Capital One Named 2014 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer By G.I. Jobs
Company Recognized for its Best in Class Recruiting Practices and Support for Military Hiring Initiatives
November 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Capital One Financial Corporation announced that it has been named to the 2014 Military Friendly Employer® list by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. Capital One was also designated a Top Military Spouse Friendly employer by Military Spouse magazine. Companies honored with the elite Military Friendly Employer® title were chosen as a result of a survey of more than 5,000 companies across the country. Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies such as 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 has long supported military veterans and fully appreciates the value that military experience brings to the workplace. To help military candidates find the right job and to help veterans and other companies understand they can use and leverage their skills, Capital One has launched a Military Skills Translator. The tool uses a custom-designed algorithm to translate military service, pay grade, Military Occupational Specialty, Air Force Specialty Code, and/or military job titles and makes recommendations of potential jobs at Capital One that match those skills. The Military Skills Translator can be found at www.capitalonecareers.com/military.
“Capital One is privileged and honored to have veterans from every branch of service as colleagues, team members and leaders throughout our company,” said John G. Finneran, Jr., General Counsel, Capital One, and former Naval Officer. “America’s veterans and military spouses have years of experience and training doing precisely the kind of work that our companies are doing every day – working with state of the art technologies, solving logistical challenges, juggling multiple priorities, and meeting challenging and changing expectations. These men and women – our military heroes and their partners and spouses – have what it takes and we need to continue to do our part to make sure that we give them the opportunity to translate their military experience into the civilian workforce.”
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.
Now in its 11th year, Military Friendly Employers® media is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. Each year companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board consisting of leaders in the military recruitment community. The survey data is also independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.
Capital One will be showcased, along with other 2014 Military Friendly Employers® in the December edition of G.I. Jobs magazine and online at MilitaryFriendly.com. Using the priority data engine on MilitaryFriendly.com, job seekers are able to view prospective employer profiles, as well as design their own custom lists according to their preferences. Custom, user-directed lists can then be saved and shared socially, allowing each job seeker to find their unique #1 Military Friendly Employer®.
“The 2014 Military Friendly Employers® represent the preeminent tier of companies with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment,” said Sean Collins, Vice President for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “Our Military Friendly Employers® constitute the group of companies actually moving the needle and hiring from the military community. The 2014 Military Friendly Employers reported hiring over 117,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, representing an average of 14 percent of total new hires.”
About Victory Media
About: Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, serving the military community since 2001. Our Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes and Bloomberg Business Week, and are frequently cited on national TV programs such as CNN, CNBC, NBC, Fox News and others.
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $206.9 billion in deposits and $289.9 billion in total assets as of September 30, 2013. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has more than 900 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.
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