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The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Veterans

A focus on veterans in the workplace has become increasingly common at companies on this list as they understand the valuable skills and diversity former military bring to corporations. In its second year, this list showcases the diversity-management initiatives that are having the best results in recruiting and promoting veterans, as well as success in using veterans with disabilities as vendors.

Criteria for this list include:

  • Percentage of workforce, new hires and managers who are veterans
  • Whether recruitment efforts are aimed at veterans
  • Whether hiring practices include accommodations for spouses of veterans
  • Having and utilizing an employee resource group for veterans
  • Percentage of philanthropic endeavors aimed at veterans
  • Percentage of procurement spent with veterans with disabilities

The No. 1 company on this list, CSX, reports more than 20 percent of its workforce is comprised of veterans and 30 percent of new hires were veterans. The company works with its employee resource group for veterans to actively recruit and promote veterans and makes it clear on its website that veterans are valued.

The 2014 DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Veterans

1. CSX
2. Rockwell Collins
3. Southern Company
4. Booz Allen Hamilton
5. Hilton Worldwide
6. Northrop Grumman
7. CVS Caremark
8. Wells Fargo
9. ADP
10. CenturyLink