2015 Top 10 VetFriendly Employers

More than 62,000 veterans voted the companies below as the most Veteran Friendly in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fairs in 2015. Have been Some of the criteria used to determine the Top 10 included:

  • What company do you feel was the most veteran friendly during the virtual career fairs
  • Did the recruiters follow up 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.

1. Aetna Why work at Aetna? You want to work where you can learn, grow and test yourself. And, of course, you want decent, competitive pay and benefits. You’ve come to the right place. We offer more than 100 types of jobs, most with career tracks. Our salaries and benefits are market-competitive, with bonuses for high achievers. And our benefits come with lots of choices. All are aimed at helping you achieve health and financial well-being. Our employees’ health and financial well-being are important to us. As of April 2015, we increased our U.S. minimum base wage to $16 per hour, for both hourly and salaried employees. And effective in 2016, eligible Aetna employees can qualify for an enhanced medical benefits program that could save some families thousands of dollars. Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
2. *Chase Since World War I, JPMorgan Chase has been committed to supporting our nation’s Veterans and their families in order to position them for long-term, post-military success. In 2011, the firm established an Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (MVA) to centralize these efforts and align initiatives across three strategic pillars – employment, small business, and financial capability. Over the last five years, more than 10,000 Veterans have joined the ranks of JPMorgan Chase, and the firm has developed programs aimed at retaining and promoting them throughout their careers. The firm also helps to lead the Veteran Jobs Mission – previously the 100,000 Jobs Mission – a coalition cofounded in 2011 by JPMorgan Chase and 10 other companies with the goal of hiring 100,000 Veterans. The Coalition has since evolved into a group of more than 200 employers now committed to hiring 1 million Veterans. JPMorgan Chase knows first-hand how much Veterans have to contribute to our country and our workforce, which is why we will continue to focus on their successful transitions into the private sector. To learn more about career opportunities, visit with JP Morgan Chase recruiters in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
3. *Verizon What makes us such a good career choice for veterans, reservists and transitioning service members? If you ask us, we’ll tell you that it’s being able to use your skills and experience to deliver what people want and need from the digital world. Verizon powers America’s fastest and most reliable network. We’re also leading the way in cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and video entertainment. With over 85% of MOS’s having a direct civilian counterpart at Verizon there’s rarely a position within the military that we can’t find a place for– maybe that’s why we already employ nearly 12,000 military service members, veterans and reservists. What’s more, all of our roles bring with them plenty of recognition and reward. Our work perks include competitive pay, health and wellness benefits, tuition assistance and more. Whatever your military skills are, find your future with us and join our Military Talent Network at 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
4. TSA TSA’s Veteran Program Office helps transitioning Veterans learn more about career opportunities at TSA. TSA has non-competetive hiring authority to appoint veterans to permanent positions.  Chat with TSA recruiters in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
5. Exelon Exelon ​​believes in hiring men and women who've served in the military: they exemplify the leadership, teamwork, integrity, and commitment to excellence we need. Exelon attends military recruiting fairs with members of E-MAC (Exelon - Militaries Active​ly Connected), our employee resource group that supports veteran employees. We advertise in military publications, and partner with Transition Assistance Program (TAP) offices.  Visit the Exelon booth in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
6. *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 booth in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
7. *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
8. *Anthem Inc. As one of America’s largest health benefits companies, we at Anthem, Inc. have a profound appreciation for service. Our organization proudly supports our nation’s active, reserve and veteran military service members and their spouses. Our shared commitment to service is evident in our uniquely rewarding culture that reflects our common values which include: Trustworthy, Accountable and Caring. With nearly 72 million people served by its affiliated companies, including more than 38 million enrolled in its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. For more information please visit our veteran website.
9. Penske Penske thanks military personnel and veterans for their service to the United States and for the sacrifices they have made to ensure our safety and freedom. We appreciate the values, work ethic and leadership skills veterans bring as associates to our teams. Penske is actively recruiting and hiring veterans nationwide. We seek high-performance people with a deep passion for customer service and high ethical standards. Sound like you? You can visit with Penske in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
10. Tyco We are an exceptionally diverse global business. Our people come from a broad range of cultures and backgrounds, and we celebrate different perspectives. Our company’s core values of Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability, tie closely to how veterans have been trained and have served our country. Life with us is about doing worthwhile work. It’s about adding value. Empowering everyday life through intelligent systems that make a difference for our customers and those who rely on them. The creative minds of the military are inspired by the exciting opportunities that come from being part of a company that’s on a mission to become even more innovative and agile. Join us to continue our mission of building a smarter future. Connect with us in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair 

* Top Ten VetFriendly Employer in 2014