EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Technical Services (ATS) today announced that it has earned the 2019 Military Friendly® Employer designation. Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization's commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community. First published in 2003, Military Friendly® Employers is the most comprehensive resource that provides veterans and their spouses with the best choices for employment opportunities, a list of "Better for Veterans" Organizations.
"ATS is proud to be named a Military Friendly® Employer," said Dayna Eden, ATS Chief People Officer. "More than 20% of ATS employees and leadership are veterans. ATS actively recruits military veterans and creates retention programs because we believe that our core values of accountability, humility and excellence are aligned with military principles, and we value the experience and education that military members bring to the ATS team."
Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Out of the more than 8800 companies evaluated nationally, VIQTORY awarded 226 employers the 2019 Military Friendly® designation.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly ® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization's survey score with an assessment of the organization's ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees.
ATS will be showcased along with other 2019 Military Friendly ® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs ® magazine, the January 2019 issue of Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com MilitaryFriendly.com.
About Aviation Technical Services
Aviation Technical Services (ATS) provides a broad and growing portfolio of technical services in MRO, Engineering, Component Repair, Component Sales and Parts Development world-wide. ATS supports both narrow body and wide body aircraft operators in the commercial and military aviation markets. Over a 48 year history, ATS has been consistently recognized for award-winning support of turn-key fleet transition/integration, aircraft modifications, aircraft heavy maintenance, design services and MRO component repair of accessories, structures, flight control surfaces, fuel components, complex composites, hydraulics, pneumatics, heat exchangers and electrical components. For more information, visit www.atsmro.com.
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 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 Ernst & Young. 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: www.militaryfriendly.com.
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service disabled, veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs ® and Military Friendly ® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com.
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