The Hunter for Technicians and Leaders - May 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

President Obama Calls for Permanent Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans

Under President Obama, there have been wide-ranging legislation and programs designed to train, educate, license, and employ veterans, including Joining Forces, the Veteran Gold Card, Veterans Job Bank, Veteran Skills to Job Act, and Veteran’s Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). In this ongoing effort to quell veteran unemployment, the Obama Administration has also incentivized employers for hiring veterans through two tax credits, Returning Heroes and Wounded Warriors tax credits.

Set to expire December 31, 2013, the Returning Heroes Tax credit provides incentives of up to $5,600 for hiring unemployed veterans, and the Wounded Warriors Tax Credit doubles the existing Work Opportunity Tax Credit for long-term unemployed veterans with service-connected disabilities, to up to $9,600. Signed into law in November 2011, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the credits through this year.

On April 5, President Obama addressed their expiration by including a permanent provision for them in his FY2014 Budget. Information released by The White House Blog by Denis McDonough, Chief of Staff to President Obama, and Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, indicates that there has been a near doubling of the number of veterans hired through tax credits in 2012 when compared to the previous year. McDonough and Sperling call these tax credits “a critical tool to spur more robust hiring of some of our nation’s most skilled workers.”

The last few years have brought about many initiatives aimed at facilitating veterans’ transition to the civilian workplace, and a permanent tax credit for hiring veterans would be yet another in a long list of reasons why companies should seek out veterans for their open positions. From the technical, leadership, and operational skills inherent in veterans, to the non-tangible skills like integrity, teamwork, and efficiency, companies who hire veterans are not just availing themselves of a tax credit, but adding a valued employee to their team.

To learn more about these tax credits, click here.

Veteran Employment Summit Reveals Increase in Veteran Hiring

Following the first National Veteran Employment Summit on December 12, 2012, Monster and have released a report detailing findings and recommendations for both hiring and retaining veterans.

The Summit was composed of senior military and government officials, academic leaders, human resource professionals, and military veterans and covered the issue of veteran employment from the veterans’s viewpoint, as well as the employer’s and the government’s. The resulting report, which provides five key recommendations for employers, provides a sunny forecast for veterans transitioning into the civilian sector.

Despite a seven percent drop in career confidence, according to the Veterans Talent Index, employers are increasingly hiring veterans. The same index shows that 69% of the 750 employers surveyed, hired a veteran in the past year. 99.9% said that they were doing as well or better than their nonveteran peers. And nearly all would recommend hiring a veteran to another company.

According to the report, there are two main challenges facing transitioning veterans today: they feel pigeon-holed in their military occupational specialty (MOS) and they feel unprepared for the civilian job market. Both of these hurdles can be overcome when both veterans and employers work to better understand one another.

Veterans can surmount the first hurdle of skills translation by spending more time relating their military skill sets to corporate job skills. My Next Move is a very useful resource introduced as part of the White House’s Joining Forces initiative where you can search for career fields based on your interests, browse career fields by industry, or, most importantly, enter your MOC and translate it directly to a civilian career field.

And while translators like may not be the final word on what you are qualified for, they can give you keywords related to your MOS that might point you in the direction of your new career. You can also visit Transition Corner, which covers this topic in depth.

Veterans feeling unprepared for life outside the military will find a new level of support and training in the newly revamped Transition GPS program. Developed by the Veterans Employment Initiative Task Force, Transition GPS will be implemented by the end of 2013 and will extend the transition program period from 3 days to 5-7 days; strengthen, standardize, and expand counseling and guidance for service members before leaving the military; and transform the military’s approach to education, training, and credentialing for service members.

Now is a great time to begin searching for a civilian career, as veteran employment has never been so prominently featured in the national discourse. American companies are increasingly recognizing what a talented group our nation’s veterans are and are turning to these job candidates to find the future leaders of their companies.

Kevin Schmiegel, Vice President of Hiring Our Heroes at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spoke at the Summit and said it best: "[Veterans] are team players, they have an incredible work ethic, they can change a business fundamentally and improve productivity.”

Click here to read the report in full.

