The Exchange has made U.S. Veterans Magazine’s 2019 Best of the Best list of Top Government and Law Enforcement Agencies for the sixth straight year.
The distinction recognizes the Exchange for its efforts to recruit and support Veteran associates and comes just two weeks after the Exchange was named a Best for Vets: Employer by Military Times.
“We are honored to make the Best of the Best list for the sixth time,” said Leigh Roop, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “The Exchange is strengthened by the commitment of Veterans who bring their passion for service into our workforce, because they are our customers.”
Lists compiled in several ways
U.S. Veterans Magazine publishes annual Best of the Best lists for Veteran-friendly companies, supplier diversity programs, schools and government and law enforcement agencies.
The lists are compiled from independent and market research, diversity conference participation and survey responses. The 2019 lists will be published in the fall issue of U.S Veterans Magazine and available on newsstands mid-August.
“The Exchange is strengthened by the commitment of Veterans who bring their passion for service into our workforce, because they are our customers.”
-Leigh Roop, EVP/Chief HR Officer
Veterans 11.8% of Exchange workforce
Veterans comprise 11.8% of the Exchange’s workforce. Since 2013, the Exchange has hired more than 39,000 Veterans and military spouses.
Last year, the Exchange reaffirmed its dedication to hiring 50,000 Veterans and military spouses by 2020, hiring nearly 7,000 Veterans and military spouses worldwide in 2018.
The Exchange recruits Veterans through its Veterans Retail Management Training program, job fairs, truck shows and other outreach events.
The Exchange’s commitment to Veterans includes Veteran shoppers—in 2017, the Department of Defense concurred with extending a lifelong online military Exchange shopping benefit to all honorably discharged Veterans. Veterans can visit ShopMyExchange.com/vets to learn more.
Veterans, military spouses and others seeking employment with the Exchange can visit ApplyMyExchange.com to view job openings worldwide.