Become a Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer
MVAA recognizes employers that commit to military veteran recruitment, training and retention practices by awarding those employers Gold, Silver and Bronze level status as Veteran-Friendly Employers. MVAA’s Veteran-Friendly Employer program helps qualified organizations recruit and retain top veteran talent while providing others a road map to improve their recruitment efforts.  

MVAA will assist employers as they develop and improve their efforts to recruit and retain high-quality veteran candidates. Employers who meet the criteria will be publicly recognized and allowed to use the Gold, Silver or Bronze Michigan Veteran-Friendly Employer logo to market themselves to potential veteran applicants.

If your organization would like to be recognized as a Veteran-Friendly Employer, please review the criteria and fill out the Veteran-Friendly Employer Application and submit it.

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Certified Veteran-Friendly Employers

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Gold Level Employers

GM has been a strong supporter of the U.S. military for more than 100 years now, and our support continues today through a wide range of philanthropic, education, training and employment initiatives. GM employs thousands of active and former military and their spouses. We are proud to serve those who have served our country, and welcome the opportunity to share, learn and encourage best practices in attracting, hiring, and mentoring veterans and their spouses with other companies and organizations.

Quicken Loans logoDetroit-based Quicken Loans is the nation’s second largest retail home mortgage lender and one of the top VA home loan lenders. Quicken Loans generates loan production from web centers in Detroit, Cleveland, Ohio and Scottsdale, Arizona. We support active-duty and veteran service members through employment, working with military-focused nonprofits and assisting with homeownership through VA loans. The Quicken Loans Tour of Duty program complements our overall veteran hiring efforts by placing veterans or their spouses transitioning from active-duty service into six-month apprenticeships; providing opportunities to gain corporate experience, explore different business areas and potentially accept full-time positions.

Roush logoRoush, a full-service product development supplier headquartered in Livonia, has more than 4,000 employees in facilities located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Widely recognized for providing engineering, testing, prototype and manufacturing services to the transportation industry, Roush also provides significant support to the aerospace, defense and theme park industries. Discipline, teamwork, commitment to quality and motivation to succeed are just a few of our core values. Roush recognizes these attributes in men and women who have served in the armed forces and created the Veterans Initiatives Program to assist them as they transition to their next career.

Whirlpool logoWhirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2013, 69,000 employees and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world.  The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brands.

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Silver Level Employers

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Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, provides rewarding careers to military veterans throughout the state. Our culture is based on many of the same tenets as the military. We have a sense of service, and all of our employees exhibit an accountability to each other and to the people of Michigan.

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Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich., is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Products include sealing, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer and anti-vibration systems. Cooper Standard employs more than 27,000 people globally and operates in 20 countries around the world.

DTE Energy logoDTE Energy is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related business and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan. 

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logoHeadquartered in Auburn Hills, FCA US is a member of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, and SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products.

Kelloggs logoMore than 110 years ago, W.K. Kellogg founded The Kellogg Company. Motivated by a passion for people, quality and innovation, he created the first-ever breakfast cereal. Kellogg became a household name, and has been on a mission to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter.

MDOT logoThe Michigan Department of Transportation is responsible for Michigan's 9,669-mile highway system. MDOT also administers state and federal transportation programs for aviation, intercity passenger services, rail freight and local public transit. MDOT’s mission is to provide the highest quality integrated transportation services for economic benefit and improved quality of life.

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The Michigan State Police provides primary law enforcement and quality support services to local, county and state public safety agencies. With its unique positioning of statewide resources and services, MSP is committed to providing highly trained personnel, high-tech equipment and state-of-the-art technology to enhance public safety.


Prestige Group logoPrestige Engineering, a Prestige Group Company, has a philosophy: One veteran at a time. More than 30 percent of our workforce is veterans. Most are in internships where degree requirements have been waived. From engineering to supply chain and manufacturing we have several opportunities.

