CLEVELAND, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its Veteran's Day observation this year, KeyBank is proud to announce that it has been named to the list of top "Military Friendly® Employers" for the second consecutive year. The recognition is awarded by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse Magazine and reflects the emphasis Key places on recruiting and training military veterans who are joining or rejoining the workforce.
Now in its 14th year, Military Friendly® Employers 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 higher education and military recruitment community.
KeyBank 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. "Making the transition to the business world is easier when both the employee and their employer are strongly focused, as we are, on serving our communities," said Brian Fishel, KeyCorp Senior Vice President & Chief Talent Officer. "Our commitment to service, volunteerism, and helping others makes KeyBank a good fit for veterans. We value the service of the men and women of the military and their families and welcome them to begin their journey to a new and fulfilling chapter in their lives at KeyBank."
As an inclusive employer and workplace, KeyBank is proud of our strong tradition supporting military employees, families and veterans. Key is a proud partner of numerous organizations dedicated to supporting U.S. servicemen and women including Joining Forces, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Veterans on Wall Street, Hiring Our Heroes, Hero 2 Hired, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and Veterans Business Network. Additionally, Key's Military Inclusion employee resource group provides support, resources and networking for active duty and veteran employees, as well as spouses, families and friends. The group also helps onboard new military hires, and leads the company's relationships with organizations such as Fisher House, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the USO, and the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association.
KeyBank will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine and the January 2017 issue of Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com.
KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $135.8 billion at September 30, 2016. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.
About Military Friendly® Employers:
The Military Friendly ® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for thousands of federal contractors nationwide, input of military employees, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly ® Employers survey from participating companies. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by EY. The survey is administered for free and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months. Criteria for consideration can be found at: https://militaryfriendly.com.
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