community to give back and help build their awareness of various diverse backgrounds and circumstances.”
- 371,000+ SOFTWARE SEATS BOOKED ON THE AXON NETWORK
- 52+ PETABYTES OF DATA HOSTED ON AXON EVIDENCE
- 48 MAJOR CITIES GLOBALLY USE AXON CAMERAS AND SOFTWARE
- 217,265+ LIVES SAVED FROM DEATH OR BODILY INJURY
- 4,023,419+ FIELD USES BY OFFICERS AROUND THE WORLD
- 99.75% INJURY FREE IN 1201 FILED CASES OF TASER USE
CarMax is one of the most trusted used car dealers in the United States. As an industry disruptor, CarMax aims to drive the automotive industry’s integrity through transparent and honest interactions. The company believes that the key to this success is a diverse workforce that celebrates each employee’s uniqueness. In 2017, CarMax announced a three-year plan that supports veteran employees and communities. From 2017 to 2020, CarMax has supported military careers through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, KaBOOM! and The Mission Continues.
Farmers Insurance earns its spot on our list of best organizations for veterans for its dedication to serving military service members, veterans, and spouses. As a military-friendly organization founded by two World War I veterans, the insurer empowers veterans to leverage their skill set to help build careers as agency owners or corporate employees. In addition, Farmers Insurance equips veterans with appropriate tools to help aid their success.
At Freedom Financial, employees are empowered to put their ideas into action and transform their careers. The FinTech company values its diverse workforce, which strengthens company culture and collective work ethics. For this reason, Freedom Financial welcomes military service members and veterans at every level of the organization. Additionally, it supports their transition from the service to the civilian work environment with their “Freedom Heroes” employee resource group, a veteran program that creates a welcoming and warm-hearted community with on-going events, speakers and other opportunities to build lasting relationships with other veterans at Freedom and within the community.
GoDaddy empowers entrepreneurs everywhere. They’re looking for high-performing veterans who want to help small business owners do what they’ve been dreaming of and make the world they want. GoDaddy is all about joining forces and getting things done together. Their GoDaddy Veterans in Tech (GDVET) employee resource group is a community of active-duty military, veterans, veteran spouses and allies supporting each other in their professional growth at GoDaddy.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is well known for its philanthropic service projects which serve underserved populations. In addition to their tremendous community engagement, Habitat for Humanity’s veteran hiring efforts make it one of the best companies for veterans. The company actively recruits veterans to work at Habitat as employees, board members, volunteers, and AmeriCorps members. A perfect match in our books! After all, the military’s values—integrity, respect, selfless service, and more—coincide with Habitat for Humanity’s strong values.
Those were a few of the best companies for veterans, but it doesn’t stop there! Military service members and veterans alike have a unique skill set that many companies value. Learn to leverage your skillset, transition out of the military, and find veteran job help on BestCompaniesAZ to land your next career. Check it out!