During this span of days after Memorial Day commemorations, honoring military heroes who laid down their lives in defense of American freedom, proper respect for their service demands recognition of the needs of those veterans who risked giving that ultimate sacrifice, but instead came home alive. Business analysts and career advisors to transitioning military service members emphasize that veterans leaving military service are often better trained in current technologies than their civilian counterparts competing for job openings. Almost 250,000 veterans reside in San Diego County, which has been cited as ranking sixth in the U.S. for technology start-up firms. For their part, hiring managers, private-sector recruiters, veterans’ service organizations, and government employment development officials have noticed the natural-fit benefits of pairing transitioning troops with technology jobs.
Following are a few information tips and resources for veterans seeking employment in technology positions in the San Diego area. These examples illustrate the variety of technology positions available in the region’s job market for veterans.
Qualcomm, the mobile technology giant, has recently been top hiring firm in San Diego. This next-generation wireless leader earlier this year, partnered with temporary staffing agency Manpower, to offer 20 six-month scholarships to veterans for training in entry-level information technology, for temporary-to-permanent work positions at Qualcomm.
Teradata Corporation has announced the database management company’s continuing commitment to finding qualified veterans to hire.
Veterans Village of San Diego is partnering with the California Employment Development Department to train veterans in energy-efficiency job skills, in the collaborative so-called “green” jobs technology training, for solar installation work and low-energy automotive alternatives.