January 14, 2015 BestCompaniesAZ

Arizona’s Award-Winning Companies Seek to Hire Arizona Military Veterans

BestCompaniesAZ Hosts Military Career Event with 30+ Arizona Employers Offering
Job-Matching Support for Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Careers

Required Online Registration at: http://bit.ly/BCAZMilitaryCareerEvent
PHOENIX — January 14, 2015 – BestCompaniesAZ is hosting a “Military Career Event” in conjunction with the Waste Management Phoenix Open and Birdies for the Brave® on Monday, Jan. 26, and is inviting all U.S. active duty, retired and reserve military and their spouses/significant others to participate at no charge. Registration is required by visiting http://bit.ly/BCAZMilitaryCareerEvent. All attendees will receive a free job matching assessment and Waste Management Phoenix Open event passes for the week.

“This Military Career Event is like no other we know of, because it matches military skills with the available job positions of top Arizona employers, utilizing military and civilian experts who are trained to facilitate the transition from military to civilian careers. All of the resources are available before, during and after the event at no charge to attendees,” said Denise Gredler, BestCompaniesAZ CEO and Founder.

On the day of the event Monday, Jan. 26th, at Monterra WestWorld, in Scottsdale, AZ, event networking and on-site registration starts at 1 p.m. The official Job Fair presentations launch at 2 p.m. with a keynote address from sponsors, industry presentations and panel discussions following every half hour from 2:30 until 5 p.m. Networking with sponsors is open until 6 p.m. Event details, featured companies and registration can be found at http://bit.ly/BCAZMilitaryCareerEvent.

“At BestCompaniesAZ, we have partnered with more than 30 award-winning companies that recognize the value our military bring to the workplace and are committed to hiring Arizona’s veterans, matching their training with positions and corporate cultures that will utilize their skills. These employers are all military friendly and understand that hiring skilled vets is a smart business decision,” adds Gredler.

The hiring companies have earned prestigious state and national workplace awards such as Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, CareerBuilder’s Top Companies to Work for in Arizona, Arizona’s Best Companies to Watch, FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® in America, FORTUNE Most Admired Companies, Military Times Best for Vets Employers, US Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best and other “military-friendly” company awards.

VIP sponsors and industry presenters include Charles Schwab, Dignity Health Arizona, Starbucks, Synchrony Financial, USAA and Waste Management. Gold level sponsors include Progrexion and Department of Administration. Additional award-winning sponsors include GoDaddy, Hyatt Regency-Phoenix, PayPal,Kitchell, Medtronic, National Bank of Arizona, Quicken Loans, Enterprise, Total Transit, Vanguard and JDA Software. Media partner is Arizona Business Magazine. Career coaching partners include Career Connectors, Grand Canyon University, ASU, Canyon State Institute, LocalWork.com, Jobing.com, Careerbuilder, and Top Talent Consulting’s Veteran Job Matching Program – iVetX.com.

Arizona companies interested in sponsoring and participating in this event may contact Denise Gredler at dgredler@bestcompaniesAZ.com or call 480-545-5151 by January 16, 2015.

About The Waste Management Phoenix Open
Featuring 132 of the world’s best professional golfers, the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open will be held January 26 – February 1, 2015 at TPC Scottsdale. The Waste Management Open is the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has gained legendary status for being the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR. The 2015 edition will mark the 80th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the sixth as the Waste Management Open. For tickets and more information, visit www.wmphoenixopen.com.

About BestCompaniesAZ
BestCompaniesAZ has been at the forefront of identifying, developing, and promoting Arizona’s best companies for more than 10 years. As co-founder of the very first workplace award program in Arizona – Best Places to Work – and one of the state’s most prestigious awards – Arizona’s Most Admired Companies – and as consulting partner of CareerBuilder’s Top Companies to Work for in Arizona program, BestCompaniesAZ is committed to helping companies maximize their branding, recruitment and retention results by offering consulting services in the areas of employee surveying, best practices, national and local award consulting, culture development, human resources and promotional consulting services. For more information, visit www.BestCompaniesAZ.com.

About Birdies for the Brave
Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR. Birdies for the Brave was originally created in 2006 by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, to support combat-wounded veterans. The PGA TOUR subsequently adopted Birdies for the Brave and expanded it to include a variety of military outreach initiatives, including military appreciation activities during PGA TOUR tournaments and a series Birdies for the Brave fundraising events conducted at the TOUR’s TPC clubs nationwide – an effort that has raised more than $13 million for military homefront groups that are supported by TOUR players, which provide critical programs and services to meet the specialized needs of wounded warriors and military families. For more information, please visit www.birdiesforthebrave.org or follow them on Facebook.

About Waste Management
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries provide collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. We are the largest residential recycler and also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill-gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more visit www.wm.com.


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