Louisville & Indiana Railroad announced today that it has earned the 2021 Military Friendly® Employer designation.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Hundreds of companies participated in the Military Friendly® Employers portion of the 2021 Military Friendly® Companies survey.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees.
Louisville & Indiana Railroad Company President John Goldman says, “We are humbled to receive the 2021 Military Friendly Employer Designation. For several years, LIRC has made a concerted effort to hire employees with military experience and have veterans in roles from hourly employees to the senior level. Commitment, discipline, solid work ethic, and integrity are just some of the characteristics that veterans bring to LIRC. Recognition is not why we strive to hire those with military experience. Rather, we hire these individuals for the value they add, as well as doing our part in thanking them for their service by providing them with a solid career that offers top notch pay and benefits. LIRC will remain committed in making sure that veterans from all branches of service remain an integral part of our team and we will continue to support local veteran organizations.”
“Companies that have earned this designation have invested in substantive programs to recruit, retain and advance veterans within their organizations,” said Josh Rosen, Director of Military Friendly®. “To them, hiring veterans isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s good for business.”
Louisville & Indiana Railroad will be showcased along with other 2021 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine and on MilitaryFriendly.com .
About Military Friendly® Employers
The Military Friendly® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for thousands of federal contractors nationwide, the input of military employees, and responses to the proprietary, data driven Military Friendly® Employers survey from participating companies. The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weightings were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by Ernst & Young. The survey is administered for free and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
About Louisville & Indiana Railroad
The Louisville & Indiana Railroad was formed in March 1994 to acquire 106 miles of rail line between Indianapolis and Louisville. The line serves numerous major companies, an efficient inland port facility, and Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury Railhead.
About Anacostia Rail Holdings
Anacostia Rail Holdings Company is a short-line holding company operating six railroads in seven states. In addition to Louisville & Indiana Railroad, Anacostia’s other carriers include Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad, Gulf Coast Switching Company, New York & Atlantic Railway Company, Northern Lines Railway, and Pacific Harbor Line.
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service disabled, veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its owned assets such as Military Spouse Magazine®, G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.Viqtory.com .
For additional information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Louisville and Indiana Railroad
Jeremy Kramer – Vice President
Military Friendly National Director