Military Times List Identifies “Best for Vets” Employers of 2014 – Recognizes CACI, Leidos

Sarah Allen, Leidos

Sarah Allen, Chief Human Resources Officer, Leidos

Military Times, a Gannett Company, released earlier last month its list of the top 59 employers deemed to be the “Best for Vets” in 2014.

Topping the list were USAA, Verizon Communications, Inc. and CACI International, Inc. at first, second and third place respectively.

USAA allocates 30 percent of its recruiting budget for attracting veterans and 15 percent of its new hires in 2013 were of military origin.

Leidos, an area science and technology solutions provider based in Reston, Va., also made the list ranking at 35th.

Thirty percent of the company’s 4,308 new hires in 2013 were military, and the company assigns 5 percent of its recruiting budget to veterans.

Mike Bruni, the Leidos talent acquisition manager and director of the company’s Operation MVP veteran outreach program, spoke to the recruitment process:

“Leidos offers a wide range of outreach programs to veterans,” Bruni said. “It’s through personally managing these programs that I’ve been fortunate to connect with and recruit from an incredibly talented pool of veteran candidates.”

Leidos’s Operation MVP veteran outreach program aims to identify and hire military veterans through partnerships with military associations, transition centers and veteran organizations.

Sarah Allen, the Leidos chief human resources officer, said the company is proud to be recognized by Military Times.

“Leveraging the skills and experience of our veterans is paramount to our success at Leidos,” Allen said.

Military Times developed rankings based on company responses to a 90-question survey that inquired about company policies related to veterans, reservists and their families, corporate culture and recruitment.

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