Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 11, 2013
The 11th annual list of Military Friendly Employers® was released today by Victory Media on MilitaryFriendly.com, the premier resource site for transitioning military service members and spouses. The 2014 Military Friendly Employers ® represent those companies with the strongest military recruiting programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment.
The 2014 Military Friendly Employers ® were led by #1 ranked USAA, a perennial top performer and only the second company in the history of the list to repeat a #1 ranking. All 2014 Military Friendly Employers ® will be featured online at MilitaryFriendly.com and in the December edition of G.I. Jobs magazine. Using the priority data engine on MilitaryFriendly.com, job candidates are able to view prospective employer profiles, as well as design their own custom lists according to their preferences. Custom, user-directed lists can then be saved and shared socially, allowing each candidate to find their unique #1 Military Friendly Employer ®.
“Our Military Friendly Employers® constitute those companies who are actually moving the needle and hiring from the military community,” said Sean Collins, Vice President for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The 2014 Military Friendly Employers ® reported hiring over 117,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, representing an average of 14 percent of total new hires. This isn’t a pledge, it’s an update of ongoing hiring activities.”
Anchoring the 2014 release is a Military Friendly Employers® Virtual Career Fair pairing up military job candidates with pre-vetted companies. Scheduled for Nov. 19, the event will allow active military, veterans and spouses from across the globe to get a real “boots on the ground” perspective of careers at Military Friendly Employers ®, and engage one-on-one with representatives from each company’s military hiring team. Employers participating in the event will be limited to those which have earned the Military Friendly Employers® moniker for 2014.
Candidates can leverage the digital event at no cost to speak directly with companies prior to leaving the service and make informed decisions about their civilian careers. Free candidate registration is required. More information on the Virtual Career Fair is available at http://www.militaryfriendly.com/events .
The survey results that determined the 2014 Top Military Friendly Employers ® were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Companies vehemently compete to earn the Military Friendly ® moniker which gives them an advantage in recruiting highly coveted military-trained talent. Each year companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board consisting of leaders in the military recruitment community. A full list of board members can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com/board.
About Military Friendly®:
The Military Friendly ® designation process includes extensive research and data-driven surveys of leading opportunities for the military community in the areas of employment, education, franchising and cities. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of third party Advisory Boards consisting of recruiting experts from across the country and are independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Any company interested in participating in the Virtual Career Fair must first submit a Military Friendly Employers® survey and compete for the moniker. The survey is administered for free and is open annually. To have your company added to the free survey contact us at contact(at)militaryfriendly(dot)com. Criteria for consideration can be found on our website MilitaryFriendly.com.
About Victory Media:
Publisher of G.I. Jobs, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business serving the military community since 2001. Additional information can be found at VictoryMedia.com. Our data-driven Military Friendly ™ lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes and are frequently cited on national TV programs such as CNN, CNBC, NBC, Bloomberg News, Fox News and others.
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For further information on G.I. Jobs or the Military Friendly Employers® survey, or to arrange interviews, contact:
BP Media Relations, LLC – Barbara Pflughaupt - (212) 707-8181 or
Judee Cohen – (917) 721-0663