Roseville, Calif. VETS Indexes has announced that PRIDE Industries has earned the designation of VETS Indexes 3 Star Employer in the 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The acknowledgement recognizes the organization’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting military veterans and the military-connected community.

“PRIDE Industries is honored to be recognized as a VETS Indexes 3 Star Employer,” said Tim Young, Vice President, Talent Management at PRIDE Industries. “PRIDE Industries recognizes that the experience veterans gain serving our country makes them valuable employees. We are dedicated to helping our military veterans of all abilities find sustainable employment.”

Companies who were recognized demonstrated a strong commitment to military veterans, members of the National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve, and military spouses. Participating organizations included companies large and small, government agencies and departments, nonprofit groups, colleges, and universities. This year, a record 344 organizations submitted completed surveys for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, an increase of more than 100 from last year and nearly triple the number from two years ago.

“The diligent efforts of PRIDE Industries to hire, retain and support veterans and the military-connected community have earned the organization a highly coveted VETS Indexes Employer Award,” said George Altman, president of VETS Indexes. “Even with hundreds of employers in the running, PRIDE Industries demonstrated a strong dedication to veteran employment.”

As the most objective and comprehensive evaluation of employers of military veterans, the VETS Indexes Employer Awards program has set a new standard in veteran employment data. This in-depth survey and recognition program analyzes employers’ policies, practices, and outcomes in detail, across the following five categories: 

  • Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring
  • Veteran employee development and retention
  • Veteran-inclusive policies and culture
  • Support for members of the National Guard and reserves
  • Military spouse/family support

PRIDE Industries currently employs hundreds of military veterans and provides job coaching, vocational instruction, and employment placement assistance to hundreds more every year. Its many resources for veterans include the one-of-a-kind I AM ABLE Employment Helpline [(844) 426-2253], a veterans employee resource group (ERG), and the online Military Skills Translator, which helps veterans match their skills and talent to a civilian career. In addition, PRIDE Industries helps veterans access mentoring and training programs, as well as paid internships.  And to help promote the hiring of diverse candidates, including military veterans, the company provides community placement services to businesses in multiple industries.

About PRIDE Industries

PRIDE Industries delivers business excellence with a positive social impact. A social enterprise, we provide facilities operations and maintenance servicescustodial servicescontract manufacturingsupply chain managementpackaging and fulfillment services, and placement services to private and public organizations nationwide. Founded in 1966, PRIDE Industries’ mission is to create employment for people with disabilities. Through personalized employment services, we help individuals realize their true potential and lead more independent lives. PRIDE Industries proves the value of its inclusive workforce model through operational success across multiple industries every day.

About VETS Indexes

VETS Indexes is a leading voice on veteran employment issues, overseeing the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, hosting the Employing U.S. Vets Conference, unearthing unique and unprecedented data on veteran employment through the Veteran Employment Benchmarking Service, and developing custom indexes, linked to financial products, that track the performance of the publicly traded companies that have established themselves as the best employers for veterans. Learn more about us at

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PRIDE Industries is a social enterprise delivering business excellence to public and private organizations nationwide.