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CareerBliss reveals best companies for U.S. veterans

The Irvine-based virtual information hub placed General Dynamics at No. 1.

By Sara FerrerPublished: May 27, 2011 08:00 AM

Irvine-based CareerBliss has released its list of the 10 companies that offer the best positions for workers with a military background – and defense industry contractor General Dynamics landed at No. 1. Others making up the list include BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

By analyzing more than 211,000 data points, CareerBliss, a virtual information hub for jobseekers, employers and recruiters, found the top military-friendly places to work that had the highest number of openings and received the highest scores in a variety of satisfaction criteria. Some of these factors include work-life balance, relationships with management and co-workers, company culture, environment, compensation, growth opportunities and company reputation. Each company review was given an average score on a scale of 1 to 10.

“The companies in our Top 10 list focus primarily on defense contracting, aviation, systems analysis and private security – all fields where military background is not only an asset, but a requirement,” says CareerBliss CTO and co-founder, Matt Miller. “It is important for all companies to see how our military not only shapes the security of our country, but is a valuable part of shaping the private sector, as well.”

The list of the Top 10 Best Companies for Veterans includes:
1. General Dynamics
2. BAE Systems
3. ITT
4. URS
5. L-3 Communications
6. Lockheed Martin
7. Booz Allen Hamilton
8. Serco
9. QinetiQ
10. Boeing

“Servicemen and women provide a skill set that in many cases cannot be matched,” said Heidi Golledge, CEO and co-founder of CareerBliss, in reference to such jobs such as aircraft mechanics, network analysts and experiment controllers – many of which require a military background. “Military training can often be a vital job requirement for many positions.”

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