RESTON, Va., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology company, today announced it was once again recognized by LinkedIn as one of its 2017 Top Companies for attracting and retaining talent. The LinkedIn Top Companies list features the most sought-after companies where professionals want to work.
The results were determined by a combination of exclusive LinkedIn data like applications for jobs, company reach, member engagement, retention, and an editorial lens. The data examined all of the 500M+ professionals on LinkedIn and is based entirely on the actions of jobseekers and professionals.
Leidos was ranked 31 on the 2017 list of top 50 companies, compared to its ranking of 36 on the 2016 inaugural list of 40 companies. The honor highlights the company's dedication to developing an enriching environment for employees who are inspired to create innovative technology solutions that solve the toughest challenges facing the modern world. Employees are encouraged to grow their skills through Leidos' Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), build relationships through Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that highlight the diversity of thought across the company, and to collaborate and interact via the company intranet so that every employee, regardless of location, is fully engaged and valued.
"We attract and retain the brightest minds in highly competitive fields like science, information technology and engineering because our employees are empowered to do good work that makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient," said Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Roger Krone. "I'm incredibly proud for Leidos to once again make a list that highlights our company culture and talented employees."
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 30, 2016, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.
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