For the second year running, Verizon Wireless has been named the number one company on the Best for Vets: Employers rankings released by the Military Times.
The Military Times Best for Vets distinction was started to recognize organizations that are committed to providing employment opportunities to America’s veterans. The methodology used to rank organizations is based on an analysis done with over 90 questions. They are focused on a company’s efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success.
“When you work from weakness, it only makes it more challenging,” said Evan Guzman, head of military programs and veteran affairs at Verizon. According to data released by Military Times, veterans accounted for more than 13 percent of the employee populations for responding companies and more than 17 percent of new hires, likely a result of a conscious focus on vet recruiting.
“Verizon’s commitment to veterans begins in the recruiting stage and continues once at the company. Through the unique Military Skills Matcher career website and hundreds of military job fairs and virtual recruitment fairs, veterans are exposed to a variety of areas in the business that they can work,” a statement from the company said.
“In addition, military veterans can connect directly with our active Military Recruitment Team or the Military Talent Network to inquire about new opportunities and upcoming recruiting events. Upon hire, veterans can benefit from an active network of service members to help them adjust from military to civilian life.” The Veterans Advisory Board employee resource group also provides guidance and support to new hires to stay actively engaged with the Verizon community.
“Verizon recognizes that military experience is valuable to the business because their leadership and skill sets make us a better company. There are many great things that separate Verizon apart from other companies, and the pure dedication of our Military Recruitment Team is among one of the highlights,” Guzman said.
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