Verizon logoVerizon is the largest communication technology company in the world. We operate America’s largest 4G LTE wireless and we deliver innovative services that enrich the lives of our customers. To remain competitive, Verizon has invested in hiring Service Members and putting them on the front lines of emerging technology.

Bronze-Level Veteran Friendly Employer

Bronze Level Employers

Allied Barton logoAlliedBarton Security Services is the industry’s premier provider of highly-trained security personnel. Our more than 65,000 employees and 120 offices across the country service a client base of several thousand. AlliedBarton is the most honored security officer services company, and responsive local teams are supported by national resources.

AlixPartners logoAlixPartners is a leading global business advisory firm of results-oriented professionals who specialize in creating value and restoring performance at every stage of the business lifecycle. We thrive on our ability to make a difference in high-impact situations and deliver sustainable, bottom-line results.

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American Recycling Center is a recycling company that creates premium quality material from industrial scrap rubber from companies and manufacturers that would otherwise be dumped into a landfill. We are the trusted one-stop shop for suppliers in the playground and sport surfacing, dog agility and equine footing industries. 

Amerikam logoAMERIKAM, a precision machining manufacturing company, designs, manufactures and develops flow control products for defense, plumbing, medical, transportation, environmental and industrial applications. After 80 successful years in the Grand Rapids area, innovation continues to be a key component of the company’s achievements domestically and internationally requiring a strong, creative workforce.

Blue Cross Blue Shield logoBlue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is dedicated to providing affordable, quality health care to create stronger, healthier Michigan communities. We are always seeking highly qualified individuals to join the team. If you are a hard-working, customer-focused individual with the skills, knowledge and experience to complement our team, visit

Cascade Engineering logoCascade Engineering is a diversified manufacturer with expertise in large scale plastic injection molded components. CE is organized into nine strategic business units serving a wide diversity of markets. Cascade Engineering is a Triple Bottom Line company focused on building financial, social and environmental capital.

City Shield Security Services logoCity Shield Security Services LLC is a subsidiary of the AmeriShield Protection Group, a Detroit-based business offering comprehensive security services and solutions. City Shield provides a highly elite guard force focusing on critical infrastructure protection, special events security, district services and special operations personnel for executive protection and antiterrorism response.

Comcast NBCUniversalComcast is a global media company consisting of Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable and the XFINITY brand are among the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to both residential and business customers. NBCUniversal operates the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.

Compuware logoAs the world continues to rely on the unmatched stability and consistency of the mainframe to support business-critical applications, Compuware provides the software, experts and best practices to ensure those applications work well and deliver value. Compuware provides mainframe services and products for application development.

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CTI provides environmental consulting, engineering, remediation and construction services to federal, state, municipal and commercial clients across the United States. Founded in 1976 with a primary focus on geotechnical engineering, drilling and construction testing services, CTI is a full-service environmental, engineering and construction firm with offices in eight locations.

Detroit Zoo logoThe Detroit Zoological Society, a nonprofit operating the Detroit and Belle Isle Nature zoos, is a leader in conservation, animal welfare and sustainability. With an annual economic impact of more than $100 million, the Detroit Zoo is one of Michigan’s largest paid family attractions, hosting over 1.3 million visitors annually. 

Daifuka logoDaifuku North America specializes in the engineering, manufacturing and installation of fully automated systems with the most reliable products in the market. From airports and automotive plants to cleanrooms and warehouses, we are helping companies increase productivity, reduce errors, recapture floor space and improve bottom lines. 

Dewpoint is a Lansing based company, established in 1996, providing integrated technology services and solutions. Dewpoint has a reputation for solving business challenges and creating trusted relationships with our clients and partners. We are noted for delivering solutions on time, within budget and meeting our client’s requirements.  

At Dobson Healthcare Services, Inc., Continuity of Care is our passion. Our client care management program reflects our devotion to individuals who require care in the comfortable surroundings of their home. We work hard to create a seamless relationship between our Care Coordination Team and our clients and their families.
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Duncan Aviation, the largest, family-owned maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in the world, provides support, modification, refurbishment and acquisition services for business and government aircraft worldwide. Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include Provo, Utah and 27 other facilities throughout the United States.

