The Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced that it has been selected a Best for Vets employer for 2014 by Military Times. The military publication recognized the Exchange for its commitment to providing job opportunities to veterans, naming it No. 31 among the top 59 employers for veterans. This marks the first time the Exchange has received this recognition.
“Veterans working at the Exchange is a natural fit,” said Exchange Chief of Staff Col. Tom Ockenfels. “The Exchange is family serving family, and veterans will always a have place in our ranks.”
Veterans make up 10 percent of the Exchange’s workforce of about 38,000. In 2013, the Exchange hired 1,112 veterans.
To learn about job opportunities, veterans are encouraged to visit www.applymyexchange.com, where they can search for jobs by location. The site also includes a list of job fairs the Exchange will attend through the year, so veterans can meet with an Exchange representative in person.
When conducting the fifth-annual Best for Vets: Employers survey, Military Times focused on culture and policies that cater to military veterans. The survey is made up of nearly 90 questions about a company’s efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success.