EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle will be featured in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine as one of 2016's Top 100 Military Friendly® Employers. The company, which also ranked among the top 20 defense industry employers in the Top 100, was recognized with the Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. Wyle competed for the designation by completing a data-driven survey, independently tested by Ernst & Young, and achieving a benchmark score for programs and policies, such as the strength of its military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs for veterans and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
"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."
The rankings reflect Wyle's belief that hiring military talent is a smart business decision. Notably, 41% of Wyle's 4,000 employees are veterans, and 40% of all new hires in 2015 were veterans.
"Our long tradition of hiring veterans reflects the value we see in these talented and highly trained individuals," said Roger Wiederkehr, Wyle CEO and president. "They possess the work ethic we desire in employees and the expertise needed to perform the specialized engineering, professional, scientific and technical services for which Wyle is known."
In addition to the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine, Wyle is showcased on MilitaryFriendly.com along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Employers that also have demonstrated the strongest job opportunities, hiring practices and retention programs for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment.
Wyle, a privately held company, is a leading provider of specialized engineering, professional, scientific and technical services to the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and a variety of other federal agencies. Wyle's areas of expertise include systems and sustainment engineering, program and acquisition management, life sciences research, space medical operations, information technology and test & evaluation of aircraft and weapon systems. For more information on Wyle, please visit www.wyle.com.
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