Southwest gets Military Friendly designation

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has earned the 2018 Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media, the company said.

To achieve this prestigious designation, Southwest Airlines® was evaluated in four different categories using publicly available data from federal agencies, personal opinion data from veteran Employees, and proprietary Military Friendly® survey data from participating organizations. Southwest Airlines is pleased to share it has received the “friendly” label in all four categories, earning the overall Military Friendly® Employer designation.

Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings for these categories were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council. Final ratings were determined by combining Southwest Airlines survey score with an assessment of its ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veteran Employees. Southwest Airlines will be showcased along with other 2018 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine, the January 2018 issue of Military Spouse magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated a total of 723 Boeing 737 aircraft; and served 101 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 8 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, and Cuba. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, such as car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. Southwest Airlines Co. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.