RESTON, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, has been named as one of the "Best for Vets" Employers for 2014 by Military Times. The list honors 59 companies that most successfully focus on culture and policies that support military veterans. Employers were scored on a nearly 90-question analysis of a company's efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success.
Leidos, which ranked # 35 on the list, operates a dedicated military veteran outreach program, Operation MVP. Through the program, Leidos teams with military transition centers, military associations, and veteran organizations in an effort to identify and hire separating and retiring military veterans. The Operation MVP team participates in specific career development and networking events geared towards the veteran and military dependent/caregiver population, and stays actively engaged with military transition offices, Department of Labor representatives, as well as veteran non-profit and membership organizations.
"Leidos offers a wide range of outreach programs to veterans," said Mike Bruni, Leidos talent acquisition manager and Operation MVP director. "It's through personally managing these programs that I've been fortunate to connect with and recruit from an incredibly talented pool of veteran candidates."
"Leveraging the skills and experience of our veterans is paramount to our success at Leidos," said Sarah Allen, Leidos chief human resources officer. "We're proud to be recognized by Military Times for our commitment to veteran hiring."
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Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health, and engineering. The Company's 22,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes, and defend our Nation's digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos had annual revenues of approximately $5.77 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2014, following the spin-off of the company's technical services and information technology business. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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