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Minnesota Attorney General's Office named top employer for veterans

April 19, 2024 (SAINT PAUL) — Attorney General Ellison announced today that the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office has been selected as a VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer in the 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes the Office’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

When reviewing and selecting employers for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, VETS Index analyzes employers’ policies, practices, and outcomes in detail, across the following five categories:

• Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring

• Veteran employee development and retention

• Veteran-inclusive policies and culture

• Support for members of the National Guard and Reserves

• Military spouse/family support

“The extraordinary efforts of the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General to hire, retain and support veterans and the military-connected community have earned the organization one of our highest awards,” said George Altman, president of VETS Indexes.

“Competition for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards was tougher than ever in 2024, as a record number of organizations participated. Even with hundreds of employers in the running, the veterans program at the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General stood out from the rest. Congratulations to the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General on this outstanding achievement,” Altman added.

“I’m committed to fostering a workplace that prioritizes recruitment of and that fully welcomes and supports Minnesotans who have served in our armed forces,” said Attorney General Ellison. “I’m grateful for this recognition, which belongs above all to our staff who are veterans who have pushed us to do more and do better. Because there is always more we can do, I’m going to keep working to make the Attorney General’s Office the best workplace it can be for our veterans. They deserve no less.”

The Attorney General’s Office has also been named one of the United States’ Top Workplaces by USA Today in 2024, 2023, and 2022, as well as a Star Tribune Top Workplace in Minnesota in 2023, 2022, and 2021.

About VETS Indexes

VETS Indexes is a leading voice on veteran employment issues, overseeing the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, hosting the Employing U.S. Vets Conference, unearthing unique and unprecedented data on veteran employment through the Veteran Employment Benchmarking Service, and developing custom indexes, linked to financial products, that track the performance of the publicly traded companies that have established themselves as the best employers for veterans.

 

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