For Immediate Release:
Seattle, September 6, 2018 — BGIS announced today that it has earned the 2019 Military Friendly® Employer designation.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 200 companies participated in the Military Friendly® Employers portion of the 2019 Military Friendly® Companies survey. Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees.
“BGIS is very proud to have been named as one of 2019’s Military Friendly Employers for the second year in a row and we are even prouder to support our veterans. It’s important for people who have sacrificed for a greater good to come out of the military knowing they’re highly valued and well paid when they reach us” said Brian Fellows, President, US Operations, BGIS.
BGIS Talent Acquisition Manager Scott Haas, a former US Marine, stated “We are honored to receive this designation again as it acknowledges our organization’s level of commitment to recruiting from the veteran and spouse community.” said Haas.
“Approximately 30 per cent of BGIS’s US workforce is made up of veterans and we’re grateful and honored to be able to hire these skilled individuals to work for our organization,” said Gord Hicks, Chief Executive Officer, BGIS.
BGIS will be showcased along with other 2019 Military Friendly ® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs ® magazine, the January 2019 issue of Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com
For more information contact:
Amanda Kusick, Director, Marketing & Communications
About Military Friendly ® Employers:
The Military Friendly ® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for thousands of federal contractors nationwide, input of military employees, and responses to the proprietary, data driven Military Friendly ® Employers survey from participating companies. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by Ernst & Young. The survey is administered for free and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months. Criteria for consideration can be found at: www.militaryfriendly.com
BGIS is a leading provider of customized facility management services, project delivery services, energy and sustainability solutions, building performance management, workplace advisory and management, and real estate services. With a combined team of over 7,000 globally, BGIS relentlessly focuses on enabling innovation through the service it delivers, while actively looking for new opportunities that will enable innovation for its clients’ businesses. Globally, BGIS manages over 320 million square feet of client portfolios across 30,000+ locations in North America, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Asia.
Further information is available at www.bgis.com
BGIS is a subsidiary of Brookfield Business Partners, a business services and industrial company focused on owning and operating high-quality businesses that benefit from barriers to entry and/or low-cost production. Brookfield Business Partners is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:BBU) (TSX:BBU.UN).
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service disabled, veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs ® and Military Friendly ® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.victorymedia.com