AZ named top 100 military-friendly employer
AstraZeneca has been named to the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers list by G.I. Jobs magazine for the first time. AstraZeneca is involved with various military groups nationwide that support and make a difference in the lives of our military men and women.
“At AstraZeneca, we have a strong commitment to support those with military experience,” AstraZeneca US Chief Operating Officer Marion McCourt said. “Individuals with a military background bring their unique experiences with them into the workforce. And we are privileged that they choose to work here and can share these experiences with us.”
In a ceremony at AstraZeneca commemorating Veteran’s Day, McCourt unveiled the Top 100 Military Friendly Employer banner. Also in attendance were Delaware Lt. Gov. Matt Denn, Delaware National Guard Adj, Gen. Francis D. Vavala; Col. Raymond Kozak, 512 Airlift Wing Commander, Dover Air Force Base; and David Nicoli, AstraZeneca’s vice president of Corporate Affairs in the United States.
One of the ways that AstraZeneca supports employees is through the AZ Military Support Employee Network Group (AZMS), which serves as a resource for employees who are in the Reserve Forces, have family members in the military, are veterans or have strong ties to troop-support. The members of AZMS offer assistance to those affected by their own former military service or their family’s military service. These individuals work together to improve the concept of community among employees with military ties.
AstraZeneca also participates in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency and no-cost resource that recognizes supportive employers, informs service members and employers about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and provides conflict mediation services.
AstraZeneca is actively inviting military veterans to join our US organization. We have recently launched a microsite designed for US military veterans transitioning from military life to the work force. The site provides the tools and information veterans need to transition from military life to a successful career with AstraZeneca.