Bechtel Earns Prestigious Military Friendly Employer® Designation

12 November 2013 RESTON, Virginia

Leading EPC Firm recognized for Programs and Policies Related to Veterans and Reservists  

Bechtel announced today that the company has earned the 2014 Military Friendly Employer® title conferred by the publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. The title is awarded to companies that meet criteria tied to their key programs and policies such as the strength of the company’s military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on employee service to the U.S. National Guard and military reserves.

“The 2014 Military Friendly Employers represent the preeminent tier of companies with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment,” said Sean Collins, vice president for publisher Victory Media and a nine-year U.S. Navy veteran. “Our Military Friendly Employers constitute the group of companies actually moving the needle and hiring from the military community. The 2014 Military Friendly Employers reported hiring over 117,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, representing an average of 14 percent of total new hires.”

“Around the world, men and women who serve in the military make incredible sacrifices and display great courage to serve their countries.  We are passionate about supporting them,” said Andy Greig, Bechtel’s manager of human resources. “Service members often have the same qualities and attributes we value in carrying out our work: agility, integrity, and unparalleled commitment. We are pleased that Victory Media recognizes the strength of Bechtel’s efforts related to military families.”

Companies earn the Military Friendly Employer title based on the results of a data-driven survey. The survey data was independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media, whose publications are important resources for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment.

About Bechtel

Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.  

Bechtel serves the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. www.bechtel.com

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