America’s Best Employers For Veterans

This article was originally published on Forbs.

Each year, approximately 200,000 service members leave the military and transition into civilian life. For companies looking for top talent, this pool of job candidates represents some of the most motivated, skilled and highly trained in the country. Hiring veterans, with their diverse experiences and expertise, not only adds value to an organization’s workforce, but also qualifies employers for tax credits, so recruiting veterans “becomes pretty important to the bottom line of employers as well,” says Eric Asmussen, a U.S. Air Force veteran and national veterans employment manager with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment & Training Service.

To recognize the employers that are creating workplaces where former and current members of the military can thrive, Forbes ranked America’s Best Employers For Veterans for the fourth consecutive year, and just in time for Veterans Day.

In partnership with market research firm Statista, we surveyed 8,500 veterans (those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the Reserves or the National Guard) working for companies with more than 1,000 employees. Survey participants were asked if they would recommend their company or organization to friends and family, and to rate their employer on criteria such as salary, career advancement opportunities, onboarding policies that help veterans transition into work life, health benefits and representation of veterans in upper management. Respondents were also asked to evaluate other companies within their respective industries.


By Alice Song
Alice Song Career Counselor