MCLEAN, Va., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has launched a program to hire 1,500 military veterans in 2012. SAIC's program is in alignment with the White House's Joining Forces initiative to take action to serve America's military families.
Joining Forces, spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden and led by the Center for New American Security (CNAS), is a comprehensive national initiative to mobilize all sectors of society to give U.S. service members, veterans and their families the opportunities and support they have earned. Through a broad range of ongoing projects and programs, CNAS hopes to make a lasting contribution to the way America cares for its veterans, military service members and their families.
SAIC has a long-standing commitment to supporting military veterans and their families. The company currently employs more than 10,000 military veterans, comprising nearly 25 percent of SAIC's workforce, and was ranked No. 24 on G.I. Jobs Magazine's Top 100 Military Friendly Employers list. SAIC is a member of several military consortiums working together to assist transitioning warriors and veterans into professional work environments, offering training and assistance on interview and resume preparation, networking workshops, and employment preparation. SAIC has an active Military Alliance Group (MAG), with a mission of serving as an advocate and resource for former military service personnel employees and active duty personnel and their families. The MAG also aspires to become a resource that will help former and active duty servicemen and women transition, develop and advance in their careers at SAIC through internal and external networking, programs and activities.
"While we understand the challenges of veteran employment, we also see the immense value they offer to the workforce," said Brian Keenan, SAIC executive vice president for human resources. "SAIC's program to hire 1,500 veterans is a natural continuation of our commitment to serving the interests of military members and their families, and we're proud to support the Joining Forces initiative."
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The Company's approximately 41,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of approximately $10.6 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.saic.com/. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®
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