Companies with Programs for Military & Veteran Employees

Bristol Myers Squibb - Join the many veterans, reservists, guardsmen and military spouses who are continuing to transform lives through their work at BMS. Making the transition from the military back to civilian life can be a challenge. To help, we formed a dedicated Veterans Community Network (VCN), where the support of fellow service members fosters engagement and creates a sense of community. Bristol Myers Squibb provides a rewarding work environment for veterans to build their careers and to create a new life for themselves and their families.

BAE Systems - This multinational defense and aerospace company shows its dedication to veterans by participating in numerous career development and recruiting events. They also partner with state and federal VA employment representatives to help identify opportunities within their organization, provide a military skills translator on their website, and are a partner of the White House initiative Joining Forces. One of their in-house company initiatives is the “Warrior Integration Program” created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and career development of wounded warriors. This includes a Veteran Mentorship Program where veteran employees help wounded warriors and their families make the transition to civilian life.

Boeing - Boeing strongly believes that members of the military community make their company better, and employs over 20,000 veterans, making up around 15% of their workforce. Through their military skills translator, veterans and transitioning service members can easily find jobs that align with the role they held in the military. Every year Boeing continues to further invest in veterans, both through employee initiatives and over $30 million in veteran organizations. One partnership is with USO’s Pathfinder program, the nation’s first comprehensive employment readiness program for transitioning military service members. They also support their employees by providing recovery and rehabilitation programs that focus on PTSD, mental and physical injuries, and suicide prevention.                       

Booz Allen Hamilton - This veteran-founded information technology firm has proudly served the U.S. government for more than 75 years through their work, and continuously supports the employment of veterans, military spouses, caregivers, and others in the community. Some of Booz Allen Hamilton’s initiatives include a Veteran Recruiting Center of Excellence, Transition Assistance Program on military bases, and partnerships with Student Veterans of America and USO Metro to help veterans explore career opportunities and learn new skills. Additionally, they support employees who want to return to active duty by offering differential pay for up to six months, and continuing health and retirement benefits for the duration of an employee’s active-duty assignment. Booz Allen Hamilton also gives back to the military community on a larger scale – through their nonprofit partnerships with organizations like Hiring Our Heroes and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton is committed to tackling some of the military community’s toughest challenges.

Capital One - Capital One is committed to hiring and helping service members, veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Learn about their resources, guides and communities that support new military hires during their first 90 days and beyond.

Dow - the innovative and sustainable material science leader recognizes and actively seeks the values and skills that veterans bring to their organization. Dow has several incredible initiatives to welcome veterans to their team and help employees with previous US Military experience transition easily into new roles and life stages. As part of their US Engagement Program and Veterans Resource Group, current employees serve as mentors to help new veterans source roles and adjust to Dow’s workplace culture. Dow also allows veterans with four or more years of US military experience to qualify for open positions that would otherwise require an Associate’s college degree. Dow offers the flexibility for up to five years military leave of absence, at which time there is usually a continuation of compensation and benefits from the company. Lastly, Dow has been an official sponsor of the US Invictus Games and US Warrior Games, which honor soldiers who risk their lives to fight for our country.,compensation%20and%20benefits%20from%20Dow

L3 Harris - L3 Harris actively works to help military veterans in any way they can. In fact, since 2010, they have hired more than 1,700 veterans, with 15% of their new employees being veterans. They not only provide opportunities for military veterans through job opportunities, but also through volunteer events, financial gifts and grants from the L3Harris Employees Actively Responding Together (HEART) program. The HEART program even organized a campaign, 120 days of service, that hoped to donate 40,000 hours to several philanthropic ventures, such as helping prepare hygiene kits for homeless veterans and families.

Leidos - Technology company Leidos supports military veterans with their program, Operation MVP. Designed to support veterans and spouses, the program helps veterans find current job openings and transition into professional work. It also offers an external referral program. As strong supporters of the military, 20% of the current employees at Leidos are veterans. The company has also received awards such as, “Military Friendly Company” and “Best for Vets Employers.” In addition, Leido offers ongoing monthly virtual chats for transitioning military, veterans, and military spouses on the third Thursday of every month.

Lockheed Martin - As an aerospace and defense company, veterans are central to Lockheed Martin’s business, and make up 1 in every 5 of their employees. With 170 hiring events every year, Lockheed Martin reaches over 19,000 transitioning service members, and offers them skill matching and career counseling services. They’re also part of the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program which allows transitioning service members, who are still on active duty, to be connected with fellowships in the private sector. Participants receive 12 weeks of on-the-job training and come away better prepared for a full-time job.

Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic has dedicated themselves to helping veterans transition to civilian careers where they can leverage their strengths in commitment, quality, and teamwork – traits heavily ingrained by military training. The company proudly partners with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to support their veteran workforce, as well as hosts an annual veteran career fair.  The Veterans Mayo Employee Resource Group (MERG) uses veteran talent and expertise to shape the clinic’s policy and improve patient care. The center also participates in 50strong sessions which are tailored to helping veterans, service members, and military spouses with resume and personal branding advice. Mayo Clinic prioritizes civilian career efforts because the company has found that veterans serve patients with the same devotion that they served our country.

Merck - The pharmaceutical company cements itself as a veteran-friendly workplace through their extensive benefits and veteran hiring initiatives. This includes differential pay and full benefits during active-duty mobilizations. Their Veteran’s ERG is involved with all aspects of veteran employees such as recruiting, onboarding, and mentoring transitioning service members. The group also helps raise awareness of veteran’s issues and honors military service members throughout the year through activities, events, and outreach. One activity they’re involved in throughout the year is sending letters and packages to individuals currently serving, veterans, and VA hospitals.

