Westgate Resorts Voted As Finalist for Most Valuable Employer for Military by CivilianJobs.com

Westgate Resort has qualified as a finalist for CivilianJob.com’s Most Valuable Employers (MVE) awards.

CivilianJobs.com is a website devoted to helping military veterans find civilian jobs once they return from active service. The Most Valuable Employers awards distinguish companies that excel in providing career opportunities to veterans after serving in the military.

The MVE awards also recognize companies who show support to veterans by creating specific benefits and policies for military veterans and their families.

Director of CivilianJobs.com Jake Hutchings said, “Increasingly, military-friendly companies are coming to the forefront. This is reflected in the record number of employers that applied for the MVE recognition in 2014. It is a significant milestone that more than 100 businesses are being acknowledged today based on the quality of their veteran hiring focus.”

MVE finalists were selected based on surveys. In these surveys employers outlined their hiring model, training program, and retention strategies to military service men and women.

Westgate COO and U.S. Air Force Reserve Captain Mark Waltrip commented, “We are truly honored by this recognition. You cannot understate the enormous sacrifice that our men and women in uniform give to our country. Just as important, our military trained team members bring a high degree of leadership and technical skills that add tremendous value to our organization. Supporting our military team members is a win-win for everyone involved.”

The winners of the MVE awards will be announced in the May issue of Military Transition News. An article will also be posted on CivilianJobs.com. Winners will be announced on May 1st, 2014.