Today, tens of thousands of military service members are returning home. The American public feels immense pride about military veterans, but the overwhelming majority (90 percent) agrees that young vets simply aren’t receiving the support they need to successfully return to civilian life. Military service provides excellent job skills, but finding employment these days ranges from somewhat tricky to downright impossible. Almost three-quarters of Americans think that businesses need to step up and help veterans find jobs.
Military Times EDGE set out to learn which companies were best for vets in 2014, conducting a 90-question survey that led to its list. Questions about topics ranging from recruitment to policies to the organization’s culture were used to rank 59 companies from all kinds of industries. Whether you live in California or Kentucky, hold financial skills or engineering prowess, job opportunities for returning vets really do exist, and these 11 large companies (along with one inspirational small business) are here to help.