MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) announced today that it has been designated a 2013 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs as well as being named to 2013 Military Friendly Spouse Employers. This marks the first year the company has been included in the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list, which was compiled from a data-driven survey sample of 5,000 companies whose annual revenues exceeded $500 million. Criteria for selection to the Top 100 list included the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
Capital One was recognized for its support of military veterans and National Guard and Reserve members with its military recruitment program and its support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring our Heroes program, as a leading sponsor. Capital One’s 3-year, $4.5 million commitment to the National Chamber Foundation and the Hiring our Heroes program, is funding the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign and the efforts of the Chamber to support job fairs and workforce training initiatives across the United States. These initiatives focus on connecting service members and military spouses with local small business owners.
“At Capital One, we understand and appreciate the value that military experience brings to the workplace and we are privileged to have veterans from every branch of service as colleagues, team members and leaders throughout our company,” said John G. Finneran, Jr., General Counsel of Capital One. “We are committed to doing our part. We are proud to support the transition of servicemen and women to the civilian workforce and help other companies understand and leverage the unique skills and experience our veterans have to offer.”
Capital One is committed to providing the veterans and military spouses we hire with the resources, training and support they need to successfully transition to the civilian workforce. The company’s Military Associate Network provides outreach and professional development opportunities for employees with military backgrounds and assists them with the transition from the military to a corporate culture. Capital One also recognizes that commitments to training and active duty take priority—it provides a range of benefits to support associates who continue to serve in the military, including time off for military training and active duty.
Capital One’s company profile, including open positions that are a fit for military personnel, can be found on MilitaryFriendly.com. Using the priority data engine on MilitaryFriendly.com, job seekers are able to view the ranked Top 100 employers compiled according to list methodology as well as design their own custom lists according to their preferences. Custom, user-directed lists can then be saved and shared socially, allowing each job seeker to find their unique #1 Military Friendly Employer®.
Now in its 10th year, the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. The survey results that determined the 2013 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by G.I. Jobs. Each year companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board consisting of leaders in the military recruitment community. A full list of board members can be found at www.MilitaryFriendly.com/board.
About G.I. Jobs
Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business and has been serving the military community since 2001. Our Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at www.MilitaryFriendly.com. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal and are frequently cited on national TV programs such as CNN, CNBC, NBC, Fox News and others.
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $213.3 billion in deposits and $302.0 billion in total assets outstanding as of September 30, 2012. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. ING DIRECT, a division of Capital One, N.A., offers direct banking products and services to customers nationwide. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.
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