PEORIA, Ill., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Technology Services announced today that it has earned the 2014 Military Friendly Employer® title by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. Companies competed for the elite Military Friendly Employer ® title via a data-driven survey of over 5,000 companies with resulting survey data independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
ATS aggressively seeks to hire military talent and has found that hiring from the military community is a strategic competitive advantage. According the Jeff Owens, President of ATS, "We find the skills and leadership potential that military veterans bring to the job are a tremendous asset to our company and the manufacturing industry we serve."
Now in its 11th year, Military Friendly Employers® media is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. Each year companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board consisting of leaders in the military recruitment community. A full list of board members can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com/board. ATS will be showcased, along with other 2014 Military Friendly Employers® in the December edition of G.I. Jobs magazine and online at MilitaryFriendly.com.
Using the priority data engine on MilitaryFriendly.com, job seekers are able to view prospective employer profiles, as well as design their own custom lists according to their preferences. Custom, user-directed lists can then be saved and shared socially, allowing each job seeker to find their unique #1 Military Friendly Employer®.
"The 2014 Military Friendly Employers® represent the preeminent tier of companies with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment," said Sean Collins, Vice President for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. "Our Military Friendly Employers® constitute the group of companies actually moving the needle and hiring from the military community. The 2014 Military Friendly Employers reported hiring over 117,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, representing an average of 14 percent of total new hires."
About Victory Media:
Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, serving the military community since 2001. Our Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes and Bloomberg Business Week, and are frequently cited on national TV programs such as CNN, CNBC, NBC, Fox News and others. You can follow Military Friendly on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MilitaryFriendly or on Twitter @Mil_Friendly.
About Advanced Technology Services:
ATS makes business run better by improving the productivity and profitability for many of the world's most respected companies. Through innovative IT services, production equipment maintenance and spare parts repair, ATS helps business remain competitive in a fast changing global economy. ATS is headquartered in Peoria, IL with offices and services centers located in Chicago, IL, Greenville, SC, Detroit, MI, Monterrey, Mexico and the United Kingdom. For more information visit www.AdvancedTech.com.
SOURCE Advanced Technology Services