Glassdoor names VA among the top employers of Veterans

Glassdoor, a job and recruiting site, lists U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs one of the top entities hiring Veterans


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Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, recently singled out seven top employers of Veterans and their families, and it’s no surprise that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) made the list, along with Booz Allen, Home Depot, Southwest Airlines and others.

A total of 123,608 Veterans — more than 30 percent of the workforce — work at VA, according to the latest federal government data. Glassdoor said Veterans choose VA careers for its generous employee benefits, such as tuition assistance and loan repayment. A physician quoted in the article commended VA for its “great mission, incredible benefits (and) good work/life balance.”

Through the Transitioning Military Program, VA also has well-paying careers specifically for Veterans with healthcare skills. Veterans of healthcare fields successfully work as health technicians, Intermediate Care Technicians (ICTs), mental health providers, nurses, physicians and support staff in other healthcare occupations.

ICTs, for instance, are former basic medical technicians, combat medic specialists, basic hospital corpsmen or basic health services technicians applying their skills to care for fellow Veterans. (Meet ICTs Ryan White, Anthony Juarez and other VA employees.)

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Other benefits of a VA healthcare career include 36 to 49 days paid time off per year, depending on the leave tier, and the ability to apply military service time to a civil service pension, participate in a 401(k) with up to 5 percent in employer contributions and gain access to a range of exceptional health insurance plans for individuals and families.

Are you transitioning from the military? See if a career with VA is the right choice for you.

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  1. Timothy Ramos    

    Well I hope it works for some. But, I called for my third time yesterday to the hotline. They stated they closed my complaint because I had complained multiple times for same reason. Which I have. Because the first time I called the girl escalated it and told me That a supervisor would contact me within 14 days about the issue which never happened. Mined you I broke my back in the Prescott VA ER, because a PA refused to treat me because he stated he didn’t feel comfortable. Even though I had been treated for same problem no less than a dozen times that he even saw in the computer. Spasmed off bed and broke back. Called again months later and again was told I’d be contacted in 14 days. Never happened. Yesterday the young lady stated it had no notes and looked weird. But guess what. She said she made notes on it and I’d be contacted again within 14 days. Not holding breath. Other Vets have told me they were never contacted back either. So to brag on calls you have taken and actually fixing something is different. This had to be removed from back due to VA, leaving me bed ridden.

  2. Larry Ritter    

    They need to start a like button. This is awesome. Times have changed since my dad went thorough this process. But we didn’t have the internet job search. I would like to thank the people who make a change. And knowing that they get Va help, but give them medical to help more. ( and big V for the veterans, small “a” for the assistance they give.) Thank you for all the service that is given. Before, during, and after the fact.

    1. Timothy Ramos    

      Don’t believe everything you hear. Especially from the people who have caused this train wreck.

      Well I hope it works for some. But, I called for my third time yesterday to the hotline. They stated they closed my complaint because I had complained multiple times for same reason. Which I have. Because the first time I called the girl escalated it and told me That a supervisor would contact me within 14 days about the issue which never happened. Mined you I broke my back in the Prescott VA ER, because a PA refused to treat me because he stated he didn’t feel comfortable. Even though I had been treated for same problem no less than a dozen times that he even saw in the computer. Spasmed off bed and broke back. Called again months later and again was told I’d be contacted in 14 days. Never happened. Yesterday the young lady stated it had no notes and looked weird. But guess what. She said she made notes on it and I’d be contacted again within 14 days. Not holding breath. Other Vets have told me they were never contacted back either. So to brag on calls you have taken and actually fixing something is different. This had to be removed from back due to VA, leaving me bed ridden.

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