Proprietary data shows post-military opportunities for vets in skilled trade, logistics and management.
PITTSBURGH, PA (March 18, 2015)—G.I. Jobs®, the premier resource for helping transitioning service members find success in civilian careers, released its third annual Top 20 Hot Jobs For Veterans™ list. The 2015 Top 20 Hot Jobs For Veterans™ list includes jobs for which Fortune 1000 companies most actively recruit post-9/11 military veterans. The list will be published in the April issue of G.I. Jobs® and can be viewed online at gijobs.com.
This year’s Hot Jobs range from skilled trade positions in manufacturing and construction to those in operations and logistics, plus cross-industry careers in business administration, sales, human resources, organizational training, customer service and web development. Highlighted industries and hiring companies include leading names in telecom, transportation, financial services and healthcare.
The Top 20 Hot Jobs For Veterans™ were derived from proprietary data gathered through 2014-2015 Military Friendly® Employers survey responses submitted by Fortune 1000 companies. The results speak to the variety of opportunities open to post-9/11 service members and dispel common misconceptions about what today’s military can─or should─do after leaving the service.
“It’s exciting to see the dichotomy of occupation types open to today’s service members,” said Sean Collins, Vice President for Military Products at Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and post-9/11 Navy veteran. “One or more of these career fields applies to everyone. Service members looking for a civilian job should first consider these opportunities.”
“We know today’s veterans have very desirable traits and skills. They can lead and be led; they are responsible, disciplined and dedicated to helping others,” says Brad Bennett, Senior VP of ACE Group and President of Combined Insurance, a 2015 Military Friendly® Employer. “These qualities, and the skills and expertise that veterans offer, are a tremendous asset to our company.”
Notably, positions on the 2015 Top 20 Hot Jobs list focus less on military occupational skills and more on intangible skills and attributes gained through military training: teamwork, leadership, effective communication, trainability and logistics experience. “Companies are actively recruiting veterans to fill these positions because service members have a proven track record of success in these areas,” says Collins.
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About Victory Media:
Publisher of G.I. Jobs®, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. G.I. Jobs® is the premier brand in military recruitment and free guide to opportunities from classrooms to careers for the military community.
The data-driven Military Friendly® lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® magazines, republished in periodicals such as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, and Forbes, and are frequently cited on national TV programs such as CNN, CNBC, NBC, Bloomberg News, Fox News and others.
For further information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Barbara Pflughaupt, BP Media Relations, LLC, at (212) 707-8181.