A long-standing commitment to supporting military veterans and their families.
Leidos has a strong affinity with the military, both in our lines of business and in our workforce and are proud that 20 percent of our workforce are military veterans. We assist veterans through the often difficult transition from military life to a career in the private sector. Since the beginning of 2016, Leidos has hired 8,600 veterans and military spouses. Leidos is committed to supporting veterans and military spouses as they pursue challenging and rewarding careers within our many business areas.
Our dedicated military veteran outreach program is called Operation MVP (Military Veteran Program). Through this program, Leidos teams with military transition centers, military associations, and veteran organizations in an effort to identify and hire separating and retiring military veterans. The Operation MVP team participates in specific career development and networking events geared towards the veteran and military dependent/caregiver population, and stays actively engaged with military transition offices, Department of Labor representatives, as well as veteran non-profit and membership organizations. We further help wounded warriors by providing career workshops, offering help with résumé building and interview preparation, and conducting job fairs and interview events.
For our efforts, Leidos has received numerous awards and recognition including:
- The 2020 Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Trailblazer Award for companies that have demonstrated innovation for, and overall support of, veterans in the areas of veteran workforce development; marketing, hiring, training, culture, retention and community impact.
- 2020 Military Times Best for Vets Employer list for seventh consecutive year, ranking #39 out of 144 companies
- Victory Media’s list for Military Friendly Employer and Military Spouse Friendly Employer
- U.S. Veteran's Magazine Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies
Furthermore, we have maintained a presence on the VETS Indexes List since its inception in July 2017. This index includes publicly traded companies that support the hiring and professional development of veterans.
Leidos has a signed pledge supporting the ESGR (Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve), as well as ongoing national and state veteran and military spouse hiring initiatives with Hiring Our Heroes and their Hiring 100,000 Military Spouse Campaign, Virginia Values Veterans, and Maryland’s Military Career Corps Connect Program. Additional information is available in the Awards & Partnerships section of our Operation MVP homepage.
Military spouses are often overlooked in armed forces support efforts. That's why Leidos opens our doors to military spouses and offers flexibility to those already on our team. Leidos participates in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, which provides targeted recruitment and employment solutions designed to create connections between military spouses and companies. We have pledged to hire 45 military spouses by July 2021 through The Hiring 100,000 Military Spouse Campaign mentioned above, and are set to surpass this goal in 2020. Our employees with spouses in the military are often asked to uproot due to redeployment – we do our best to place those employees at Leidos locations closer to their new homes.