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G4S Wackenhut Named a Top 50 Military-Friendly Employer

G4S Wackenhut has been named a Top 50 Military-Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs magazine

The recognition is based on the training and placement programs that G4S Wackenhut has developed to attract veterans.

With about 10,000 members from every branch of service – including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve and former officers and their families – the organization represents the interests of military officers at every stage of their careers.

G4S Wackenhut’s mission is to provide expert security solutions that always exceed customer expectations. The company is able to accomplish this by attracting, employing and developing the best people in the industry. G4S Wackenhut’s primary source for the best people has consistently been the U.S. military. Veterans are focused leaders and team players who are stable, professional, educated and adaptable, which makes them a perfect fit for G4S Wackenhut.

Dr. Michael E. Goodboe, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, states, "G4S Wackenhut’s ability to provide unrivalled security solutions is directly tied to our exceptional employees. Our programs for recruiting, hiring and developing transitioning military personnel and veterans are an integral part of our company’s strategic plan. These individuals come to us carefully vetted by the military and highly trained in the very skills that we need to exceed customer expectations.”

One such program is Operation Smooth Transition, a training and placement program for officers and senior enlisted separating from military service. The program provides a fast track to full-time employment in operations management within the physical security industry for military personnel who have had leadership roles in personnel management, operations, recruiting and other fields, and wish to apply their military experience to a related civilian occupation.

The pool of eligible companies for this prestigious award (minimum of $1 billion annual revenues) was approximately 2,500. Only 2 percent made the list. Criteria for the rankings included assets dedicated to military hiring (28%), Reserve/Guard policies (18%), percentage of new hires who are veterans (14%), veteran training programs (10%) and previous three years’ rankings (30%). The complete list of the Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers will be included in the December 2008 issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. For more information, visit

About G4S Wackenhut

G4S Wackenhut is the leading provider of security and security-related solutions in the U.S. With operations across the country, G4S Wackenhut has the expertise and the resources to meet its customers’ requirements for quality security, training, consulting and investigative services. G4S Wackenhut is the employer of choice to more than 38,000 men and women, many of whom have proudly served in the military or have had law enforcement careers. Additional information about G4S Wackenhut is available on its Web site at

About G.I. Jobs

G.I. Jobs ( is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. The company also publishes Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines.