November 8, 2012
CCA Recognized as a Top Military-Friendly Employer for Sixth Year
Company's focus on military members and veterans extends well beyond our hiring efforts.
Nashville, TN. – Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), America's leader in partnership corrections, has once again been recognized by G.I. Jobs magazine as being a top military-friendly employer. Ranked 40th on the magazine's annual "Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers" list, CCA is recognized as a company that exceedingly embraces America's military veterans, National Guard and Reserve members as employees.
"It's a wonderful honor to be named as a top military employer by G.I. Jobs magazine," says Melanie Carnaggio, CCA's Director of Recruiting. "At CCA, we recognize the value in hiring from this talented group. Many of our organization’s leaders are veterans who have found rewarding and stable careers here."
This marks the sixth year that G.I. Jobs magazine has distinguished CCA as a leading company for service members interested in transitioning into a civilian career. CCA employs 1,600 individuals – fully 10 percent of its workforce – who have military backgrounds. To supplement its military hiring efforts, CCA made several recruiting trips to military bases and transition centers across the nation this year. The company also partnered with the Tennessee Department of Labor to host Paycheck for Patriots, a statewide hiring event targeted toward former and transitioning military members.
In addition to recruitment activities, G.I. Jobs has also recognized CCA for its policies surrounding Reserve and National Guard members called to active duty, veteran promotional programs and community involvement.
"Our focus on military members and veterans extends well beyond our hiring efforts,” says Carnaggio. “We are thankful for these heroes and honor their service throughout the year.”
A few examples of the company’s dedication include an annual company-wide Veterans Day celebration, featuring ceremonies for veterans on staff and the company’s semi-annual care package program called Patriot Packages which are sent to employees and their loved ones who are serving overseas.
G.I. Jobs magazine is a trusted resource for military personnel who are embarking on a new career path after serving in the armed forces. Criteria for selection on the Top 100 list includes the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service. For more information on CCA’s military hiring efforts, please visit www.ccajob.com/career/careers-military/.
CCA is the nation’s largest provider of partnership corrections to federal, state and local government, operating more than 60 facilities, including more than 40 company-owned facilities, with more than 90,000 beds, in 20 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to providing the residential services for inmates, CCA facilities offer rehabilitation and educational programs, including education, vocation, religious services, life skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment. For more information, visit: www.cca.com and www.ccacommunities.com.
PHOTO CAPTION: CCA recruiters speak with veterans at Tennessee's Paychecks for Patriots hiring event in Nashville.