PRLog - Nov. 8, 2012 - ST. LOUIS -- Waste Management was recently named a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs, and one of the Top 100 Companies Recruiting Veterans by U.S. Veterans Magazine. The awards were based on Waste Management’s track record of hiring, training and retaining veterans, and on company outreach efforts such as sponsorships and donations. Waste Management has more than 3,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada that are veterans.
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“America’s veterans are an exceptional source of talent, experience and know-how for Waste Management, and recruiting veterans to our Company can improve our organization at every level and in every function,” said Jim Kahrs, manager of human resources for Waste Management’s Illinois and Missouri Valley Area. “As we approach Veterans Day Sunday, it’s important to recognize not just the contributions and sacrifices our veterans have made for our Country, but to recognize the great value they can contribute to our nation’s workforce.”
This is the fourth year in a row Waste Management has been named to the Top 100 Military Friendly Employer® list, which is a premier ranking service certified by Ernst & Young. The U.S. Veteran’s Magazine Top 100 Companies Recruiting Veterans list is compiled from market research, independent research, confidential employee interviews and responses to surveys conducted by DiversityComm.
“We know that hiring veterans simply makes good business sense,” said Mona Lisa Faris-Placey, president and founder of DiversityComm. “Working together, we can help veterans reach great heights and receive the opportunities they so richly deserve.”
The list of Top 100 Companies Recruiting Veterans will be published in the November 2012 special Veterans Day edition of the U.S. Veterans Magazine. For more information on the magazine, visit www.usveteransmagazine.com. More information on the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list and methodology can be found at www.MilitaryFriendly.com.
About Waste Management
Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also one of the largest residential recycler and a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. Bagster is provided by WM Bagco, LLC, a Waste Management company. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, inc. Bagster, Dumpster in a Bag, Buy. Fill. Gone., and Take It On are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. To learn more, visit www.wm.com or www.thebagster.com.