Nasa, Rolls-Royce and Google named among top US employers for veterans

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), car and aeronautical manufacturer Rolls-Royce Holdings, and technology firm Google have been named among the top 10 best employers for veterans in America in 2022.

The list of 200 organisations, compiled by Forbes and Statista for the third consecutive year, identified those employers which are succeeding in being an employer of choice for this segment of the US population.

Statista surveyed more than 7,000 American veterans, including National Guard and military reserves personnel, working for US-based employers with at least 1,000 members of staff. Through this research, a list was compiled based on factors such as career development, recruitment, working conditions, salary and diversity.

The top 10 American employers for veterans 2022 are:

  1. Nasa
  2. Leidos
  3. Waste Management
  4. Rolls-Royce Holdings
  5. Lockheed Martin
  6. Fidelity Investments
  7. Google
  8. Northrup Grumman
  9. Penske Automotive
  10. Boeing

Cheryl Mason, executive director for veteran and military spouse talent engagement at the US Department of Veterans Affairs, ranked 134, said: “It’s not just a veteran that transitions when they return from service, but their entire family. The best companies provide resources and support past the individual because when the whole family is secure, the veteran can take flight and unleash their potential in an amazing way.”

Jason Frei, president of the veteran engagement team at Boeing, which has a 15% veteran workforce, said: “Hiring and retaining veterans makes us stronger. They show exceptional leadership, loyalty, ambition, hard work, and collaboration.

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“That’s where we and other defence companies are lucky. We have such a strong mission that resonates with veterans, particularly on the defence side, where we’re making Red Hawks and other fighter jets, and on the space side where we’re literally putting people in space through our launch systems and space stations.”

Bryan Rollins, director of the Warriors to Work programme at the Wounded Warrior Project, added: “Coming from an extremely mission-driven career makes purpose a high priority for many veterans. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves.”