Job Seeker Success Story

Anthony Carter, Field Service Specialist

I am extremely pleased with where I am now. When I first started job hunting, I became discouraged very quickly, because I could not find a job that would pay anywhere close to what I was earning in the military along with having benefits. Before I started interviewing through Orion, I submitted my resume to 76 different companies, had three face-to-face interviews, and had one phone interview. None of the companies had any benefits, and they weren't willing to give me much for pay.

Orion met and surpassed all the job requirements that I set forth. I asked for a job that was within the surrounding states; and I now work in Maryland, only four hours away. I asked for the company to have good benefits, because I have to look out for my family, as well. Siemens has medical, dental, vision, 401k, and a lot more. And the criteria that I thought would make it tough would be earning no less than $50,000 a year. Orion made that happen, then some.

Tony Hoffman was my recruiter, and he was very straight forward, honest, and respectful. My first actual interview was at a January hiring conference where I interviewed with six companies, got three second interviews, and two job offers.

I am now working at Siemens as a Field Service Specialist. The job is fast paced and continually changing as it was for me in the military. I was a Construction Mechanic E-5 in the Navy and feel that the experience that I gained made me a well-rounded tradesman with many skills. This meant I could choose the field in which I wanted to go, not just sticking with the field that matched my rate. Through the military I achieved many certifications and experiences, including HVAC, which is the field that I chose to go with.

Within three weeks of getting out of the military, I was hired on with Siemens. I could not have found a better recruiting company than Orion. The companies may be the ones who pay them, but you are their priority. And they perform their job like professionals. Thank you, Orion and Tony!

Careers with ConocoPhillips

Orion International is currently recruiting for multiple career opportunities with ConocoPhillips, one of the world’s largest independent Exploration and Production companies based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With over 16,000 employees worldwide ConocoPhillips is active in almost 30 countries.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports and markets crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas and bitumen on a worldwide basis. Key focus areas include safely operating producing assets, executing existing major projects, and exploring for new resources in promising areas.

We are currently recruiting for:

  • I&E Technician System Specialist, Goldsmith, TX
  • Plant Operator, Lysite, WY
  • I&E Technician, Beeville, TX
  • Utility Person, Gulf of Mexico
  • Able-Bodied Seaman, Gulf of Mexico
  • Mess Person, Gulf of Mexico

Click here to learn more and apply to be considered.

Industrial Maintenance Technician Careers in the Steel Industry

We are currently recruiting Electricians, Electronic Technicians, Fire Controlmen, and Nuke Electronics/Electricians for Industrial Maintenance Technician positions with a large steel manufacturer.

In this position, you will perform hands-on electrical and/or mechanical inspection, calibration, and preventative maintenance primarily responsible for system and component level troubleshooting, repair, and optimization of primary steel production lines and equipment.


  • Perform electrical/electronic or mechanical repair and maintenance on equipment used in steel production
  • Maintenance and repair of all electrical/electronic devices or mechanical equipment in the mill
  • Repair and mechanical optimization of industrial drive and PLC/other closed loop control systems 
  • Identify, design and implement changes/upgrades to increase the productivity or reliability of the process
  • Understand the steel making process and integrate this knowledge with the knowledge of process control systems in order to improve productivity, quality and reliability

Location: Ghent, KY (45 miles SW of Cincinnati)

Shift Work: The normal operating schedule is divided up into 4 teams that rotate 12 hour shifts according to the following schedule: 4 days/7 off ; 4 nights/3 off ; 3 days/1 off ; 3 nights/3 off. The rotation includes 12 hours every 4 weeks of built in O/T on-top of any normal O/T you would perform as part of maintenance operations.


  • Must be able to start by June 15
  • Strong electrical knowledge of medium and low voltage electrical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, breakers and power distribution systems, motors, motor control equipment, instrumentation, PLC’s and AC/DC drives for mechanical systems. 
  • Computer knowledge, networking, and any programming experience is a real plus. 
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in an industrial electrician position or equivalent work experience preferred. 
  • Aptitude for learning and will be taught (classroom and/or experience) the more complex skills of the industry such as PLC programming and drive systems if they show strong theoretical knowledge, a high work ethic, and a commitment to learn and perform in this role.

