El Segundo, Calif., Nov. 15 - Wyle has been designated a 2012 Top Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs. Wyle was selected from more than 5,000 companies whose annual revenues exceeded $500 million. Criteria included the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs and company policies toward National Guard and Reserve service.
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Wyle has 4,800 highly specialized and dedicated employees – a large percentage of them veterans – at more than 50 facilities nationwide. Employing veterans is integral to the company’s corporate culture.
“Wyle’s success depends on hiring skilled, talented, hard-working professionals and those who’ve served our country exemplify these qualities,” said George Melton, Wyle CEO and president. “It’s a privilege to work with veterans who truly understand the meaning of the word ‘dedication.”
Some of Wyle’s most accomplished employees transitioned from the military. The company seeks out employees who are smart, innovative, responsible, team players and team builders, common traits for those who have worn our country’s uniform. Due to the company’s extensive work on behalf of the government, Wyle employees with military experience are able to continue their service to the nation in a different and challenging way.
In addition to hiring those with military experience, Wyle supports the military through several outreach efforts including partnering with the Wounded Warrior program, supporting the San-Diego based Warrior Foundation, and contributing to scholarships for the Marine Corps Aviation Association. Wyle recruiters have also attended military transition workshops designed to better assist veterans transitioning to civilian life.
Many Wyle offices also are involved in local programs, such as sponsoring opportunities for wounded veterans to participate in golf outings, organizing and sponsoring trips for WWII veterans to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C., and donating clothes and gifts to veteran’s homes.
Wyle, a privately held company, is a leading provider of high tech aerospace engineering and information technology services to the federal government on long-term outsourcing contracts. The company also provides test and evaluation of aircraft, weapon systems, networks, and other government assets; and other engineering services to the aerospace, defense, and nuclear power industries.