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Holland Named 2017 Military Friendly® Employer

“Better for Veterans” Organization

Dec. 7, 2016 ÔÇô Holland is proud to have earned the 2017 Military Friendly┬« Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs┬«, STEM Jobs(WM), and Military Spouse. First published in 2003, Military Friendly┬« Employers is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Holland is committed to hiring and building career successes for members of the military.

Victory Media named Holland a 2017 Military Friendly® Employer in its most recent listing of companies that go above and beyond in their efforts to employ members of the military and their families. The 2017 Military Friendly® Employers and Schools lists are available online and have been printed in the December issue of G.I. Jobs®, the January 2017 issue of Military Spouse Magazine, and in the Guide to Military Friendly® Schools.

The Military Friendly® brand is nationally recognized as being the original, trusted source on post-military education and employment options for veterans and military families.

This recognition is the latest in a number of honors earned by Holland related to the company’s long-standing commitment to support veterans and their families. ┬á

Holland is committed to hiring military talent, knowing first-hand that recruiting veterans and military spouses is not only the “right thing to do,” but the right thing for business. “Quite simply, veterans make great employees,” said Scott Ware, president of Holland. “Many of the traits and skills of successful members of the military are the same traits and skills that ensure their success here at Holland. We are proud to be named a military friendly employer, but we are more proud of our former-military employees working here and are deeply grateful both for their service, and for the part in serving our customers and building success for our company.”

In addition to a focused effort to find and recruit veterans, Holland supports veterans and their families in cooperative activities with veteran-support organizations, company events recognizing veterans, and even apparel available to Holland employees identifying them as past members of the military.

The Victory Media selection process evaluates each company’s efforts related to veterans in three categories:

  • Engages in active outreach through veteran recruiting events and programs
  • Provides veteran employees with the training and support needed to succeed
  • Offers veterans meaningful employment

“Companies that have earned the 2017 Military Friendly┬« Employer designation have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful jobs for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media. “Our Military Friendly┬« Employers have moved beyond answering ‘why hire military?’ They are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly┬« Schools to translate military competencies into civilian careers.”

We also proudly partner with Hiring Our Heroes and to support and hire U.S. military heroes. If you are looking for more than just a job, you’re headed in the right direction with Holland.

Learn more about Holland career programs for veterans:

About Military Friendly® Employers: The Military Friendly® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for thousands of federal contractors nationwide, input of military employees, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Employers survey from participating companies. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by EY. The survey is administered for free and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months. Criteria for consideration can be found at:  

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