VET Awards Applications Open


Opening Applications for 2014
VET Awards


Families and Work Institute Seeks to Honor Employers
Supporting Veterans and Their Families

Media contact:
Eve Tahmincioglu
Families and Work Institute


Dec. 9, 2013

NEW YORK — Families and Work Institute (FWI) understands the struggles veterans face when they return home, everything from high unemployment to difficulties adjusting to civilian jobs. That’s why FWI’s board of directors created the Work Life Legacy Military Awards in 2012, with a new name this year — VET Awards, for Veterans Employment Transitions Awards — and today the Institute announces the opening of applications for the 2014 Awards. This award recognizes the employers for their efforts to bridge service members into civilian life and provide support for military families.

The application form for the 2014 VET Awards has been posted on the Families and Work Institute website. The deadline to apply is February 14, 2014.

Last year’s winners were Merck, Cornell University, JPMorgan Chase and Verizon Communications. In addition to these four Honorees, eight Honorable Mention Awards went to these companies for their exemplary work in hiring and advancing members of the military community: Bon Secours, Citi, Deloitte, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Sodexo, and The Walt Disney Company.

All these employers understand the value that military talent can bring to the workforce, and they are all willing to share their programs, efforts, and experiences helping to bolster the careers and lives of veterans.

For further information about the award and past VET Award honorees, please visit FWI’s website.

The awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 18 at the 2014 Work Life Legacy Award dinner. The Work Life Legacy Award was established in 2004 to honor individuals who have created and advanced the work life movement.

For more information, or to connect with award winning employers or veterans who work for them, contact Eve Tahmincioglu, 302-521-1215, or

About Families and Work Institute
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