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TOP MILITARY SPOUSE FRIENDLY EMPLOY ERS 2008 SM W ith so many new programs out there for military spouses, it is hard to make sense of what is worth exploring and what isn’t. How do you know what companies re- ally want to hire military spouses? How do you know you’ll be considered equitably and fairly? How can you trust that they really want you? Well, we’ve made that easy. When the Top 10 Military Spouse Friendly Em- ployersSM was initiated, it was designed to answer those very questions, and to make sense of who’s for real and who’s just talking. The companies that made the cut this year were met with some fierce competition. They are a diverse group from insurance companies and banks to home improvement and farm equipment companies. But, what they all have in common is that they each met the requirements in order to be considered for this prestigious recognition. Over the years, it has been a controversial and whis- pered secret that spouses feel corporate America prefers not to hire them due to their transient lifestyle. It has long been suspected that the career driven spouse suf- fers with fewer and fewer professional options available. The Top 10 Military Spouse Friendly EmployersSM, led by the California-based Health Net Federal Services, validates that spouses are a viable, dedicated and valu- able part of the American workforce. “Health Net is honored to be recognized by Mili- tary Spouse as it’s #1 Military Spouse Friendly Em- ployerSM,” stated Steve Tough, president, Health Net Government Services. “We believe that our ability to succeed in serving veterans and service members and their families starts with many of those that work at Health Net Federal Services who have also served or that have a family member who has served.” One thing is for certain. Corporate America is beginning to take notice of the military spouse labor pool and these ten companies, each of them armed with a talented military spouse workforce, are leading the way. 40 A E E 2008 WE RECOGNIZE THE IMMENSE CONTRIBUTION MADE BY OUR MILITARY SERVICE PEOPLE AND VETERANS OF OUR ARMED SERVICES, AND WE ACTIVELY SEEK OUT THEIR TALENT AS PART OF OUR TALENT MANAGE- MENT EFFORT AROUND THE WORLD.” - HEALTH NET, INC. “ health net, inC. ONE headquarterS: TWO ,C . PhOne: (818) 676-6000 tOll Free: (800) 291-6911 Fax: (818) 676-8591 2007 revenue: $14.1 Year FOunded: 1990 Web Site: . . >> Health Net, Inc. is among the nation’s customers, shareholders, vendors and Health Net offers an incredibly generous largest publicly traded managed health community. Our commitment to diversity benefits package, competitive wages and care companies. Its mission is to will result in a company whose business a climate that allows our associates to be help people be healthy, secure and practices are shaped by a wide range of the best they can be. comfortable. The company’s health plans ideas and cultures. We recognize the immense contribution made by our military and contracts THREE governmentbenefits to subsidiaries provide health FOUR than more service people and veterans of our armed What dOeS health net have tO SaY tO MSM readerS? 6 million individuals across the country services, and we actively seek out their We recognize the immense contribution through group, individual, Medicare, talent as part of our talent management made by our military service people and Medicaid and TRICARE and Veterans effort around the world. veterans of our armed services, and we Affairs programs. Health Net’s behavioral In particular, military spouses make actively seek out their talent as part of health subsidiary, MHN, provides mental great hires because they are already our talent management effort around the health benefits to approximately 7 million familiar with Health Net’s TRICARE world. • individuals in all 50 states. Insurance products and services. Health Net is a spouse friendly employer because Net and SIX family of our FIVE Health are committed to an inclusive companies we understand the needs and services business environment that embraces of our active duty, retired and veterans’ and values the differences, creativity communities through our TRICARE, and perspectives of all our associates, EAP and Veterans Affairs programs. COntinue >> SEVEN EIGHT hOW the tOP 10 WOrKS 10 F E : /G , A F .A / . NINE TEN Criteria Weighting: A A E E E.C E.C 41 41 G : 35% A D : 25% A : 20% : 10% : 10% uSaa TWO headquarterS: A , PhOne: (210) 498-2211 tOll Free: (800) 531-8000 Fax: (210) 498-9940 2007 revenue: $13.4 (2006) Year FOunded: 1922 Web Site: . . >> Military spouses are a vital part of We have tremendous opportunities What dOeS uSaa have tO SaY tO MSM readerS? USAA, both as members of the associa- for military spouses with a good work ethic Most importantly, thank you for the sac- tion and as employees. who want to succeed and excel. If you rifice you and your family make on a daily USAA understands the demands have an interest in financial services, USAA basis on behalf of this country. At USAA, and stress of military spouses. All USAA is the right company for you. That’s be- we truly believe military spouses are our cause our only mission is to serve military “heroes on the home front.” Without employees child- FOUR fitnesshave access to on-sitesports, care, centers, intramural personnel and their families, we are finan- your support and dedication, our nation an on-site pharmacy and wellness cen- cially strong, and our company’s culture would not be as strong as it is today. • ter, and a tuition assistance program. and values match those of the military. If ONEBecause USAA valuesTWO the contribution you are stationed or live near one of our of its employees, it often awards a sig- offices and want to work, this is the kind of nificant annual bonus to employees. Last company you