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AMVETS ‘Employer of the Year”

Since 1983, the AMVETS Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year Awards program recognizes employers from the private sector and government (local, state and federal) who have made great strides to by providing employment to our veterans.

The AMVETS Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year Awards recognize organizations based on their commitment to serving veterans through both their hiring practices and community involvement. This award allows our organization to recognize those employers who make a commitment to including veterans in their organizational culture. Through community service, fundraisers, and veteran preference hiring practices, employers are showing their continued dedication to improving the lives of veterans throughout the United States. We hope you will take the time to tell us about some of these employers so that we may get the chance to recognize their outstanding achievements.Below are examples of our past winners, AECOM and the Washington State Corps of Engineers.


Named as one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for two consecutive years, AECOM is a pillar of the engineering world. In 2015, AECOM hired almost 4,000 new employees; over 1,100 of those new hires are veterans. Over 250 of those veterans are disabled. In total, AECOM employs over 9,000 veterans. AECOM is truly a Veteran Friendly employer; they prove that companies value the unique training and experience the military provides. Thank you, AECOM, for your commitment to hiring our nation’s heroes. Please accept our award of Employer of the Year for your outstanding veteran-friendly employment.


The United States Corps of Engineers employs 37,000 dedicated civil servants in 130 countries around the world. The Department of the Army, Washington State Corps of Engineers employs over 1,700 engineers and civil servants in the state of Washington to further the mission of the Corps of Engineers to “deliver vital public and military engineering services.” In 2015, Washington State Corps of Engineers hired 259 new hires, 102 of which are veterans. Of those 102 veterans, 39 are disabled veterans and 12 are women veterans. Thank you, Washington State Corps of Engineers, for actively pursuing Veteran candidates and prioritizing the hiring of local veterans. Please accept our award of Employer of the Year for your outstanding veteran-friendly employment.

All submissions can be mailed to:

AMVETS Programs
4647 Forbes Blvd.
Lanham, MD 20706

Questions/concerns can be addressed to Stephanie Mullen at smullen@amvets.org

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