Salary: Total First Year is $75,000 - $88,000, broken down into hourly rate of $25-28 + O/T + 50% quarterly + 50% annual bonus.

Interviews will be held May 14. Email us to learn more or apply.

Technical Careers with Phillips 66

Orion is recruiting for a large number of technical positions with Phillips 66, an advantaged downstream energy company. This opportunity is brought to military veterans exclusively through Orion. Phillips 66 seeks strong former Military candidates with great leadership, solid education, great technical skills and relatable experience.

We are hiring for a variety of position types, including:

  • Instrument & Electrical Technicians (Click here to read position description.)

  • Machinists

  • Pipefitters / Welders (Click here to read position description.)

  • Terminal Operators

  • Pump Mechanics (Click here to read position description.)

  • Controllers

  • Pipeliners

  • Inspectors

  • Utility Persons

  • Boilermakers

Interview Dates

  • May 10-11, 2013 in Borger, TX, for Pump and Engine Mechanic positions
  • May 17, 2013 in Bella Chasse, LA, for Plant Operator positions

Please click here for more information.

Route Sales Representative Careers with Nestle Waters

Orion is recruiting for a number of positions with Nestle Waters, a bottled water division of the Nestle Group, a multinational food and beverage company. This is your chance to begin your civilian career with a globally recognized company in the food and beverage industry.

We are currently recruiting for Route Sales Representatives in a number of locations, including Houston, TX; Lanham, MD; and Kearny, NJ.

As the Route Sales Representative, you will be responsible for effectively selling and delivering Nestle Water products to commercial and residential customers. The primary role of the Route Sales Representative is contact between the company and our customers; therefore, candidates must have/demonstrate a fundamental commitment to providing exceptional customer service.

Position Locations: Houston, TX; Lanham, MD; Dracut, MA; Syossett, NY; San Francisco, CA.

Salary: Compensation is $39,500 - $46,000, depending on location. Bonuses are provided, depending on location.

Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
  • Prior service in the US Military
  • Ability to secure and/or maintain CDL Class B with airbrake endorsement
    • MVR - In last three years: Only one license; no driving-related suspension, revocation or cancellation; no disqualifying offenses; no more than two moving violations; and no reckless driving incidents.
    • In the last seven years, no major driving offenses - i.e. DUI/DWI, reckless driving, refusal to test, leaving the scene, driving a commercial vehicle without a CDL, or at fault fatal accident.

Click here to learn more.

Data Center Technician Careers with a Leading Global Provider of Online Services

Orion is currently recruiting for a large number of Data Center Technicians for a leading global provider of online services. This is your chance to begin your career with one of the world’s most recognized and respected companies.

As a Data Center Technician, you will be responsible for designing and operating some of the most sophisticated electrical and HVAC systems in the world. Responsibilities Include:

  • Operating, monitoring and supporting all facilities activity at the data centers
  • Taking ownership of the operation and maintenance of water pumps and treatment systems, HVAC, UPS, generators, electrical distribution and control and monitoring systems
  • Implementing best-in-class environmental practices
  • Bringing the ideas of the Data Center Engineers to life and developing creative approaches to reducing operational costs while improving efficiencies
  • Ensuring that problems are identified and repaired quickly, that contractors deliver quality services and preventive maintenance, and that safety measures are being performed
  • Responding to data center performance issues and outages to minimize recovery time from failures in emergency situations or abnormal conditions
  • Helping inspect, maintain and repair various data center systems (e.g., piping, cooling, and non-critical electrical system components)
  • Providing daily assistance to senior technicians by reading blueprints/schematics, conducting tours of systems and assessing their working order

Position Locations: Caldwell County, NC; Mayes County, OK; Council Bluffs, IA; The Dalles, OR; Berkeley County, SC. Learn more about position locations.

Salary: $55k-$65k, depending on experience.

Benefits: Full benefits, including potential bonus and stock grants.

