LMI ranks as Military Times top employer for veterans

Best for Vets

Tysons, VA, May 15, 2017 — Military Times today recognized LMI for the eighth consecutive year as a top employer for military veterans. In its annual Best for Vets: Employers 2017 rankings, Military Times ranked LMI higher than its 2016 award, placing the not-for-profit consulting firm amongst Fortune 500 companies whose cultures and policies cater to veterans.
LMI responded to a rigorous survey of more than 90 questions that assess the organization’s commitment to culture, veteran recruiting, veteran-friendly policies and accommodations for members of the National Guard and reserves. The survey also considered company policies related to military families, specifically spouses.
“LMI has always had an exceptionally supportive culture for transitioning military members and their families because of our focus on public service, specifically in defense,” said Jeff Bennett, COO and senior vice president of LMI. “As we diversify and grow, we want to keep that welcoming culture. We’ve taken a number of proactive steps to maintain and improve our relationships with military, veterans, and their families.”
LMI recently hired a military recruiter to increase military and veteran hiring, as well as to improve training for both transitioning service members and LMI employees. The company offers generous benefits for National Guard and reserve members. 
A record number of companies responded to the 2017 survey, making this year’s rankings more competitive than ever. On the basis of data collected, Military Times says that service members and veterans make up 26 percent of overall hires.
“The Best for Vets designation and logo cannot be bought. Only earned,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings. “The companies on the Military Times Best for Vets list earned their rankings through determined efforts to recruit and support service members, veterans and military families. These efforts deserve recognition from the country and should get the attention of veterans looking for a new career.”