DALLAS – As a sign of its commitment to the military community, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been named a 2018 Top 10 Military Friendly Employer® and Military Spouse Friendly Employer® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines.
The annual Military Friendly Employer list honors companies based on hiring, retention, promotion and advancement of Veterans and service members. The military spouse list recognizes employers that hire spouses of service members and promote workforce development policies and programs support the challenges of military life.
“Exchange associates who served and sacrificed for our Nation or are military shoppers know our customers better than anyone,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “It is a privilege to have Veterans and military spouses in our ranks and embrace the perspective they offer.”
The Exchange hired more than 1,200 Veterans worldwide in 2017, and 11.5 percent of the Exchange’s 35,000 associates are Veterans. In 2017, more than 4,000 military spouses joined the Exchange’s ranks. In all, the Exchange employs more than 6,000 military spouses, comprising 21 percent of the workforce.
The Military Friendly Employer designation comes as the Exchange began serving honorably discharged Veterans once again on Veterans Day with a lifelong online military exchange shopping benefit. All who served honorably receive military-exclusive pricing and tax-free shopping at shopmyexchange.com. Eligibility to shop can be verified at shopmyexchange.com/veterans.
The Exchange was featured along with other companies earning the Military Friendly Employer designation in G.I. Jobs magazine’s December edition. This is the fifth consecutive year the Exchange has been recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and the sixth consecutive year it has earned the Military Spouse Friendly designation.
Veterans, military spouses and others seeking employment with the Exchange can visit applymyexchange.com to view job openings worldwide.