RESTON, Va., May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, was named to the 2019 Military Times' Best for Vets Employer List. This marks the company's sixth consecutive year making this list, honoring its continuous dedication to hiring and supporting our nation's military veterans and their families.
The Best for Vets Employer List is a distinguished catalogue of the nation's top employers, selected and ranked through a months-long thorough application and vetting process. This year, Military Times received a record breaking number of applicants, with nearly 200 companies submitting for a spot on the list. Leidos ranked at #16 out of 113 companies, the highest ranking the company has received on this list to date.
"One of our key business advantages is that one in four of our 32,000 employees at Leidos are military veterans, and we work hard and dutifully to recruit and continually nurture these talented employees in our company," said Paul Engola, Leidos Chief Human Resources Officer & Head of Business Partnerships. "This high and consistent ranking honors the company's ongoing commitment to our veterans and their families, which remains at the helm of our company's driving mission and values."
Leidos works to recruit military veterans through Operation MVP, its military veteran program. This company-wide initiative is dedicated to finding, hiring, and supporting transitioning military veterans and their families. Currently, Leidos has over 7,000 veterans employed across the world.
The Military Times' Best for Vets Employer List works to objectively and particularly rank the nation's top companies in terms of their support, recruitment, and care for military veterans, service members, and their families. Transitioning service members look to this prestigious list for top companies to apply to, and as such, this list is an honorable recognition and recruitment tool for companies nationwide. For a full list of all ranked companies, visit https://charts.militarytimes.com/chart/13.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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