I’m proud to share that Applied Materials was recognized today for its outstanding support of military veterans and National Guard and Reserve members and has been designated a 2013 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs.
This marks the eighth year in a row the company has been included on the list, which was compiled from a data-driven survey sample of 5,000 companies whose annual revenues exceeded $500 million.
Applied has a robust military recruitment program that provides outreach and professional development opportunities for employees with military backgrounds and assists them with the transition from the military to a corporate culture. When transitioning military veterans join Applied they join a network of fellow veterans that can help integrate the new veteran into the corporate environment.
Criteria for selection to the list included the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
Military veterans have a unique ability to combine technical expertise with a passion to solve customer problems. Applied recruits “military alumni” who are smart, innovative, responsible, team players and team builders, common traits for those who have worn our country’s uniform. For more information about Applied’s military program visit our web site.
Now in its 10th year, the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. The survey results that determined the 2013 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by G.I. Jobs. 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 can be found at www.MilitaryFriendly.com/board.
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