Booz Allen Hamilton has been named the top employer for veterans according to market data collected by Payscale.com, heading a list of ten American corporations that employ the greatest number of former military service members in skilled labor positions.
Nearly a third of Booz Allen’s 25,000 employees have military backgrounds, a result of what Senior Vice President and Chief Personnel Officer Betty Thompson says is the firm’s commitment to “hiring and retaining veterans and wounded warriors who want to continue serving the nation in a different and challenging way.”
Booz Allen supports employees with military backgrounds through outreach, training programs, and its Armed Services Forum, which provides support, camaraderie, and resources for employees formerly or currently serving. “Veterans are exceptional individuals who have served our country, upheld the highest ethical standards, and strive to do important work that makes a difference,” Thompson says. “Because of these qualities, veterans embody many of Booz Allen’s core values and they thrive within our culture.”
Booz Allen was also ranked No. 1 on G.I. Jobs Magazine’s 2011 list of the “Top 100 Military Friendly Employers,” and was recently named among the 10 best corporations for veteran-owned businesses by National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA).