U-Haul International, Inc. Takes No. 13 Rank Out of 100 Companies in the 2014 Military Friendly Employer Ranking

Dec 03, 2013, 12:00 ET from U-Haul

PHOENIX, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix based, U-Haul International, Inc. earned 13th Rank out of 100 Companies in the 2014 Military Friendly Employer® title by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. Companies competed for the elite Military Friendly Employer ® title via a data-driven survey of over 5,000 companies with resulting survey data independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.  Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.  

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U-Haul aggressively seeks to hire military talent and has found that hiring from the military community is a strategic competitive advantage.  

"Since 1945, U-Haul has relied heavily on hiring veterans to work for the U-Haul organization and our success as an organization is strongly tied to veterans being naturally successful leaders and executives," stated Stuart Shoen, executive vice president, U-Haul International, Inc.  "U-Haul simply wants to give back to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedom, and providing them with career opportunities is just one way for us to show our support."

Now in it's 11th year, Military Friendly Employers® media is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment.  Each year companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board consisting of leaders in the military recruitment community.  A full list of board members can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com/board.

U-Haul will be showcased, along with other 2014 Military Friendly Employers® in the December edition of G.I. Jobs magazine and online at MilitaryFriendly.com.  

Using the priority data engine on MilitaryFriendly.com, job seekers are able to view prospective employer profiles, as well as design their own custom lists according to their preferences. Custom, user-directed lists can then be saved and shared socially, allowing each job seeker to find their unique #1 Military Friendly Employer®.

"The 2014 Military Friendly Employers® represent the preeminent tier of companies with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment," said Sean Collins, Vice President for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran.  "Our Military Friendly Employers® constitute the group of companies actually moving the needle and hiring from the military community. The 2014 Military Friendly Employers reported hiring over 117,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, representing an average of 14 percent of total new hires."

About U-Haul

About: Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs,  is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, serving the military community since 2001.  Our Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com.  Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes and Bloomberg Business Week, and are frequently cited on national TV programs such as CNN, CNBC, NBC, Fox News and others.

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For further information on G.I. Jobs or the Military Friendly Employers® survey, or to arrange interviews, contact:

U-Haul Media Relations
Joanne Fried
joannefried@uhaul.com (602) 821-2718

BP Media Relations, LLC
Barbara Pflughaupt
Barbara@bpmediarelations.com (212) 707-8181 or
Judee Cohen
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