LAS VEGAS - MGM Resorts International has been recognized as a leading employer for culture, recruitment and policies for veterans, service members and military families by Military Times. MGM Resorts is the only hospitality company based in Nevada to make the list.
A valuable resource for veterans - and a coveted honor for employers across the country - the annual Military Times Best for Vets rankings are the result of a meticulous and thoughtful months-long evaluation process.
This year, more companies than ever before vied for a spot in the rankings. Nearly 200 organizations submitted substantially complete responses to our rigorous, 91-question Best for Vets: Employers survey. And when the evaluation was done, more companies than ever earned a spot in the rankings.
A total of 132 employers made the list, comprising 113 for-profit companies, as well as 19 government and nonprofit organizations.
'The companies on the Military Times Best for Vets list earned their rankings through determined efforts to recruit and support service members, veterans and military families,' said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings. 'These efforts deserve recognition from the country and should get the attention of veterans looking for a new career.'
In their tenth year, the Best for Vets: Employers rankings evaluate companies' culture, veteran recruiting, veteran policies, and accommodations for members of the National Guard and reserves.
Military Times invites organizations from across the country to fill out its survey, tests to ensure the accuracy of responses, carefully evaluates survey data and includes only the best companies in its published rankings. The standards are objective, rigorous, and editorially independent. As a result, transitioning service members recognize them as the most trusted veteran job rankings and have come to rely on Best for Vets Employers to aid their transition to civilian life.
'To come along side those who have bravely fought for our country and who have made the ultimate sacrifice, while asking for nothing in return, is the humbling and the utmost honor for MGM Resorts,' said Laura Lee, MGM Resorts' Senior Vice President of Human Resources. 'We will continue to make veterans and their families a priority as we partner with the community and look for more opportunities to optimize our resources.'
Participants include employers large and small, new and well-established, for-profit, nonprofit and government. Those who make the cut proudly tout their spot on the Best for Vets list - on billboards, in ballparks and in ads across national publications.
Other Military Times rankings include Best for Vets: Colleges and Best for Vets: Places to Live. To learn more and to see the complete list, visit www.militarytimes.com.
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