Military Times just released the Top 25 Federal Contractors who are hiring veterans.
Companies with federal contracts of $100,000 or more, are required to provide their veteran hiring information while also giving veterans a fighting chance during the hiring process. These are the top 25 who have hired veterans in their 2013 fiscal years.
The Shaw Group Inc in Baton Rouge, LA hired the most with 1,642.
- The Shaw Group
- Allied Barton Security Services
- Home Depot USA Inc.
- General Dynamics
- Lockheed Martin Corp.
- Securitas Security Services USA
- L-3 Communications Corp.
- Northrop Grumman Corp.
- U.S. Security Associates Inc.
- Triple Canopy
- Sears Roebuck and Co.
- Huntington Ingalls Industries
- Lowes Cos. Inc.
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- BNSF Railway
- JPMorgan Chase and Co.
- United Services Automobile Assoc.
- Computer Sciences Corp.
- Six3 Intelligence Solutions Inc.
- U.S. Bancorp
- The Boeing Co.
- CACI International Inc.
American Job Centers are scattered throughout the country to provide information and job openings to veterans. Federal contractors must list their current positions with the centers. Veteran status gets you immediate access to many services and programs available.
“Every veteran gets priority of service in an American Job Center,” said Teresa Gerton, deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Labor Department. “There’s a tremendous amount of support for veterans available for free.”
Some of the benefits:
There are now veteran hiring benchmarks that federal contractors must meet. They must set hiring goals, usually the proportion of vets hired should be as large as the proportion to the civilian force, terraced by the Labor Department. Contractors can also use other methods to establish benchmarks.
Contractors must also give veterans first dibs on job listings. The openings must be listed with The Labor Department’s One-Stop Career Centers that are scattered throughout the country.
Contractors are not allowed to decrease pay based on pensions. They must be paid similar to those employees doing the same job.
Disabled veterans are recognized and contractors must make a “reasonable accommodation” to allow disable vets to work for them.
There are many perks of getting hired by federal contractors and these are just some examples. For more information please visit the United States Department of Labor.