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04/22/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/22/2024 04:11

VSP Vision Earns VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer Recognition for the Third Consecutive Year

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - VSP Vision is proud to announce it has earned the designation of 4 Star Employer in the 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. For the third consecutive year, VSP Vision was honored for its commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

"At VSP Vision, we understand the importance of supporting the career goals of military service members, veterans, and their families," said VSP Vision Chief Human Resources Officer Kristi Cappelletti-Matthews. "The military community brings a wealth of innovation to VSP Vision that aligns with our business objectives, as well as robust soft skills that are critical for building and maintaining a culture of belonging."

A few of the lauded programs at VSP Vision include:

Among the eight Business Resource Groups (BRG), the Military, Veterans, and Families (MVF) BRG offers staff a catalog of strategic programming that supports both their personal and professional goals. This cohesion supports the BRG's vision of ensuring military, veterans and families are thriving in the communities in which they live and work.

Each November, VSP Vision celebrates Veterans Appreciation Month with engaging and inspiring content and events that offer employees the opportunity to connect and learn about the experiences of the MVF community, both within the company and in a broader scope.

In addition, giving back to the community is a hallmark of VSP Vision's One Team culture. Projects include creating care packages for deployed service members in partnership with Troopathon, formerly Move America Forward, or participating in Wreaths Across America, where volunteers across the country remember and honor veterans by laying remembrance wreaths on the graves of fallen heroes.

"Competition for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards was tougher than ever in 2024, as a record number of organizations participated," said George Altman, president of VETS Indexes. "Even with hundreds of employers in the running, the veterans program at VSP Vision stood out from the rest. Congratulations to VSP Vision on this outstanding achievement."

This year, a record 344 organizations submitted completed surveys for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, an increase of more than 100 submissions from last year and nearly triple the number from two years ago. VSP Vision was one of 285 recognized organizations that demonstrated a strong commitment to veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and military spouses. Participating organizations included companies large and small, government agencies and departments, nonprofit groups, colleges, and universities.

As the most objective and comprehensive evaluation of veteran employers, the VETS Indexes Employer Awards program has set a new standard in veteran employment data. For more information on the process and the methodology behind the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, visit: https://vetsindexes.com/employer-awards-methodology.

This recognition adds to the growing list of honors and awards that VSP Vision has received in the past year including recognition as a Top Ranked Health System by Fair360, being named a US Best Managed Company, receiving the Training APEX Award, and recognition as a Leading Disability Employer by the National Organization on Disability. VSP Vision has also been recognized by Seramount as a Best Company for Multicultural Women, a Top Company for Women Executives and a Leading Inclusion Index Company. For more information about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) at VSP Vision, including the complete list of BRGs, visit www.vspvision.com/diversity.

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About VSP Vision
At VSP Vision, our purpose is to empower human potential through sight. As the first national not-for-profit vision benefits company, this is what drives everything we do. For nearly 70 years, VSP has been the leader in health-focused vision care. Every day, the people that power our complementary businesses-VSP® Vision Care, Marchon Eyewear, Inc., Visionworks®, Eyefinity®, Eyeconic®, VSP® Optics, and VSP® Ventures-work together to create a world where everyone can bring their best vision to life. That means providing affordable access to eye care and eyewear for more than 85 million members through a network of more than 41,000 doctors. It also means expanding access to vision care to those disadvantaged by income, distance, or disaster through VSP Vision™ Eyes of Hope®. To date, more than 3.8 million people in need have received access to no-cost eye care and eyewear through one of our Eyes of Hope programs. Learn more about how we're reinvesting in greater vision, health, and opportunities for all at  vspvision.com.

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.

The VETSX and VTRNIX indexes were created on the premise that the companies that make the best use of the highly talented, yet under-valued, talent pool that veterans represent will ultimately see a benefit to their bottom lines. The performance of the indexes has emphatically confirmed that thesis, outpacing the S&P 500.

As the world's first resource for U.S.-veteran-themed indexes, our mission is to provide innovative solutions that recognize the value created by the mission-critical mindset, unique skills, and specialized training that veterans bring to the workplace. Our mission also includes a commitment to always donate a significant portion (target of 20% and no less than 5%) of our net profits to charitable organizations that support veterans and their families.

Learn more about us at VETSIndexes.com and follow us on social media channels via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.