Deloitte and PwC Need More Warriors
Deloitte and PwC raked the 34th and 84th spots, respectively, in the 2011 list of the Top 100 Veterans-Friendly Employers released by G. I. Jobs, the magazine that helps military personnel transition to a civilian life. G. I. Jobs’ announcement sounds most appropriate to everyone for Veterans Day.
Deloitte has been known to have hired more military members over the years. It wants to capitalize on skills “veterans acquire during their service.” The company also provides on-site training, formal and informal lessons and mentors to veterans who join it.
G. I. Jobs Magazine noted Deloitte’s endeavor to offer “an unparalleled opportunity to create a challenging and rewarding career” for veterans who wish to transition to the private sector.
“The skills that veterans acquire during their service to our country also equip them to be great assets within our organization,” CEO Barry Salzberg said. Salzberg recognized the military’s leadership, work ethic, communications skills, and dedication to serving the clients with distinction and said that these reasons keep Deloitte hiring more Junior Military Officers.
The magazine also cited PwC in the list as a company that holds positions for veterans returning from service, and also has expanded its veterans network that enables employees to connect.
PwC U.S. provides its military personnel with 18 months medical and life insurance coverage, 401(k) and retirement plan benefits while on duty, and the benefits never cease even as they return from service. PwC maintains its veterans affinity network, which allows for connection between military veterans and Reservists at the firm.
“We’re honored to make the list of Top Military Friendly Employers®, and we thank all of our veterans and people currently serving in the U.S. military for the tremendous sacrifices they have made and the risks they have taken on our behalf,” said Bob Moritz, U.S. chairman and senior partner.