DALLAS, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviall, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, announced today that it has been named seventh out of the top 100 employers earning the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer designation. This is the fourth consecutive year Aviall has earned this recognition by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. To qualify for the elite Military Friendly® Employer title, companies completed a data-driven survey, with data independently tested by EY (Ernst & Young) based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media and its Advisory Board. Criteria for the designation included a benchmark score across key programs and policies, such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs for veterans, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
Aviall is committed to hiring military talent, knowing first-hand that recruiting from the military community is not only the "right thing to do," but it makes good business sense. "Military veterans bring significant value to the workplace, both in technical skills and leadership qualities," Aviall President and CEO Ed Dolanski said of the award. "We focus our hiring efforts on veterans for this very reason, averaging about 26 percent of our new hires who identify as U.S. veterans each year."
Now in its 13th year, Military Friendly® Employers is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. "Companies that have earned the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer award have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful careers for transitioning service members and spouses," said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. "Our Military Friendly® Employers are moving the needle beyond answering 'why hire military'—they are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly® educators to translate military competencies into civilian jobs."
Aviall will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine, as well as on MilitaryFriendly.com.
Aviall operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boeing Company, supporting both commercial and defense business units within Boeing. Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries.
Aviall, which has headquarters in Dallas, is the world's largest provider of new aviation parts and related aftermarket services. The company markets and distributes products for more than 240 manufacturers and offers approximately 2 million catalog items from 40 customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Aviall also provides maintenance for aviation batteries, wheels and brakes, as well as hose assembly, kitting and paint-mixing services. The company offers a complete set of supply-chain and logistics services, including order processing, stocking and fulfillment, automated inventory management and reverse logistics to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and customers.
About Military Friendly® Employers:
The Military Friendly® Employers designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of companies with annual revenue over $100 million nationwide; the Top 100 Military Friendly® Employers list includes companies with annual revenue over $500 million. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board comprised of higher education, recruiting, HR and diversity professionals from across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to companies meeting the eligibility criteria. The methodology and more information about the program, along with the complete list of employers, can be found on MilitaryFriendly.com.
About Victory Media:
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. Learn more about our Media, Training and Ratings solutions at victorymedia.com, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.