Firm recognized for helping lower the veteran unemployment rate
Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has been named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s prestigious list of the “25 Most Influential Companies for Veteran Hiring,” honored for initiatives the magazine heralds as helping to lower the veteran unemployment rate.
The magazine identified 25 of the organizations “that are influencing the conversation, developing programs and best practices, creating or advancing new tools, and providing the philanthropic support that is helping to level the playing field.”
The unemployment rate among veterans dropped to 5.3 percent last year—the lowest level since 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Figures released in March of this year marked 2014 as the fourth consecutive year this rate has declined.
“These organizations have a deeply rooted commitment to supporting veterans as they make the transition to a civilian workforce. Their internal and external efforts have helped to promote promising new approaches, create innovative tools and identify best practices, and the entire business community has benefitted,” the magazine said.
For the full list of companies visit: http://www.diversityjournal.com/15431-25-of-the-most-influential-companies-for-veteran-hiring-2015/