want to be a part of. And year, employees received a 14.9 percent we want you here. bonus. SIX Sunbelt rentalS, inC. THREE headquarterS: F FOUR , .C. PhOne: (704) 348-2676 tOll Free: (866) 786-2358 2007 revenue: $1.6 Year FOunded: 2000 Web Site: . . >> With over 450 locations in 36 states, duty spouses who may need consider- goals of the employee. It is a win-win many Sunbelt Rentals are in close prox- ation while their spouse is away. With situation for military spouses and for Sun- EIGHT to military bases across the country. imity so many locations, spouses have the op- belt Rentals. • This allows Sunbelt the ability to offer portunity to transfer to other locations if employment opportunities to both the the military representative is relocated to spouse that is holding down the home- another duty station. FIVE while their activeSIX partner is front duty abroad, and the second income spouse What dOeS Sunbelt rentalS have tO SaY tO MSM who is looking for work near the stateside readerS? TWOinstallation. As employees, military spous- Sunbelt Rentals actively supports the mili- es are reliable, dedicated, possess a good tary family unit by providing employment work ethic and are good team players. and career opportunities that best suit TEN Additionally, Sunbelt Rentals is willing the current circumstances and needs of to go the extra mile to work with active the family unit and the long-term career SEVEN EIGHT WeSt COrPOratiOn FOUR headquarterS: , . PhOne: (402) 963-1200 tOll Free: (800) 542-1000 Fax: (402) 963-1602 2007 revenue: $1.85 (2006) Year FOunded: 2006 Web Site: . . >> Military spouses are well rounded schedules to allow employees to select What dOeS WeSt have tO SaY tO MSM readerS? and easily support and adapt to many their work schedules. Also, West offers Military spouses are known for their company initiatives such as: team building, many benefits including advancement dedication, determination, commitment, NINE TEN diversity and sensitivity, and affirmative (promotion from within), referrals, and their ability to multitask. We look for action EEO (equal employment relocation, tuition reimbursement, employees who are dedicated to making opportunity) initiatives. In addition, West Medical/Dental, and a 401K. the lives of others better. • SIXworks closely with the military (TAPS) to West’s focus is on customer service. recruit, hire, and retain separating military West is a company where you can make members as well as their dependents. an impact and a career out of customer West has more than 32 locations service. The majority of our business in the United States, several sites ventures are incoming: “customers call abroad, and opportunities to work from us – we don’t call them” and once they home. West offers both full and part- do we thank them and find out how we time opportunities as well as flexible can be of assistance. EIGHT COntinue >> 42 A E E 2008 re/Max internatiOnal, inC. FIVE headquarterS: D SIX . ,C PhOne: (303) 770-5531 tOll Free: (800) 525-7452 Fax: (303) 796-3599 Year FOunded: 1974 Web Site: . . TWO RE/MAX is particularly sensitive to the >> from receptionist and office manager, to What dOeS re/Max have tO SaY tO MSM readerS? situation faced by military families. Dave closing coordinators and licensed agents. RE/MAX is committed to providing Liniger, Co-Founder and Chairman, is a Operation RE/MAX is an employ- employment opportunities to military Vietnam veteran, and many executives ment opportunity program specifically spouses, retirees and other military per- and employees of RE/MAX International designed for military spouses and other sonnel. Take charge of your career and military personnel. Participating RE/MAX contact Operation RE/MAX for a re- have military backgrounds. We SEVEN that military personnel possessrecog- nize EIGHT many Brokers volunteer their time to provide warding future in real estate. • useful skills and abilities that translate to mentoring to military spouses. They can also make available the extensive training the FOUR business world in general and the real estate industry specifically. opportunities that are provided through RE/MAX has offices in all 50 states RE/MAX University, the most compre- and in over 65 foreign countries. Ad- hensive training resource in the real es- ONE TWO ditionally, there are numerous career op- tate industry. portunities available in a RE/MAX office, NINE TEN WaChOvia COrPOratiOn SIX headquarterS: C , .C. PhOne: (704) 374-6565 tOll Free: (800) 922-4684 Fax: (704) 374-3425 2007 revenue: $56.66 Year FOunded: 1908 Web Site: . . THREE As >> FOUR a company with a national and Wachovia does not treat military Washington, D.C. The award recognized international presence, Wachovia can spouses differently from our regular hires. Wachovia’s strong support for active duty allow employees the flexibility to con- The qualities we look for are high integ- guardsmen and reservists, and the com- tinue working for us even when their rity, good communication skills, the ability pany’s military leave benefits. Wachovia personal life requires them to move to to multi-task, etc. currently provides full pay to employees who have been called to active duty for another city. In addition, we have a EIGHT work program, which includesflex- ible the What dOeS WaChOvia have tO SaY tO the duration of their military leave. • benefit of telecommuting. Wachovia has MSM readerS? retail and commercial banking operations Wachovia is committed to supporting our FIVE 21 states with 3,400 SIX banking of- in retail men and women who are in the armed fices from Connecticut to Florida and services, whether they are a customer, west to Texas and California. We also an employee or a potential candidate. In have 768 Wachovia Securities retail bro- 2005, Wachovia received the Secretary kerage offices in 48 states. of Defense