2017 Military Spouse Friendly Employers® List Recognizes Companies Hiring Military Spouses on the Home Front

Employers demonstrate commitment, best practices in hiring and supporting the nation’s military spouse community.

2017 Military Spouse Friendly EmployersPITTSBURGH (January 12, 2017)—Victory Media, the ratings organization and publisher of Military Friendly® Employers and Military Friendly® Schools ratings, announced today its 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Employers® at http://militaryfriendly.com/2017-military-spouse-friendly-employers-list. The annual list recognizes those companies that hire spouses of active duty service members and promote workforce development policies and programs that acknowledge and support the unique challenges of military life.

The 2017 list features 121 employers across four revenue categories, demonstrating the growing success among all types of organizations and across industries for tapping into this talented group of men and women. Category winners are:

  • Over $1Billion Annual Revenue – Comcast NBCUniversal
  • $500MM – $1Billion Annual Revenue – Sundt Construction
  • Less than $500MM – R. Riveter
  • Nonprofit / Government – Kaiser Permanente

“Military spouses are expert problem-solvers. They thrive under pressure, and are highly educated and mobile,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer at Victory Media’s Military Friendly® division. “Companies recognize these attributes and want them in their workplace. In fact, companies that employ both veterans or service members and their spouses have better retention of their military employees.”

The new, annual Military Friendly® Companies survey includes a section rating employers that offer hiring, onboarding, retention and mentoring programs that are better for veterans and service members transitioning out of the military. Another section of the Military Friendly® Companies survey considers recruiting and retention practices and policies specifically 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 highlights the 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Employers® this month in its January issue. The full list of companies is available at http://militaryfriendly.com.

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About Military Friendly®:

The Military Friendly® Employers and Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of leading companies and colleges nationwide. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent advisory council of educators and employers, and tested by EY based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. The survey is administered for free. Criteria for consideration and recipients of the designation can be found at: http://militaryfriendly.com.

About Military Spouse and Victory Media:
Military Spouse is the leading destination for the nation’s 1.1 million military spouses, who contribute to their communities, the military and each other every day. A division of Victory Media, Military Spouse provides online and print resources for military families on PCS, careers, education opportunities and family life. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, entrepreneurial and education opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur®, STEM JobsSM and Military Friendly® brands. Learn more at www.victorymedia.com.

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:

Suzanne Treviño or Brian O’Malley, Gordon C. James PR, at 602-274-1988.