RESTON, Va., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health, and engineering solutions company has earned the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer and Top 100 Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. Now in its 13th year for companies, Victory Media's Military Friendly® ratings recognize companies with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service and military spouses.
Leidos is committed to hiring and retaining military talent. With approximately 17 percent of the workforce comprised of veterans, Leidos operates a dedicated military veteran outreach program, Operation MVP. Through the program, Leidos teams with military transition centers, military associations and veteran organizations in an effort to identify and hire separating and retiring military veterans. The Operation MVP team participates in specific career development and networking events geared towards the veteran and military dependent/caregiver population, and stays actively engaged with military transition offices, Department of Labor representatives, as well as veteran non-profit and membership organizations.
"We recognize the immense character, work ethic and technical skills that veteran employees bring to Leidos," said Sarah Allen, Leidos Chief Human Resources Officer. "We're proud to be recognized by Victory Media for our commitment to veteran hiring."
"Companies that have earned the 2016 Military Friendly® designation have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful careers paths for transitioning service members and spouses," added Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran.
Companies competed for the designation through a data-driven survey with data independently tested by Ernst & Young based on weightings and methodology established by Victoria Media and its Advisory Board. Criteria for the survey 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. For more information, please visit www.MilitaryFriendly.com.
Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. The Company's 19,000 employees support vital missions for government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.06 billion for its fiscal year ended January 30, 2015. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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 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, human resources 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 www.MilitaryFriendly.com.