Government contractors have long seen the value of employing military personnel. Veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce often begin their job searches in contractor HR departments.
As proof of the semiotic relationship between the military and the contracting industry, CivilianJobs.com recognized several area contracting firms this week when it released its Most Valuable Employers for Military in 2011 list.
“Over my 20 years in the military recruiting industry, I have been encouraged when any company improves their talent pool by hiring veterans,” said Sandra Morris, CEO of CivilianJobs parent company Bradley-Morris, Inc. “But the MVE winners are a cut above. These employers, both large and small, demonstrate an understanding of and a dedication to our military service members, and I am thankful that we are able to shine a spotlight on their efforts.”
Based on surveys of recruiting, training and retention programs, CACI International, Halfaker and Associates, ManTech International, Northrop Grumman, Sprint and Verizon received nods of appreciation.
“We are privileged to do a lot of work for our armed forces,” ManTech Chairman and CEO George J. Pedersen said. “We support them from a distance and serve with them side by side. Certainly, veterans bring a lot to ManTech because of their experience and familiarity with the military’s missions. They also bring self-discipline, a strong work ethic, a dedication to the mission faithfully, and a commitment to integrity. We are proud to be able to offer career opportunities to veterans. I can say without hesitation that the professional experience and technical skills of these men and women are greatly valued by ManTech.”