Vertex Aerospace announced today that it received the 2022 Military Friendly Employer designation and ranked number six in the nation on the 2022 Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Program list.
This is the third year Vertex has been recognized as a Military Friendly Employer. “With more than 60 percent of our workforce being Armed Forces veterans, this accomplishment aligns with our culture,” said Ed Boyington, president, and CEO. We are extremely pleased to be recognized by Military Friendly as a desired employer. This award supports and highlights our efforts within the veteran community.”
Vertex also ranked number six in the nation within the $500 million to $1 billion Military Friendly Supplier Diversity category. Generated each year, this ranking is based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 employers nationwide, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly Companies survey from participating companies. The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm. Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Program list using the criteria set forth by the VIQTORY assessment survey.
“We are constantly looking for ways to support the veteran community,” said Kelly Miller, senior vice-president of Vertex Aerospace Logistics. “We also recognize that the inclusion of veteran-owned business suppliers in our Supplier Diversity Program is critical to our economic growth, stability, and continued success, while also supporting our veterans and their families.”
“Companies earning the Military Friendly Employers designation create and evaluate the standard for military programs across the globe, they have invested in substantive programs to recruit, retain and advance the veterans and service members within the organizations,” said Kayla Lopez, director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly. “To them, hiring veterans and service members is more than just the right thing to do. It makes good business sense.”