Eisenhower Center is a neurorehabilitation facility based in Ann Arbor. Its specialized programs address education and care for veterans and civilians with health/behavioral issues from post-concussion syndrome, post-traumatic stress, mTBI or other similar diagnosis.

ESSENTIAL Team Resources is a human resources solutions company dedicated exclusively to solving one of the greatest challenges faced by companies today: To recruit, train and manage revenue producing team members.

Expetec of MI is a full service IT company serving the small to medium business market in Michigan. Located in Troy, our goal is to become the single point of contact for all IT needs for your business. We are partners with Dell, Microsoft, SonicWALL, Allworx VOIP Systems and Comcast.

Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids is one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. We have been helping people find jobs and businesses find employees since 1996. We are committed to serving our veterans by helping them find permanent jobs at great companies.

We are the in business of matching hard workers with some of Grand Rapids most sought-after employers. We can help match you with a company that needs your skills. Many of our positions lead to permanent careers where both the employee and the employer can grow. 

Flexfab LLC, one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, is a growing global, lean manufacturer, ISO 14001 and TS 16949 -certified quality supplier of flexible hose, ducting and connectors to the heavy duty truck, aerospace, rail and automotive industries. We employ 1,000+ in four countries.

Gabletek logoGABLETEK understands quality and support play key roles in an efficient production environment; our priority is providing our customers clear controls and robotics solutions made possible through sound design methods, innovation and leading industry approaches. These attributes along with a dedicated staff is what sets GABLETEK apart in the industry.

The world’s leading private security organization, G4S is a security provider for the United States government, oil and gas companies, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. We offer entry level careers, management careers, sales careers and executive careers across the United States and internationally.

Hemco Gage manufactures thread & cylindrical fixed limit and variable gages & Ekonogage by Hemco pin gages. Hemco manufactures gages to American Petroleum Institute specifications and is licensed to manufacture API master gages. The HemcoCHROME process extends wear life up to 400 percent longer than standard gages.

Henry Ford Health System is a six-hospital system headquartered in Detroit. It is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems. HFHS provides health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. Visit to learn more.

Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, we have relied on innovative design for more than 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn and heal.

Holland provides industry leading, on-time reliability for less-than-truckload shipments in the central and southeastern US and in eastern Canada. Holland is recognized for delivering the most next-day service lanes in its territory and annually records one of the lowest claim ratios in the industry.  For more information, visit

At Hollingsworth Logistics Group we take pride in delivering integrated logistics solutions. From inbound logistics and flexible warehousing to contract packaging and order fulfillment, Hollingsworth offers a full range of customized logistics solutions geared towards supply chain optimization.

Indian Trails is Michigan’s oldest and largest Motor Coach company. Founded in 1910, it is one of the most respected intercity carriers in the U.S.A. We are committed to providing our customers with the finest quality transportation service.

Ingenuity IEQ logoIngenuityIEQ's mission is simple: Provide clean, safe, comfortable and energy-efficient indoor environments. We achieve that by partnering with you to understand the unique needs and requirements of your building, then applying our expertise to develop a customized, integrated and affordable plan using the most advanced technology on the market today.

Kandu logoKandu is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for people with barriers to employment. Since 1953, Kandu has taught employment and life skills that transform someone labeled “unemployable” into someone who does excellent work and earns a wage.

Kelly Services’ military recruiting program, Kelly Veteran Employment and Transition Services, recruits veterans in all stages of transition. Kelly recognizes these highly trained individuals are well qualified to support a variety of employment opportunities — with competencies that translate to the in-demand skill sets organizations are looking for in potential candidates.

Lipari Foods is a regional full-line deli, bakery, packaging and grocery distributor, servicing 13 states. We are located in Warren, and have been servicing our customers since 1963. We currently have more than 950 employees in our marketing area servicing our accounts. 

