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Employment Newsletter

for Military Members,

Veterans & Spouses

March 22, 2023  

Employer of the Week

Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual is an American financial services mutual organization based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The financial security company provides consultation on wealth and asset income protection, education planning, retirement planning, investment advisory services, financial planning trust and private client services, estate planning and business planning. Northwestern Mutual was founded in 1857, 166 years ago, and it has been privately owned ever since.

With 360 + field offices across the US, the company offers opportunities nationwide so transitioning service members can find the location that works best for them, and military spouses can stay with the company throughout PCS moves.

Part of the company's 160+ year legacy is recognizing and developing early talent, and this is demonstrated by the company's an extensive internship program as well as early career programs for positions in Tech, Corporate and Financial Rep fields.

Career development opportunities, mentors, and education programs are an integral part of the Northwestern Mutual's culture that is also very military-friendly. Northwestern Mutual received the Military Friendly Employer award in 2022 in all 6 categories: Recruiting & Sourcing, Policies & Compliance, Support & Retention, Culture & Commitment, Opportunity & Advancement, Hiring & Onboarding. To help transitioning service members kickstart their careers in finance, the company participates in DoD's SkillBridge program, and works closely with military bases across the country to connect with service members and spouses interested in the financial industry.

With competitive wages, great employee benefits, and so many career advancement opportunities, joining Northwestern Mutual can be a great career move. Click here to check out open positions.

Open Positions

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Job & Career Fairs


Corporate Grey | Military-Friendly Virtual Job Fairs | View

Defense industry, federal, state and local government opportunities and more.

SCORE | Business Mentorship Program and Live Webinars | View

Score business mentors can help you start, grown or transition your business.

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

Employment-focused training for veterans, National Guards, Reserve members and spouses.

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

Fayetteville/Sandhills Region

April 4 | Department of Labor Off-Base Transition Training | View

Employment-focused training for veterans, National Guards, Reserve members and spouses

April 14 | Ascent & VBH Career Networking Social | View

Open tab and hors d'oeuvres, open to transitioning miliary, veterans and spouses

June 12 & 13 | Hiring Our Heroes Fort Bragg Career Fair | Register

Triangle Region

March 28, April 11 & 18 | Department of Labor Off-Base Transition Training | View

Employment-focused training for veterans, National Guards, Reserve members and spouses

March 30 | 2023 Battle of the Bull Career Expo | Register

IT, Advanced Manufacturing, Construction/Skilled Trades, Healthcare and Life Sciences

Charlotte Region

April 5,12, 26 | Department of Labor Off-Base Transition Training | View

Employment-focused training for veterans, National Guards, Reserve members and spouses

April 13 | Recruit Military Charlotte Veterans Career Event | View

Open to all military, veterans and spouses.

Triad Region

March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27 | Department of Labor Off-Base Transition Training | View

Employment-focused training for veterans, National Guards, Reserve members and spouses


DoD Paid Military Spouse Fellowship Pilot | U.S. Chamber, Military One Source, Spouse Education & Career Opportunities | View

12-week paid fellowship at employers across various industries and locations. Open to active duty, national guard and reserve military spouses.

Create Opportunities Software Developer Program | Catalyte | View

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

Heroes MAKE America Training Program | Manufacturing Institute | View

Certification and career-readiness training in partnership with local colleges to prepare transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard members, reservists and military spouses for careers in manufacturing.

Infrastructure Technician-Wireless & 4G | AmeriCrew | View

Highs School Diploma or GED required.

200 hrs. of training/certifications and technical work.

For more info contact Trey Ryder at tryder@americrew.com

Nucor Technical Academy | Nucor Steel | View

Earn an Associate Degree in Electrical Technology/Industry defined training, on-the job paid training, travel and accommodation at the Tuscaloosa, GA training site, job placement upon completion.

Clinical Research Associate Apprenticeship 

PPD-Thermo Fisher Scientific | View

Virtual 12-month program, a bachelor's degree and any type of medical background

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 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

Certificates/Professional Courses

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

Startup Training Resources to Inspire Veteran Entrepreneurship (STRIVE) | Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families | View

Open to Veterans, Active Duty and Military Spouses

VET TEC Veterans Technology Education Courses | U.S. Department of Veterans Administration | View

For GI Bill eligible veterans, housing stipend during training. Computer programming, data processing, information science, media applications, computer programming

Skilled Training Certificates in HVAC, Construction Trade, CDL, OSHA, Facebook Social Media Marketing | Goodwill Industires | View

Low-cost on-site and virtual certificate programs

Sponsorship and payment plan for tuition fees might be available at selected locations

NC Code Enforcement Official Certifications | NC Code Officials Qualification Board | View

Become a Fire, Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing code enforcement official. Military service can pre-qualify, no education or experience necessary for Level 1 certifications. For more info contact Mike Hejduk at mike.hejduk@ncdoi.gov, 919-647-0024

Certified Electronics Technician School | Veterans Assembled Electronics-STRAC Insitute | View

13 certifications in 18 weeks for a career as electronics assemblers and technicians, job placement assistance

For more info contact Abu Sesay at asesay@tracinstitute.com

Cisco Networking Academy | Cisco | View

Free & low-cost courses, beginner to advanced courses 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 Skill Brige program but available to the general public, GI-Bill eligible, intensive on-site and classroom training with job placements across the country. For more info contact Thomas Olsen at thomas.olsen@air-streams.com

Community Program Training

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training | Governor's Insitute | Register

April 7, 19

Free skilled-based training that teaches participants to identify, understand and respond to mental health and substance use challenges, open to all community members.

Volunteer Opportunities

Battle Buddy Program | Veterans Bridge Home in support of the Governor and Mayor's Challenge | View


"Become a Mentor" Program | American Corporate Partners | 


The program helps post 9/11 veterans transition to the private sector through one-on-one mentoring relationships with corporate professionals.

National Veterans Employment Sites

Honest Jobs-Criminal Record OK

Empower Employ

Veterans Ascend

Disability Solutions


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