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Kaiser Permanente Recognized As 2017 Military Friendly Top Ten Gold Employer

January 23, 2017



Military friendly award badges, Hiring and Supporting Veterans

When Dan Modlin joined Kaiser Permanente’s Junior Military Officer program in 2015, he didn’t expect to be sold on the organization, but that’s exactly what happened. “Growing up primarily in New York and New Jersey, I knew little about Kaiser Permanente and wasn’t seeking a career in the health care industry, but the service aspect of Kaiser Permanente was a major selling point for me,” he said. “And after learning about the mission and vision and how Kaiser Permanente is transforming health care in America, I wanted to be a part of that. I haven’t been disappointed.”

Kaiser Permanente earned the No. 3 spot on the 2017 Military Friendly Top Ten Gold Employer list in the nonprofit category for outstanding commitment and programs for the nation’s veterans and their families. This marks the second consecutive year that Kaiser Permanente has been recognized as a Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and other military friendly brands.

“I’ve been at Kaiser Permanente now for more than a year and it has exceeded all my expectations with great leaders and meaningful, challenging work,” said Modlin. “It’s rare to find an organization you’re proud to work for. That’s how I felt about the Army. I was proud to be serving a greater cause.”

A young fit looking man in military uniform with an older fit man standing behind him. They look like brothers although they are father and son. Both are beaming.

Dan Modlin and his father.

“Supporting veterans, active service members, and their families is a priority for Kaiser Permanente,” said Marcus Williams, Military Recruitment Programs leader. “Recognition as a Military Friendly Top Ten Gold Employer is a solid affirmation that we’re on the right track.”

Marcus praised the commitment and passion of the many people across Kaiser Permanente supporting our employees with military connections as well as veterans and military families in the community.

Kaiser Permanente’s Veterans program has come a long way in a short period of time. Since 2013, KP has launched a Junior Military Officer Recruitment program, enhanced the Kaiser Permanente Careers website to provide essential tools to support job applicants with military connections, and built lasting partnerships and strategic alliances that significantly improved how we recruit and support veterans and their families. In October of 2016, Kaiser Permanente was inducted into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, a targeted recruitment and employment solution that creates employment opportunities for military spouses by connecting them with employers who are actively recruiting. MSEP is part of the Department of Defense’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities initiative and was launched in 2011 with the support of Dr. Jill Biden, wife of former Vice President Joe Biden.

If you’re a military veteran looking for a career at Kaiser Permanente, join Kaiser Permanente’s Military Talent Network to receive information about career opportunities that align with your interests. You can also learn more about why Kaiser Permanente is a great place to work.