A veteran speaks to a job recruiter at a 'Hiring our Heroes' Job Fair on March 27, 2014 in New York City.
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By Robert Fucci and Monster
November 11, 2015

You gave your service to our country, and now you’re giving your service to the workforce.

The good news is that the workforce wants you, with 88% of employers recently surveyed in Monster and Military.com’s recent Annual Veteran Talent Index saying that veterans’ skills are relevant to a civilian career, up from an average of 78% since the survey was first run in 2011.

Yet while 90% of vets say that, when job seeking, it’s critical to consider companies that market themselves as veteran-friendly—with dedicated veteran hiring, onboarding, affinity groups, and training—still nearly half of companies surveyed in that study did not have such an initiative in place.

So in honor of Veterans Day, Monster, in partnership with Military.com, set out to figure out which companies are best in class right now for their veterans’ hiring initiatives. To assemble the list, we turned to a panel of five veteran hiring experts for nominations, and then we reached out to the nominees for data on their hiring practices and results. We then ranked initially based on the percentage of 2015 hires who were vets, since that showed a current commitment. (See below for the full methodology.)

Below, the few and the proud that made our cut:

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