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Sanford Health named to Forbes America’s Best Employers for Veterans 2023 list

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Sanford Health has been named to the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Veterans 2023. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.  

“We are incredibly appreciative for all of our service members and are extremely grateful for those who’ve chosen Sanford Health as their employer,” said Capt. Paul Weckman, head of military and veteran affairs at Sanford Health. “For those who are part of our Sanford family, the least we can do is make sure they have the resources and benefits they need to have a successful career with us. Sanford Health continues to fulfill its efforts in making sure current and past military members have employment opportunities to become part of our Sanford family.”

The America’s Best Employers for Veterans 2023 have been identified in an independent survey from a vast sample of nearly 8,500 U.S. veterans (having served in the United States Armed Forces- either in the regular military or in the National Guard or military reserves) working for companies employing at least 1,000 people within the United States. The evaluation was based on two criteria:

  1. Direct Recommendations:
    Veterans were asked to give their opinion on a series of statements related to general topics regarding their own employer like atmosphere & development, image, working conditions, salary & wage, workplace, and diversity, as well as a set of topics related specifically to the interests of veterans in the workplace.
  2. Indirect recommendations:
    Participants were also given the chance to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively.

Statista publishes hundreds of worldwide industry rankings and company listings with high profile media partners. This research and analysis service is based on the success of statista.com, the leading data and business intelligence portal that provides statistics, relevant business data, and various market and consumer studies and surveys. 

Sanford offers several programs for military and veteran employees, including continuation of benefits and differential pay for service members during their deployment. This year, Sanford Health expanded their support to active duty members and their spouses by partnering with the Department of Defense (DoD) Skillbridge Program and the Military Spouses Employment Program.

People who disclose they are veterans of the United States uniformed services when applying for a job at Sanford Health are automatically given a screening interview. Military and veteran employees have the option to continue their education and apply for a $5,000 scholarship or receive a $3,000 Veteran Educational Grant to help them do this.  

For more information about veteran resources for patients and employees at Sanford Health, visit SanfordHealth.org keyword: Military.