Gateway Named to Victory Medias 2016 Military Friendly Employers List

Gateway Community and Technical College announced today that it has earned the 2016 Military Friendly Employer and Military Spouse Friendly Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. Companies competed for the elite Military Friendly Employer title by completing a data-driven survey, with data independently tested by EY (Ernst amp; Young) based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media and its Advisory Board. Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies, such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs for veterans, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.

Gateway is committed to hiring military talent, knowing first-hand that recruiting from the military community is not only the right thing to do, but it makes good business sense.

Now in its 13th year, Military Friendly Employers 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 higher education and military recruitment community. A full list of board members can be found here.

Companies that have earned the 2016 Military Friendly Employer award have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful careers for transitioning service members and spouses, said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. Our Military Friendly Employers are moving the needle beyond answering why hire militarythey are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly educators to translate military competencies into civilian jobs.

Gateway Community and Technical College will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and the January 2016 issue of Military Spouse Magazine, as well as on MilitaryFriendly.com.