The Hunter for Technicians and Leaders - November 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
In This Issue:
First Lady Urges Businesses to Hire Veterans,
Patriot Resumes Giveaway Winners,
Sales Opportunities Within Orion,
Upcoming Hiring Conferences,
Franchise Opportunities for Veterans,
Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Deadline Approaching,
Featured Position – Technician Positions with a Telecommunications Leader,
Earn $100 for Every Referral that Finds their Career through Orion,
Technical Careers with Siemens Corporation,
Companies Recently Hiring,
Connect with Orion Online
First Lady Urges Businesses to Hire Veterans
During the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting on September 23, First Lady Michelle Obama urged businesses and non-profits to hire veterans. The Clinton Global Initiative was established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton with the goal of devising and implementing solutions to various issues facing the world. In the spirit of the Global Initiative, Obama reminded the gathering of leaders that while veterans’ skills are “highly valuable, highly transferable, [and] highly marketable,” more than 150,000 former service members are currently trying to find work.
When discussing the disconnect she sees between veterans and potential civilian employers, Obama said that many employers don’t truly understand the scope of skills a veteran has. In fact, she quoted one survey that found that 61% of employers didn’t fully understand how military skills translated into civilian terms. Additionally, more than three-quarters of veterans say they find translating their military resume into a civilian one to be difficult.
Ultimately, though, the First Lady states that employers should not just hire veterans simply because they are veterans and honorably served our country, but also because having veterans among their workforce makes the company as a whole stronger. “After all, hiring America’s vets and military spouses is not just about helping them,” said Obama, “—it’s about how they can help you. So I’m not asking you to do this out of the goodness of your heart—do it because it’s good for your bottom line and the success of your organization.”
Orion International has believed in the heart of Obama’s message since our founding in 1991. Since then, we have placed more than 22,000 veterans in civilian jobs. In our 19 years in business, we have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and resources on the transition process that can help bridge the gap Obama references; everything from translating your resume to wowing them at your first interview. We urge veteran job seekers to fully utilize these tools, which can be found on Transition Corner. Orion is here to make your transition a successful one.
Last month, Orion partnered withPatriot Resumes, an executive resume consulting firm, to offer a professionally written resume (a minimum $149 Value) to 2 lucky winners. The contest ran from Wednesday, September 15, to Tuesday, September 21. Contestants entered online and earned extra entries through Retweeting, becoming a Fan on Facebook, or joining our LinkedIn Military Network.
The winners were Robert Roth and Curt Koenig. Congratulations to both Robert and Curt who will receive a professionally-written resume.
Sales Opportunities Within Orion
Orion International is currently seeking transitioning or former military officers with a strong record of achievement to join our Sales Team as an Account Executive. We are hiring for our San Diego, CA, Raleigh, NC, Virginia Beach, VA, and Austin, TX offices.
As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for creating relationships with America’s leading companies through development of leads lists, business development calls, and client presentations. The work you do will help fellow veterans transition into the civilian workforce.
To qualify, you should have military experience, a Bachelors degree, and previous sales experience or a desire to succeed in sales. Click here to learn more about joining the Orion team.
Upcoming Hiring Conferences
If you will be separating from the military and preparing to begin your civilian career within the next 90 days, be sure to attend one of our hiring conferences. After a full day of preparation, you’ll interview with hiring authorities for only those positions that are a match with your needs and preferences.
Click on any of the conference locations to request more information on the conference you’d like to attend!
Are you interested in owning your own residential or commercial service business?
If you like the idea of being in business for yourself, but not by yourself, owning a franchise may be the career for you! Being a business owner allows you freedom and flexibility, while providing a great challenge. A benefit of owning a franchise is that you have an established and respected corporate brand behind you, as well as support of the franchise company, providing for a smoother startup phase and continued assistance and training.
Orion is currently hiring for nationwide franchise ownership opportunities. There are 6 different franchises to chose from, all in residential or commercial services. Our client has been ranked among The Best Places to Work in Texas for 2 years in a row, is one of the most respected franchise companies in the U.S., and will provide franchise owners with all training to successfully start-up and run their own business.
As with any franchise opportunity, the franchisee will need a capital investment (at least $25k); and must have the ability to obtain financing for the remainder of the franchise. If you would like to own your business and want to learn more about this opportunity, please email Larry Cummings, or call him at (800) 336-7466 x 427.
Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Deadline Approaching
The deadline to claim Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (RSLSP) has been extended to December 3, however, according to the White House website, less than half of the more than 145,000 people eligible have submitted claims. RSLSP is part of the 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act, which authorized pay of $500 for every month/partial month served in stop loss status.
Service members, veterans, and beneficiaries of service members who were involuntarily extended under stop loss between September 11 and September 30, 2009 are eligible. The average benefit is $3,700. To find out more about applying for RSLSP, click here.
Featured Position – Technician Positions with a Telecommunications Leader
Orion is currently seeking Army Signal Corps personnel, E-4 and above, for Technician positions with a leader in the telecommunications industry. Responsibilities include structured cabling and installation of total integrated voice and data systems, key systems, networks, and wireless. The positions are located in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and salary is $18.00 to $25.00 an hour, depending on experience.
Interviews will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 15 & 16. To be considered for these positions, you must be a transitioning or former military technician, with a minimum of four years of telecommunications training and/or experience. If you feel you meet these requirements and are interested in a position with an industry leader, please click here.
Earn $100 for Every Referral that Finds their Career through Orion
Did you know that Orion candidates have already earned $2000 in referral bonuses in 2010?
For every job seeker you refer to us who is subsequently placed by Orion, we will give you a $100 gift card to a retailer of your choice!
30 seconds of your time could be $100 in your pocket!
Interview with Siemens in Norfolk Nov 8 – 9
Orion is currently recruiting for a large volume of technical positions across all segments of Siemens Corporation within the U.S.
Since the late 1990s, Orion has placed over 425 former and transitioning military job seekers into great careers within Siemens divisions including Building Technologies, Water, Healthcare & Medical, Energy and Mobility. Siemens is currently ranked #40 on the Fortune Global 500, employs more than 65,000 associates in the U.S., and earned over $22 billion in revenue in 2009.
We are hiring for a variety of positions including:
· Field Service and Field Operations;
· Technical and Service Support;
· Materials and Logistics;
· Quality Assurance and Control;
· Facilities and Project Engineering.
To be considered for these positions you must be a Military Technician with an Electronics, Electrical, HVAC or AC & R background.
We will be holding interviews in Norfolk on November 8th – 9th. Please visit us online to learn more.