Military Times has named CVS Health to its 2019 list of best companies for veterans seeking a civilian job.
In its tenth year, the Best for Vets: Employers rankings evaluate companies’ culture, veteran recruiting, veteran policies, and accommodations for members of the National Guard and reserves.
In 2018, CVS Health hired more than 4,200 veterans and 1000 military spouses, with veterans making up 5 percent of our total workforce of nearly 300,000 employees nationwide. Many of these colleagues are brought into the company through one of our veteran-focused employment and training programs.
This is the third year that CVS Health has been selected for this recognition. Rankings are made via a rigorous evaluation of data submitted by each company, and the Best for Vets lists, which include for-profit companies and government and nonprofit organizations, are considered a trusted resource for veterans looking to transition to civilian life.
Nearly 200 companies competed for a spot in this year’s rankings.
Our Commitment to Supporting Veterans
Recognizing the valuable skills that veterans and their spouses bring to the workforce, as well as the challenges that this population can sometimes face when transitioning into civilian life, CVS Health is dedicated to recruiting, hiring, training and retaining veterans to build a pipeline of workforce talent.
Through our partnership with the Department of Defense SkillBridge Initiative, we’re providing training and information on prospective job opportunities to transitioning service men and women on military bases in Virginia and Hawaii.
And in July 2017, we opened the Talent Connect Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to guide veterans and their spouses through the opportunities available within CVS Health nationwide.
Beyond employment and training opportunities, we also support veterans through our partnership between MinuteClinic, our retail medical clinic, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, to give veterans in select locations access high quality care and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries.
We provide charitable support to military and veteran-focused organizations, including the National Guard, Operation Reinvent and the USO. And colleagues can connect through the CVS Health Colleague Resource Group Valor, which is comprised of more than 500 members with a passion to serve those who have served our country.