Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)
praised ManTech for "the excellent work [it is] doing in recruiting and hiring
veterans." Sen. McCaskill, who chairs the Contracting Oversight Subcommittee of
the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, had invited
ManTech to testify at a June 5 hearing on veteran employment and government
McCaskill asked ManTech to address its experience in hiring and retaining veterans,
including any best practices developed in assembling and filing information on
veterans for the Department of Labor, and for suggestions for improving the
government's efforts to facilitate the hiring of veterans by contractors.
ManTech's veteran hiring rates
impressed committee members, as did ManTech's active participation in programs
and partnerships to promote career opportunities for veterans.
Over the past year, ManTech has
participated in more than 125 hiring events spanning 72 cities nationwide,
connected with more than 5,000 veterans and hired more than 2,000 of them. We
are an active member of more than a dozen military employment partnerships,
such as the 100,000 Jobs Mission, Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Wounded
Warrior Project, Hiring Our Heroes, and VA for Vets. We also build and maintain
relationships directly with colleges and universities that support the G.I.
Bill and offer programs developed especially for veterans.
Executive Vice President Sally
Sullivan testified on behalf of ManTech stating, "…roughly 40% of our employees
today proudly identify themselves as having served or are currently serving in
the U.S. military, is evidence of the success we enjoy as a company and culture
that successfully attracts those exiting the military and assimilates them into
the civilian workforce on a sustained basis."
Sullivan also described
ManTech's retention efforts when she said, "Many of our new recruits come as
referrals from existing employees, which accounts in part for ManTech being
named '#6 top military friendly employers' by G.I. Jobs Magazine
'most valuable employer for the military' by CivilianJobs.com
'one of the country's most veteran-friendly employers' by USAA
, and 'top 10 best employer for veterans' by Military
Times Edge Magazine
to read the full testimony.