G.I. Jobs Names AT&T to Top 100 List of Military Friendly Employers
Eighth year AT&T is recognized for inclusion of active and retired employees
Dallas, Texas, November 12, 2012
AT&T announced today that it has been designated a 2013 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs. This marks the eighth year that the company has been included in the prestigious list, advancing to #30 from #53 in 2012 and from #73 in 2011. The list is drawn from a sample of 5,000 companies whose annual revenues exceeded $500 million. Criteria for selection included the strength of AT&T’s military recruiting programs, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
“AT&T has aggressively recruited military talent for several decades,” said Debbie Storey, senior vice president of talent development and chief diversity officer. “Both enlisted and officer ranks possess the technical skills as well as leadership and teamwork experience that a company like ours needs. We are honored by G.I. Jobs’ continued recognition of our efforts to help veterans transition back into civilian life,”
AT&T provides numerous resources to its military employees, including differential pay and benefits options to employees and their families.
- Through AT&T’s military specific career portal (www.att.jobs/military) the company provides numerous resources to veterans seeking civilian employment. These include the AT&T CareersForVeterans Job Search Advisor program, which connects interested transitioning veterans with AT&T veterans to assist in the job search process, and the Military Skills Translator which enables veterans to use their current Military Occupation Code/Military Occupation Specialty to find civilian jobs at AT&T.
- AT&T was one of the first 10 companies to join the 100,000 Jobs Mission, an effort to hire military members leaving active duty service and veterans.
- AT&T Veterans, one of the company’s 11 employee resource groups with more than 5,100 members, provides networking and mentoring opportunities for veterans employed at AT&T.
- AT&T contributed $50,000 and offered 51 volunteers to mentor returning veterans through American Corporate Partners, a nationwide mentoring program dedicated to helping veterans adjust from life in the armed services to the civilian workforce.
- AT&T is inviting anyone to thank military personnel by recording and sending a video file to firstname.lastname@example.org.* Individual videos will be uploaded to AT&T’s Love a Veteran YouTube playlist and shared with military personnel across the country.
- Alorica, a California minority business enterprise, supports AT&T customer service through AroliCare, a work-at-home program that employs over 50 disabled veterans, 60 percent of whom suffer from combat-related trauma.
- AT&T’s Supplier Diversity organization this year welcome the second class of participants in AT&T Operation Hand Salute, a year-long training and mentoring program to help disabled-veteran-owned business enterprises gain the skills and certification they need to bid for and secure large corporate contracts.
“Helping veterans is part of our overall support of people in the military, both during and after their service,” said Storey.
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. AT&T’s company profile, including open positions that are a fit for military personnel, can be found on MilitaryFriendly.com.
To find out more about AT&T’s military programs visit www.att.com/troopsupport
For employment opportunities at AT&T visit http://att.jobs/military