2015 Best Veteran Friendly Companies

Each year, more and more companies focus their efforts on veteran hiring. Veteran’s have skills that any company would be happy to have but there are some companies out there that go above and beyond to hire and train vets.

Best Veteran Friendly Companies

88% of employers surveyed by Monster and Military.com’s recent Annual Veteran Talent Index said veterans have skills that are relevant for a civilian position but veterans are still finding it hard to find companies that are veteran friendly. Companies who are truly veteran friendly have dedicated veterans hiring initiatives, on-boarding, support groups, training, and so on. Of the companies surveyed, nearly half didn’t have an initiative in place for veteran hiring.

So what are the best veteran friendly companies? Monster and Military.com got together to discover which companies are doing the best job at hiring our nation’s heroes. Assembling a panel of veteran hiring experts, the nominations were made and then the companies supplied data for their veteran hiring practices and results. Once the data was collected, the companies were ranked on the percentage of 2015 veteran hires.

Here are the best veteran friendly companies this year:

1. LOCKHEED MARTIN
Headquarters: Bethesda, Maryland
Percentage of 2015 hires who are vets: 36%
Percentage of workforce who are vets: 24%

2. UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD
Headquarters: Omaha, Nebraska
Percentage of 2015 hires who are vets: 24%
Percentage of workforce who are vets: 20%

3. USAA
Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas
Percentage of 2015 hires who are vets: 22%
Percentage of workforce who are vets: 15%

4. BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON
Headquarters: McLean, Virginia
Percentage of 2015 hires who are vets: 21.9%
Percentage of workforce who are vets: 30%

5. BAE SYSTEMS, INC.
Headquarters: Arlington, Virginia
Percentage of 2015 hires who are vets: 18%
Percentage of workforce who are vets: 14%

6. SPACEX 
Headquarters: Hawthorne, California
Percentage of 2015 hires who are vets: 16.8%
Percentage of the workforce who are vets: 12%

7. FIRST DATA
Headquarters: Atlanta
Percentage of 2015 hires who are vets: 10.6%
Percentage of the workforce who are vets: 6.7%

8. XCEL ENERGY
Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Percentage of 2015 hires who are vets: 9%
Percentage of the workforce who are vets: 8%

9. HONEYWELL
Headquarters: Morris Plains, New Jersey
Percentage of 2015 hires who are vets: 8%
Percentage of workforce who are vets: 9.7%

10. DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES
Headquarters: Houston, Texas
Percentage of 2015 hires who are vets: 7%
Percentage of workforce who are vets: 4%

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