Published November 16, 2012
About 29% of U.S. corporations say they are actively looking to hire our nation’s veterans. This week the five companies listed below took place in a special post-Veterans Day virtual career fair. Here are the details of what’s available, and you can also visit www.vetcareerfair.com for more information.
EXELON – Provider of energy services with electric and natural gas distribution and the largest nuclear operator in the United States
*Has more than 500 open positions;
*Top Jobs: Trainees for Reactor Operators, First Line Supervisors, Equipment Operators, Engineers, Security Positions, Meter Readers;
*Named a GI Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employer five years running;
*Has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Employees about 27,000.
PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - provides personal automobile insurance and other specialty property-casualty insurance
*Has more than 100 jobs available;
*Top Jobs: Claims Adjusters, Customer Service, Marketing, IT, Sales;
*Claims Adjusters can make $40k a year while customer service, sales and claims reps will receive $12 to $15 an hour plus medical, dental, vision and life insurance;
*Is a 10,000 Jobs Challenge founding member;
*Progressive also offers tuition reimbursement, casual dress and on-site health and fitness services.
AT&T – the second-largest provider of telephone and mobile phones in the U.S. Also provides broadband and TV services.
*AT&T says it has “thousands” of openings across all 50 states and more globally;
*Top Jobs: Technicians, Project Managers, Network engineers, Sales, Retail, Analysts;
*Union employees and managers get full benefits including health and welfare, pension and savings plans;
*Has been on the GI Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employer since 2005;
*Has a dedicated military recruiting team and is a 100,000 Jobs Mission member.
WELLS FARGO - One of the largest financial-services firms in the world.
*Has 4,500 jobs available;
*Top Jobs: Loan Underwriters, Recruiters, Customer Service, Personal Bankers, Engineers;
*Is a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission committed to hiring veterans.
GRAYBAR ELECTRIC – a wholesale distribution business that distributes electrical, communications and data networking products as well as chain management & logistics services.
*Has more than 130 openings;
*Top Jobs: Sales, Corporate;
*Is a 10,000 Jobs Challenge for Veterans founding member;
*One of the largest employee-owned companies in North America.