In September 2017 the veteran unemployment rate dropped to 3.0% — its lowest level since 2001. Compared to 4.0% for non-veterans, transitioning out of the military appears to be getting easier for our military service members. This encouraging news may prove partially related to more and more employers pledging to hire veterans. But what do the best companies for veterans stand for?
In looking at the 100 Best Arizona Companies, many of them are great places for veterans to build a thriving second career. So we’ve compiled a list of the Best Companies for Arizona Veterans. These employers demonstrate a commitment to hiring veterans and many have received recognition for it! Congratulations to Aetna, CBRE, Charles Schwab, GoDaddy, Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, Quicken Loans, PayPal, Sundt and USAA. Read on to learn what makes them stand out as the best companies for veterans.
The Best Companies for Veterans
The world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm has been recognized as a Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media for 6 years in a row. This honor demonstrates the importance they place on hiring veterans. In addition, with 450 offices and 75,000 employees worldwide, a plethora of career opportunities exist.
“At CBRE, we are committed to creating career opportunities for military talent and value the skills and leadership qualities that are deeply ingrained in individuals with current and prior experience in the U.S. military,” said Grayson Gill, CBRE Chief Operating Officer, Asset Services and Co-Executive Sponsor for the CBRE Military network group. CBRE’s track record with veterans demonstrates they are one of the best companies for veterans.
Charles Schwab is the recipient of numerous workplace awards for their commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses. A few of them include: Military Friendly® Employer, Military Spouse Friendly® Employer and Military Times Best for Vets. Schwab also remains aligned with 100,000 Jobs Mission, Joining Forces, and many other organizations supporting our military service men and women. Employees at Schwab can also join their Military Veterans Network Employee Resource Group.
In addition, managers from Schwab’s Phoenix office received recognition from the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for their support of National Guard/Reserve team members. All around, Charles Schwab exemplifies what it means to be a best company for veterans!
A unique aspect about Quicken Loans is their dedicated veteran hiring program – a mission to create career opportunities for veterans, service members and their families. Their dedicated military recruiters understand military service and how it prepares veterans for a new career in the business world. In addition to winning numerous best workplace awards, Quicken Loans has landed on the Military Friendly® Employer list and the Military Times Best for Vets list. It is also a member of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. It’s no wonder Quicken Loans is a best company for veterans!
As one of the nation’s largest and most respected general contractors, this 127-year-old firm has been recognized as a top Military Friendly® Employer for two years in a row. Sundt consistently demonstrates its commitment to hiring military talent, working to expand its active-duty, military spouse and veteran employee count. Another interesting fact about Sundt? It’s 100 percent owned by its approximately 2,000 employees.
This Veterans Day, we also want to include wonderful aspects of the remaining Best Companies for Veterans. So, take a look:
- Aetna has a robust veteran hiring section on their careers site, that includes a military skills translator, testimonials from veteran employees, and a dedicated veteran job search portal.
- Check out this new video from GoDaddy that highlights their Employee Resource Group – GD VET, and their dedicated veteran recruiter.
- Intuit pledged to hire at least 250 veterans and military spouses as part of the Joining Forces initiative. And employees can connect with and support their veteran teammates through the Intuit Military Network Employee Resource Group.
- JPMorgan Chase is co-founder of the Veteran Jobs Mission and has won numerous workplace awards for their commitment to veterans.
- Serve is PayPal’s military veterans network, which provides a place for veterans and allies to come together, offers professional and personal development, mentorship and community outreach.
- USAA not only serves our nation’s military members and their families with insurance, banking and financial services, they also have a hiring goal of 30% military veterans and spouses!
Congratulations to these wonderful organizations making the transition out of the military a smoother one for many of our veterans! Furthermore, if you’re a veteran (or military spouse) searching for a new career, be sure to check out any of the above companies and our Veteran Committed Employers page!
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