10 Companies That Boast Strong Job Opportunities for Veterans

Victory Media spotlights the top companies that hire and retain veterans

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Victory Media, the originator of the veterans career resource and education site, Military Friendly, has released its 2016 Military Friendly Employers list.

Now in its 13th year, the report highlights more than 220 employers who have strong military recruitment efforts, a good percentage of new hires with prior military experience, great retention programs for veterans and policies on National Guard and Reserve services.

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“We live in an era when the value of military service in the professional world is unquestioned and unmatched,” said Chris Hale, a Navy veteran and Chairman and Co-Founder of Victory Media. “Veterans are graduates of the premier training institution in the world, but they need a consistent and predictable standard that lets them make good choices for major life decisions like where to work or where to enroll in school. The mission of Military Friendly is to create maximum professional opportunity for them and other members of the military community.”

This year nearly 400,000 active duty, National Guard and Armed Forces Reserve service members will transition to companies nationwide. Based off the data from Victory Media, below are the companies that came in the top 10 ranks for providing the best employment opportunities for military members and their families.

1. Combined Insurance Company: 39 percent new hires in 2015 are veterans and number of current veteran employees not disclosed

2. Booz Allen Hamilton: 26 percent new hires in 2015 are veterans and 29 percent of current employees are veterans

3. USAA: 22 percent new hires in 2015 are veterans and 15 percent of current employees are veterans

4. ManTech: 37 percent new hires in 2015 are veterans and 44 percent of current employees are veterans

5. CSX Corporation: 27 percent new hires in 2015 are veterans and 24 percent of current employees are veterans

6. Union Pacific Railroad: 26 percent new hires in 2015 are veterans and 19 percent of current employees are veterans

7. Aviall Services, Inc.: 26 percent new hires in 2015 are veterans and 10 percent of current employees are veterans

8. Bae Systems, Inc.: 15 percent new hires in 2015 are veterans and 14 percent of current employees are veterans

9. CACI: 32 percent new hires in 2015 are veterans and 29 percent of current employees are veterans

10: Lockheed Martin: 37 percent new hires in 2015 are veterans and 24 percent of current employees are veterans

To see the full list of companies head to militaryfriendly.com.