Oshkosh Defense is Named a Top Military-Friendly Employer for Second Time by G.I. Jobs
Oshkosh honored in annual list for recruiting, supporting employees with military experience
OSHKOSH, Wis. (Jan. 19, 2012) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has been recognized for the second consecutive year as being one of G.I. Jobs’ 2012 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers. The annual list is compiled based on a company’s dedication of recruiting military employees and recent veterans. Oshkosh currently employs more than 300 active-duty National Guard and Reserve military members, as well as many veterans.
“We are very appreciative of our Armed Forces and are focused on serving them every day with our vehicles,” said John Urias, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense. “As a veteran, I believe our military support has strengthened our company as a whole. We take pride in military experience and understand its value.”
G.I. Jobs ranks the top employers based on the commitment and percentage of new hires with prior military experience, and the companies’ efforts to maintain policies for Reserve and National Guard service. Oshkosh was included in the top 2 percent of companies that made the list, out of 5,000 candidates.
For more than 90 years, Oshkosh has been supporting the U.S. military with vehicles and technologies to help accomplish their missions. In addition to actively recruiting those who have served in the military for employment opportunities, Oshkosh’s military-leave program is focused on helping employees and their families stay in touch with deployed loved ones. Employees receive a paid differential when called for active military duty or when time off is needed for Reservists’ yearly training.
In 2008, Oshkosh was awarded the Freedom Award from the U.S. Department of Defense, the highest recognition given by the government to employers for support of employees who serve in the National Guard and the Reserve. That same year, Oshkosh also received two awards at the state level from the Wisconsin Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the Above and Beyond Award and the Pro Patria Award, which is the highest honor given at the state level for companies that adopt policies that make it easier for employees to participate in the National Guard and Reserve.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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