This week we once again looked at the employment options for our nation’s veterans. With an unemployment rate of 9.9% and thousands still returning home from Afghanistan, these companies have all made the commitment to our heroes.

Note: ALL 5 COMPANIES ARE PARTICIPATING IN VETERAN RECRUITING VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9 FROM 1PM-4PM. WWW.VETERANRECRUITING.COM  

Happy Hunting!

TRAVELERS – leading property and casualty insurance company.

*Has more than 500 available jobs

*Top Jobs: Claims Adjusters, Business Analyst, Risk Control, Engineers, Investigators, Product Directors

*Has been listed as a GI Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly employer every year since 2007

*Has policies for reservists that make deployment as smooth as possible, such as continuation of benefits and pay

*Find more information at: www.travelers.com/about-us/careers

PEPSICO - the largest food and beverage business in North America, Subsidiaries include Frito-Lay and Quaker Foods.

*More than 500 jobs available across the U.S.

*Top Jobs: Sales Leaders, Supply Chain Leaders, Operators, Drivers, Merchandisers/Warehouse

*Awarded the 1st Annual US Chamber of Commerce Hiring our Heroes Award by Michelle Obama.

*On GI Jobs Top 25 Military Friendly Employers

*Find more information at: www.pepsico.com/Careers

WASTE MANAGEMENT – partners with customers and communities to manage and reduce waste while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy.

*Has over 1,000 jobs available from entry level to leadership

*Top Jobs: Customer Service, Mechanics, Fleet Managers, Transportation and Logistic

*1 in 12 employees are a veteran or reservist and company hires  a veteran a day on average

*Was ranked #5 on Military Times’ Best for Vets Employer list

*Benefits include: Medical/Dental/Vision, Family Care, Adoption Assistance, Education Savings Accounts, Legal services and Tuition Reimbursement

*Find more information at: www.wmcareers.com

WELLS FARGO - One of the largest financial services firms in the world.

*Has over 5,000 jobs available

*Top Jobs: Customer Service Reps, Underwriters and Loan Processors, Mortgage and Broker Sales, Security/Fraud/Audit

*Plans to hire approximately 900 in Arizona

*Is a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission committed to hiring

*Find more information at: www.wellsfargo.com/careers

AETNA – one of the nation's leading providers of health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, and disability insurance, and employee benefits.

*Has “hundreds” of open positions

*Top Jobs:  Nurses, Project Managers, Medical Network Managers, Sales

*Named on U.S. Veterans Magazine Top 100 Veteran-Friendly Companies list for 2012. Also listed by GI Jobs as a top company for vets

*Has over 18 million medical members and more than 1 million health care professionals in its network

*Find more information at: www.aetna.com/about-aetna-insurance/aetna-careers

Cheryl Casone joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in September 2007 as an anchor. She also serves as a financial contributor on FOX News Channel (FNC), and provides weekly job reports.