Chicago, IL – November 11, 2014 – PeopleScout, one of the world’s largest recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, has been named a Military Friendly® Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine. This list identifies companies across the nation that possess the strongest employment opportunities and retention programs for transitioning veterans and veteran spouses seeking employment.
“Our Military Friendly Employers list, now in its 12th year, constitutes those companies consistently hiring from the military community and offering leading programs to support service members and spouses,” said Sean Collins, Vice President for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “Our 2015 Military Friendly Employers reported hiring more than 155,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, an increase of more than 35 percent over last year. This isn’t a new hiring pledge─it’s an update of ongoing hiring activities from the leaders in post-military employment.”
Those named to the 2015 list represent over 180 companies from diverse industries ranging from healthcare to retail. Each year, hundreds of organizations vie for the opportunity to bear the Military Friendly Employer mark. The chosen organizations all share a dedication to the excellence in military recruiting and offering best-in-class programs in support of their veteran employees.
PeopleScout was selected based upon a deep analysis of veteran hiring initiatives and policies, including percentage military new hires, strength of veteran recruiting programs, veteran retention programs and National Guard and Reserve service policies. This achievement places the company in the top 2 percent of employers considered for the honor.
“We are exceedingly proud and excited to be recognized as a Military Friendly Employer,” PeopleScout President Taryn Owen said. “Veteran advocacy is core to our mission at PeopleScout and we are honored to have our efforts acknowledged at this level of prestige.”
Having placed more U.S. Military veterans in full-time employment than any other recruitment firm in the world, PeopleScout serves as a prime example of veteran advocacy. PeopleScout has created a unique system called the Veteran Talent Exchange (VTE) whereby veterans seeking employment will gain a broader opportunity to be placed into the right position for them. The VTE serves over 5,000 veteran candidates and connects them to its many respected partners. PeopleScout is a longtime proponent of military employment and has helped numerous clients establish formal veteran hiring programs and increase veteran hires.
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company, is one of the world’s largest recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, offering services aimed at helping companies improve quality of hire for their exempt and non-exempt hiring needs. PeopleScout’s suite of services includes RPO, employment branding, on-boarding, career counseling, and employee retention. Facilitating over 250,000 annual hires worldwide, PeopleScout serves businesses of all industries.