Corrections Provider CCA Named to GI Jobs Magazine's Top 50 List of Military Friendly Employers
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2006--Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) (NYSE: CXW), the nation's largest provider of corrections management services to federal, state and local governments, has been named as one of the nation's 50 Top Military Friendly Employers, according to a ranking released this week by the national military publication, GI Jobs.
Headquartered in Nashville, CCA was the only Tennessee-based company on the ranking and the only corrections provider on the list. More than 2,000 military veterans are employed at CCA, and, of its new hires, approximately 38 percent are military veterans.
The company, which owns and operates 65 correctional facilities in 19 states and the District of Columbia and employs approximately 16,000 employees, was ranked No. 42 on the list.
According to GI Jobs' news release, the pool of companies eligible for the list was among 2500 U.S. companies ranging in annual revenue from $1 billion. Companies were evaluated on their efforts and results in recruiting from the military.
"CCA actively recruits military professionals, and we are honored to be among the distinguished companies recognized by GI Jobs," said Bill Rusak, chief human resources officer for CCA. "The field of private corrections offers so many positive benefits to former military personnel, and we are working with the military transition centers to increase awareness of the challenging growth and career opportunities that CCA offers.
"Though CCA has only recently begun to focus our recruitment efforts more closely on the military veteran community," Rusak said, "we already are experiencing positive results. CCA plans to expand our efforts to hire within the military community because we are finding that these veterans are some of our most outstanding employees."
CCA has launched a recruitment campaign titled "From Camouflage to Corrections" and is actively recruiting at transition centers and bases located near CCA's correctional facilities. The campaign seeks to educate military professionals considering a career change about the primary benefits of working at CCA, including:
-- Ease of transition from military to corrections - similar hierarchy of command and clear policies and procedures -- Working in an honorable profession that protects the community and offers rehabilitation to offenders -- Military experience can lead to rapid promotional opportunities -- Some of the most comprehensive, ongoing paid training programs in the industry -- Competitive salaries, health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off -- Benefit of working for a NYSE publicly traded company and potential to transfer to facilities around the country
The article and ranking of the Top 50 Military Friendly Employers will appear in the December issue of GI Jobs. The GI Jobs' November 9 news release listing all top 50 employers can be found at www.gijobs.net/top50. CCA has its own dedicated military careers area of the company's website www.correctionscorp.com/military.
MULTIMEDIA AVAILABLE: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=5271171 CONTACT: Corrections Corporation of America Louise Grant, 615-263-3106 SOURCE: Corrections Corporation of America