SAVANNAH, Ga., November 12, 2013 –- Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced today that it has been named a 2014 Military Friendly Employer® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. Gulfstream has earned the 20th spot in the 2014 list, moving up five places from the 2013 ranking.
More than 5,000 companies competed for the title via a data-driven survey. The resulting data was independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based on the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies, such as 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.
“Gulfstream recognizes that all of our active military and veteran employees have given something of themselves to this country and our company,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “Gulfstream fosters a work environment where our military employees’ talents are appreciated and where they can continue to live by their values.”
Through focused sourcing and staffing efforts, Gulfstream intentionally recruits military talent. Twenty-nine percent of Gulfstream’s 14,000-employee workforce identifies themselves as serving reservists, guardsmen or military veterans.
Gulfstream will be showcased, along with other 2014 Military Friendly Employers®, in the December edition of G.I. Jobs magazine and online at MilitaryFriendly.com.
Using the priority data engine on MilitaryFriendly.com, job seekers are able to view prospective employer profiles, as well as design their own custom lists according to their preferences. Custom, user-directed lists can then be saved and shared socially, allowing each job seeker to find a unique No. 1 Military Friendly Employer®.
Now in its 11th year, Military Friendly Employers® media 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 can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com/board.