JK Moving Services in the USA has earned the 2024 Military Spouse Friendly Employer designation for its commitment to hiring and supporting members of the military and their spouses.
Institutions earning the Military Spouse Friendly Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. JK Moving was also recently awarded the companion designation as a 2024 Military Friendly Employer.
“Supporting our troops also means supporting their whole family unit,” said JK Moving President David Cox. “We are proud to be recognised with this prestigious Military Spouse Friendly designation. JK not only helps make moves easier for military members and their families, but we also hire them and their spouses. Members of the Armed Forces and their spouses have fortitude, skills and talents that make great employees. We are committed to employing military spouses while their husband or wife is serving as well as helping veterans and their spouses transition to the private sector following their service.”
More than 11% of JK’s new hires in 2023 served in the military and many more are spouses of those serving or having served. The company was the first moving company to sign a Statement of Support with the DC National Guard, confirming its focus on employing those serving in the National Guard Reserves, and supporting reservists. The company is also an authorised SkillBridge Partner, a Department of Defense programme that helps any rank service member to use the last 180 days of their service to train and learn with an industry partner while continuing to receive military compensation and benefits. The JK Moving SkillBridge Program gives active-duty military members who will soon transition into civilian life a chance to gain valuable work experience through specific industry training and development.
“Organisations earning the Military Spouse Friendly Employers designation have wholeheartedly invested in comprehensive and impactful initiatives that bring about positive, life-changing results for our valued service members, dedicated military spouses, and esteemed veterans within their ranks,” said Kayla Lopez, Senior Director of Military Partnerships at Military Friendly. “We salute these exemplary employers who raise the bar and understand that hiring military personnel is not merely an act of goodwill but a testament to a standard that truly embodies sound business wisdom. Their steadfast commitment to integrating military personnel into their workforce not only reflects their compassion but also underscores their business acumen.”
JK employs nearly 1,200 people, a majority of whom live in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. The company has won numerous awards, including being recognised by the Washington Business Journal as a Best Place to Work and Top Corporate Philanthropist.
Photo: David Cox.