Brennan Whitfield | Sep 19, 2023

There’s a wide range of companies out there proactively seeking to hire veterans and their family members, or active military who will soon be moving to civilian life. Some of these employers have skill-matching tools to find a job at their organization, while others offer mentorship programs and on-the-job training to leverage your transferable skills — whether that be technical prowess or a deep understanding and commitment to teamwork and taking ownership.

Here’s a look at some of the companies seeking to hire veterans.

Companies Hiring Veterans

  • Alphabet
  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • Dell
  • IBM
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Meta
  • Microsoft
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Walgreens

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Chicago-based financial services company, Geneva Trading, partners with Code Platoon, a code camp for veterans and their spouses. As a DevOps and Cloud Engineering Alpha Platoon apprenticeship partner, Geneva Trading brings on top Code Platoon graduates for paid apprenticeships and on-the-job training.   


City National Bank says military veterans’ “training, work ethic and integrity can be transferred to the day-to-day operations of our bank.” The company has several Colleague Resource Groups, including the Veterans & Military Network, which is meant to support employees with a background in military service and encourage them to build a sense of community and belonging at work. The group has participated in initiatives such as Habitat for Humanity projects focused on rebuilding homes for veterans.


Veterans make up 15 percent of Boeing’s workforce, according to the company’s website. Its military and veterans program includes a Military Skills Translator tool to help with job searching, as well as an online form to get the interview process going, find suitable roles and designate if you’ve had security clearance within the last two years. Boeing also offers partnerships with The Mission Continues, Adaptive Training Foundation and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans & Military Families.


Capital One’s military support program offers full pay for up to eight weeks of military training, with possible pay differential between salaries upon return, as well as healthcare coverage while on active duty leave. It also offers a Military New Hire Transition Program, which helps new employees onboard for their first 90 days and beyond. Additionally, in partnership with Hiring Our Heroes, military vets can be placed in an open job at Capital One up to 12 weeks, with an opportunity for full-time hire at the end.


Chewy, under its military and veterans program, provides active military members and veterans an opportunity to join its Chewy Warehouse and Fulfillment Center. It notes veterans are well-suited for its work in its warehouse environments, given the safety-first training they received in the military. Veterans can also build their skills and grow with on-the-job training and develop camaraderie with other veterans in the program.


CrowdStrike collaborates with American Corporate Partners to provide mentors for veterans and military spouses, and help them adjust to civilian work life post military service. These mentors assist with career guidance and lend support to CrowdStrike employees. CrowdStrike has also partnered with the Operation Motorsport Foundation, which seeks to rehabilitate veterans who’ve experienced medical-related issues in the service through involvement with motorsports and the CrowdStrike Racing crew.

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IBM provides a number of tools to assist veterans, active military and their families when applying, partnering with recruiting and hiring organizations like Hiring Our Heroes, VetJobs, VIQTORY and American Corporate Partners. Its Veteran Experience Profile Form, for example, can be submitted with a job application as a cover letter to illustrate military work and leadership qualities. The IBM Stars and Stripes Community LinkedIn page is another example, designed to foster communication about joining the company.


Liberty Mutual Insurance runs a wide variety of programs for veterans and active military transitioning to civilian life, as well as for reservists. It partners with Hiring Our Heroes to directly recruit veterans and military spouses and also teams up with Valor for one of its employee resource groups, Valor@Liberty+Allies. Liberty also offers up to two years of pay differential and benefits continuation if military members like reservists and National Guard members are called into active duty.


Microsoft’s veterans programs includes one for student veterans who are working toward their STEM degree, by offering internships and full-time job opportunities in that field. The company also runs a Microsoft Software & Systems Academy for transitioning military service members and veterans. This full-time, 17-week program provides technical training, mentoring and professional skills development and career matching guidance. After completing the program, candidates can interview at Microsoft or its hiring partners.


Financial services company Northwestern Mutual teamed up with the Department of Defense (DOD) SkillBridge program to assist veterans, reservists and family members who are making their way back to civilian life. The Northwestern program is also open to active duty military members who plan to leave the armed forces within 180 days. This program also offers on-the-job training, as well as instruction to develop additional technical experience.


ServiceNow offers veterans training under its Solution Consulting Academy, a five-month program that trains participants to be technical consultants who work with the company’s sales representatives. The academy is open to veterans, active military personnel and reservists starting their post-service career. In addition to the academy, ServiceNow also operates an employee resource group called Veterans at Now, where veteran employees can share their experiences and network.


Walgreens’ HERO Program provides veterans and active military members on-the-job training, mentorship, Walgreens University courses, workshops and an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree (through Southern New Hampshire University). Bridge pay is also provided for eligible reservists or National Guard members should they be called into active duty. In addition, Walgreens partners with resource group Valor to provide mentoring, networking and volunteer opportunities for veterans, reservists and National Guard members.


Alphabet, parent company of Google and YouTube, operates a veterans program through Google. This program is open to veterans and their spouses, as well as active duty military members seeking to re-enter civilian life. It offers a pre-recorded career series featuring veterans and their various technical and business roles at Google, a list of resources like how to apply to Google, and an employee resource group called the Google Veterans Network.


In July 2021, Amazon pledged to hire 100,000 transitioning active military members, veteran students, veterans and military spouses over the next three years as part of its military program. Applicants can register for Amazon job alerts by texting MILITARY to 77088*, plus fill out forms intended to better match their skills with open roles. Amazon also operates a global professional network for veterans called Warriors@Amazon, along with a one-year mentoring program to help employees adjust to Amazon’s culture and their new roles.


Dell’s Veteran Integration Success Program, Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program and Skillbridge program (in partnership with the Department of Defense) provide training, mentorship and practical customer experience, preparing veterans for post-military work. The DOD provides military pay and benefits to retiring and transitioning members for its 180-day program, during which Dell provides full-time career training. Dell also supports employees who were in the military with its Veterans Employee Resource Group.


Meta’s veterans program offers a U.S. and U.K. Military Skills Translator tool, where applicants punch in their previous military job title, branch and areas of interest to help them seek out relevant Meta jobs. Its Veterans & Allies Resource Group also runs a monthly speaker series, recruiting panel discussions, and local and national veteran-focused events. Meta also partners with other veteran organizations, such as BreakLine Education, Swords to Plowshares and Vets In Tech, which help veterans with job training and provide resources to help them transition into new careers.


Netflix operates an Animation Foundations Program that is open to veterans and Native Americans. Under the four-month program, up to 50 participants from each group will receive training to prepare for an internship, apprentice program or entry-level role in animation. Veterans will be matched with a Netflix Animation mentor, who will provide advice on the industry, their career and portfolios and resumes. Netflix has partnered with the Veterans in Media & Entertainment for the program, which helps connect veterans with opportunities in film, theater, television, gaming and music.


Starbucks has made a commitment to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 2025, and sponsors the Starbucks Armed Forces Network, which provides support for veteran communities. The company operates Military Family Stores near major military bases as well, where it offers pro bono legal support and other transition services once a week for active and retired military members. It also partners with military and veteran nonprofit organizations like Blue Star Families, Team RWB and Team Rubicon.


Through its Military, Veteran and Partner program, Uber provides mentorships and coaching as part of its onboarding process, as well as conducts regular check-ins as you progress through the year. For military personnel transitioning out of the armed forces, Uber has partnered with the DOD’s SkillBridge Apprentice program to offer up to a four-month on-the-job training. Uber also has an employee resource group, Veterans at Uber, which provides a network of support and veteran outreach.

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