2016 Military Spouse Friendly Employers® List Recognizes Companies Hiring the Home Front’s Skilled Military Spouses

2016 Military Spouse Friendly EmployersEmployers demonstrate commitment, best practices in hiring and supporting the nation’s military spouse community.

PITTSBURGH (December 22, 2015)—Victory Media, the ratings organization and publisher of Military Friendly® Employers and Military Friendly® Schools ratings, announced today its 2016 Military Spouse Friendly Employers®. The annual list recognizes those companies that hire spouses of active duty servicemembers and promote workforce development policies that acknowledge the unique challenges of military life and skills learned through those challenges. This year’s list features 100 companies, up from previous years, demonstrating the growing business need and success in employing this group of talented men and women. For the first time, the list also ranks the top Military Spouse Friendly Employers® by industry.

“More than ever before companies are recruiting from this trusted and valuable workforce,” said Kate Dolack, editor-in-chief of Military Spouse. “Military spouses are expert multi-taskers. They thrive under pressure, and are highly educated and mobile. Companies recognize these attributes and want them in their workplace.”

The annual Military Friendly® survey is open to companies with $100MM or more in annual revenue, with the Military Friendly® ratings distinguishing those best for veterans and servicemembers transitioning out of the military. A portion of the survey considers specific recruiting and retention practices and policies for military spouses, addressing some of the biggest concerns of military families:

  • Which companies provide time off for spouses when their service member is deployed?
  • Which companies offer flexibility for spouses who are managing the nuances of military life?
  • Which companies work to keep spouses employed when they inevitably have to relocate?

Military Spouse magazine will highlight the top 100 Military Spouse Friendly Employers® in its January issue, on newsstands later this month.

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About Military Friendly®:

The Military Friendly® designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of the Fortune 1000 and leading companies nationwide with annual revenue of over $5MM. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent advisory board of educators and employers, and independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. The survey is administered for free and is open to eligible companies. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

About Military Spouse:

Military Spouse magazine and www.militaryspouse.com, published by Victory Media, is the leading national magazine and online destination for the nation’s 1.1 million military spouses.

About Victory Media:

Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals. Our data-driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM media, and featured in national media including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others. Learn more about our Media, Training and Ratings solutions, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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BP Media Relations, LLC

Barbara Pflughaupt – 212-707-8181, barbara@bpmediarelations.com

Gabrielle Torello – 917-312-2832, gabtpr@gmail.com