Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) announced today that it has been designated a 2013 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs as well as being named to 2013 Military Friendly Spouse Employers. This marks the first year the company has been included in the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list, which was compiled from a data-driven survey sample of 5,000 companies whose annual revenues exceeded $500 million. Criteria for selection to the Top 100 list included the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
Capital One was recognized for its support of military veterans and National Guard and Reserve members with its military recruitment program and its support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring our Heroes program, as a leading sponsor. Capital One’s 3-year, $4.5 million commitment to the National Chamber Foundation and the Hiring our Heroes program, is funding the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign and the efforts of the Chamber to support job fairs and workforce training initiatives across the United States. These initiatives focus on connecting service members and military spouses with local small business owners.
“At Capital One, we understand and appreciate the value that military experience brings to the workplace and we are privileged to have veterans from every branch of service as colleagues, team members and leaders throughout our company,” said John G. Finneran, Jr., General Counsel of Capital One. “We are committed to doing our part. We are proud to support the transition of servicemen and women to the civilian workforce and help other companies understand and leverage the unique skills and experience our veterans have to offer.”
Capital One is committed to providing the veterans and military spouses we hire with the resources, training and support they need to successfully transition to the civilian workforce. The company’s Military Associate Network provides outreach and professional development opportunities for employees with military backgrounds and assists them with the transition from the military to a corporate culture. Capital One also recognizes that commitments to training and active duty take priority—it provides a range of benefits to support associates who continue to serve in the military, including time off for military training and active duty.
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