G.I. Jobs Virtual Job Fair   |   July 25

Virtual Job Fair   |   July 25

Your Guide to Military Friendly® Employers Hiring Veterans

A black man sits at the computer exhausted from looking for companies hiring veterans. Stop Wasting Your Time. The military friendly employer list guides you to companies that prioritize veteran hiring.

The Top 50 2022 Military Friendly® Employers Revealed

You probably have a battle buddy who heard it from a buddy’s buddy about that guy who got out on Friday and went to work on Monday as a civilian… For most people transitioning out of the military, finding a job is not that easy.

Because it’s hard to figure out where to begin your job search when you get out of the military, G.I. Jobs started publishing the Military Friendly Employers list. It’s been published every year since 2003.

What is a Military Friendly® Employer?

Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community. Over 1,500 organizations compete annually for Military Friendly® designation. Results are produced via a rules-based algorithm. The data-driven Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at https://www.militaryfriendly.com/mfcguide/.

Of the 1,500 organizations that took the survey, 315 companies earned a spot on the 2022 Military Friendly® Employers list. For them, every day is Veterans Day. Their investment in the military and veteran community is year-round, and the best practices they showcase in the recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and retention of military and veterans puts them in an elite class.

These employers recognize that veterans make their organizations stronger because of the soft and hard skills they offer: leadership, teamwork, professionalism, and a strong work ethic to name just a few. 

Best of all, they offer careers for veterans in every imaginable industry. As you look for companies hiring veterans, keep these employers at the top of your job search list!

Why do these companies hire veterans?

Rich Williams, president of Combined Insurance said it best, “Veterans epitomize dedication, resilience, and selflessness and have a unique ability to bolster an organization’s growth and performance through astute decision-making and a quest for excellence.” Combined Insurance has been the No. 1 Military Friendly Employer in its category for six consecutive years.

This year, Humana earned the #1 Military Friendly ® Employer designation for the second year in a row. Bruce Broussard, president and chief executive officer of Humana said, “As a corporate leader in support of the military and veteran community, we began our Veteran Hiring Initiative with the goal of understanding the unique talents and qualifications of military veterans and their spouses, and how their experiences can help shape the way we deliver the highest quality of services to Humana beneficiaries. Since launching the initiative in 2011, we have hired more than 6,100 veterans and military spouses.”

What does Military Friendly® mean for a veteran?

What that means to you is opportunity. The 315 Military Friendly® Employers on the 2022 list offer jobs for veterans in just about every imaginable field, industry and region of the US. IT firms lead the way, representing 12% of Military Friendly® designated employers. Defense and healthcare/pharma each comprise 11% of the designated employers this year.

Geographically, Military Friendly® Employers identified Texas as their top hiring region for veterans, with Virginia, California, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Ohio, New York and Arizona rounding out the Top 10.

If you’re researching your post-military career or looking for a different opportunity, there’s no better place to start than the 2022 Military Friendly® Employers list. We identified the top jobs each organization recruits veterans for in 2022, which can be found in the Top 25 Best Jobs for Veteran article.

Here’s your 2022 Military Friendly® Employers:

  1. Humana Inc.
  2. Cisco
  3. IBM
  4. UnitedHealth Group
  5. USAA
  6. United Rentals Inc.
  7. Berkshire Hathaway Energy
  8. Accenture
  9. J.B. Hunt Transport Inc.
  10. BNSF Railway
  11. ADP
  12. The Boeing Company
  13. Booz Allen Hamilton
  14. Cigna
  15. Comcast NBCUniversal
  16. Cushman & Wakefield
  17. Dominion Energy Inc.
  18. General Dynamics Mission Systems
  19. Hilton
  20. JLL
  21. Merck
  22. Newport News Shipbuilding
  23. Northrop Grumman Corporation
  24. Oshkosh Corporation
  25. Schlumberger
  26. Verizon
  27. Wells Fargo & Company
  28. Windstream Holdings
  29. Army & Air Force Exchange Service
  30. AT&T
  31. Athene
  32. Bristol Myers Squibb
  33. Capital One Financial Corporation
  34. COW
  35. CVS Health
  36. FirstEnergy
  37. General Mills
  38. Keybank
  39. Leidos
  40. MetLife Inc.
  41. Penske Truck Leasing
  42. Prudential Financial
  43. Regions Bank
  44. Roche Diagnostics USA
  45. Sunbelt Rentals Inc.
  46. T-Mobile USA Inc.
  47. The Adecco Group
  48. Travelers
  49. Xcel Energy
  50. Amazon

For a cohesive list of the 315 Military Friendly Employers, check out our G.I.Jobs DigiMag or download the G.I. Jobs app!