Navy Federal - In addition to supporting their veteran members, Navy Federal prioritizes hiring veterans and their spouses. About 22% of all new hires are veterans, with 32% of their specialized positions being filled by veterans. Navy Federal says that they “work to help veterans, transitioning service members and their spouses find meaningful work – both at Navy Federal and beyond.” The company has multiple partner programs, including partnerships with Hiring Our Heroes, Hire Heroes USA, and Department of Defense SkillBridge.

Northrop Grumman - This aerospace and defense company is continuously awarded for their commitment to veterans, who make up 20% of their workforce. They have multiple programs in place to help all veterans transition into the workplace, including their “Navigator” program which pairs an incoming veteran hire with a veteran employee to provide guidance, networking opportunities, and help create a welcoming culture from day one. Another program “Operation IMPACT” focuses on specifically helping injured veterans adjust and transition into the workforce. There are also over 2,000 members in their ERG “VERITAS” which is comprised of veterans who are dedicated to giving back to the military community.

Palo Alto Networks - With the vision of making each day safer and more secure than the one before, Palo Alto Networks knows that hiring veterans is a critical component to their success. Founded by military veterans, Palo Alto Networks formed its Veterans Program to help service members foster new skills and create successful careers in cybersecurity. From providing free digital learning courses on cybersecurity, to sponsored events, an employee resource group, networking opportunities, and mentorship resources, veterans can grow at Palo Alto Networks and in the wider tech industry.

RTX - This defense contractor company has great initiatives for their veteran employees as well as military spouses. RTX has strong partnerships with many military-focused organizations like Student Veterans of America, where students are mentored by veteran employees.

Rockwell Automation - Rockwell Automation saw that there was a shortage of talent in the manufacturing and technology industry that veterans – with their strong work ethic and training – could fill. In a partnership with Manpower Group, Rockwell Automation launched the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing to recruit and train veterans for advanced manufacturing roles. The program is a 12-week course that combines traditional classroom learning with lab experience to ensure participants become experts in subjects from controllers to AC drives and motors. So far there have been more than 170 graduates from 10 cohort classes, consisting of veterans from the Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps. 80% of these graduates have found roles that will address the industrial needs of the future, including with companies such as Cargill, Owens Corning, Georgia Pacific and, of course, Rockwell Automation.

Schneider - This logistics and transportation company isn’t only military-friendly, but it has strong incentives for members of the military community to join. They have a unique military apprenticeship program where for the first 12 months of a veteran’s employment they can earn up to an additional $1,266 a month in an educational benefit check. They also credit service members’ time in the military as driving experience credit if they served in a transportation capacity, which allows for a higher starting salary. These incentives explain why 22% of their drivers come from a military background.

SoFi - SoFi, a finance software company, offers various financial well-being programs specifically for veteran employees. The company understands that “financial needs for veterans can be different than those of other employees,” so they created a guide to aid organizations in designing a financial well-being program to support their veteran employees. With SoFi at Work, the company supports veterans seeking an education, filling in the education cost gap by providing veterans with student loan refinancing benefits and support.

Stryker - Since 2014 Stryker has been a part of the Veterans Jobs Mission, an organization dedicated to addressing the needs of veterans in finding and keeping jobs. This medical technology company prides itself on having America’s heroes working in almost all functional areas of the corporation: such as Operations Management, Sales, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Finance, and more. Their military career page is full of advice on interviewing and resume building for transitioning veterans in order to make the career search as simple as possible. Initiatives like these are why it is no wonder Stryker has been named a 2021 Military Friendly Employer and US Veterans Magazine Best of the Best 2020 company.

Textron Systems - Textron Systems creates airborne solutions, including flight trainers and combat aircrafts, for U.S. and allied service members. With this focus, the company goes above and beyond to attract veterans who seek careers which continue to develop their military skill set. Primarily, the company provides a Military Skills Translator which helps veteran job seekers match their military job code to available positions within the company. Textron Systems’ Veterans Network (VETNET) supports Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training which houses veterans from 21 to 71 years old and provides growth and healing initiatives in their community. As the military makes up the majority of Textron Systems’ customer base, the company is proud to remain loyal to the men and women who they armed during their service.

USAA - The USAA prides itself on helping veterans find jobs to help further their careers. The company has provided “state-of-the-art technology” for veterans to apply their skills and experience to current job openings on the USAA’s website, increasing their chances of landing a job. Supporting both veterans and military spouses, the USAA’s Veteran Transition Leadership Development (VetsLeaD) provides veterans with a one-year program to help them transition into a professional corporate career and connect with senior leaders and experts in the company for mentorship opportunities. The USAA’s Employee Resource Group, VetNet, helps veterans and military spouses throughout the company by “fostering appreciation, understanding and respect for military culture” for all members.

XPO Logistics - XPO Logistics, a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world, has a dedicated program for the recruitment, promotion, and retention of veterans. XPO, which has been named as a top Military Friendly Employer, has more than 2,000 veterans serving in a wide variety of roles from executive leadership to LTL drivers to talent acquisition. 24 of XPO’s senior leaders are veterans, and veteran Abby Hyde heads up veteran recruiting at XPO, working alongside executives to provide support to the company’s other veterans through internal and external programs.





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