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14 G.I. JOBS | AUGUST 2018 | GIJOBS.COM focus that America's veterans learned in the military translated well to the civilian workforce. "Since our inception in 1862, we've supported the military – both in moving troops, supplies and equipment, and in hiring veterans," says Sherrye Hutcherson, senior vice president and chief human resource officer for Union Pacific. "In fact, some of our first employees were Civil War veterans. They are a great fit for railroad jobs because of their focus on safety, proven leadership skills and experience working in challenging environments." The list began with the top 10 employers. The Home Depot * ranked fourth on the very first list. "We rely on associates who are knowledgeable, hardworking and solutions-oriented to provide excellent service to our customers," says Eric Schelling, senior director, Global Talent Acquisition for The Home Depot. "Individuals with military experience have shown us again and again that they have these attributes and more, and G.I. Jobs has helped us connect with them since 2003." By December 2006, the Military Friendly ® Employers list had grown to identify the top 50 organizations. Today hundreds of companies and nonprofits are vetted through an exhaustive process that includes a comprehensive proprietary survey, government data and veteran employee feedback. In November 2017 the Military Veterans Index was launched. It tracks the stocks of U.S. companies with policies, practices and outcomes that support the employment of U.S. veterans, as determined by the Military Friendly ® Employers ratings. "After serving 21 years in the Navy I could not have written a better script for my post-military career," says Scott Shaw, one of the three G.I. Jobs founders. "What I am most proud of is the way G.I. Jobs shaped the landscape of veteran hiring. Back in 2002 this included only a handful of companies. By setting the standard and creating widespread awareness, G.I. Jobs helped make corporate veteran hiring programs the norm. The end result is creating endless job opportunities for our troops. What we do matters, and continuing that mission is what motivates me each and every day." MILITARY EDUCATION In 2007, G.I. Jobs began publishing an annual military education guide designed to help transitioning service Denise H. Rohan , National Commander, The American Legion "The American Legion has long believed that one of the best ways to thank a veteran is to hire one. It's good for the employer and it's good for the veteran. We congratulate G.I. Jobs for its 200th issue." *Company is a paid advertiser in this issue. O F H E L P I N G Y O U GE T H I RE D Celebrating I SSU E S

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