Employers Recognized For Hiring Vets
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The courageous men and women of the U.S. military operate highly advanced equipment and technology, manage extremely complex supply chains and logistics challenges, and lead teams in tremendously stressful situations. Exactly the types of employees you want working for your organization, right? Unfortunately, many vets are having difficulty finding employment, especially recent vets who served in Afghanistan and in Iraq, as this chart illustrates.
Nevertheless, many employers do recognize the value of hiring a hero, and their commitment has helped make a difference in veteran and military spouse employment. Twenty-five of these organizations were named finalists for the 2nd Annual Hiring Our Heroes awards. The winners of each of the five awards named below will be announced at the 2nd Annual Lee Anderson Hiring Our Heroes Awards Dinner at the Chamber on November 14, 2012.
Lee Anderson Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award, for demonstrated leadership in hiring veterans and military spouses and honoring the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation: Comcast/NBCUniversal; Goldman Sachs; Sears; United Services Automobile Association (USAA); Walmart
Don Weber Wounded Warrior Employment Award, for demonstrated leadership in addressing the unique challenges and demands for wounded warriors, spouses, and caregivers: CACI; Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC); Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI); Southwest Airlines; VSE Corporation
Post-9/11 Veteran Employment Award, for demonstrated leadership in enhancing the ability of post-9/11 veterans to find meaningful employment in the private sector: Chesapeake Energy; GE; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Prudential; Ryder
Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award, for demonstrated leadership in supporting military spouses in their search for meaningful employment in the private sector: Booz Allen Hamilton; Capital One; Hospital Corporation of America (HCA); Hunt Companies; The Major Group
Capital One Award for Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment, for demonstrated leadership in hiring veterans and military spouses and honoring the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation: Aaron’s, Inc.; Meineke Car Care Center of Pensacola, Florida; National Military Family Association; Willsbro T&D Services; Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC