The company's continued hiring and retention efforts to engage veterans through relationships with military associations, service groups and the military's transition assistance program are among driving factors behind the recognition.
Leidos, which ranked #44 on the list, operates a dedicated military veteran outreach program, Operation MVP. The list honors 74 companies who were scored based on a nearly 90-question survey analysis of areas such as recruitment, training, career transition support and company culture. Veterans and service members who self-identify at Leidos account for more than 15 percent of the workforce.
"The talent and expertise our veterans bring to the important work we do at Leidos every day plays an integral role to our company's success," said Sarah Allen, Leidos chief human resources officer. "It is an honor to be named among Best for Vets Employers by Military Times for our dedication to veteran hiring."
Leidos is committed to providing career training and transition support for veterans, including mentorship through employee resources groups, such as the Military Alliance Group. The company also supports active-duty, veteran service members and their families through organizations in our communities (e.g. Wounded Warrior Project, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors, and the USO, just to name a few).
"Our dedication to hire, train and support top talented veterans extends well beyond our doors to local communities across the country," said Mike Bruni, Leidos talent acquisition manager and Operation MVP director. "This commitment also benefits the greater business community where we've been fortunate to share insights and advise other companies about military hiring. This makes veteran hiring a win-win for our entire nation."
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Leidos is a FORTUNE 500® 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 our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our Nation's 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.
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