Position Requirements:

  • Associate's degree, trade school certification or other verifiable training in a relevant technical field (in lieu of degree, 2 years of relevant work experience).
  • 2 years’ experience at journeyman or technician level in a critical environment, or 2 years of equivalent military related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Universal Refrigerant Handler’s certification is preferred for mechanical applicants.
  • Data center, hospital or power plant experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the electrical and mechanical systems used in a data center environment, including: Feeders, Transformers, Generators, Switchgear, UPS systems, ATS/STS units, PDU/PMM units, Chillers, Air handling units and CRAC units.
  • Ability to communicate intelligently and effectively with contractors who perform maintenance or upgrade work on these systems.
  • Ability to learn quickly and address issues as they arise during normal working hours or when on-call.
  • Interview

Click here to learn more or apply.

Technical Careers with Siemens Corporation


Orion is currently recruiting for a large volume of technical positions across all segments of Siemens Corporation within the U.S.

Over the last ten years, Orion has placed over 520 former and transitioning military job seekers into great careers within Siemens divisions including Building Technologies, Water, Healthcare & Medical, Energy and Mobility. Siemens is ranked #47 on the Fortune Global 500, and # 1 on the Electronics and Electrical Equipment Industry list. Siemens is the second largest non-government employer in the world, reporting worldwide revenue exceeding $120 Billion in 2011.

Positions include:

  • 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.

Please visit us online if you are interested in learning more.

Service Technician Positions with Bridgestone


Orion has partnered by Bridgestone, a leading tire production company since the early 20th century to offer career opportunities for those seeking a rewarding career after the military. This is your chance to begin your career with a growing company.

We are currently recruiting for Service Technicians – Multi-Skilled Maintenance Technicians in Aiken, SC and Wilson, NC. The Service Technician – Multi-Skilled Maintenance Technician position is a multi-craft position in electrical, mechanical, and electronic skills.

To be qualified for this position, you must have an Associate’s degree in Electronics, General Technology, Robotics, or related field and 2+ years in industrial maintenance experience, or 3+ years similar experience plus military background.

Click here for more information.

Maintenance Positions with The Hershey Company

Orion has partnered with The Hershey Company, the #1 Chocolate Maker in the country, to offer outstanding career opportunities to Technicians seeking a rewarding career after the military. We are currently recruiting transitioning  Military Technicians for Maintenance Technician  and Maintenance Supervisor positions.

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technicians install, maintain, diagnose, troubleshoot, repair, remove, and balance various mechanical and electrical equipment along with their associated utilities.


  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions
  • Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments
  • Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance
  • Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests

Location: Hazleton, PA; Robinson, IL; Memphis, TN 

Salary: $22.29 while training and $23.42 when qualified + OT

Shift Work: Candidates must be available for any shift: 7am-3pm; 3pm-11pm; 11pm-7am. Shift is not rotating.

Working Conditions:

  • Work will be performed within a manufacturing facility
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required to include but not limited to safety toe shoes, ear plugs, safety glasses/goggles, bump caps, hair and beard nets, and gloves
  • Wearing company issued uniforms is a requirement


  • Must be flexible to work all shifts
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays and overtime
  • Must possess a minimum of 5 years of hands on mechanical experience to include mechanics, and electrical (480V, 3 phase and control voltage)
  • Must have basic understanding of PCs and basic computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic systems operational theory, troubleshooting and repair; including ability to read blueprints and schematics and systematically diagnose and repair problemsExperience with HVAC, boilers, and waste water treatment a plus
  • Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Regularly required to work around operating equipment, stand, reach, stoop, crawl, and bend
  • Repetitive use of hands, wrists, and forearms

To learn more about these positions, please click here.

Maintenance Supervisor

With minimal direction and input from senior leadership, this position is expected to independently propose, plan, and execute projects to eliminate the root cause of manufacturing problems; independently execute projects of extremely high complexity which have a large impact on the on the company's current and/or future business interests; handle projects dealing with software, hardware, or procedural nature relating to processes, equipment or people. The Maintenance Supervisor is also expected to take a leadership role in their Business Unit Team.


