G4S Seattle Declared Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year

G4S was presented the award by American Veterans (AMVETS) during a recent ceremony in Orlando, Fla.

SEATTLE — G4S Secure Solutions Seattle has been named “Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year” by American Veterans (AMVETS).

The award recognizes employers who have made great strides by providing employment to veterans and who have made a commitment to including veterans in their organizational culture, according to an announcement.

G4S was recognized by AMVETS for being the top employer in King County for veteran recruitment volume. It was nominated for the award by the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER).

“It is an honor to receive an award that recognizes our commitment to recruiting and hiring veterans of the United States Armed Forces,” says Chris Phillips, general manager of G4S Seattle. “With more than 40% of our workforce in the Pacific Northwest having served in the military, we take great pride in working with individuals who have served honorably for our country. We look forward to continuing those efforts and partnerships we have formed with organizations throughout the region.”

This isn’t the first time G4S has earned recognition for its efforts in working with veterans. The company consistently reached out to local employment agencies to find qualified applicants and was presented with the Hire-A-Veteran Award by the Employee Security Department (ESD) in 2017.

In 2016, G4S began working with YesVets, a program run by ESD partnering veterans and transitioning military members with employers. This past July, YesVets recognized G4S for hiring the most veterans of any business in the state that are part of the YesVets program.

“G4S provides mentorship to its veterans that are making the transition to the civilian workforce,” says Brian Culpepper, local veterans’ employment representative with ESD. “80% of their branch office supervision and management team is comprised of military veterans… The team is able to provide invaluable advice and share their own experiences to help make the transition for their veterans much easier, and provide a path for those just starting out at the officer level to promote into leadership.”

G4S says 25% of its workforce in the United States has served in the military. The company has received multiple awards recognizing their involvement with former and current members of the military. VetJobs recognized G4S as an Outstanding Military Employer, while Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented G4S with the Extraordinary Employer Support Award, Above and Beyond Award and Pro Patria Award.

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One response to “G4S Seattle Declared Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year”

  1. Tom Thorne says:

    Well done all employees in King County. So very good to hear of these recommendations, especially from the Disabled Veterans Outreach Programme and Veterans Employment Representatives. Chris Phillips GM must be extremely proud. Here in the UK we actively recruit and employee ex-servicemen and women whenever possible for their self-confidence, bearing, honesty and especially their pride and reliability in seeing and doing a job to the best of their abilities. Hope to read of many other awards in recognition of your Veterans. Tom
    PS Some time ago now 70s was very proud to meet up with your Ironsides from Fort Hood, Texas who came on exchange to UK – great people. Take Care.

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