ARLINGTON, Va. Ė FMC Corporation, Green River, was one of two Wyoming employers selected as semifinalists for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense operational committee.
The Freedom Award is the DoDís highest honor for employers that provide extraordinary support to their Guard and Reserve employees. This year, 138 semifinalists stood out among 2,899 employers nominated by a Guard or Reserve employee.
The other Wyoming semifinalists is Chesbro Electric, Buffalo. The two Wyoming semifinalists were are in a field of 138 employers in the running for this award.
More than one million Americans serve in the National Guard and Reserve, playing a critical role in both combat and humanitarian missions. The Freedom Award provides these service members with an opportunity to recognize civilian employers that go above and beyond in supporting their service. Employers selected as semifinalists assist Guard and Reserve employees through formal and informal initiatives, including setting veteran hiring goals, establishing military employee liaisons, providing childcare for deployed employees, arranging care package drives, and granting additional leave for military employees and family members before and after deployments.
ESGR will announce the 2013 Freedom Award finalists next month. For the complete article see the 05-03-2013 issue.
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