JK Moving Services, in the USA has earned the 2024 Military Friendly Employer designation for its commitment to hiring and supporting members of the military. Institutions earning the Military Friendly Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 companies participated in the 2024 Military Friendly survey.
“We are proud to be recognised with this prestigious Military Friendly designation,” said JK Moving President David Cox. “JK not only helps move military members, we also hire them. Their skills and talents are a great fit, and we place a premium on helping veterans and Armed Forces members transition to the private sector. As a military-friendly company, we look forward to JK becoming a great career choice for even more of those who have served.”
JK is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees and puts extra emphasis on hiring veterans. Demonstrating this, more than 11% of JK’s new hires in 2023 served in the military. The company was the first moving company to sign a Statement of Support with the DC National Guard, confirming its focus on employing those serving in the National Guard Reserves, and supporting reservists.
The company is also an authorized SkillBridge Partner, a DoD program that helps any rank service member to use the last 180 days of their service to train and learn with an industry partner while continuing to receive military compensation and benefits. The JK Moving SkillBridge Program gives active-duty military members who will soon transition into civilian life a chance to gain valuable work experience through specific industry training and development.
“Organisations earning the Military Friendly Employers designation have wholeheartedly invested in comprehensive and impactful initiatives that bring about positive, life-changing results for our valued service members, dedicated military spouses, and esteemed veterans within their ranks,” commented Kayla Lopez, Senior Director of Military Partnerships at Military Friendly. “We salute these exemplary employers who raise the bar and understand that hiring military personnel is not merely an act of goodwill but a testament to a standard that truly embodies sound business wisdom. Their steadfast commitment to integrating military personnel into their workforce not only reflects their compassion but also underscores their business acumen.”
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly Advisory Council of independent leaders in the military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organisation’s survey score with an assessment of the organisation’s ability to meet thresholds for Recruitment, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees. JK Moving Services will be showcased in the 2024 Military Friendly Employers in the Winter issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine and on MilitaryFriendly.com.
JK employs nearly 1,200 people—a majority of whom live in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. The company has won numerous awards, including being recognised by the Washington Business Journal as a Best Place to Work and Top Corporate Philanthropist.
Photo: David Cox