RESTON, Va., Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology company, has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® Employer and Silver Medal-level award designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. For more than a decade, Military Friendly ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families. The 2017 list of Military Friendly Employers distinguishes elite companies who boast the strongest job opportunities, hiring practices and retention programs for transitioning service members seeking civilian employment.
Leidos has a long-standing commitment to supporting military veterans and their families. With approximately 20 percent of the workforce comprised of veterans, Leidos operates a dedicated military veteran outreach program, Operation MVP. Through the program, Leidos teams with military transition centers, military associations and veteran organizations in an effort to identify and hire separating and retiring military veterans. The Operation MVP team participates in specific career development and networking events geared towards the veteran and military dependent/caregiver population, and stays actively engaged with military transition offices, Department of Labor representatives, as well as veteran non-profit and membership organizations.
"We recognize the immense character, work ethic and technical skills that veteran employees bring to Leidos," said Ann Addison, Leidos Chief Human Resources Officer. "We are particularly honored to receive this award as it is a recognition of our company's commitment to work with those who have made the sacrifice to serve and continue to serve our country."
"All of our Military Friendly award recipients set the standard for excellence," said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly development. "They offer exceptional examples of what it means not just to build a program that meets federal requirements, but one that serves the military and veteran community from classrooms to careers."
Companies competed for the designation through a data-driven survey with criteria including a benchmark score across key programs and policies such as hiring and onboarding, opportunity and advancement, culture and commitment, and support and retention. For more information, please visit www.MilitaryFriendly.com.
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended Jan. 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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