The 2014 Top 10 VetFriendly Employers

As voted on by the veterans and military spouses who attended the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fairs in 2014. Some of the criteria used to determine the Top 10 included:

  • How responsive were the recruiters to you in the virtual career fairs
  • Did the company recruiters follow with you after the virtual career fairs
  • Did the company recruiters provide information on their hiring process
  • Do you feel the company displayed a commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses
  • Did the company let you know if/why you were not selected for a position with their company
  • Did you find the company website and career page easy to navigate

The employers listed below represent a wide range of companies from a variety of industries, and have demonstrated a commitment to recruiting, hiring, and retaining veteran and military spouse talent.

Verizon-car 1. VerizonService members and military spouses are valued for their exceptional leadership qualities, diverse skillsets and dedication to teamwork. Such qualities translate well into a career at Verizon, where we share the same core values. Use our Military Skills Matcher job search tool and discover careers that match your military experience. Didn’t find a Match? Help us find you by joining our Military Talent Network, which provides veterans, current service members and military spouses with information on job opportunities and recruiting events. Visit the Verizon virtual booth in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
Chase-car 2. Chase JP Morgan Chase has created a centralized military recruiting team focused solely on hiring veterans and military spouses. We're not just promising to hire military talent—we are equally committed to providing veterans we hire with the resources and training they need to perform successfully in their initial jobs and to be positioned for success over the course of their careers. We've developed training for our managers to help them understand the unique strengths veterans bring to the workplace as well as training on corporate culture for the veterans we hire. To learn more about career opportunities, visit with JP Morgan Chase recruiters in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
empl_wmv 3. Waste Management Be as proud of your WM career as you are of your military service. The call of reveille is a sound that signals the beginning of a new day. It serves as a reminder of purpose and mission. While the bugle may not wake you when you return to your civilian life, at Waste Management, you will find that sense of purpose and mission that is so familiar. You will likely work with a fellow veteran at WM because one in twelve of our employees is former military. In fact, we hire a veteran every day of the year.  Visit the Waste Management both in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
Lowes-car 4. Lowe's At Lowe's, our commitment to recognize, honor, and respect those who serve in our country's military is rooted in our history and informs the decisions we make today. The military instills leadership, a strong work ethic, and a passion for a job well done. It allows pioneering spirits to demonstrate their commitment to teamwork and problem solving. And these are the traits of a Lowe's employee. As you focus on your post-military career, consider exploring the employment opportunities at Lowe's. Visit the Lowe's booth in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
ConvergysV 5. Convergys At Convergys, we believe that our company’s future hinges on the talent, ambition and leadership skills of the people we hire, 79% of our managers have been promoted internally. That is why we’re constantly looking for tomorrow’s leaders – and we often find what we’re looking for in veterans and military spouses. Over the past three years we are proud to have hired over 7,450 veterans and military spouses. Our work at home program is especially attractive to military spouses due to the portability and the fact that we hire in 35 states. Chat with Convergys recruiters in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
Anthem-car 6. Anthem Inc. Anthem, Inc. is working to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and services that give their members access to the care they need. With more than 68 million people served by its affiliated companies, including more than 37 million enrolled in its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. For more information, connect with Anthem recruiters it the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair. Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
UPV 7. Union Pacific Union Pacific recognizes that members of the United States military are dedicated individuals who bring a unique set of experience and skills to our company. No matter where you served or what your specialty, there's a place for you at Union Pacific. Since our inception in 1862, we've supported the military – both in moving troops, supplies and equipment, and in hiring veterans. There is support at every level of our company – all the way up to our Board of Directors. Today, over 20 percent of our company's employees have military experience, with some still active in the National Guard or Reserves. We would love to chat with you in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
Eaton-car 8. Eaton If you are searching for a career with a company that values the training and experience that veterans bring then Eaton is your ideal company. Learn more about Eaton by visiting their virtual booth in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
AramarkV 9. Aramark As a service organization, Aramark offers a wide range of career opportunities. From field operations to corporate and support functions, veterans have found a home with us as leaders in our food, facilities, and uniform divisions coast to coast.Today more than ever we are on the lookout for motivated candidates with leadership skills and the ability to take initiative. Connect with us in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair 
Travelers-car 10. Travelers Travelers values the knowledge employees with military experience bring to their job, including leadership and problem solving abilities, team work and tenacity. We find that military veterans bring dedication and discipline to their roles, and that they seek and accept responsibility readily. The skills they learned during their military service transition well to any position within our company. You can visit with Travelers in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair