Ranked #1 Among Companies Under $500 million in Revenue
OAK BROOK, IL (December 9, 2016) – PLANETECHS, LLC announced today that it has been named a TOP 10 GOLD-LEVEL Military Friendly® Employer Award recipient for 2017 and is RANKED #1 AMONG COMPANIES UNDER $500 MILLION in revenue.
Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, published its special award for PlaneTechs at https://militaryfriendly.com/employers/planetechs-llc. For more than a decade, Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families.
New this year, Military Friendly® Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of more than 200 companies and 1,200 post-secondary schools that were designated as “Military Friendly®” in November. Of those designated, 154 employers and 541 schools have been recognized for excellence in different categories, highlighting not only “Are you Military Friendly®?” but “How Military Friendly® are you?”
“All of our Military Friendly® award recipients set the standard for excellence,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly® development. “They offer exceptional examples of what it means not just to build a program that meets federal requirements, but one that serves the military and veteran community from classrooms to careers.”
Tom Hodgins, PlaneTechs SVP and General Manager, said he expects this honor to drive even more veterans towards PlaneTechs and rewarding jobs in aviation maintenance.
“Our customers are feeling the effects of the shortage of aviation mechanics and technicians,” he said. “Veterans are a vital part of building the next gen workforce and help expand the skilled talent pool our customers demand. Our Working Heroes Veteran Placement Program demonstrates how valuable veterans are as civilian employees. It’s a big competitive advantage for us.”
Award thresholds were set by the leading organization in each category. Award categories for employers are: less than $500MM in revenue; $500MM-$1B in revenue; more than $1B in revenue, and government and nonprofit entities. Award levels in each category are:
● Top 10 Gold – A ranked list of the Top 10 in a category based on a numerical score.
● Gold Medal – Employers scoring within 20% of the last-ranked (10th) organization.
● Silver Medal – Employers scoring within 30% of the last-ranked (10th) organization.
● Bronze Medal – Employers scoring within 40% of the last-ranked (10th) organization.
Companies and schools must have successfully completed a 2017 Military Friendly® survey and been designated as a 2017 Military Friendly® Employer or School to be considered for the Awards program. The names of awardees are published online at https://militaryfriendly.com and will be printed in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® or Guide to Military Friendly® Schools. To see a complete list of this year’s award winners, or to learn more about Military Friendly® ratings and how to participate, visit https://militaryfriendly.com.