Reston government contractor recognized for its commitment to hiring veterans
RESTON, VA, November 13, 2014 – NCI, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCIT), a leading provider of information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, announced today that it has earned the 2015 Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. The company competed for the elite Military Friendly® Employer title by completing a data-driven survey, with data independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media and its Advisory Board. Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies, such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs for veterans, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
The designation demonstrates NCI’s commitment to hiring military talent and understanding that employees from the military community can lead to strategic competitive advantage.
“We take great pride in being recognized as a military-friendly employer,” said Brian J. Clark, NCI’s president. “It is a privilege to work alongside these talented individuals who are a valued part of our company. In serving our customers, our veteran employees are continuing their lifelong dedication to the missions of our government and the military.”
Now in its 12th year, Military Friendly® Employers is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. Each year, companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board consisting of leaders in the military recruitment community. A full list of board members may be found at MilitaryFriendly.com/board.
“The 2015 Military Friendly® Employers represent the preeminent tier of companies with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Sean Collins, vice president for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Employers constitute the group of companies moving the needle and realizing significant benefits by hiring from the military community. This year’s group of companies reported hiring over 155,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, representing a 35% increase over last year and an average of 15% of total new hires.”
NCI will be showcased along with other 2015 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine, as well as on MilitaryFriendly.com.
About Military Friendly® Employers:
The Military Friendly® Employers designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of companies with annual revenue over $500 million nationwide. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board comprised of recruiting, HR and management professionals from Fortune 1000 companies across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to companies that meet the eligibility criteria and wish to participate. Criteria for consideration, along with the complete list of employers, can be found on MilitaryFriendly.com.
About Victory Media:
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur® media channels, republished in periodicals such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW, and frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.
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