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Employment Newsletter

for Military Members,

Veterans & Spouses

September 21, 2022   

Employer Highlight

Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Lowe's Companies, or Lowe's for short is a North Carolina-based company that is the 2nd largest hardware chain in the U.S. and in the world surpassed only by close rival, The Home Depot.

As of 2021, Lowe's operates 2,197 stores and employs around 300,000 associates.

Lowe's was founded by a World War II veteran and with over 30,000 veteran employees the company has a deep-rooted tradition of recognizing and honoring our country's military.

In 2021, Lowe's was named AMVETS (American Veterans) Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year, and in 2022, and for several years prior, the company was recognized as a Military Friendly Employer, Military Friendly Spouse Employer and was named a 2022 VETS indexes Recognized Employer.

Lowe's is part of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), working with military installations to promote job opportunities to military spouses.

As an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) partner the company supports associates during training and deployment in many ways, including differential pay.

On the national level, the Lowe's Foundation supports a variety of community programs and non-profits through grants and charitable donations. In their communities, Lowe's stores support military and veteran events and local nonprofits. 

Out of the 30,000 veteran and military connected Lowe's employees, we would like to highlight 3 team members who have been champions of veteran and military causes via collaboration with Veterans Bridge Home.

Joe McFarland-EVP of Stores and enlisted Marine door gunner 

Michael Piper-Military Recruiting Talent Lead and Air Force veteran

Marcel Solomon-Community Relations Analyst, Army brat, former Director of Community Outreach & Engagement at VBH.

The join the Lowe's team, check out hundreds of open positions HERE. 

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Job & Career Fairs


September 28 | GI Jobs Veteran Virtual Job Fair | 


September 29 | Career Expo for Job Opportunities at NC State Agencies and Universities | 


Oct 6 & 20  | Edge4Vets Online Workshop for the Aviation Industry | Register

Two-part virtual event attended by the Charlotte/Douglas Int'l Airport HR reps

October 13 | Hickory for Vets (HKY4Vets) Virtual Hiring Event Register

Amazon | Military Recruiting Events Calendar | View

NC4ME | Monthly Hiring Events across NC | Register

Hiring Our Heroes | Hiring Events Calendar | View

Recruit Military | Hiring Events Calendar | View

Charlotte Region

September 27 | Hickory for Vets (HKY4Vets) Professional Connections Kickoff | Register

October 6 | Meet the Wells Fargo Team-USO Employment Workshop | View

Fayetteville Region

September 22 | Gildan Active Wear | Hosted by the Lee County NCWorks

12:30-2:30pm, 1909 Lee Ave. Sanford, NC 27330

Prior to the event, create an application profile on www.ncworks.gov

For more info call 919-775-2241

September 28 | General Dynamics IT Defense SpecOps Hiring Event-Fayetteville  | View

November 9 | Elite Meet Networking Event | View

Monthly | Department of Labor Off-Base Transition Training | View

Triangle Region

September 27 | NC4ME & NC Defense Summit Hiring Event | View

Monthly | Department of Labor Off-Base Transition Training Wake Tech Off-Base Transition Training | View

Triad Region

October 7 | Vet2Vet Career Networking Event & Happy Hour | View

Register Here

Certificates/Professional Courses

Income Tax Pro Training Class for Veterans & Military Spouses | HR Block | View

Free class for military/veterans, applicants who pass could become Tax Pros with HR Block or start their own practice. For more info contact Charity Jackson at charity.jackson@tax.hrblock.com/864-350-1534

Cyber Academy | Fayetteville State University Center for Defense and Homeland Security | View

No prerequisites. Total cost: $5850, Total course length: 33 days

Next class: Jan 24, 2023

For more info contact John A. Bellamy at jbellam5@uncfsu.edu

Create Opportunities Software Developer Course | Catalyte | View

Free software development training & apprenticeship, no experience or degree required, guaranteed job placement, training takes place in Charlotte, NC & Columbia, SC

Free Virtual Bookkeeping Training Program for Military & Veteran Spouses | Intuit | View

This certification will provide you with foundational skills to prepare you to apply to be a remote bookkeeper for Intuit on QuickBooks Live

Salesforce Certifications

Hiring Our Heroes View

Learn job-ready skills in under six months with help from Google Career Certificates

Cisco Networking Academy | Cisco | View

Free & low cost courses, beginner to advanced in Cyber Security, JavaScript, Linux, Python, CPA, CLA, CPP and more 

Over 30 IT and PMP/Business Certifications

Onward to Opportunities View

Information Technology, Business Management (PMP, Six Sigma), Customer Service, HR 

Free Microsoft Certificates 

Microsoft | View

Free for military, government, contractors

Renewable Energy & Communications Tower Technician Program  | Airstreams Renewables Inc. | View

A Skillbrige program but available to the general public, GI Bill eligible, intensive onside and class room training with job placement across the country. For more info contact Thomas Olsen at thomas.olsen@air-streams.com

Paid Apprenticeships

Clinical Research Associate Apprenticeship 

PPD-Thermo Fisher Scientific | View

Virtual 12-month program, a Bachelor's Degree and any type of medical background is required

For more info contact Chip Rajca at chip.rajca@ppd.com

Heavy Truck Driver Apprenticeship | TMC Transportation | View

Operations Supervisor Training Program 

AFB Freight | View

8-week training with guaranteed job placement, open to transitioning service members and veterans in NC & SC

Pharmacy Tech Apprenticeship | Walgreens | View

Sanderson Farms Trainee Programs | Sanderson Farms | View

Many corporate trainee programs are offered in a variety of fields including Accounting, Audit, Communication, Risk Management, HR and more.

Associate or bachelor's degree, no experience necessary

Collision Technician Apprenticeship | Caliber Collision | View

Open to to the general public-for the NC program contact Patrick Brooks at patrick.brooks@calibercollision.com/910-574-8185

National Apprenticeship Opportunities | Department of Labor | View

Discover hundreds of vetted apprenticeship programs across industries

Scholarship Opportunities

Military Spouse and Caregiver New Beginning Scholarship | Hope for the Warriors | View

Spring 2023 Application Period: August 1-September 30, 2022

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