Enterprise Holdings Recognized as 2013 Military Friendly Employer

Enterprise Employs Nearly 6,000 U.S. Military Reservists, Veterans

ST. LOUIS (Dec. 18, 2012) – Enterprise Holdings announced today that it has been designated a 2013 Military Friendly Employer® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs. Criteria for the designation included a benchmark score across key programs and policies such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service. 

“Enterprise Holdings is deeply committed to hiring military veterans and reservists, and we have a long-standing relationship with the U.S. military dating back to my father, our company’s founder, Jack Taylor and his World War II service,” said Andrew C. Taylor, chairman and CEO of Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental brands. 

In line with its continued commitment to the military, Enterprise Holdings hired more than 1,500 veterans and active/inactive reservists in 2012. Nearly 6,000 of the approximately 63,000 U.S.-based Enterprise Holdings employees are military veterans or reservists.Enterprise’s support for its military employees includes paying the salary differential for employees on active duty, so they continue to receive full pay throughout the duration of their service. 

“We created the Military Friendly Employers® designation outside of the Top 100 to recognize another 1 percent of companies that have great programs and opportunities for veterans and spouses. Companies earning the prestigious Military Friendly Employers® designation are rising stars with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment,” said Sean Collins, vice president for Victory Media and director for G.I. Jobs

Enterprise is named after the USS Enterprise, the aircraft carrier on which Jack Taylor served as a pilot, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses. The seventh of eight U.S. Navy ships named Enterprise, the World War II carrier is widely recognized as the most decorated warship in U.S. military history. In fact, Enterprise partnered with the History Channel in 2008 to present “Battle 360,” a 10-episode series highlighting the historic aircraft carrier.

This month, the U.S. Navy decommissioned the eighth USS Enterprise – the nation’s oldest active-duty warship and the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in its fleet. However, the U.S. Navy also announced that the USS Enterprise would live on as the official moniker for the next nuclear aircraft carrier to be constructed. 

“We have a strong military heritage and continue our commitment to hire thousands of veterans and reservists into the Enterprise family,” said Taylor. “We’re elated that the USS Enterprise will continue to make its mark on U.S. military history.” 

Enterpriseis a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission and of the White House Joining Forces Travel Industry Coalition, two initiatives committed to increasing the hiring of military veterans. In addition, Enterprise offices throughout the country are participating in Hiring Our Heroes events sponsored by local chambers of commerce. 

Enterprise, which serves more than 50 U.S. military bases, has been recognized with the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor given by the U.S. government for support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve. Enterprise also has advanced to the 5-Star level in ESGR’s (Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve) Statement of Support Program for its support of employees serving in the military. 

In 2012, Enterprise was honored for the second time as a Freedom Award Nominee by the ESGR, and was one of only two Missouri companies to receive the first Extraordinary Employer Support Award from the ESGR for sustained support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Enterprise was also recognized in 2012 by the Vice Admiral, Chief of Naval Reserve, for the company’s support of Sailors in the Naval Reserve. 

Enterprise will be showcased, along with other designated Military Friendly Employers®, in the January 2013 edition of G.I. Jobs magazine. Companies earned the designation via the same data-driven survey and methodology as the previously released Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list. 

An Enterprise company profile, including open positions that are a fit for military personnel, can be found on MilitaryFriendly.com. Using the priority data engine on MilitaryFriendly.com, job seekers are able to design their own custom lists of employers according to their preferences. Custom, user-directed lists can then be saved and shared socially, allowing each job seeker to find their unique #1 Military Friendly Employer®. 

Go to http://go.enterpriseholdings.com/career-home.html for more information about Enterprise career opportunities. 

About Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management together offer a total transportation solution. Combined, these businesses – which include extensive car rental and car-sharing services, commercial truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales – accounted for $15.4 billion in revenue and operated 1.3 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal 2012. Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the largest fleet of vehicles in the world through a global network of more than 8,200 airport and neighborhood locations under the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car brands. Its affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, provides full-service fleet management to companies and organizations with small- to medium-sized fleets. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales and Enterprise Commercial Trucks. Enterprise Holdings is the largest car rental company in the world as measured by revenue, fleet and employees. Enterprise Holdings’ annual revenues also place it near the top of the travel industry, exceeding all other rental car companies, and most airlines, cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies. 

About Victory Media

Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business and has been serving the military community since 2001. Its Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at http://www.militaryfriendly.com/. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal and are frequently cited on national TV programs such as CNN, CNBC, NBC, Fox News and others. 

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