Chemonics is honored to receive the 2023 VETS Indexes Employer Award, which highlights organizations’ “commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.”
VETS Indexes is recognized as the first resource for U.S. military veterans’ themed indexes, with a mission to “provide innovative solutions that recognize the value created by the mission critical mindset, unique skill sets and specialized training that U.S. [m]ilitary [v]eterans bring to the workplace.”
As said by VETS Indexes Managing Director George Altman, in a press release about the award, “Chemonics has demonstrated a commitment to recruiting veteran and military-connected employees, and then helping them grow and develop into leaders.” Further, the company noted that “[a]s more and more employers recognize the cutting-edge technical skills and soft skills veterans bring to the workplace, the race to attract military-connected talent gets increasingly competitive. The number of organizations participating in the 2023 VETS Indexes Employer Awards more than doubled since last year – but even in this highly competitive environment, Chemonics distinguished itself among veteran employers and should be commended.”
VETS Indexes selects the recipients of the Employer Awards based on their responses to a survey that examines approximately 300 veteran employment metrics. Chemonics and all participating employers were evaluated, by VETS Indexes, across five categories: veteran employee development and retention, veteran-inclusive policies and culture, guard/reserve support, military spouse and family support, and veteran recruiting and hiring.
Teams from across Chemonics, including Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and members from Chemonics’ veteran’s employee resource group, ChemVALOR, collaborated to collect and submit the required data for the organization.
In response to VETS Indexes recognition of Chemonics’ efforts in this critical area, director of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Kenya Dugger, said, “This award shows that Chemonics, as an inclusive organization and a leader in international development, recognizes the value of recruiting and retaining highly qualified veterans. Chemonics has evolved from being veteran-friendly to being a veteran-ready organization.”