CVS Health recognizes the value of military service and knows that our veterans’ skills and experience are unparalleled. With millions of service members transitioning out of the military over the next few years, we’re committed to hiring qualified veterans, current Guard and Reserve members and military spouses across all parts of our business.
As part of our commitment to supporting our nation’s military, CVS Health is taking part in the Joining Forces initiative. This White House program asks companies to give service members and their families job opportunities and support.
Through this program, CVS Health has committed to hire veterans and military spouses for 25 percent of our new hires in logistics and distribution centers, which equates to roughly 1,000 jobs.
With more than 200,000 colleagues across the country, CVS Health has many employees who are either veterans themselves or who are supporters of veterans. As a result, CVS Health established VALOR, a national colleague resource group. VALOR works to support veterans in our communities and create a veteran-welcoming work environment.
The group’s goals are to support programs that honor veterans and their families and to make CVS Health an industry-recognized employer of veterans.
In 2013 and 2014, CVS Health was recognized by DiversityInc as one of the Top 10 Companies for Veterans.
We also received the Pro Patria Award from the Rhode Island Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Pro Patria Award is presented to one small, one large and one public sector employer in each state that has demonstrated the greatest support to Guard and Reserve employees through their leadership and practices.
In 2015, the Department of Defense announced that CVS Health is one of 15 recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of employees who are National Guard and Reserve members.
CVS Health is proud to be recognized on the 2017 Military Friendly® Employer list, which is provided to service members and their families each year to help them discover the best post-military career opportunities available.