National Freedom Award in TEN KellY ServiCeS, inC. SEVEN headquarterS: EIGHT , . PhOne: (248) 362-4444 Fax: (248) 244-4360 2007 revenue: $5.66 Year FOunded: 1946 Web Site: . . >> Kelly Services recognizes the value register for courses and continue learn- We think you’ll find a comfortable em- military spouses bring to the workforce. ing. Whether you are on a current as- ployer in Kelly because our opportunities They possess a wide variety of skills and signment or in between, Kelly supports provide you what you need: employment, experience levels, are a committed and continued learning and career develop- a variety of assignments to consider, op- dedicated group of individuals, and have ment. In addition, www.MyKelly.com, an portunities to learn and grow, and pro- proven that they have a strong work online community specifically for Kelly grams that assist you with developing NINE ethic. TEN employees, offers work tips and informa- new skills – all with a stable and ethical Due to Kelly’s many branches and tion, discounts, and entertainment that company. • consistent, connected internal opera- can be used all over the United States. tions across the company, Kelly is an ideal choice for a portable career for a mobile What dOeS KellY ServiCeS have tO SaY tO spouse. MSM readerS? The online Kelly Learning Center pro- Frequent relocations don’t bother us, vides every employee an opportunity to because it fits the way we work at Kelly. COntinue >> 44 A E E 2008 ManPOWer inC. EIGHT headquarterS: , . PhOne: (414) 961-1000 Fax: (414) 906-7985 2007 revenue: $20.5 Year FOunded: 1948 Web Site: . . FIVE SIX near virtually all military base locations. opportunities available throughout the >> Manpower has long recognized mili- tary spouses as talented, educated and Military spouses possess many of the country and to gain access to a wealth TWO individuals who are eager to put loyal attributes Manpower looks for in ideal of employment-related resources. Your their skills to work. Manpower also ben- candidates, including a great work ethic, local Manpower office can also assist you efits from the diversity in ethnicity, culture flexibility, dedication and marketable with valuable labor market and career and language that military spouses bring skills. Military spouses also bring a wealth advice. • TEN our clients, along with a variety of ed- to of life experiences that translate well ucational and professional backgrounds. into the contemporary world of work. SEVENManpower offers an EIGHT array of extensive diverse opportunities that range across What dOeS ManPOWer have tO SaY tO MSM all industries and job categories. readerS? FOUR In addition to a full benefits package We invite military spouses to get in and highly flexible working arrangements, touch with us. Visit www.manpowerjobs. Manpower’s branch offices are located com to explore the many employment the hOMe dePOt, inC. NINE headquarterS: A TEN . ,G PhOne: (770) 433-8211 tOll Free: (800) 430-3376 Fax: (770) 384-2356 2007 revenue: $90.8 Year FOunded: 1978 Web Site: . . SIX >> The Home Depot recognizes that mili- military benefits, The Home Depot of- What dOeS the hOMe dePOt have tO SaY tO tary spouses are excellent leaders with fers all associates competitive benefits MSM readerS? a dedication to serve others. Their life and pay, on-the-job training, and career The Home Depot recognizes the contri- experiences and commitment to serve growth opportunities in a fast paced and bution you and your spouse are making are beneficial for any company and The challenging environment. for the country and thanks you for your Home Depot recognizes this fact. We look for the same qualities in all of continued service. • We offer job portability opportuni- our associates, regardless of background. ties, should your duty station change, Specifically, we look for individuals that EIGHT extended leave of absence of up to five are customer-focused, comfortable in a years for associates called to active duty, fast-paced environment, team players, continuation of benefits for associates and leaders, and have an entrepreneurial called to active duty, and supplemental spirit. The Home Depot feels that mili- income for difference in pay for associ- tary spouses are a great source of candi- ates called to active duty. In addition to dates with these attributes. COMPuter SCienCeS COrPOratiOn TEN headquarterS: E ,C . PhOne: (310) 615-0311 Fax: (310) 322-9768 2007 revenue: $14.85 Year FOunded: 1959 Web Site: . . >> CSC values the diversity of our em- where you are, giving you the freedom to of the courageous men and women who ployees and the unique perspectives they chart your own career path. serve this Great Nation at war. Your sac- bring to CSC. With that, CSC recognizes CSC’s approach to benefits and com- rifices and patriotism do not go unrecog- military spouses as a talented, educated, pensation is based on a simple truth: nized. We at CSC want to express our diverse labor pool that we can tap into We know we’re only as good as our gratitude to you – our hero on the home for top talent. Military spouses serve in people. With that in mind, CSC offers front. Thank you. MSM key functional roles within the company, comprehensive health and welfare plans, and know the customer we serve. retirement plans, employee assistance While most companies only consider programs, a CSC Credit Union, tuition experienced professionals, CSC offers reimbursement, dynamic, professional entry level positions in both business and learning opportunities and much more. technical areas. As CSC serves the DoD around the world at various military in- What dOeS CSC have tO SaY tO MSM readerS? stallations, we are geographically located CSC wants to thank you for your support 4646 A A E E E 2008 A 2008 C A C A F A DED B . E .C .
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