  • Ensure that the entire maintenance area of responsibility proactively supports all plant goals including safety measures. Establish maintenance measures that fully support other plant goals.
  • Coordinate and administer daily interaction between all aspects of maintenance in your area of responsibility and all other departments in the plant.
  • Ensure that maintenance personnel have proper qualifications, are properly trained, and motivated to work productively both as part of a team and individually utilizing all TPM processes.
  • Ensure compliance with established standards and procedures involving safety, sanitation, good manufacturing policies, housekeeping and other plant programs.
  • Ensure compliance with administrative and reporting procedures.
  • Operate as the plant monitor including scheduling and complying to all aspects of SAP PM (PM's completed on time, work orders completed and properly documented, etc.), and champion proactive maintenance verses reactive maintenance.
  • Actively participate, initiate and fully develop support all TPM initiatives both personally and with all maintenance personnel reporting to supervisor.
  • Ensure all equipment and tools for which responsible are maintained in the proper operating condition to meet established plant needs, established safety, and sanitation, and etc., standards.

Location: Hazelton, PA; Memphis, TN

Salary: $65,000 – 80,000, plus OT and/or bonus


  • HS diploma required, Bachelor's Degree in a technology-related field is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Minimum of 6 years maintenance experience in manufacturing/military required; food manufacturing preferred.

To learn more about these positions, please click here.

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 dates to request more information on the conference you’d like to attend!

Philadelphia, PA

Norfolk, VA


Cincinnati, OH

June 2 - 3


Jacksonville, FL

Atlanta, GA

May 19 - 20

June 17 - 18

South Central  

Dallas, TX

Houston, TX

May 19 - 20

June 23 - 24


San Diego, CA

Seattle, WA

San Diego, CA

Seattle, WA

April 21 - 22

May 9 - 10

June 2 - 3

June 23 - 24

Attention Goose Creek Sailors - Advanced Resume Writing Class


An Orion Recruiter will be hosting an Advanced Resume Writing class at Goose Creek Naval Base on Wednesday, May 29th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The class will be held at the Fleet and Family Support Center. To register, please visit the front desk.

For more information please contact Todd Hecht, (800) 872-5002 x. 142, the Orion Recruiter who will be hosting the class.

According to Your Peers


“I believe the southeast recruiting team at Orion is bar none the best group that you have. John Teague and Mark Kraft followed through with me from presenting me with my opportunity with Mercedes-Benz, to getting me prepared to go to the plant, and all the way to the interviews and the offer stage. I have loved every minute of my job here at Mercedes. They have treated me with the highest respect and have given me extensive training. Orion met my expectations ten-fold! – Jake Mussler, Maintenance Technician

“I worked with Mike Wooster, Matt Clingon, Dave Conner, and Gary Sadler at Orion. This group of professionals took the time to get to know me and my needs and match me with a company and position that fit my personality, Manufacturing Supervisor with Remington Arms.

I attended a hiring conference in Fishkill, NY, and would recommend this process for anyone transitioning into the private sector. Working with Orion was a very rewarding experience and one that I have recommended to others.” – Barry Cates, Manufacturing Supervisor

“Gino Marchetti did a great job matching my skills and career goals with the needs of the company. I asked him advice on the position once it was offered, and I felt he gave me honest advice rather than just trying to put me in a job for his own gain. Also, communication was excellent throughout the process. I have referred several of my military colleagues that are nearing separation/retirement to Orion.

The job I hold now is very similar to Expediting and Planning & Scheduling activities in the USAF. It requires good organization, communication, and troubleshooting skills, in addition to working together as a team. The climate is fast-paced.” - Scott Munden, Technical Support Administrator

“Tony Hoffman IS my recruiter. He did such a great job that I refuse to say that he ‘was’ my recruiter. Everything that Tony has done for me was one-on-one and directly helped my growth. I honestly feel like Tony cares more about me than I do. He is a great recruiter and a great person.

If I needed anything, Tony and Orion were there for me. I was not just a number with Orion, and they make sure you know it. I had people from almost every office nationwide communicating with me, giving me advice, and even going as far as to call me to check in and make sure that everything was going well. I think of every Orion team member as a part of my extended family.

