As a premier Fortune 500 technology integrator, SAIC is driving digital transformation across government markets, delivering innovative IT, digital and engineering solutions. What is especially meaningful is that 6,000 veteran employees, who represent more than 25% of our workforce, contribute to the work we do in support of our customers' missions. We are grateful for their military service and the sacrifices they’ve made, and we recognize the important roles they have at SAIC in ensuring our nation's safety and prosperity.
Every day, SAIC’s veteran employees are using the mission-critical skills and expertise they gained during their military service. They are working with emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence/machine learning, in high-velocity areas such as advanced analytics and simulation, software, cyber and digital engineering.
SAIC is committed to advancing the nation's defense and readiness. With Department of Defense customers representing approximately 50% of our business, veterans have an affinity for us as an employer, as they get to work alongside other veterans and those in uniform. And, with digital transformation initiatives sweeping across the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and other DOD organizations, our work and mission have never been more aligned with our customers’ needs.
Dedicated to veterans hiring
We naturally offer interesting and meaningful work for veterans. In fact, SAIC ranks fifth on Forbes' 2021 list of America's Best Employers for Veterans. Forbes' list features the nation's top 200 companies from across all industries for veterans.
SAIC regularly hosts and attends veteran recruiting events and reaches more than 10,000 veteran candidates per year on average. We hire around 900 veterans each year.
For transitioning military members, SAIC understands that the change to civilian life is challenging, specifically when it comes to employment. Many SAIC recruiters are also veterans who regularly participate in virtual events with our recruiting partners to provide career advice and help job-seekers at career chats and events throughout the year.
In addition to providing one convenient location to view jobs, especially for transitioning service members and veterans, SAIC's employment opportunities are posted on veteran-specific and military job sites such as Military Hire, US TechVets and Corporate Gray.
Invested in veterans' well-being
As huge contributors to our vision, purpose and mission, veteran employees are an integral part of SAIC’s culture, anchored by our values. We have established the Military/Veterans Employee Resource Group (M/VERG) for veterans and their families to connect professionally and socially.
The second-largest of our seven ERGs, the group holds regular meetings and events where more than 700 voluntary members can share their experiences, seek out peer guidance and celebrate each other’s contributions to our collective success. The M/VERG hosts regional on-site meetings and community outreach activities across its chapters, facilitating networking, career and personal growth and other opportunities.
“Veterans who have joined the M/VERG are actively involved in our group’s mission and goals, participating in many events, including fundraising, talent acquisition, community outreach and mentoring,” said M/VERG President Stefanie Wall-Keckler.
Additionally, the M/VERG has established partnerships with local community groups and national organizations that support the well-being of current and former military personnel. There are always volunteer activities and fundraising work being done by M/VERG members.
A good citizen to our communities
Local and national outreach with our nonprofit partners to help veterans and military families in need is deeply rooted in SAIC’s mission and values. We have a long history of philanthropic efforts to enhance the lives of those who have served in our armed forces.
SAIC is proud to partner with Building Homes for Heroes (BHH), bringing renewed hope to our nation’s disabled veterans and their families. BHH constructs or modifies homes and gifts them mortgage-free, while providing support services that enable disabled veterans to lead better and brighter lives. Since 2013, SAIC has joined forces with BHH to help donate 13 homes to military heroes across the U.S., with our employee volunteers putting the final touches on these homes before welcoming the receiving families.
Each year, SAIC sponsors numerous events to help military children in need. One of these is the Back-to-School Brigade with Operation Homefront, which fills kids' backpacks with donated school supplies. Another one is Project Elf with USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, which makes the holiday wish lists of military children come true. We also partner with Marine Corps Toys for Tots to donate toys to less fortunate children during the holidays.
“SAIC has a proud legacy of supporting veterans, and it is an honor to partner with Building Homes for Heroes, USO-Metro, Operation Homefront and all of our other military-focused nonprofit organizations,” said Jennifer Love Bruce, corporate social responsibility manager.