PEORIA, Ill., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) today announced the company was ranked 77th on the 2015 Military Friendly Employer® title by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. This recognition marks the third year in a row ATS has appeared on the prestigious list that identifies elite firms that offer job opportunities and hiring and retention programs for both veterans and their spouses.
"We're proud to actively recruit veterans and their spouses that are entering into civilian life," said James Hefti, Vice President, Human Resources at ATS. "These individuals represent more than a quarter of our workforce and consistently possess the work ethic and leadership skills that we need for continued growth. We not only provide employment and advancement opportunities, but help veterans manage the often times difficult transition to a civilian workplace."
"I was nervous about entering the civilian world. ATS made that transition easy by understanding my background and providing the necessary training for me to succeed." - Ken, Air Force (retired). ATS' diverse workforce includes approximately 26% veterans out of the current workforce, and 27% of new hires are veterans.
Military Friendly® is the military ratings division of Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business. Military Friendly® rates companies and colleges on their programs to recruit and retain military veterans as employees and students. Military Friendly® is a federally trademarked term, created in 2003 by Victory Media. Perhaps equally important is what the term is not. It is not a generic phrase or moniker that an organization can self-assign. Nor is it a term that is owned, controlled or defined by the federal government. The mission of Military Friendly® is to create maximum professional opportunity for the nation's military service members, veterans and military spouses.
Rankings of the Top 100 Military Friendly® Employers are based on a survey of more than 100 questions that assess a company's long-term commitment to the recruiting, hiring and retention of former military personnel, policies for Reserve/Guard members called to active duty, and the presence of special military recruitment and support programs. Companies with a minimum of $100 million in annual revenues are eligible to participate in the free annual Military Friendly® Employers survey.
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.
To view details on the complete lineup of 2015 Military Friendly Employers, visit https://militaryfriendly.com/top-100/.
To learn more about Advanced Technology Services, visit www.advancedtech.com.
About Advanced Technology Services:
Advanced Technology Services, Inc. serves customers' needs through production equipment maintenance, spare parts repair and innovative IT services throughout various industries including Aviation, Aerospace, Automotive, Heavy Equipment, Oil & Gas, Building Products, Consumer Packaged Goods and Industrial Components. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, ATS employs more than 3,200 people across the United States of America, Mexico and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.advancedtech.com
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