AKRON—G.I. Jobs magazine has named Goodyear to its Top 100 Military Friendly Employer list for a third year due to the company's efforts to hire and support veteran employees.
Goodyear was selected based on the results of a data-driven survey on veteran-related programs and policies, such as the strength of military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with military service, retention programs for veterans, and policies on National Guard and Reserve service, according to the publication.
The magazine also recognized Goodyear for surpassing its 2012 commitment to hire 1,000 veterans over the next three years. The company has since pledged to hire an additional 1,000 veterans by August 2015.
“The 2015 Military Friendly Employers represent the preeminent tier of companies with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Sean Collins, vice president for Victory Media. “Our Military Friendly Employers constitute the group of companies moving the needle and realizing significant benefits by hiring from the military community. This year's group of companies reported hiring over 155,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, representing a 35-percent increase over last year and an average of 15 percent of total new hires.”
Goodyear said it also supports members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through its annual “Goodyear Gives Back” campaign which has generated more than $960,000 in donations for the Support Our Troops non-profit organization since its inception in 2010.