WM named top military employer

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) was recognized by G.I. Jobs magazine as a 2010 Top Military Employer.

One in 12 employees at Waste Management is a military veteran, spouse and/or current reservist. Every day a military person is hired at WM.

WM provides pay differentials to employees who are on an involuntary military leave, equal to the difference between their current base pay and their military pay. As well, the company provides outreach efforts to disabled veterans through Hire Heroes USA, Marines for Life and the Wounded Warriors project. Recruiters and hiring managers attend military job fairs across the nation every month. WM has a full-time employee responsible for building relationships with the military and veterans through outreach, sponsorship and recruiting initiatives.

Criteria for the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Employers® rankings is objective, quantitative, comprehensive and looks at assets dedicated to military hiring (28 percent), Reserve/Guard policies (18 percent), percentage of new hires who are veterans (14 percent), veteran training programs (10 percent) and previous three years’ rankings (30 percent).