I can honestly say if you listen to your Orion recruiter and develop your interview skills, promote your abilities, and communicate, there is no reason why Orion cannot put you in front of companies that will hire you. However, you must take charge of your career and LISTEN TO YOUR RECRUITER!!!” - Joseph Wilson, Product Support Representative

“I worked with Dave Conner, John Collins, and Mike Wooster at Orion. They listened to everything I asked for in a job and pointed me in the direction they thought would be best to secure that job.” – Douglas Prunier, Appliance In-Home Service Professional

“Previous to my civilian career, I held a supervisory position in the Navy as an E-5 Machinist Mate. My military training helps a lot as far as the training, knowledge, and basic daily activities of my new career. The Navy prepares a person without the person even knowing they’re being prepared for the next step in life. 

I came to Orion through a colleague’s referral. Mike Wooster treated me as if he knew me for years but always maintained professionalism. By all means and at all costs, he heard me clearly and made things happen based around my schedule.

I submitted my resume via the Orion website and heard back from Mike the next day. He called with a job already in mind, so he did his research before he called me. That job did not turn out to be the job for me, so he kept his foot on the gas pedal and went to the next stop. Soon after, he emailed me info on Valerus, my new employer, and asked if I was interested. My reply was 'most definitely!' 

Orion recruiters are straight forward and very friendly on a professional level. The drive they have is one that only veterans can have. Motivation + Drive = Success, and Orion recruiters use this equation every time they pick up a phone to contact a veteran! I applaud them. Keep up the good work, and I will tell all my friends leaving the military who are looking for work to stop first at Orion!” – Henry Rome, Compressor Mechanic

“Orion exceeded my expectations. I wouldn't be where I am today without Tony Hoffman, who couldn’t have been a more enthusiastic and helpful person. Tony also took the time to answer my questions and provide feedback for me after my interviews. I can't say enough good things about him and the whole crew who assisted in my job search.

I have already referred one friend of mine to Orion, and I would definitely recommend them without hesitation. The job search process, while stressful due to the time constraint I had, couldn't have gone so smoothly without Orion at the helm. Thanks a million!” - Kevin Mabe, Technical Services Supervisor

“Orion International was an excellent company to work with, and I think other transitioning military members would be remiss to not at least give them a chance. Orion exceeded all the expectations that I had for using a recruiting company. They were the only recruiting company that I found that actually cared about what I had to say.

Other ones would just send me emails multiple times for the same position while Tony Hoffman, my Orion recruiter, talked to me directly. Tony is a great guy that I would recommend to anyone transitioning out of the military. His dedication and sincerity in recruiting are what made me want to work only with Orion transitioning out of the military.” - Charles Hendon, Welding Technician III

“I am on terminal leave now and achieved my goal of getting hired before getting out of the military! I am now an Electrician with Nucor Steel. I learned most of the fundamentals I needed to be successful in an electrical/electronic career as an Aegis Fire Controlman First Class (E-6) in the Navy, but, most of all, I learned practical life knowledge. This knowledge has been much more important in the grand scheme of things than any of the knowledge I can pick up a book for. Experiencing ups and downs in the Navy really taught me to do more with less, to be patient and polite, responsibility for millions of dollars’ worth of equipment, and to be confident in stressful situations.

Tony Hoffman from Orion was absolutely outstanding when it came to assisting me with everything from resume writing to pre-interview jitters. He kept me level headed about expectations and kept me excited and confident during the sometimes frustrating hiring process.

When the interviewer from my company had to cancel at the last minute, Tony stayed on top of things with the help of John Collins, and they got me a phone interview the next week with the interviewer. It all fell into place from there. I spoke with him prior to all three interviews with Nucor, and he gave me all the advice I needed to be successful. I can't thank Tony and John enough for leading me to this wonderful career opportunity!” – Annie Kordecki, Electrician

“I was a little wary after a bad experience with a different recruiting firm, but Orion, especially Tony Hoffman, went above and beyond to help me find a position. In the end, Tony and Rob Gumpper were instrumental in placing me in a job with great benefits.” – Wayne Schlessman, Inspector Trainee

Earn $100 for Every Referral that Finds their Career through Orion

Did you know that Orion candidates have already earned $1800 in referral bonuses already in 2013?

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!

It's simple - just click here to refer a friend. 30 seconds of your time could be $100 in your pocket!

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