We are three unique advertising agencies with one common focus. From creative campaigns to digital work, we invent opportunities that connect our client’s brand to consumers in the most meaningful ways. Our teams are strategically situated in the heart of Metro Detroit to support our clients across the world.

Meritor, Inc., based in Troy, Michigan, is a leading supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. More than 9,000 employees work at manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and other offices in 18 countries. 

MIAT College of Technology is a private school founded in 1969 with locations in Canton, Michigan and Houston, Texas.  In addition to classroom training, the facility includes a large shop area for hands-on training in aviation, global logistics and dispatch, energy and HVACR.  Additionally, the college offers two associate degrees. 

Michigan First Credit Union is a state-of-the-art, progressive company located in Lathrup Village with branch locations throughout Southeastern Michigan and Grand Rapids. We have 250+ team members and are growing! We focus on serving our valued members and being the best and most highly regarded financial institution in the industry.

OpTech is an award-winning professional services firm providing information technology, engineering, health care and financial and accounting services to Fortune 500 and government clients.  We provide talent management and leading-edge business solutions that address the critical needs of our clients in the financial, manufacturing, health care, insurance, utilities, transportation and government sectors.

At Ostlund Service Company we specialize in commercial services for plumbing, electrical, HVAC-R and facility Maintenance. Simply put, we are the best and we have the track record to prove it. Our technicians are all state-licensed professionals in their fields. We service thousands of clients throughout the Midwest.

Peckham, Inc., a nonprofit community vocational rehabilitation organization, is a unique business and human services agency that values quality, diversity and performance. Our mission: provide a wide range of opportunities to maximize human potential for persons striving for independence and self-sufficiency. We embrace collaboration, effective resource management and innovative approaches. 

Perrigo Company is a leading global health care supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The company is the world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market and an industry leader in pharmaceutical technologies.

For 30 years, home and business owners have trusted the professionals at Robin Aire Heating & Cooling. Our commitment to total customer satisfaction is what has kept our customers loyal since 1985. We offer plumbing and duct cleaning services along with our indoor air quality services. 

SpartanNash logoExperienced, industry-savvy, competitive and growing in our markets. This is SpartanNash. The largest food distributor serving U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world, in terms of revenue, as well as 160 corporate-owned retail stores located in 46 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt.

Spectrum Health offers a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, comprising 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 188 ambulatory and service sites; 3,400 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,400 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a 710,000 member health plan. 

Sterling Oil & Chemical Co. Inc. is a family owned and operated Michigan business that blends and compounds industrial lubricants and greases, and provides transportation services and logistics both as a private and contract carrier.

TEKsystems is seeking qualified veterans for our internal roles, including recruiting, sales, customer support and corporate functions. TEKsystems is an IT staffing, IT talent management and IT services provider. For more information, please visit

Teleperformance, the worldwide leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management, serves companies around the world with customer care, technical support, customer acquisition and debt collection programs. The Group operates 147,000 computerized workstations, with close to 190,000 employees across 311 contact centers in 65 countries and serving more than 160 markets. 

Uniform Color Company manufactures high quality, custom color and additive masterbatches for the thermoplastics industry. In markets where color control and consistency are critical - automotive, furniture, appliance, cosmetics and housewares - we are a preferred supplier, known for precision color, technical expertise and outstanding product performance.

UIS logoWe are a one-stop shop for electrical services including testing, calibrating, maintaining, optimizing, troubleshooting, programming and planning of instrumentation, controls, electrical apparatus and systems. Our field people are selected from among the brightest electricians and technicians, then trained and tooled to think like engineers and execute like professional technicians.

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and leading distributors, serving independent and multi-unit restaurants, health care and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. The company offers more than 350,000 products and proudly employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide.

Zeitner and Sons is a family-owned, family-run refrigerated carrier based in Omaha, Nebraska. In business for more than 30 years, Zeitner has state-of-the-art equipment and a history of employing the finest professional drivers whose first priorities are excellent customer service second to none.